B777fa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
CX is offering a great fare from NY to DPS---- $600 R/T have to book by the end of June, already got mine booked!!!..I figured you'd spend the equivalent just non reving out there and also back up tickets in case any of the flights are full......thought it was a great fare.
Now , can anyone tell me what the A340-300's are like that CX has....Entertainment system etc ......and coach seating etc....thanks....the plane from HKG to DPS and back will be a A330.
AC From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 77 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
can't wait to get on my brand new A346 to HKG
Heard from CX crew that these 346 have many defects in their cabins... many non-functioning PTVs, occasional malfunction of air-conditioning... one cabin crew fewer at Y1 galley than typical team as its has one additional galley but only one additional crew is added...
Cx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
I wished CX use the 744 on this route (which UA did before)
I personally don't like the 346 (espcially in J and F Class) the 744 feels more spacious and don't have like 60+ J class all in one whole cabin!
Jfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3865 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
Yeh, what happened to that HKG-JFK route on UA? They flew it for just about a month before 9/11. It had nothing to do with 9/11. Also, when they started that flight, they dropped the JFK-NRT flight to a 777. And that never went back to a 744! What happened there?
Also, while we are on the topic of JFK and UA--UA was supposed to start JFK-CDG service a month after the HKG service. What ever happened to that? This was all pre 9/11 and pre UA financial problems (chap 11)
PresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
Flying on the CX 831 (JFK-HKG non-stop) in First Class on July 23. Can't wait!
For F passengers, the switch to two daily flights is not all bad. There are now 4 more F seats per day on the route (16 -- 8 on each flight vs. 12 on the 744). That said, the F cabin on the 744 is better.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 25, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
I flew New York-Hong Kong-New York on UA's 821/820 when it was operational. Both flights were lightly booked in Business and Economy (lightly, meaning booked half full). There was an issue about me making the return flight (Hong Kong-New York) -- flying employee standby, because the of weight restrictions, even with only about 130 pax booked in Y. But ended up making it in C. Was a fantastic flight.