FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
I know that CX has operated the A340-300E on SFO-HKG in the past, but thinking about now, would it be realistic to assume that the A340-300E can make a LAX-SYD (or LAX-HKG) flight non-stop with a full passenger and cargo load?
If not, what would be the passenger penalty should the airline choose to operate the flight non-stop with a belly full of cargo? Would 215 or so be around the max number of passengers caused by the weight restriction, or would it be much lower?
B-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
LAX-HKG, not a chance, remember when theyhave 346, one 346 when tech and have to be replace by a 343 at last minute(winter). On the return leg, pax load had to be limit to 165. Even when they have 343 doing SFO-HKG, visits to TPE/ICN were rather frequent, even today's YVR-HKG, there are numerous times when cargo have to loffload just to take the pax to HKG. I like Airbus, but not on those routes please.