ktachiya
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Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:14 am

Today, I was sitting inside my car staring at the Delta section of YVR. It took me a while to notice that the CX flight (HKG-YVR-JFK) parked in gate D73 was a B747-400 from its normal A340-300/600. I was waiting again for a while when I heard CX 838 approaching Vancouver. When it landed, it was yet another B747-400. This is rare; I have seen many A340's of CX parked at YVR when they used to make their technical stop on its way to YYZ but never before have I seen two B744 parked at the same time.

A JAL 744 was in the gate that CX 838 was supposed to use and again, I guess he had trouble understanding the ATC's orders to push back far enough to let the CX come into the gate. He waited a few minutes in D71 until the ATC instructed him to push back far enough to let the Cathay bird come into the gate.

It was a strange day today but does anyone know the reason that CX brought two of its B744 into YVR today? Is it just that the loads were high today or cargo?
Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
 
MarshalN
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RE: Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:21 am

I thought CX888/889 (HKG-YVR-JFK) is normally a 744, but it varies (under the CX schedules I think it's listed as EQV). 838/839 is always a 744 I think. I was under the impression the A346 is only exclusively used for the direct non-stop HKG-JFK flight.
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:47 pm

The 830/831 has always been an A346. Recently the 838/839 became a 744, and the 888/889 was a 343/346 mix, making two airbuses to JFK.

However, CX this winter will send the 744 back to JFK on the 888/889, and the 838/839 will be handed back to the Airbus. Not sure of the start date, but if a 744 was on the 888 then it must have changed already!
 
babaero
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RE: Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:22 pm

Due to one of the CX340-600 AOG in HKG the CX888 service on 13th was operated by 744.

B-HKD was one the other was B-HUB


From 21st November CX888 reverts back to 744 whilst the 340-600s undergo yearly hanger chks
 
ktachiya
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RE: Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:07 pm

Quoting Babaero (Reply 3):
From 21st November CX888 reverts back to 744 whilst the 340-600s undergo yearly hanger chks

So will the 838/839 flight revert back to an A340 series then?
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ACDC8
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RE: Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:10 pm

I've seen 2 CX B744's at YVR on several occasions myself. Ususally one would be pushing back as the next one would be coming into the gate.
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jakob77
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RE: Two CX 744 At YVR Today!

Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:22 pm

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 4):
So will the 838/839 flight revert back to an A340 series then?

as stated in reply #2 already, "838/839 will be handed back to the Airbus."