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Emptiest Transpacific Flight Out Of SFO?  
User currently offlineChulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9654 times:

Can anyone tell me what transpacific flight out of SFO on average is the emptiest (has the most empty seats) then with a connection to BKK?

I hear flight CX885 LAX-HKG, on average is only 70% full, it being the 3rd daily Cathay Pacific LAX-HKG flight.

Is there such a flight out of SFO?

Thanks!


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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2410 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9234 times:

Why, you want to fly on an empty aircraft? Lols, I would too.

Well, maybe the SQ flight to ICN, or JL to NRT.


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9212 times:

CI is always the emptiest out of SFO in the evenings, I guarantee you will get a seat all the way to BKK via TPE from SFO on CI. I have done that route many times since its so empty and I get my seat 3 hours in advance even on weekends


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User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9174 times:

I'll be on CX 885 a week from tomorrow. 70% loads sound excellent! A little more room to spread out during a 14 hour flight sounds really nice.....


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User currently offlineChulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9093 times:

Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 3):
more room to spread out during a 14 hour flight sounds really nice.....

Doesn't IT!!!

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 2):
CI is always the emptiest out of SFO in the evenings, I guarantee you will get a seat all the way to BKK via TPE from SFO on CI. I have done that route many times since its so empty and I get my seat 3 hours in advance even on weekends

Thanks! I'll check it out.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9034 times:

Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 3):
I'll be on CX 885 a week from tomorrow. 70% loads sound excellent! A little more room to spread out during a 14 hour flight sounds really nice.....

not good for CX though...especially during peak travel season....!



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8945 times:

Quoting Chulalongkorn (Reply 4):
Thanks! I'll check it out.

Dont take this as advice, but in the past when CI was oversold out of
SFO, I still made it on due to an average of 65-70 no shows, which is pretty common with CI booking. all the oversold CI flights I was on, I saw atleast 25-35 empty seats in economy. almost always no middle seats on the SFO flight for individuals, I always got a window seat  Smile



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User currently offlineChulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8082 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 6):
I always got a window seat

and that's just sometimes good enough...



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21867 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8025 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 2):
CI is always the emptiest out of SFO in the evenings,

Lack of demand?



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17825 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7942 times:

Any non-United flight that's a one stop beyond SFO probably is relatively more empty than nonstops, ie the SFO/ICN or SFO/HKG portions of SQ's flights to SIN will be more empty than KE's nonstop or CX's nonstop.


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User currently offlineChulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7610 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
not good for CX though...especially during peak travel season....!

CX should begin a second daily flight out of SFO, instead of a (not near full) third out of LAX. Right?

Cheers!

[Edited 2006-05-01 06:50:48]


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User currently offlineSNBru From Belgium, joined Feb 2005, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6803 times:

What about the SFO-AKL flights. Does anybody know what NZ load is on that route? It can't be too bad, because NZ upgraded the flight to a daily flight.

What are the loads on average in August on the AKL-LAX-LHR flights? Any chance for me of an empty seat next to mine in Y?


User currently offlineKoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6681 times:

The chances of an empty seat in Economy in August on the Air NZ LHR-LAX sector are absolutely zero.

There is a slightly higher likelihood of sitting next to an empty seat on LAX-AKL, but even that is pretty remote.

NZ 1 LHR-LAX will be full of people holidaying in California and French and Tahitian people connecting onto NZ23 LAX-PPT. Unsold seats just aren't going to happen.

Bear in mind that Air NZ has the world's best economy product on NZ1: 34 inch pitch and AVOD. BA, Virgin and United just pale in comparison on that sector.


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