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Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

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Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

Hi everyone,

this is bugging me a bit, and I'm sure it is a bit silly, but I'm tryng to work out if I'm likely to get any sleep on a particular flight

Cathay Pacific departing UK at 11.30 am local time (so 6.30pm HK time)

Does anyone know what time zone CP flights work off? Or does it work on departure/arrival timezone.

If it will be based on HK time seema like they will turn off the lights and we may get some sleep

but if it's based on UK time this seems unlikely!

(I know this is not the most pressing issue but any ideas would be helpful!)

Thanks!

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1. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

I've taken this flight and a leisurely lunch was served after departure and then most passengers went to sleep.

Breakfast was then served on an on request basis just prior to landing.

This was in First Class, am assuming the other cabins are the same if you're not flying in F although the breakfast service is likely to be "mandatory" in economy.

In general the meal service on longhaul flights is usually governed by the local departure time.

Edited: 9:24 am, September 04, 2013
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2. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

ah brilliant, a bit of both

thanks so much for the answer

and no, sadly very much in economy :)

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3. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

Most flights anywhere in the world will do this

Takeoff - do a drink run then serve a meal.

Close down the cabin - lights off etc so pax can sleep or watch tv etc

2 hours before arrival - brighten up the cabin

serve another meal or snack depending on the lenght of the flight

on the really long flights like 14 hrs - normally a snack bar is set up to help yourself for those hunger pangs between those two meals

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4. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

If you want to get more info on the food, entertainment etc. you can check out the reviews for Cathay pacific on this website:

www.airlinequality.com

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5. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

I find that on long haul with most airlines they will feed you when you have finally successfully fallen asleep

Edited: 10:27 am, September 04, 2013
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6. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

ooooo excellent

yum yum airline food....

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7. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

"I find that on long haul with most airlines they will feed you when you have finally successfully fallen asleep"

Asiana very nicely will post a note on your screen to let you know that they'll serve your meal anytime after you wake!

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8. Re: Silly question (?!) Time zone on plane (Cathay Pacific) ....

We did a similar flight a few years ago , and from memory after meals were served it was blinds down and sleep time , so in hongkong time zone, but was a bit strange as it was only very early afternoon and we were not tired.

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