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CX A346 And SYD  
User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

There has recently been some talk about CX returning A346 to CX100/101 HKG-SYD-HKG for the southern hemisphere winter schedule. However the Cathay website lists A343 for that service. Have there been any last minute changes, or could this perhaps be the direct result of VS introducing their LHR-HKG-SYD service on A346 ?

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Could it be that CX will operate the A346 only on some days of the week or based on demand ?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Hmm... they might be able to fly the spare as long as it departs after the HKG-JFK sector departs.

Dirty plane.

N


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

My parents are due to fly on it about April 15 or so on CX101 HKG-SYD. They have changed the schedules to show A343, it would depend on operations and whether the JFK flight would allow it.

It's good to see VS A346's here in SYD  Smile



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User currently offlineScanorama From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

The first and second A340-600 are now deployed on HKG-JFK-HKG, with the third is being deployed to other places like YVR, KIX. During southern hemisphere winter schedule, it was planned CX100/CX101 will revert back to A340-600, maybe its just not on the schedule yet?

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Dirty plane.


Indeed. Not very clean either.


User currently offlineCX773 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 365 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

As far as i know, CX 346 will not fly to SYD for the rest of winter schedule.

User currently offlinePRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

I ve checked CX summer 05 schedule and 346 is supposed to do foll
CX830/831 HKG-JFK-HKG daily
CX888/889 HKG-YVR-JFK v.v. days 257 and
CX506/507 HKG-KIX-HKG day 4
There is not much time to do something else



just fly - it is nice
User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2323 times:

That means no more CX 346 at SYD ! I was to fly the bird in May and my ticket itinerary shows likewise (346). When I checked the web site in December it still showed 346 but has now reverted to 343. Too bad, I was looking forward to it.

User currently offlineScanorama From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 2265 times:

Thats disappointing. I was looking forward to see CX A340-600 back to SYD again. The triple daily A330-300 is getting boring  Sad

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Price of getting the extra flight CX138/9 was downgrading capacity on the CX100/1.

If they had kept the 346 on this run that would have dumped 120 J seats on Sydney - far too much to be sustainable. With a A333/A34C mix that's only 90, a much more sensible number.


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Yeah, indeed that was the price. We've gone from 1 x 744 to 1 x 744 and 1 x 343 to 1 x 744 and 1 x 333.

And then gone to 2 x 333, now 3 x 333 (with an occasional 34C).

There was a 744 here a week or so ago.

It seems like SYD is one of CX's most important markets and they send capacity down here in response to demand (particularly in the Southern Hemisphere summer).

CX had no choice because I don't think they have many spare 744's and QF's increase in capacity with their QF29/30 has made CX's 3rd daily flight to SYD pretty much a necessity. Add VS's entry into the market and CX's presence in the market is perceived to be diminishing a little, hence the entry of the 3rd daily flight.



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User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

KA is rumored to start SYD in Aug with new 333s in 2-class config with PTVs in EY.

User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

If that happens, look out for a price war. There is way too much capacity on the route if they enter it. 6 daily flights to HKG (1 x 744 and 1 x744/1 x 333 (QF dependent on QF29/30), 3 x 333 (CX), 1 x 346 (VS)). There was a time when we had 3 (albeit on 3 x 744's), then 4 (3 x 744 and 1 x 343). This is ridiculous. I can't see QF or CX being dislodged. VS is a LHR carry-over. The only way for KA to enter is to drop fares. And all the premium pax will go QF or CX (equal) then VS then KA in order of preference. Chances are not good.




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