hkgspotter1
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A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Thu Mar 21, 2002 9:38 am

The aircraft will arrive in Hong Kong on the morning of April 9th, then depart for Narita before coming back to Hong Kong that night. Aircraft departs again the following day but I'm not sure if its back to France or not.

So, Narita spotters....... GET READY !!
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Thu Mar 21, 2002 12:23 pm

Damn, I'll be in FRA. What time does it depart the 10th? I might see it if it's not too early.
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Thu Mar 21, 2002 8:42 pm

It will also fly FRA-SFO-FRA on April 15-17th and FRA-SIN-FRA on April 18-21.

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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Thu Mar 21, 2002 8:50 pm

Why does it fly to HK??For what?Is it just testing if it works well?
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 1:46 am

The A346 will be arriving in the morning on the 9th? I Can't go that early as I'll be at work, what time does it depart the next day, coz maybe I'll be able to see it then?

I can't wait till CX get theirs. Are they going to open new routes using the aircraft or just use it on existing ones?

Thanks.
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:54 am

The plan was to use it on the HKG-JFK non-stop flight. Hopefully, after using it around Asia for testing for a while, they will do as planned.
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:32 am

any chance of them using it for the SYD route?

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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:42 am

I doubt it. Not with 3 anyway!! Even if they do it will only be during the trial period.
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:47 pm

That's great - binoculars at the ready!
I hope it's not one that gets delivered to CX, as it will be a regular visitor then!

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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:23 pm

If your a reg spotter it does not matter !!!
 
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RE: A340-642 To Visit Hong Kong And Narita.

Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:51 pm

Airbus are doing route proving flights for VS with the A346 that's why they will be goin to HKG and NRT the schedule also involves LAX as well. As stated above they will be doing these flights in April.
The final flight schedule for the VS flights haven't been confirmed yet.