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CX 346 Out Of Service?  
User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3616 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).

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

No idea what happened, but they are both scheduled to fly today.

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

The CX A340-300 must be a rare sight at LAX...

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

It is extremely surprising that the 343 would be so heavily restricted.

Must be VERY windy along all the possible routes.


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3340 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.

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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Lately the wind is not too favorable for the flights flying over the Pacific (from HKG to YYZ, for example). There are payload problem, and some pax luggage have to be offloaded due to the reason.

r panda

User currently offlineCX773 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 365 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

27 Feb

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.

User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3104 times:
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HQA had an APU inop with a fuel leak so prudent to fix.

CX880 will return as CX883

Both full each way 243 pax

User currently offlineCX829 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Red_panda, can we do something about the winds? =)

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1805 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2912 times:

New planes tend to have problems at first , I am sure we will see the bird flying soon . I dont think this will affect the 773ER and A346 decision through .

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