This was our first time in VS Y, and luckily we were scheduled on the Dreamliner. Unlike 'the nightmare flight' coming back (stay tuned), we were pleasantly surprised.
This is a Trip Report from the Economy cabin
Food & Drink
Our trip to Hong Kong was for our wedding anniversary, so for a long time int he run up to the flights we tried to upgrade with miles to no avail. Unfortunately we are only able to travel during school holidays, so it wasn't a huge surprise.
We booked the No1. Traveller Lounge in an attempt to 'offset' this. Security was surprisingly nice and light so we were through in a breeze. The lounge unfortunately not so. Barely a table in sight, and the usual hordes of noisy children/adults. As I went to help myself to some scones, one devil child dropped the serving tongs on the floor and then simply placed them back We did eventually find a seat, but no charging points available.
We had checked in using the Android VS app, and so had our boarding passes on our phones. Or so we thought. When it was time to leave the lounge, we checked the app and the passes had somehow vanished! Queue a little bit of panic whilst we frantically try to find the VS customer service desk to try and get things sorted. They eventually printed us physical passes, and also said we weren't the first this had happened to. It's put me off using the app next time...
Boarding was smooth and pretty much everyone was boarded at once. We were lucky enough to secure 3 seats to ourselves, despite the flight being relatively busy.
We pushed back on time and the captain announced a smooth flight ahead. Dinner was served, and I have to say, WOW - the vegetarian meals in Y are totally on parr with what was offered in UC. Very impressed
Managed to sleep a little bit after watching Bidget Jones' Baby, and we arrived in Hong Kong a few minutes ahead of schedule.
Took a little bit to get through immigration, and then to get an MTR ticket to Central.
Overall, a very respectable flight - unlike the return...