slawko
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CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG

Fri May 19, 2000 10:41 am

Within the next few weeks, Cathay pacific will be trying a nonstop Transpolar flight from Toronto to Hong Kong, The flight will, as always be conducted by the A340 and will depart later then usual, at around 1:30AM.......
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
mikeyyz
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RE: CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG

Fri May 19, 2000 1:14 pm


Why only YYZ-HKG and not both ways as they have a technical stop both ways in ANC.

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n949wp
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RE: CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG

Fri May 19, 2000 2:56 pm

HKG-YYZ is non-stop except during the summer season, when the tail winds over the North Pacific is not strong enough to give that extra push. In fact, the switch to one-stop HKG-YYZ had just occured on May 1st.
 
WorldVoyager
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RE: CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG

Sat May 20, 2000 6:34 am

I took CX828/829 YYZ-HKG/HKG-YYZ back in Dec/Jan, and on the way there, the flight was an agonizing 20 hours with a stop in Anchorage.  

On the way back, however, the flight was non-stop and took only 14 hours.
 
SABENA
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RE: CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG

Sat May 20, 2000 5:31 pm

The fact it was non stop only on YYZ-HKG is because on this route they can benefit from flying with the jet stream wind effect behind them.
I am astonished to see on their summer timetable that they're going to operate the YYZ-HKG flight non stop !
This could be the longest A340 flt ever !!

Anyway with CX the time is elapsed quickly it is such a good airline ...!!!


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slawko
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It Was Last Night

Sun May 21, 2000 12:22 am

The flight was on May 20'th departing at around 1:25am, it lasted about 14 hours which is about three hours shorter then the flight would have been with the stop in Ancourage. It was only a test, and they can't make it a regular service, until Russia can upgrade it's ATC service and have a few more basic english speaking controllers....
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: CX Trial Trans-Polar YYZ-HKG

Sun May 21, 2000 5:07 am

I heard AA is experimenting ETOPS transpolar with the 777. Has any one heard any details on these test flights?

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