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BA Starting 3rd Flight To HKG  
User currently offlineChilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

Just got an e-mail from BA stating that it is introducing 3 extra flights to HKG effective from 5th June.

BA 031 LHR HKG DEP 2110 ARR 1555+1 (SAT/MON/THU)
BA 032 HKG LHR DEP 0100 ARR 0700 (MON/WED/SAT)

Not alot of publicity about these extra flights to HKG, never knew they were going to put them on??? Or am I being ignorant??  Confused

--Chilledflyer --


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Yes I read that on the news in January.......

User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 693 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

does anybody know BA's full rotation plan for these HKG flights? parking is expensive in HKG so I wonder why they rest so long there.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Why don't they just fly them to other Asian Cities like Taipei or Kuala Lumpur?

Umm... any plans for VS to start a second daily flight?


User currently offlineChilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3723 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--



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

A third overnight flight ex-HKG? I know that CX started a daytime flight HKG-LHR - why not try to tap into that traffic? Or is the market too small for such a flight?

User currently offlineChilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

CPH-R,
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!!

--Chilledflyer--



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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3622 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




User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3483 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!!!  Nuts

User currently offlineSIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Good news for me, as I will go back home(HK) on that day  Big thumbs up 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...


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

B 747-400. Confirmed on SCMP.

User currently offlineSIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

United Airlines, Cheers mate... Smile

User currently offlineChilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3324 times:

Mas777: I totally agree with you! Their prices are hardly competitive although I am stuck with them as I'm based up in NCL. BA's being its LOGICAL-SELF as usual.....?!?!?! Big grin

--Chilledflyer--



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9187 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Is this the first time they ever go TRIPLE DAILY between HKG and LHR? I mean BA.......

User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

United Airline asked:-

"Umm... any plans for VS to start a second daily flight?"

The second daily flight by VS goes hand in hand with the start of the Sydney route which hopefully will commence in December 2004.

Cheers Jetstreamer


User currently offlineChilledflyer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

OK...so it means that the EC hasn't really made up their mind on giving CX fifth freedom rights to/from LHR!! I reckon the EC will be quite stringent and will not easily approve the relevant measures.

If say they do, do you think VS is being too optimistic operating a 2nd flight to HKG??

In addition to BA's 3rd flight to HKG, that means there will be 8 flights on certain days of the week! Is there realistically such high demand for HKG?

--Chilledflyer--



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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3171 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  Big thumbs up

Better service, better connections and all round happier Flying Brightonians...  Smokin cool


User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

So, does this rule out HKG for QF's routing into LHR using its extra slots?

BD1959


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

"So, does this rule out HKG for QF's routing into LHR using its extra slots?"


No I do not think it would unless QF was to codeshare on these flights.


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