bobcat
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Is Nonstop Westbound NYC-Taipei Possible With Pax?

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:56 pm

Is nonstop westbound NYC-Taipei possible with pax? CI flies the eastbound TPE-NYC nonstop in the winter(stronger winds), but never the westbound... Are there no aircraft capable of doing this? (carrying normal load of passengers)

 
prosa
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RE: Is Nonstop Westbound NYC-Taipei Possible With Pax?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:26 am

Is nonstop westbound NYC-Taipei possible with pax? CI flies the eastbound TPE-NYC nonstop in the winter(stronger winds), but never the westbound... Are there no aircraft capable of doing this? (carrying normal load of passengers)

CO manages EWR-CLK nonstop.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
 
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RE: Is Nonstop Westbound NYC-Taipei Possible With Pax?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 3:48 am

CI's A340 does not fly over the poles like CO772.

So CI has to stop at ANC, along with Korean Air, Cathay Pacific for westbound flight.
 
hawkeye2
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RE: Is Nonstop Westbound NYC-Taipei Possible With Pax?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 6:14 am

Sorry for the offtopic rant, but I don't know how many times I've seen this error on this site:

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Thank you.  Smile
 
hawkeye2
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RE: Is Nonstop Westbound NYC-Taipei Possible With Pax?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 6:16 am

As Jim said, EWR-HKG uses the polar route, which has almost no headwinds.

But, a polar route would be impossible for flights to/from TPE, as it must overfly Chinese airspace, and China denys overflight rights to Taiwanese carriers at the moment.
 
The Coachman
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RE: Is Nonstop Westbound NYC-Taipei Possible With Pax?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 10:22 am

BTW, CX goes JFK-YVR-HKG, not via ANC

CX is reverting back to YYZ-ANC (tech.)-HKG flights after having done YYZ-YVR (tech.)-HKG flights because of security measures at ANC which added costs.
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