Club Classic to Hong Kong
When I was offered the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong for the weekend I jumped at the chance. Then reality set in and my thoughts turned to 'I must be crazy to travel all that way for roughly 6 hours?' Well, I didn't need to worry because it was luxury all the way there and back!
First stop, Gatwick North Terminal to check-in, which took around a minute, and at the end of the desks we were shown to the VIP security entrance, which we were whisked through and then on into the No 1 Lounge, a really lovely surprise. It had a nice spa area, business centre, cinema and games room to name a few of the areas. Soft drinks and snacks were complimentary and I can highly recommend the chocolate brownies - delicious.
I was almost reluctant to get onto the flight but was so glad I did as yet more treats were in store onboard the aircraft. Hong Kong Airlines is operating a two cabin service; Club Classic and Club Premier. We were allocated seats in Club Classic which has 82 Cradle Seats with a 155 degree recline. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the on demand movies on our 10 inch screens and the meal service is something else! Each course was carefully served one at a time, which gave a 'restaurant' feel to the service and the staff on board couldn't do enough for us. After having a play on my mobile with the free roaming service and then on my laptop through the onboard Wifi I snuggled down to sleep with my huge and very warm duvet.
Club Premier has 34 seats onboard the Airbus Aircraft and folds down to a 6" 1' Flat Bed. In this cabin there is also a serviced bar with Cocktails available.
On arrival into Hong Kong we hopped on the train and into the city for a few hours before doing it all again! This service is a perfect way to get to Hong Kong; friendly staff, lovely food, comfortable seats, great entertainment and overnight flights each way. Not sure I would go again just for 6 hours though- maybe a little longer next time!