warden145
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China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:14 am

Hello!

My apologies if this was covered earlier; I did a search but couldn't readily find anything on this subject. Hopefully I don't get screamed at (again)   

Last night, I noticed two China Airlines aircraft at the International Terminal A at SFO. Upon looking around FlightView's list of CI flights between TPE and SFO, it looks like CI's started flying more than 7 flights on this route per week. From what I can tell, CI 4 (a 747) is operating daily as per usual, but they've added an A340 (CI 2004) at least twice...I saw it listed on Wednesday as well as the Sunday flight that I witnessed. At first, I thought this was a one-off, but it looks like they may be doing this regularly.

Just out of curiosity, what's the frequency of the second flight, and is this a seasonal thing, or will they be running it permanently?

Thanks in advance!  
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Fastphilly
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:27 am

It's was a short stint for about a month. Next Sunday is the final schedule before it gets back to normal with daily 744.
 
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:58 am

What would be a wonderful sight to see CI A340 at SFO! To me, the CI livery looks great on A340, more so than A330.
Is this additional flight to cater for summer peak traffic?
I wonder, the same route, using A340, how much longer would be the flight time as compared with B747?
 
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:03 am

Quoting celestar (Reply 2):
What would be a wonderful sight to see CI A340 at SFO!

There wouldn't be much to see since CI is one of the last flights out of SFO at 01:20.
 
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:55 am

I think EVA operates 12x weekly at the moment and UA will resume next year as well... Lots of lift to Taiwan...
 
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:20 am

Here is the flight schedule of the extra flights.


CI2004 TPE2355 – 2055SFO 343 19JUN13/23JUN13/26JUN13
CI2003 SFO0105 – 0610+1TPE 343 20JUN13/24JUN13/27JUN13
 
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:59 am

Quoting celestar (Reply 2):
I wonder, the same route, using A340, how much longer would be the flight time as compared with B747?

30 min if you look at their schedule for SFO-TPE, 12hr 35 min by 744 vs 13hr 5 min by A343

Quoting Fastphilly (Reply 3):
There wouldn't be much to see since CI is one of the last flights out of SFO at 01:20.

And you wont see any anymore after next year when the 77Ws get delivered and replace the A343s!
 
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:54 pm

Thank you everyone for your responses   Greatly appreciate the explanation...
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celestar
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RE: China Airlines Second Flight To SFO?

Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:41 am

Sad to see the A343 having its days of glory. It is a very quiet plane to be on.
Glad to see CI 77W, must be looking brilliantly good to look at.

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