Cathay Pacific’s A350 Inaugural Flight to SFO

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Today was the inaugural arrival of Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350 at the San Francisco International Airport. Flight CX892 was scheduled to touch down 3:55 p.m. on Sunday, October 29th, 2017. Due to departure delays in Hong Kong, the A350 touched down in San Francisco at 5:14 p.m.

CX892 Flightpath. (courtesy of

Cathay Pacific and the San Francisco Airport organized a plane spotting event at the Bayfront Park in Millbrae/Burlingame. Both had some swag for the plane spotters and some snacks to give away for free. It was crazy how some people cut the line to get some of the swag. They set up the table right next to the bench where I was sitting already all day and people just kept cutting in front of the line just to get stuff. That’s the sad part about such events if it’s uncontrolled.

Cathay Pacific Plane Spotting Event

Other than that this was a great event. I met many great people and it was fun watching all the planes landing and taking off. It’s amazing how many people like to watch planes and we had some interesting conversations. We saw the Cathay Pacific A350 passing over our heads to set up for landing on runway 28L.

I was onsite since around 1:30 p.m. and by the time Cathay’s A350 touched down it got a bit chilly. I stayed until CX892 taxied to the International Terminal and was out of sight from the spotting location.

Here some pictures from the event.

Check out more pictures in my Flickr-Album.

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