Mr.BA
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Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 9:44 am

Hi guys,

I am going to Hong Kong next month and I have not decided on airlines.

Which airlines do you think I should fly??? I have these choices...

Cathay pacific......B747-400s/A330s/B777s
Singapore Airlines.......B747-400s/B777s
China Airlines......A300s
Qantas Airways........B767-300

That's all... can you tell me what to expect and which is the better choice??? Thanks a lot,

Alvin
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 9:49 am

SQ or CX would be my first choice but first I'd like to know what class of service you're flying.

CX has a better than average coach while SQ biz class is better than CX.

My 02.

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 9:49 am

Well, all are good choices execpt for China Airlines...we all know why.
 
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 10:01 am

Hello Ual747-600,

I am flying in Economy class sadly as I am not rich to fly other better classes. Humm.... what can I expect from this???

Thanks a lot,

Alvin
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 10:10 am

I've never flown SQ but I've heard nothing but the best about them. Give them a try and give us a trip report!
 
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 10:48 am

HI,

Where are you flying from , Singapore ???. I would go via CX, at least you can get a safe flight. SQ have great service but so many bad stories about there flight deck crew.

What days will you be in Hong Kong ?????. Are you going to go spotting ???
 
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 11:47 am

Hkgspotter1,

I am flying in from Singapore... I will be staying in HK for about a week. Of course I will go spotting.

Modesto2, a trip report will be there....

Alvin
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 11:54 am

Mr BA,

If your mum is paying for everything, QF is most likely.
The reason? QF offers the cheapest fare from SIN-HKG-SIN. SQ/CX fares are the most expensive on this route.
CI..well...quite expensive too actually.

But you also have a choice of Garuda (A330) and UAL (B744), which are the cheapest here.

If you have relatives living in Hong Kong, take United...early departure from SIN and late return to SIN. If staying in hotels, due to check-out time at 1200, you can choose the rest.

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 12:03 pm

Jubilee777,

My mum knows I love planes and she will be paying everything... even SIA. I think I will go for SIA or UA. I have not flown in UA... SQ once.

Thanks,
Alvin
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 12:15 pm

I would go either with SQ or CX. I've never flown CX but from what i've heard they have very good service. I have flown SQ about 4 times SIN-HKG-SIN and always found a high level of inflight service as always. Anyway I would love to fly in B773 to HKG 
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 12:20 pm

In my previous post, I have SIA in my list as I hope to get on a B773!!! May I know what flight uses B773??? SQ868 or...

Thanks,
Alvin
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 1:13 pm

If you are interested in flightdeck visits during the flight, your chances are best with QF, followed by CX. With the rest, you can forget about it!

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 1:36 pm

Alvin,
According to the current printed timetable, SQ 860 and SQ 868 use the B773. All other flights use B744. The thrice weekly flight that goes on to TPE, SQ 870 uses the B772.

I was transiting in HKG in August on SQ 1 from SFO and one of SQ's B773 was parked besides my B744. It was beautiful! Hope you get on one of those B773.

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 2:40 pm

SIA fan,

Okay... thanks for your timetable help. Most likely I will go with SIA...

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 3:18 pm

I would go via SIA or CX on their 777s. I would not recommend you to go via UA or CI because UA's 747s are really crumped and CI..... you know what's the reason....
 
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 5:13 pm

Hi,
I'd highly recommend QANTAS, but unfortunately only 767-300s are available on that route . So, you should choose SIA. Its service is excellent and you might even get to fly on a 777. I won't give my opinion on CX, as I haven't flown on it before. Do give us a trip report.  

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 7:24 pm

Mr. BA

When is your actual date coming to HK?? You're not really lucky to come by at this time of the year, the airport always uses 07 for landing due to the wind direction, so perhaps you'll be coming in by sea instead of flying across the city~~
QF, CX and SIA are certainly the best choice. I was on QF last time when I went to Singapore for a cultural exchange programme. It was fantastic~~At least I got a cockpit landing on my return trip to HKG!!

BTW, what school do you study in S'pore.....just curious!!

Hope you have a great trip to HK!!!

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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 7:26 pm

Id choose CX anyday then SQ then china airlines
Bet you are suprised by my answer with CI?
well maybe because most of you have not even flown them. I have and for sure i was upset i was going to fly with them but i had no choice. It turned out theta the flight, service, entertainment was excelent. The food is better than Cathay Pacifics for sure. China Airlines is more than what you expect except for the faxt that they have had neumerous crashing occasions and wasnt that a MANDARINE AIRLINES airline that crashed in hong kong? or is it part of CI?
o well
Wekll if you were to fly to hong kong Mr.BA Fly CX.
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 9:59 pm

Skybutt, I have not decided on the date as I'm not sure if that particular date... humm... if airlines has seats. I wish to decide on the airline... anyday will be Okay. By the way, I have got a offer... I fly there by SQ and coming back with CX... this... I can fly the top 2 airlines in a trip!!!

Alvin
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 10:41 pm

Well, just some personal advice:

Want to have cockpit visit? CX or QF would be the best choice. Garuda I'm not sure but I know they have a very nice and new A330, used to saw it in Perth airport, really nice aircraft. CI I'm not sure but for sure if you are on A300, please expect a rather old aircraft. SQ and UA, forget about it.

So, the choice would be between CX, QF and GA. QF have a old and outdated 763. GA I'm not sure they have PTV or not. CX would be the best choice. Anyway, by considering a rather short flight, for me PTV wasn't really important.

I just went to HK 7th this month with CX via Perth and have a nice 30 minutes on the A330 jumpseat. A330 cockpit is just superb.

Hope this will help.

 
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RE: Going To Hong Kong

Sun Oct 22, 2000 11:20 pm

Phileo,
Are the 767 cockpits in QF that old??
I think they are fantastic, they maybe can't compare with the really new ones, but they're all great.

Skybutt