Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Landed on a dreary day in the Windy City. Thanks to being in first, having only hand baggage, and Global Entry, I was curbside in 12 minutes.
The Cathay crew were one of the best I’ve come across, the meal service was top notch, and the first class suite was one of the most comfortable beds I’ve tried in the sky. Downsides were relatively weak ground service in HKG (partially compensated by the excellent Wing lounge). I wouldn’t hesitate to fly Cathay Pacific again in first.