Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1695 times:
I spoke to a friend on mine the other day who is a Manager for the SJC airport. He told me CX is "very interested" in starting SJCHKG service. They have been to visit the airport at least twice. They would use a 747-400 for the route, (once 30L is open again). This would be an awesome sight!
Sjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
I was under the impression that SJC was mainly an O&D focus city for AA. Also, the economy around here hasn't been the best lately. You know you've got issues when law firms start firing people... I actually thought that AA would be cutting its SJC-NRT service with the annoucements of the new route structure.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7694 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
If CX does seriously look at SJC-HKG, it will not be flown by a 747-400 (there's no gates at Terminal A that can accommodate a 744 easily). It will probably be flown by A340-300's instead.
Now, CI flying SJC-TPE might actually make more sense, given that the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area has a large contingent of Taiwanese ex-patriates. Such a flight will be flown by either the A340-300 (if CI hangs on to them) or the 777-200ER if CI chooses to buy them.
Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
Yes SJC can handle a 744, the new FIS gate A1C or A1A I believe will handle a 744 in the new FIS, it does block gate A2 from use while on the gate. The new runway once open will be 11,000 feet long so the airport can handle the 744. According to SJC ops the 744 could be approved for SJC if CX does express serious interest in the route. The main issue right now is that CX wants to leave around 0100, but due to the SJC curfew CX would need to retime the flight to arrive in HKG to meet up with connecting traffic.
Although I doubt we would see this till next year at the earliest, I think eventually we will see more long haul out of SJC>
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 24 Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
SJC-NRT has been around for over a decade, and I think the route has proved itself enough that we won't see it being cut anytime soon. However, if SJC-HKG was started, then the NRT flight would see a not-insignificant drop in connecting passengers. I flew HKG-NRT-SJC on CX/AA a year or two ago, and remember a large number of people going from Hong Kong to San Jose connecting in Narita.
In any case, SJC-HKG is still a possibility. CX will obviously use the A340 or 777 (do they have ER versions?) if they do start the flight. Using a 747 on an entirely new route like that would be foolish.
I imagine we'd also see service cutbacks at SFO if CX opens up SJC. Perhaps one or both of the twice daily 747s downgraded to a 777 or A340.
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
There is not a chance that HKG-SFO will connect on to SJC. Depending on the clearance you get its a 10-20min flight. They would be much better off starting a bus service. The idea of flying a 747 SFO-SJC is just crazy. REally, how many people do you expect would sit for a hour at SFO just to take a 10min connector flight which takes only 30min in a car
United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 8792 posts, RR: 17 Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
The B 777s that CX have are NON-ER versions and they cannot fly from HKG to SFO.
It will interesting if they deploy the B 747-400 for HKG-SJC but I certainly doubt they will. It is not economical at all! They simply can't fill up a B 744 for this route. HKG-SFO, yes. But not SJC. Perhaps an A 340-300.....
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1295 times:
Cathay flies daily to SFO, not twice daily. I wouldn't see the point of flying SJC/HKG given, as someone pointed out, it's a 30 minute drive. It would be like Cathay suddenly deciding to start flying from Newark as well as JFK.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6341 posts, RR: 56 Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1278 times:
SJC/HKG is a 30 minute drive?! What kind of car do you have!! LOL!!
Cathay are planning to go double daily SFO in the future, so it could well be that we go to SJC from there, however, I have not even heard rumours of this from within....then again, I am Cathay staff, so don't expect me to be told anything by management in advance!
9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6 Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 1254 times:
I also don't see the point of flying SJC. Unless they have a stop between HKG - SJC or it just doesn't seem right. Well take it as example SQ serves EWR and JFK but via Amsterdam and Frankfurt respectively, so they're aiming different markets.
There's quite a high demand for HKG - SFO, it's not strange to see CX go double daily. But what would UA or SQ re-act if this does happen?
United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 8792 posts, RR: 17 Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
UA had a DOUBLE daily flight to SFO back in 1996/1997 before the introduction of the HKG-ORD route. They were UA 805/806 and UA 835/836.
They PLANNED to restart their second daily flight to San Francisco in Summer 1999. It was on the schedule but they never took off. I booked a flight on UA 835 and I was forced to switch to 805 instead.
Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1157 times:
JFK-EWR and SFO-SJC seems like different case to me.
JFK service is mostly aimed as those passengers in the New York and Manhattan Area.
EWR service is mostly aimed as those passengers who don't live within downtown New York/Manhattan area.
SFO/SJC seems to be a really close area geographically, despite SJC is very close to the Silicon Valley. But since SFO/SJC does not like New York, I 'm not sure whether there'll be market to maintain both SFO and SJC.
Sjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
SJC to SFO is no where near a 30 minute car ride. It's thirty minutes from PA up to SFO, and a good 15 down to SJC, and that's with zero traffic. Realistically, it's 40 minutes with no traffic (never happens) and at least an hour at any reasonable guess.
Still though, a connection from SFO-SJC is completely ludacris.
Chiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 879 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
I totally disagree with the assesment made here. SJC-to asia will work.
Majority of business traveling and foriegn population are concerntrated in south and east bay. From fremont it takes me about 1 hour to get to SFO where SJC can be reached in 20 minutes.
CI currently has free bus rides for pax in the southbay to SFO. I think SJC-TPE, SJC-HKG, SJC-Shanghai would be great for business travellers. I for one would be much happier if I can leave from SJC instead of SFO.
The only problem that I had with AA on SJC-TPE run was the stupid custom that requires you to claim your bag twice plus a 30 minute ride around the airport.
25 Sllevin: I tend to agree with Chiawei; I think it's entirely possible that CX, rather than adding a second SFO-HKG run, might add an SJC-HKG run. The two airpo
26 RayChuang: I think once the new Federal Inspection Service facilities at SJC are in place, I wouldn't be surprised that CX starts a SJC-HKG service using the A34