ElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 23293 times:
Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 3): Maybe CO will look into picking up a few of these. Didn't they recently hint at a plan to buy a few used 772s for their Micronesia service? A few well maintained 777-200As would fit the bill nicely.
I'd imagine that these high cycle RR powered birds wouldn't fit in with CO's plan for Comike.
There is going to be a glut of RR powered A market 777s when Emirates starts retiring their first 777s. Unless they find a buyer soon, these 777s may be traveling the world as Soda cans and spare parts.
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8276 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 23001 times:
Delta which was going to take some Emirates 777-300 which EK released, should lease or buy the 5 777-200A's for service from JFK and ATL to LHR and CDG. DL will not have the extra 777's for LHR service for years since they are taking delivery of 777LR's for service to yet not annouced cities 17 hours from ATl, SYD, HKG and JNB could be new nonstop markets from the ATL hub.
Liyangjen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 22750 times:
Next week, China and Taiwan will sign an agreement to increase the cross-strait direct flights from 36 to 110 weekly. So there is no more needs for Taiwanese and mainland Chinese to transit through Hongkong. CX will definitely be squeezed from both ends (China - Hongkong and Hongkong -Taiwan). So the golden pot era is over and the writing is on the wall. They have better be prepared for this!
Celestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 22483 times:
I just flown the B-HNL three days ago from Taipei to Seoul. It is quite 'aged' inside, with different color shade of FL illumination along the cabin window session, looks kind of funny to me. May I ask, why did you say HNL is famous? Is it because it is the first 777-200 in CX fleet?
AviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 604 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 21981 times:
Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 4): There is going to be a glut of RR powered A market 777s when Emirates starts retiring their first 777s. Unless they find a buyer soon, these 777s may be traveling the world as Soda cans and spare parts.
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 20899 times:
Quoting Airbazar (Reply 19): Quoting JohnClipper (Thread starter):
According to Thomson Reuters, CX will sell or "dispose" of 5 B777-200s due to the economy...
This begs the question: Why the 772's and not the A343's?
If one was to believe what's been written on a.net, not only is the A343 a gas guzler but CX is reportedly very unhappy with their A343's.
Because CX values the range of the A343 which it utilises well. The 772A is a much, much less capable bird, and suitable only for regional or med haul routes. CX has loads of the A333 which is superior to the 772A on short and medium haul routes so its a needless subfleet. There are no missions in the CX network that the 772A does that the A333 cannot do more efficiently so why keep them?
CX has absolutely no problem with their A343s - ask Zeke if you dont believe me - he only bloody flies the things! They were happy with their A346s as well but got rid of them because they needed more than the three they had, and so they took a boatload of 77Ws, which are working out fine for them too.
[Edited 2008-10-31 09:13:43]
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???