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Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:32 am

kaitak wrote:
737max8 wrote:
Thank goodness, hope the A350-1000 to LAX is true. Anything to avoid 10 across 777s


You have to wonder if airlines will begin recognising this - not just those with A350s and 777s (at 10 abreast), but also those with 787s (at nine abreast - which is all but one). If the operate both 777s and A350s on particular routes, won't they start seeing a trend of passengers selecting one type over another, or of discussions on forums/social media, advising people to select one type over another. And that being the case, what does it mean for the 777-9? Sure it will be quieter and maybe a little wider (will they be able to bring cabin altitude down to 787 levels?), but if it's still 10 abreast, won't pax continue to prefer the A350?

I know there are those who say that passengers don't really notice the differences between one plane and another, but I reckon that those choosing airlines on long haul routes do more homework, particularly those willing to pay more than the baseline fare.


No one I know of. With close ties to the Filipino community in my corner of Europe, I know a lot of people travelling with family to the Philippines. They search on the internet for good fares, they might take into account excessive stopover waiting times but not much more than that. If they had a bad experience with an airline, they might avoid that particular airline and tell others about it, but a cramped cabin will be associated with the airline, not the type of aircraft. And even more probably the sardine can style will be seen as something inevitable.

In a few years, when the 350:s are 10 across and the 777x:s are 11 across, we will long for the good old days with a 10 across 777W. :lol:
 
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Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:07 pm

Lingon wrote:
kaitak wrote:
737max8 wrote:
Thank goodness, hope the A350-1000 to LAX is true. Anything to avoid 10 across 777s


You have to wonder if airlines will begin recognising this - not just those with A350s and 777s (at 10 abreast), but also those with 787s (at nine abreast - which is all but one). If the operate both 777s and A350s on particular routes, won't they start seeing a trend of passengers selecting one type over another, or of discussions on forums/social media, advising people to select one type over another. And that being the case, what does it mean for the 777-9? Sure it will be quieter and maybe a little wider (will they be able to bring cabin altitude down to 787 levels?), but if it's still 10 abreast, won't pax continue to prefer the A350?

I know there are those who say that passengers don't really notice the differences between one plane and another, but I reckon that those choosing airlines on long haul routes do more homework, particularly those willing to pay more than the baseline fare.


No one I know of. With close ties to the Filipino community in my corner of Europe, I know a lot of people travelling with family to the Philippines. They search on the internet for good fares, they might take into account excessive stopover waiting times but not much more than that. If they had a bad experience with an airline, they might avoid that particular airline and tell others about it, but a cramped cabin will be associated with the airline, not the type of aircraft. And even more probably the sardine can style will be seen as something inevitable.

In a few years, when the 350:s are 10 across and the 777x:s are 11 across, we will long for the good old days with a 10 across 777W. :lol:


Yes, sadly I doubt most customers realize. They don't even know what the aircraft types are.

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Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:49 pm

1 or 2 777s will be sold to wilmington
 
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Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:50 am

Will this have an impact of the 777 based pilots in LAX?
 
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Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:02 pm

Lingon wrote:
kaitak wrote:
737max8 wrote:
Thank goodness, hope the A350-1000 to LAX is true. Anything to avoid 10 across 777s


You have to wonder if airlines will begin recognising this - not just those with A350s and 777s (at 10 abreast), but also those with 787s (at nine abreast - which is all but one). If the operate both 777s and A350s on particular routes, won't they start seeing a trend of passengers selecting one type over another, or of discussions on forums/social media, advising people to select one type over another. And that being the case, what does it mean for the 777-9? Sure it will be quieter and maybe a little wider (will they be able to bring cabin altitude down to 787 levels?), but if it's still 10 abreast, won't pax continue to prefer the A350?

I know there are those who say that passengers don't really notice the differences between one plane and another, but I reckon that those choosing airlines on long haul routes do more homework, particularly those willing to pay more than the baseline fare.


No one I know of. With close ties to the Filipino community in my corner of Europe, I know a lot of people travelling with family to the Philippines. They search on the internet for good fares, they might take into account excessive stopover waiting times but not much more than that. If they had a bad experience with an airline, they might avoid that particular airline and tell others about it, but a cramped cabin will be associated with the airline, not the type of aircraft. And even more probably the sardine can style will be seen as something inevitable.

In a few years, when the 350:s are 10 across and the 777x:s are 11 across, we will long for the good old days with a 10 across 777W. :lol:

You can't have comfort and cheap fares! It simply doesn't make sense and customers have already shown the market that 9-across simply isn't worth the premium.

Businesses need to make as much money as they can; after all, they still have an obligation to the shareholders.
 
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Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Another A350-1000 route has been added:

Cathay Pacific to fly A350-1000XWB aircraft on Hong Kong – Tel Aviv route from 03OCT18


https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 5073106945
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