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What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:13 am

When is this going to happen? Are has is been put off until further notice?
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gigneil
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:05 am

SARS happened to JFK-HKG.

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ConcordeBoy
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:11 am

it was put off (again!) even before SARs....
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irishpower
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:26 am

I heard somewhere that they are looking at starting it some time in the spring of 2004.
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:36 am

JFK-HKG on CX was discontinued immediately after the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks and it stayed grounded as a result of the SARS problem during the winter/spring of 2003. My guess is that if SARS does not come back this fall/winter, the route will resume, on a nonstop basis, with a 747-400 or an A340 before too long. Continental restarted the EWR-HKG route four times a week and despite SARS and the general climate in the industry, CO insists it is a profitable route.

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ConcordeBoy
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:43 am

JFK-HKG on CX was discontinued immediately after the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks

How can a route that was never initiated be discontinued?  Laugh out loud


...seems you're actually got it confused with UA's JFK-HKG flights, which were operated by a 744.
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CPH-R
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:44 am

I think it'll be introduced if CX get the rights to LHR-JFK. As it is now, it's a JFK-YYZ-YVR-HKG flight right? Or is JFK completely omitted?

I remember reading that YYZ had a very loyal passengerbase for CX flights to HKG.
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:46 am

CX flies HKG-YVR-JFK... no YYZ in there
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:47 am

No, it's JFK-YVR-HKG. No YYZ leg on this route. YYZ does have a separate flight which stops at ANC to refuel. The JFK-YVR-HKG route is one of CX's most profitable.

And yes, the YYZ flight does well too as Toronto has a huge population of Hong Kong Chinese.
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:49 am

It was either because the US skipped the Visa Waiver, or because of SARS, CX moved the ANC stop to YVR. I remember reading that it was quite a bit of a hassle during the stop at ANC, since passengers had to deplane & then re-board.
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:53 am

No; the JFK-HKG flight always stopped at YVR, never Anchorage. The visa waiver issue had nothing to do with it.

I would imagine it's pretty high up the priority list for CX, though (the nonstop, that is!)
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:10 am

I think there's a bit of confusion here:
The JFK-HKG flight stops at YVR.
The YYZ-HKG flight used to stop at ANC, but, from what I could understand, due to new rules, that stop was moved to YVR, so the passengers wouldn't have to reboard (or something like that).
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:20 am

CPH-R

You are correct. Afterall ANC transit wasn't too bad, an nteresting airport.
 
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:20 am

CPH-R

You are correct. Afterall ANC transit wasn't too bad, an interesting airport.
 
The Red Baron
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RE: What Happened To JFK-HKG On CX?

Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:25 am

I believe talks are to be held towards the end of this month regarding traffic rights for CX to fly LHR-JFK. If they are granted rights, then HKG will look favourably on granting VS rights in return to fly onward from HKG-SYD to connect with the Virgin Blue network.

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