This flight on CX is a 180 degree experience from my BA flight taken 2 weeks ago. On the one with BA, I paid a higher fare but got a forced downgrade (though finally I insisted and kept my premium seat). On this CX flight, I got a complimentary upgrade and the seat and meal service is really nice. Appetizer is smoked salmon rocket salad. I chose the Kung Po prawn as the main course and a choco. ice cream as dessert. Then I slept for 30 minutes to re-charge myself from a hustling busy afternoon.
*as I look back on all my trips, those to Europe and US were really not fortunate. Almost 1 out of 5, I would run into some troubles, from plane engine shutdown (KLM), emergency landing (UA), luggage loss (AF), strike (AF/BA), food poisoning (UA), to various travel disappointments....etc. However, I don't even run into such high frequent travel issues when I travel within Asia.