Chilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
BA did fly onwards to Taipei and Manila a couple of years ago as I remembered vividly (having been on one of those flights). However, I remembered reading through of one the threads on a.net a couple of years ago saying that it was more profitable for BA parking their aircrafts at HKG than flying a short leg to Taipei or Manila. It's just a matter of simple economics. (however, do correct if I'm wrong)
As to United Airline's point, Why don't they just fly them to other Asian Cities like Taipei or Kuala Lumpur?
BA codeshares with CX flights to Kuala Lumpur, Auckland and Seoul, taking advantage of being part of One World Alliance.
But what I always seem to find illogical is codesharing with CX to Seoul, it just doesn't seem to make any sense, i.e. 12-hour flight from LHR-HKG, then HKG-ICN 3-hour flight, as the route is SO blatantly indirect, compared to e.g. LHR-HKG-AKL routing?? Does anyone have an answer to this??
Chilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2432 times:
I do think the market is quite small for daytime flights to LHR, however this is only judging by the fact that CX is using a A343 compared to the normal B744 on this route. I think the reasons, from my personal experience, is that one gets more choices of onward connecting flights at LHR if the flights arrives early in the morning. Tried booking a flight from HKG to NCL via LHR, it is only possible to get a direct connection if the flight leaves HKG in the evening.
Having said that, BA should try put on an early morning flight ex-HKG!!
N754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
BA027/028 is the one that has always stayed in Hong Kong
BA025/026 Was the one that went on to Taipei
BA031/032 Was the flight that went to Manila
June 6th LHR - HKG
08:00 CX 252 = Deaprts 3.00pm each day
13:05 BA 025 = Departs 11.15pm each day
13:20 CX 250 = Departs 11.55pm each day
15:55 BA 031 = Departs 1.00am the following day
16:50 VS 200 = Departs 11.35pm each day
17:20 BA 027 = Departs 11.45pm each day
17:50 CX 254 = Departs 12.45am each day
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2916 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
Chilledflyer - if you think code-sharing to ICN is silly - travellers between the UK and Malaysia still can't figure out their code-share to/from KUL via HKG (!). Not only does it add unnecessary flying time southwest/northeast as a detour - their airfares are hardly competitive - being one of the most expensive options between Malaysia and the UK!!!
SIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
Good news for me, as I will go back home(HK) on that day but I think I will stick with CX though :p
I just wonder will they stick with their 744 or switch to 777?
The market won't be small, especially during the beginning and the end of the holidays, i.e. summer, christmas and easter, there are lots of overseas students need a ticket to go back home, as all the direct flights are always fully booked, I needed to find alternatives on some occasions...I heard about the load was ok during the low season...
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2916 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
Chilledflyer - as I do most of my flying to Malaysia and Singapore - BA's departure left me without the open-jaw option so went Dutch and Malaysian and all my colleagues, friends and family have never looked back
Better service, better connections and all round happier Flying Brightonians...