bkkair
Posts: 384
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2001 9:10 pm

CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Wed Aug 28, 2002 9:42 pm

CX will start flying the A340-600 HKG-LAX 1 Dec initially 3 times per week and increasing to daily on 1 Jan replacing one of the 744 flights. The 346 will seat 288 ( 8F/60J/220Y) vs 383 on the 744 ( but carry twice the amount of cargo as the 744).

Also noticed that the flying times for the 744 and 346 are the same whereas the 343 would always be scheduled for 45-50 minutes longer than a 744 on the same route. Guess the 346 is no longer a slower aircraft than the 744.
 
Air Taiwan
Posts: 1498
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 1999 3:06 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:25 pm

Will the 346s be scheduled on occassionally HKG-TPE or regional routes?

Jimmy
 
hkgspotter1
Posts: 5750
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:43 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:55 pm

Its also doing the Manila flight according to one of the users on our forum.

http://www.the-wu.org/cgi-bin/paforum/YaBB.cgi?board=hksf
 
bkkair
Posts: 384
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2001 9:10 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Wed Aug 28, 2002 11:52 pm

The 346 will be used HKG-TPE and HKG-MNL as CX always use their long haul aircraft on short regional routes during the day.

With the 28Mar schedule, the 346 drops off the LAX route which goes back to 2 744's and I don't know where the 346's ( 3 by March) will be flying then.
Hmmm. Maybe a new yet to be announced route or HKG-YYZ.
 
United Airline
Posts: 8771
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:24 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:33 am

I think the B 747-400 is still the fastest subsonic commercial aircraft on earth.

 
bkkair
Posts: 384
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2001 9:10 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 11:42 am

Any news on where the 346's willl fly from 28 Mar forward when they are taken off the LAX route? Only plausible theories I've heard are a new route HKG-ORD and/or HKG-YYZ non-stop.

Looks like Virgin will be the first 346 ( other than the demo flight a few months back) in HKG when they start HKG-LHR on 16Oct beating CX by 6 weeks and then SA a month later with their 346 from HKG-JNB on 2 Jan. A big improvement for SA on the 742 they've been using.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Danny Hill


 
CX829
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2002 3:00 am

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 11:50 am

I didn't think they'll put the A346 on the HKG-YYZ route.
 
Inbound
Posts: 614
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2001 7:59 am

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:16 pm

288 pax on a 600 series??
what kinda seating arrangement is that? I mean, do pax get like a mile of leg room each?

288 pax is what BWIA packs into it's 300 series and nobody's complained about space yet.

I love that "mine's bigger than yours"....branson is a riot!
Maintain own separation with terrain!
 
CXCPA
Posts: 356
Joined: Sat May 27, 2000 11:14 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:27 pm

Before September 11 attack, CX said that A340-600 for HKG-JFK non-stop flight. But now,....
 
The Coachman
Posts: 1192
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2001 9:57 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:31 pm

It'll go where cargo revenue is great, ORD can't be ruled out...

LHR maybe in line as well.
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
 
jesseycy
Posts: 322
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2001 2:15 pm

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Thu Aug 29, 2002 6:24 pm

Inbound, U make it sound like getting lots of legrrom is a bad thing! But seriously, if you look at the setaing plans, there will be loads of J class seats! 60! That's one big Biz class cabin!
 
Guest

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Fri Aug 30, 2002 12:49 am

What is the time when the CX A346 will be arriving at LAX?
 
propatriamori
Posts: 131
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2000 6:42 am

RE: CX Begins 1st A340-600 Route To LAX 1 Dec

Fri Aug 30, 2002 3:50 am

From the OAG website...

Flight CX 880 - Cathay Pacific Airways Aircraft 346
Depart Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Apt Dep. Time 11:35pm Dec 02
Arrive Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Apt Arr. Time 07:55pm Dec 02
Travel Time 12 hours 20 mins Total Stops None

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alggag, ANA787, B737900ER, barney captain, Boeing778X, Bourkky, caribb, DC1979, dlflynhayn, FAST Enterprise [Crawler], FlyBTV, Google Adsense [Bot], gweilo88, hummingbird, jbpdx, johnberg, MrBretz, Mst4k, Sightseer, trav110, ttm, UA735WL, usxguy, werdywerd and 163 guests