FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2931 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 hours ago) and read 8327 times:
I agree, it's about time--this was long overdue. Looks like they're counting on mainly O&D traffic, though...the flight times are great for that, but not so good for connecting beyond HKG. The late arrival in HKG allows for only a few connections, and the departure from HKG is too early. Maybe they are counting on AA feed through JFK, although I would rather have had one-stop access to more cities in SE Asia. Still, it's good to hear that they're adding service.
SIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 hours ago) and read 7529 times:
I am pretty sure the a.net locals with give you a warm welcome
Great news for CX, as NY do hold a strong customer base to support the service, and I hope they will annouce the LHR-JFK route as soon as possible, that will help CX to enchance the position around the world a s a global airline, and more 'supporters' will soon be follow
Cjuniel From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 146 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 hour ago) and read 7322 times:
Yeah I was wondering if I was sniffing glue when I read that Oneworld had HKG service from O'Hare. American would kill to offer that service, but when and IF it is ever offered they better be prepared for a major battle with UA. Regarding the CX LHR-JFK routing, again, I honestly dont see it happening. Can you imagine the dogfight started - especially by Delta. Bermuda II allows for four carriers to offer service from Heathrow to the US. I think Cathay would be allowed to code share on AA or BA from Heathrow but I dont see them gaining direct access on that route without a major overhaul to Bermuda II. And I dont see that happening anytime in the near future. Just one mans opinion.
: Bermuda II only applies to US/UK airlines. Not 5th freedom (AI, Kuwait, or CX) US has already given HK airlines the 5th freedom rights required (in re
: CX has received rights to fly beyond LHR to JFK in exchange for Virgin to fly beyond HKG to SYD, however no plans on when this service starts.
: CX has received rights to fly beyond LHR to JFK in exchange for Virgin to fly beyond HKG to SYD, however no news on when this service starts.
: From Asianguy767 CX has received rights to fly beyond LHR to JFK in exchange for Virgin to fly beyond HKG to SYD, however no news on when this service
: Wow, so CX will be the only airline with round the world service once it gets it LHR-JFK services started huh It looks like Singapore has better chan
: How does HKG-JFK-HKG compare with SIN-LAX-SIN distance-wise? BKK-JFK-BKK would be an extremely long route as well. Thai Airways should have BKK-JFK-BK
: I thought UAL had a round-the-world nonstop. Or, did it get vanquished when the LAX-HKG route get cancelled. I thought it went something like LAX-HKG-
: I'd like to know the source of this info too.
: UA did have a RTW flight, flights 1 and 2 (depending on the direction). I think it went via EWR and later IAD (not ORD). It ended when they suspended
: SQ's route woke CX up eh....about time they did this.
: i think CX hasn't announced HKG-JFK flight yet but CX is working on the flight plan right now using A346 and flying via Polar if the radiation level i
: ...CO flies it every day via the Polar route. Should be no problem. N
: American would kill to offer that service AA already has the rights to offer the service, but 1) wanted enhanced cooperative authority with CX before
: "i think CX hasn't announced HKG-JFK flight yet but CX is working on the flight plan right now using A346 and flying via Polar if the radiation level
: as far as i know, there're 8 levels of radiation. from what CX says, if the radiation is less than 3, it'll fly via polar, if higher than 3, re-routin
: What is this whole radiaton thing? Could somebody explain please?
: It looks like Singapore has better chances to beat CX's tiltle as only airline with round world service, as soon as it starts its NYC - SIN, nonstop i
: First off, I am still waiting for the offical press release... can't wait because I want to get some award seats before they will be all gone soon. As
: Polar radiation does affect flights. I'm sure not every single CO flight to HKG uses polar route or v.v. CX HKG-JFK flight has already announced today
: I thought that when UA did the Nonstop JFK-HKG flight CX was to start one too. I remember getting a flyer in the mail about the new service. I guess i
: UA's flight tried to hoist a whole 747-400 over the pole. If I'm not mistaken, they had to block over 100 seats per flight. CX took a good hard look a
: PERSONALLY, even SQ starts their SIN-JFK service and with connection in JFK to AMS/FRA for SIN Bound, because they don't have transcontinental flight
: I'm sure not every single CO flight to HKG uses polar route or v.v Well, they chose to divert rather than use the poles during the recent solar flares
: SQ will likely beat CX to a RTW route, depending on what route they take from SIN to EWR. If like CX, the flight path goes over Eastern China rather t
: Unfortunately, Singapore Airlines Limited will discontinue the AMS - EWR segment. However, we could go by: Singapore - New York Area - Frankfurt - Sin
: Aren't they switching the JFK-FRA flight to JFK-AMS?