Gambit and I landed safely Sunday at JFK.
Our flights with Cathay (SYD-HK-NY) all went well. We sat in premium economy which I thought was pretty good. The seats were spacious with plenty of leg room, not that I really needed it, being only 5ft 6.
The flight on the first leg to HK was quite full.
We landed approx 4:30am HK time which was great as we first to enter the Cathay’s The Wing – First Class lounge that Gambit had access to.
I had read that this lounge had private cabanas. And OMG, it did NOT disappoint!
I was led into cabana room number 1 (there is only five in total) and immediately I was impressed.
The size of the room was almost the size of our first apartment!
Upon entry, there was an enclosed toilet to my right with 3 wardrobes facing opposite to the toilet door.
Leading into the room, the area (next to the toilet) was a sink with a large mirror.
On my left was a dressing table type area with a large bench.
Behind the sink and large mirror was a wide brown sofa lounge which faced a full size bathtub and rainforest shower!
The whole experience was absolutely amazing. I spent 1.5 hours in there where I had both a bath and shower. I had packed a Lush bathbomb, just in case, and ran a hot bath before washing my hair under the rainforest shower which had three types of shower head options!
And that is where I, the lounge pig, copped a view of herself in a full length mirror facing the rainforest shower that stimulated the idea that I needed to lose weight, or at least, get a lot lot fitter/toned. Soon. Very soon. So all I can say about the view is – it was very disappointing.
Moving on – the flight from HK to JFK was great.
There was about 5 people in business class, 5 in prem economy and not more than 60 in economy I’d say.
We sat on the first row which allowed us to have almost a mini bed as it had a foot recliner and you were able to lay a little flatter than economy.
We arrived safely yesterday at noon and were able to check into our apartment two hours early because Customs was a breeze. There was no drilling about our intentions to stay in the US, nor were our bags searched.
Our temp accommodation is a studio apartment on Park Avenue.
It is fantastic. It’s close to the hustle and bustle but not so close we hear the non-stop noise.
It’s very modern, spacious for a studio and exactly what we need to start with.
And of course, the view is not bad either. Heh heh.
More about New York life to come!