PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2805 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
I find that a sick remark. It would be even more sick [not from your side] if it was actually true...
These are very tough times for the airlines, and I can not imagine that one would wish such a thing to even their biggest competitor. Competition is fine, but it must not proceed to the point where one smiles when the competitor has a crash or would go bankrupt.
Oh well, maybe I'm just being too naive.
I wish all the airlines involved all the best, and hope they will survive. SARS impact has been heavier than anything the current generation has seen.
PS. Were are these aircraft being parked?
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Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6694 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
Not sure which gates specifically are not in use, although they are mainly towards the far end of the terminal. If you look closely you will see lots of aircraft at those gates, but with engine covers on, cockpits with sun protection and some even with covers over the APU and other tubes and sensors. The airbridges are retracted and closed up as well. Cathay and Dragonair have both had their planes moved to these gates as it looks so much better than having long lines of aircraft just parked up.
Jet-Lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3249 times:
At least not as decommissioned as Kai Tak. The terminal now houses used car sales, a bowling alley, and HK Gov't offices. The end of the runway is a of course a golf driving range. A bit sad! On the plus side if you walk around you can still see some old signage and postings and reminders of it's glory days. And from the driving range you can actually walk back to Kowloon Bay along the old taxiway!
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
He also said that the five Cathay Pacific flights flying the Golden Route between HKG and TPE carried a total of 186 passengers.
That would be expected. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Taiwan the only country where Sars is actually escalating? From a couple of isolated cases in late April to over 200 now. I expect CX is doing better on its international routes and picking up transit passengers rather than intra-Asia routes which I imagine at current are now dull as ditchwater.
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1741 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
I agree with most people, just let it go Singapore_Air. Its nice of you to keep everyone informed about the airline you despise, but you should know when to stop. How about reporting some good news about CX. I'm sure not everything is bad news. You know, how you over exaggerate even the smallest positive thing that happening at SQ right now.