B764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 735 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
Probably been discussed, but I'm asking anyway. I saw a classified add in last Sundays Chicago Tribune for a Cathay employee. It sounded like it was a passenger sales position. I also saw another add a while back for some other position. Anyone know if they are planning to start ORD service in the near future? What aircraft type would they use to compete with UA's service.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
Quoting Trex8 (Reply 1): many airlines may have a sales office in a major city but not have flights.
Agree....when I was traveling form KHI-DXB-CDG on AF (DXB-CDG), I called an AF office in KHI to confirm my booking, even though AF doesn't fly to KHI anymore...
also, AZ certainly doesn't fly to KHI (it might have at one time), yet looking at the picture below, there is certainly an AZ office...
Quoting Airfinair (Reply 2): While I do enjoy seeing CX's 744F's at ORD, I haven't heard any rumblings of CX providing passenger service here. Although it would be nice
I would think they would go with one of their 777-300ER's coming online..
Personally, given that UA runs 1x-2x/daily 747-400 flights, there is a lot of business to HKG....I would like to see AA pull their 777's out of the SJC-NRT run, replace it with a 763-300ER, and send a their 777-200ER to HKG...I don't think they would have too much of a weight restriction problem either...CO has already shown that their 777-200ER can do EWR-HKG, even though it has some weight restrictions
Wedgetail737 - It sounds to me that the ORD service will be non-stop:
"Starting in late Summer 2006, Oasis will offer non-stop service to London, Milan, Berlin, Cologne/Bonn (Germany), Oakland and Chicago for the same price as many travelers presently pay for a 1- or 2-stop flight."
Now I beg the question: Is a low-fare, no thrills, 12-hr flight ORD-HKG going to attract enough business? Are they flying 1x weekly, 3x weekly? I guess I'll believe it when I see it.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5566 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
Quoting Airfinair (Reply 6): Now I beg the question: Is a low-fare, no thrills, 12-hr flight ORD-HKG going to attract enough business? Are they flying 1x weekly, 3x weekly? I guess I'll believe it when I see it.
I'll second that.
The day they decide to start HKG-OAK service, I'll be down there.