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Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:09 pm

It's finally time to reveal the latest Qantas' A330-300 international fleet, the best metals between Australia and Hong Kong's skies!! Personally I am much anxious to share the experience as it was by far one of my best flights in 2004!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Date: 17 September 2004
Flight number: QF 67
Itinerary: Perth-Hong Kong
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Registration number: VH-QPF
Est. Departure time (local): 9.30am
Est. Arrival time (local): 5.15pm
Duration: 7hrs 45mins
Qantas operates 3x weekly direct between the 2 cities





The journey started with checking in at the airport in person, as much as I wanted Qantas to introduce an online service  Pissed  Pissed ... Right at the terminal, I noticed only one counter open for QF67, which wasn't surprising as I'd long expected loadings to be extremely lite. Earlier on, I'd read numerous reports of SYD/MEL-HKG flights with only 50-60 passengers onboard, so I was well prepared to see even fewer this time (remark: actual number of passengers were 70-80 in economy class) !! Anyway, a big plus of flying in low reason was the superior personal service passengers to receive. I was greeted by two gorgeous blondies at the counter  Smile/happy/getting dizzy . Warm and friendly services were then to follow. Overweight luggages were tagged with no question asked. There I asked for a window seat at the rear section of the aircraft, which was well accommodated with a smile  Smile .

A friendly reminder from the gorgeous ladies: "Sir, you are always welcomed to switch seat after take off, it's more or less an empty flight today"... Sweet, just as what I'd expected!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up



Having cleared immigration and security procedures, I proceeded straight to the departure gate. The brand new A330-300, VH-QPF, was already there awaiting for passengers. For quite a moment I simply couldn't get my eyes off the bright and shiny bird!! Of course, afterwards I also went off and did some airside spotting, having come across some interesting ones including (Bali-based) Air Paradise's A310-300 (PK-KDW) and a South African's A340-200 (ZS-SLE) amongst the usual QF 763s and MH 772, etc.




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At 9am, boarding commenced. It was smooth and swift and I enjoyed being greeted all the way from the depature gate to my seat by by the friendly and smiling crews  Love . I went over to the galley and inquired about the A330-300 which according to the cabin crew on duty as her own personal favourite to work on. I couldn't agree more even from a passenger's point of view. The new A330-300 cabin interior was much more spacious and quieter than ever, and a big delight to fly on too (comparison with the 767ER :!: ). Apparently it helped when everything onboard was so fresh and new...  Love





The aircraft was pushed back at 9.30am and prior to take off, there was the standard safety demonstration, featured in dual languages in English and Cantonese. However, at other times all Chinese PA were made in Mandarin. Out of the six crew in the EY cabin, one was Chinese speaking... which was interesting enough to note.  Laugh out loud

There were quite a few reasons I personally felt that the new Qantas service was the best link between Hong Kong and Australia. I used to fly with Cathay Pacific and only with them, during even the airline's most difficult times like the massive flight disruption in 2001 summer (the fact that PER was the first destination CX axed which caused me much frustration), 9/11 and SARS etc. However, I was increasingly alarmed at the airline's deteriorating service standard in economy class. My last experience onboard CX170/1 earlier had exposed me to the harsh reality of massive service cut, worn-out aircrafts, cocky personnel, and their hostile attitudes to selective passengers, particularly mainland Chineses and other non-English speaking Hong Kongers. Food were barely edible and the portion was ever diminishing. Bear in mind that it was I have no interest to bash Cathay, which is still in my far opinion, much better than many other airlines  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up ; but for the love of my home town carrier (as I was born and grew up in HKG), I seriously hope CX could focus more resources on revamping the EY service, not just single mindedly on the front end, as it seems to be the company's strategy at the moment..

