EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4408 posts, RR: 4 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4756 times:
What seemed to be a technical issue with the aircraft has become a regular pattern...
Air China appear to be operating 3-4 times a week on the PEK - SYD - PEK route using A332 equipment...
Anyone with information regarding why the aircraft remains on the ground in SYD for such a long period of time and loads really justify this flight operating 3-4 days a week...
Airbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4710 times:
I suppose this has to do with onward connections from PEK. The new overnight service from SYD arrives in PEK early in the morning and allows better connections for passengers from PEK to other cities within China or in Asia.
6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3290 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
Quoting Jupiter2 (Reply 5): That new schedule would be a bit of a blow to MEL passengers, again having to travel through SYD. It would appear that CA is having trouble filling the aircraft out of MEL.
On the other hand it reinstates SYD's daily service to PVG.
I think it simply has to do with the seasonal nature of the China market.
Oct to March are peak periods of travel, so i suspect the 3pw non-stop to MEL will resume every Oct to March.
QF is also operating MEL-PVG-MEL twice weekly from March - I wonder if CA will codeshare on that service?
QantasHeavy From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 379 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3974 times:
To Air China's credit. their new interiors are nice. When I recently boarded one of their A340-300s I was impressed. The J class seat was just like a space/sky bed. 330s have same I believe. Coach looked nice too. First seats were huge 1-2-1 layout.