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CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG  
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Posted (16 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Within the next few weeks, Cathay pacific will be trying a nonstop Transpolar flight from Toronto to Hong Kong, The flight will, as always be conducted by the A340 and will depart later then usual, at around 1:30AM.......

"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
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User currently offlineMIKEYYZ From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Why only YYZ-HKG and not both ways as they have a technical stop both ways in ANC.


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

HKG-YYZ is non-stop except during the summer season, when the tail winds over the North Pacific is not strong enough to give that extra push. In fact, the switch to one-stop HKG-YYZ had just occured on May 1st.

User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

I took CX828/829 YYZ-HKG/HKG-YYZ back in Dec/Jan, and on the way there, the flight was an agonizing 20 hours with a stop in Anchorage.  

On the way back, however, the flight was non-stop and took only 14 hours.

User currently offlineSabena From Belgium, joined Aug 1999, 52 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

The fact it was non stop only on YYZ-HKG is because on this route they can benefit from flying with the jet stream wind effect behind them.
I am astonished to see on their summer timetable that they're going to operate the YYZ-HKG flight non stop !
This could be the longest A340 flt ever !!

Anyway with CX the time is elapsed quickly it is such a good airline ...!!!

Olivier - Brussels

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1726 times:

The flight was on May 20'th departing at around 1:25am, it lasted about 14 hours which is about three hours shorter then the flight would have been with the stop in Ancourage. It was only a test, and they can't make it a regular service, until Russia can upgrade it's ATC service and have a few more basic english speaking controllers....

"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineYaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (16 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

I heard AA is experimenting ETOPS transpolar with the 777. Has any one heard any details on these test flights?

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