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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1076 times:

Hi guys,

I am going to Hong Kong next month and I have not decided on airlines.

Which airlines do you think I should fly??? I have these choices...

Cathay pacific......B747-400s/A330s/B777s
Singapore Airlines.......B747-400s/B777s
China Airlines......A300s
Qantas Airways........B767-300

That's all... can you tell me what to expect and which is the better choice??? Thanks a lot,

Alvin


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User currently offlineUal747-600 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 567 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1012 times:

SQ or CX would be my first choice but first I'd like to know what class of service you're flying.

CX has a better than average coach while SQ biz class is better than CX.

My 02.

UAL747-600


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1007 times:

Well, all are good choices execpt for China Airlines...we all know why.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 998 times:

Hello Ual747-600,

I am flying in Economy class sadly as I am not rich to fly other better classes. Humm.... what can I expect from this???

Thanks a lot,

Alvin



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2768 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 992 times:

I've never flown SQ but I've heard nothing but the best about them. Give them a try and give us a trip report!

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 983 times:

HI,

Where are you flying from , Singapore ???. I would go via CX, at least you can get a safe flight. SQ have great service but so many bad stories about there flight deck crew.

What days will you be in Hong Kong ?????. Are you going to go spotting ???


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Hkgspotter1,

I am flying in from Singapore... I will be staying in HK for about a week. Of course I will go spotting.

Modesto2, a trip report will be there....

Alvin



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User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 966 times:

Mr BA,

If your mum is paying for everything, QF is most likely.
The reason? QF offers the cheapest fare from SIN-HKG-SIN. SQ/CX fares are the most expensive on this route.
CI..well...quite expensive too actually.

But you also have a choice of Garuda (A330) and UAL (B744), which are the cheapest here.

If you have relatives living in Hong Kong, take United...early departure from SIN and late return to SIN. If staying in hotels, due to check-out time at 1200, you can choose the rest.

J777


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Jubilee777,

My mum knows I love planes and she will be paying everything... even SIA. I think I will go for SIA or UA. I have not flown in UA... SQ once.

Thanks,
Alvin



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User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 953 times:

I would go either with SQ or CX. I've never flown CX but from what i've heard they have very good service. I have flown SQ about 4 times SIN-HKG-SIN and always found a high level of inflight service as always. Anyway I would love to fly in B773 to HKG 


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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 946 times:

In my previous post, I have SIA in my list as I hope to get on a B773!!! May I know what flight uses B773??? SQ868 or...

Thanks,
Alvin



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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 939 times:

If you are interested in flightdeck visits during the flight, your chances are best with QF, followed by CX. With the rest, you can forget about it!

'949


User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Alvin,
According to the current printed timetable, SQ 860 and SQ 868 use the B773. All other flights use B744. The thrice weekly flight that goes on to TPE, SQ 870 uses the B772.

I was transiting in HKG in August on SQ 1 from SFO and one of SQ's B773 was parked besides my B744. It was beautiful! Hope you get on one of those B773.

SIA fan



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 926 times:

SIA fan,

Okay... thanks for your timetable help. Most likely I will go with SIA...

Alvin



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User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I would go via SIA or CX on their 777s. I would not recommend you to go via UA or CI because UA's 747s are really crumped and CI..... you know what's the reason....

User currently offlineGE From Singapore, joined Mar 2000, 320 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Hi,
I'd highly recommend QANTAS, but unfortunately only 767-300s are available on that route . So, you should choose SIA. Its service is excellent and you might even get to fly on a 777. I won't give my opinion on CX, as I haven't flown on it before. Do give us a trip report.  

Regards,
Russell


User currently offlineSkybutt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Mr. BA

When is your actual date coming to HK?? You're not really lucky to come by at this time of the year, the airport always uses 07 for landing due to the wind direction, so perhaps you'll be coming in by sea instead of flying across the city~~
QF, CX and SIA are certainly the best choice. I was on QF last time when I went to Singapore for a cultural exchange programme. It was fantastic~~At least I got a cockpit landing on my return trip to HKG!!

BTW, what school do you study in S'pore.....just curious!!

Hope you have a great trip to HK!!!

Skybutt


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 901 times:

Id choose CX anyday then SQ then china airlines
Bet you are suprised by my answer with CI?
well maybe because most of you have not even flown them. I have and for sure i was upset i was going to fly with them but i had no choice. It turned out theta the flight, service, entertainment was excelent. The food is better than Cathay Pacifics for sure. China Airlines is more than what you expect except for the faxt that they have had neumerous crashing occasions and wasnt that a MANDARINE AIRLINES airline that crashed in hong kong? or is it part of CI?
o well
Wekll if you were to fly to hong kong Mr.BA Fly CX.
regards
trev



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Skybutt, I have not decided on the date as I'm not sure if that particular date... humm... if airlines has seats. I wish to decide on the airline... anyday will be Okay. By the way, I have got a offer... I fly there by SQ and coming back with CX... this... I can fly the top 2 airlines in a trip!!!

Alvin



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User currently offlinePhileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 888 times:

Well, just some personal advice:

Want to have cockpit visit? CX or QF would be the best choice. Garuda I'm not sure but I know they have a very nice and new A330, used to saw it in Perth airport, really nice aircraft. CI I'm not sure but for sure if you are on A300, please expect a rather old aircraft. SQ and UA, forget about it.

So, the choice would be between CX, QF and GA. QF have a old and outdated 763. GA I'm not sure they have PTV or not. CX would be the best choice. Anyway, by considering a rather short flight, for me PTV wasn't really important.

I just went to HK 7th this month with CX via Perth and have a nice 30 minutes on the A330 jumpseat. A330 cockpit is just superb.

Hope this will help.



User currently offlineSkybutt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 877 times:

Phileo,
Are the 767 cockpits in QF that old??
I think they are fantastic, they maybe can't compare with the really new ones, but they're all great.

Skybutt


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