QantasHeavy
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Cathay Using Regional-config 330s On HKG-SYD?

Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:19 pm

Am flying HKG-SYD on Cathay and the aircraft is a "330" -- not a "333" or "33B". Am flying business -- does this mean the plane will have the regional seats in it. It is two-class and I think the B version has the new seats.

If CX is flying that regional model on the 9 hour Sydney route that is pathetic... that is mediocre business class for short haul, let alone long haul. I got a print-out from the customer service agent and all of the EQV services to SYD are 330s, like that is a way to hide the fact they are the commuter A-330s.

CX does a good job, but if the regional configuration is being used HKG-SYD that is very dissapointing.
 
calvin99
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RE: Cathay Using Regional-config 330s On HKG-SYD?

Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:36 pm

I don't think so... Sydney always receive the long haul product of A333... they are even one of the first to receive the new product...!! i think its because they don't know whether it is a 333 or 33B..

when are you travelling..?? that will clarify more..!!
 
QantasHeavy
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RE: Cathay Using Regional-config 330s On HKG-SYD?

Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:50 pm

Tomorrow 9AM flight. Ticker shows 330 and 14A so can't be a 333, as there is no 14A on the 3-class. Hope it is new product but they only have 2 of the A-330s equiped with the new business class. The overnight to Sydney has one of them; not sure about the other one.

Would certainly think SYD would get the premium aircraft... but looks like a 330 from the print-out. Hope you are right and it is a EQV=330 of some type. BUT most of the other flights are all 33B or 333.
 
andrewtang
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RE: Cathay Using Regional-config 330s On HKG-SYD?

Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:58 pm

Quoting Calvin99 (Reply 1):
I don't think so... Sydney always receive the long haul product of A333

Sometimes due to aircraft rotation, some unlucky pax will get to sit the regional business class!

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