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Hong Kong Airlines To Launch HKG-LGW  
User currently offlineChazPilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

Got an email notice today that this launches daily March 7 as an "all club" class service - Club Premium and Club Classic - as follows:

HKG-LGW HX875 2350/0555+1
LGW-HKG HX876 2130/1645+1 (1745+1 after DST begins)

Claims brand new A330-200 service. Anyone planning to try this? I take it HX is connected to the whole Hainan Airlines conglomerate since this email came from the Fortune Wings Club, and one can earn miles to their account on this service. I happen to think highly of HU as far as their domestic service (I'm an expat in China) but wasn't it HX that attemtped to TO on a taxiway at HKG a few years ago? Sorry for the random thought, but something like that can seriously undermine the inflight comfort and entertainment before it starts, to say the least!

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User currently offlinemdavies06 From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2009, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Aha - the return leg has been scheduled as an evening flight and not the afternoon, which is the pattern expected (TG,CX, SQ, MH etc all have the return leaving around noon from LON). With the plane sitting unused for a full day they must be very confident that all the club seats will pay off the cost of 2 planes needed for this rotation (instead of 1.5 planes).

User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Already discussed 2 months ago.

Hong Kong Airlines All-premium LON-HKG Service (by flythere Nov 7 2011 in Civil Aviation)
Hong Kong Airlines At LGW (by aireuropeuk733 Nov 9 2011 in Civil Aviation)

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