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CX A346 HKG-LHR  
User currently offlineCarlcowkau From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3519 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.....
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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5331 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

What exactly are you trying to say?

Quoting Carlcowkau (Thread starter):
Why do they put such a HKG-JFK-HKG routine aircraft to London



Quoting Carlcowkau (Thread starter):
(They always use A343 for afternoon flight and 744 for night flight)?

CX have 4 daily flights to LHR 2 A343's and 2 B744's. The 346's are used to the JFK run mainly and at times of the year they go to YVR or SYD.


User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

A bit off topic, but wouldn't those flights be perfect candidates for putting 2 A380 instead?

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 1):
Quoting Carlcowkau (Thread starter):
(They always use A343 for afternoon flight and 744 for night flight)?

CX have 4 daily flights to LHR 2 A343's and 2 B744's. The 346's are used to the JFK run mainly and at times of the year they go to YVR or SYD.



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User currently offlineWheelsatc From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

B-HQA visited 29.03.06 in the evening so maybe they start to use them.

James.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

I believe CX will be using 346s to LHR 3/4 times a week


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User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3039 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.


User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 2):

1 A380 does not equate to 2 744s.
SQ is only putting about 480/490 seats on their A380s.

CX has already indicated it won't be ordering any A380s for the forseeable future.


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