Hardwise, Qantas does offer a much better product than many of its competitors. The "slimline" economy class seats were further enhanced to provide extra cushioning and back support (as I noticed, they were different from the rest in QF fleet). They were now more comfortable than ever, and my top pick so far. Legroom was enlarged to a generous 34 inch, much nicer and realistic for long haul travel  Big thumbs up. In the premium cabin, all A330-300s were fitted with lie-flat business class seats, also known as the Skybed http://www.qantas.com.au/agents/dyn/qf/info/pdf/InternationalBusiness.pdf, which I'd love to try out in the future too!!  Love





Now personal entertainment had finally come as a standard feature onboard Qantas, and they are soon to be upgraded to AVOD in January 2005. Right now passengers are already pampered with a well-balanced selection of 18 video and 16 radio channels, including the latest blockbuster, comedies, news, sports and documentaries, etc. Not bad already, i reckon!!!  Big grin  Big grin





Back to the flight, soon after the aircraft was air borne. The inflight manager welcomed passengers onboard again over the PA system. She was proudly introducing the new A330-300 international fleet and going over some of its inflight features. Entertainment units were then switched on and the crews were out there to distribute headphones and menus cards. Meals included a lunch and a hot refreshment, snacks in-between, plus cup noodles on request. Clearly more than adequate for an 8hour flight.  Innocent  Innocent




(photo credit: nice pic by Thomas Chan, a mate of mine!!  Big thumbs up)




(photo credit: another nice one by Thomas Chan, thank you very much!!)

The inflight magazine was a special edition to commemorate the QF's new multi-million "I still call Australia home" marketing campaign (also the most expensive ad in Australian history). I'd watched the commercial on tele but frankly that was just a remake of the original concept. Whether the $$ was well spent was clearly debatable, at least to me...  Innocent

The flight was cruising at an altitude of roughly 10900-11000km. And the contrasting Aussie landscapes were on display out of the window --> very impressive sights  Smokin cool !!





Lunch soon followed. And my choice was the beef rice dish, which tasted okay. However, highlight of the meal was the heavenly desert  Insane  Insane . After the meal each passenger was given an individual bottle of water. And every hour the crew did a water run with soft drinks, boozes, juices and packaged snacks on offer...





Over the flight, some minor turbulence was come across over the Java sea, which was otherwise a very stable and smooth journey (out of the norms for PER-HKG-PER). Apparently I was more than hydrated for the remainder of the flight, having had a coke + apple juices + bottle of water + a beer + a tea + another glass of water... which all together made me a frequent visitor to the washrooms owing to biological urges Big grin:D. At other times, I was enjoying the movies. I actually watched "Shrek 2" twice and it was still as hilarious as the first time, a highly recommended comedy!!  Wow!  Wow! Also, the crew were out there to entertain and chat with every passenger onboard. I got a whole lot of souvenirs to bring home from them...Thanks a million!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up







Then came the 2nd meal of the flight at 4pm, which was some stir fried vegetarian noodles, tasted absolutely awful, however  Crying  Crying !! The flight was rather uneventful afterwards, as we prepared to descend into HKG. Flying over the HKG seas, it was the comforting thoughts of being at home... Nice!!  Innocent  Innocent






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So I concluded the journey here. Overall speaking it had left a much positive impression of Qantas on me. And I am absolutely happy to stick with them the next time.

To sum up, here are my ratings on:

Check in: 9/10
Inflight service: 9/10
Catering: 7/10
Seat comfort: 8/10



http://www.tequilasydney.com/qantas/a330-300/flash/index.html

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:13 pm

Thankyou for your excellent report.

What a shame the newest and best aircraft are being used for flights with such horrible loadings.

Tell me did you see how loaded business class was?

I can't understand how the loadings on the Hong Kong flights are so bad. Does anybody know how loads are on the Brisbane, sydney and Melbourne services of late?

Also are you sure QF have increased the seat pitch to 34' ... I have not seen this advertised anywhere.

Thankyou and regards

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:27 am

Really enjoyed reading this and looking at the pictures,superb!

The pax load is very low,is this usual and if so,why use a 333 on the route,a 763 would be better suited don't you think?

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:27 pm

Nice report and pics.
I have flown PER-HKG return twice, once on CX and once on QF.
The QF loads were low(back in the 763 days) and CX (330) were always high.
I also wonder how QF can keep this service in operation, unless there is a lot of cargo to keep it going. CX is lucky because it gets all the transit pax through HKG (Europe, North Asia, USA), but with QF it is primarily O&D.
I wonder if it would make sense if CX added a 4th service, and then both CX and QF codeshared on the route to offer a daily service, that way offering a daily Europe connection via HKG, and importanly, connecting with the new QF HKG-LHR service.
I know at one point CX were looking at a fourth frequency but it never did eventuate.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:58 pm

Great report and pics! I really enjoyed reading it!

