Bkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3158 times:
One of the 2 CX LAX-HKG flights on 27/Feb got changed from a A346 to an A343 at the last minute. Unscheduled maintenance to the A346?
I know CX only have 2 346's right now and it takes both of them to operate 1 frequency to LAX so for some reason one of the 346's is out for unscheduled maintenance. Wondering if anyone at CX knows what happened
Surprisingly the substituted A340-300 has been weight restricted to 165 pax LAX-HKG (out of a capacity of 243).
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2882 times:
I saw one of their -600s at HKG on Tuesday morning. It was parked remote with the engine cowlings opened. They had just towed it over to the remote spot, so i was able to get some photos as it taxiied past the terminal, but it did appear to be either on maintenance or undergoing a service check.
CX773 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 365 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
CX880 is B-HXF A343.
it's not surprising for the weight being limited as LAX- HKG ( no tech stop for this route), so the zero fuel weight has been restricted to a very low value. basically the plane cant carry any cargo and offload pax because of no tech stop and it's a A343.