VH-OJO
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CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:45 am

There has recently been some talk about CX returning A346 to CX100/101 HKG-SYD-HKG for the southern hemisphere winter schedule. However the Cathay website lists A343 for that service. Have there been any last minute changes, or could this perhaps be the direct result of VS introducing their LHR-HKG-SYD service on A346 ?

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Could it be that CX will operate the A346 only on some days of the week or based on demand ?
 
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:53 pm

Hmm... they might be able to fly the spare as long as it departs after the HKG-JFK sector departs.

Dirty plane.

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The Coachman
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:34 pm

My parents are due to fly on it about April 15 or so on CX101 HKG-SYD. They have changed the schedules to show A343, it would depend on operations and whether the JFK flight would allow it.

It's good to see VS A346's here in SYD  Smile
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Scanorama
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:43 pm

The first and second A340-600 are now deployed on HKG-JFK-HKG, with the third is being deployed to other places like YVR, KIX. During southern hemisphere winter schedule, it was planned CX100/CX101 will revert back to A340-600, maybe its just not on the schedule yet?
 
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:35 pm

Dirty plane.


Indeed. Not very clean either.
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cx773
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:50 pm

As far as i know, CX 346 will not fly to SYD for the rest of winter schedule.
 
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:14 pm

I ve checked CX summer 05 schedule and 346 is supposed to do foll
CX830/831 HKG-JFK-HKG daily
CX888/889 HKG-YVR-JFK v.v. days 257 and
CX506/507 HKG-KIX-HKG day 4
There is not much time to do something else
just fly - it is nice
 
VH-OJO
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:22 pm

That means no more CX 346 at SYD ! I was to fly the bird in May and my ticket itinerary shows likewise (346). When I checked the web site in December it still showed 346 but has now reverted to 343. Too bad, I was looking forward to it.
 
Scanorama
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:42 pm

Thats disappointing. I was looking forward to see CX A340-600 back to SYD again. The triple daily A330-300 is getting boring  Sad
 
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:44 am

Price of getting the extra flight CX138/9 was downgrading capacity on the CX100/1.

If they had kept the 346 on this run that would have dumped 120 J seats on Sydney - far too much to be sustainable. With a A333/A34C mix that's only 90, a much more sensible number.
 
The Coachman
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:50 am

Yeah, indeed that was the price. We've gone from 1 x 744 to 1 x 744 and 1 x 343 to 1 x 744 and 1 x 333.

And then gone to 2 x 333, now 3 x 333 (with an occasional 34C).

There was a 744 here a week or so ago.

It seems like SYD is one of CX's most important markets and they send capacity down here in response to demand (particularly in the Southern Hemisphere summer).

CX had no choice because I don't think they have many spare 744's and QF's increase in capacity with their QF29/30 has made CX's 3rd daily flight to SYD pretty much a necessity. Add VS's entry into the market and CX's presence in the market is perceived to be diminishing a little, hence the entry of the 3rd daily flight.
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:15 pm

KA is rumored to start SYD in Aug with new 333s in 2-class config with PTVs in EY.
 
The Coachman
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RE: CX A346 And SYD

Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:43 am

If that happens, look out for a price war. There is way too much capacity on the route if they enter it. 6 daily flights to HKG (1 x 744 and 1 x744/1 x 333 (QF dependent on QF29/30), 3 x 333 (CX), 1 x 346 (VS)). There was a time when we had 3 (albeit on 3 x 744's), then 4 (3 x 744 and 1 x 343). This is ridiculous. I can't see QF or CX being dislodged. VS is a LHR carry-over. The only way for KA to enter is to drop fares. And all the premium pax will go QF or CX (equal) then VS then KA in order of preference. Chances are not good.

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