Carlcowkau From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4242 times:
I'm going to fly HKG-LHR on 16th April with CX253 (afternoon flight). Just want to ask a stupid question: Why do they put such a HKG-JFK-HKG routine aircraft to London (They always use A343 for afternoon flight and 744 for night flight)?
thx in advance
Looking forward to being in CX 747ADV and A388.....
Superhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3762 times:
CX has three A346s. Two are used for the HKG-JFK JFK-HKG route at any one time. So there is one spare A346 and they can put that to use as well.
As for why A346 instead of A343, probably because they need the higher capacity for Easter. A lot of British expats will be heading home from HKG, and a lot of schoolchildren from HK will be returning to HKG for their Easter break.