BA did fly onwards to Taipei and Manila a couple of years ago as I remembered vividly (having been on one of those flights). However, I remembered reading through of one the threads on a.net a couple of years ago saying that it was more profitable for BA
parking their aircrafts at HKG
than flying a short leg to Taipei or Manila. It's just a matter of simple economics. (however, do correct if I'm wrong)
As to United Airline's point, Why don't they just fly them to other Asian Cities like Taipei or Kuala Lumpur?
codeshares with CX
flights to Kuala Lumpur, Auckland and Seoul, taking advantage of being part of One World Alliance.
But what I always seem to find illogical is codesharing with CX
to Seoul, it just doesn't seem to make any sense, i.e. 12-hour flight from LHR
, then HKG
3-hour flight, as the route is SO blatantly indirect, compared to e.g. LHR
routing?? Does anyone have an answer to this??