OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
I was browsing through Cathay's flight cancellations and I came across the departure information for CX's flight out of Hong Kong on Thursday (April 24). I found that there were 8 CX flights bound for Kuala Lumpur that were canceled (flight no: CX 3331/32/33/34/35/36/37/38) and the only one that was not cancled was CX 721 bound for KUL at 3 pm.
Anybody knows what happened to these flights or rather, why were there 8 flights that were planned anyway? Even in the peak Chinese New Year period, I think Cathay operated a maximum of 5 daily flights into KUL (excluding code-share with MAS) and now there's 9 flights in one day? Also, what sort of flights is designated to CX 3*** series? (I know it's not cargo since cargo's flight number is less than 100)
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
As far as I know, all scheduled CX passenger services operate with three digit flight numbers, except for codeshares, charters and the DHL Starlight Express services. However as the latter usually fly in and out at the dead of night and normally start as CX2***, my guess would be charter.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6508 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
We did this the other day to Pattaya, but ended up cancelling those flights too. Is Cathay doing it to try to prove it's point that it is willing to ferry the aircraft elsewhere in order to force them to lower the parking fees here?
Also can you please go and sign up on the HK Spotting Forum again, as everything was lost in a recent hacker incident. Your information is eagerly awaited!!