Every QF A330 trip report I read makes me really jealous!  Sad

Did they actually give you those three safety cards to keep?

-Q
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:03 pm

Great report! I absolutely cannot wait to get onto one of those awesome A330s!  Love

Cheers,
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(Oh and by the way, and it's good to see that QF is serving Tim Tams! Yum...  Laugh out loud)
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:10 pm

Excellent report!! Great detail and pics aswell.
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:37 pm

Did you really need to throw that urine specimen in there? lol

Thanks for the great report!
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:45 pm

Excellent trip report and pictures, i am very happy that Qantas did a fantastic job! Are you sure that QF have increased the seat pitch to 34'' in the A333?

Regards
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:40 pm

great work Sean, to bad that QF have now screwed it's most loyal customers! excellent report  Smile

the MH plane you saw was a A330, the 777's not been down here for ages now.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:21 pm

This is a great report and it's always nice to see Qantas doing a good job. It's a shame that their load factor is not up on PER-HKG, especially since it seems they are offering such a decent product. Great pics, they brought back memories of my SYD-LAX trip on QF last year - I may be wrong but the Y cabin on the 330 looked remarkably similar to that on the 744, in terms of seat pitch and IFE. I'm yet to fly on a QF 330, but I've been wanting to for so long, and you've pretty much convinced me that it's worthwhile. Is there a huge difference between domestic and international QF330's? I agree with your comments about the latest QF marketing scheme, the 'I still call Australia Home' commercial is still largely based on the original concept, but it's always inspirational and I admit I never get sick of seeing it!
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:29 pm

I'm off to LA on friday, this will be the last time i fly QF longhaul so watch out for the report in about 3 weeks.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:45 am

Wonderful report!

The new Qantas Skybed looks fantastic! And the Airbus 330 is indeed a nice looking bird in Qantas colors.

"I was greeted by two gorgeous blondies at the counter", I guess that checking in at the counters was a nice experience in this case, sometimes it is good to have no online service possibility..... Smile

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:53 am

Great trip report. I hope to fly that same route when I am down under next year. Hope to fly that aircraft too! Thanks for a great insight.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:51 pm

I may be wrong but the Y cabin on the 330 looked remarkably similar to that on the 744, in terms of seat pitch and IFE

QFkangaroo747 the A333 IFE screens seem to be shaped slightly differently and i may be wrong, but to the eye it seems that the size of the screens is smaller than on the 744. CXoneWorld maybe you could clear this up?

Qanats077 look forward to reading your trip report!

Regards
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:48 pm

Very good report. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

I flew Qantas SIN-CDG in April and CDG-SIN in May on a special deal of 781 Singapore dollars with taxes included for the return trip!

I had OJA on the way out and OJB on the way back. OJA was tired, OJB seemed newish.

I'm surprised they offered you snacks like cup noodles in between meals, for during my 13 hour flights to and from Paris, no snacks were available besides that "Snack on Q" bag which consisted of a couple of biscuits and chocolates which could be finished in 3 minutes.

When I went to the galley to ask for snacks like sandwiches or cup noodles, the crew told me that they only had little packets of peanuts! (Perhaps they knew they were axing the CDG route in a few months so they just didn't bother spending on it?)

If your PER-HKG trip is anything to go by, it looks like QF have improved their food service vastly since May. I look forward to your return leg of the report.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:33 pm

Qantasflyer - now that you mention it, the IFE screens do look a bit smaller than those on the 744, but then they seem to have a larger 'frame' of plastic bordering them on the A330, so maybe it's just an illusion.
Hope someone can clear this up for us.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:37 am

QFKangaroo747 you are right, the frame of plastic is larger, and this may be an illusion i am having about the screen size however it still seems smaller, maybe they will be replacing it in JAN when they begin installing AVOD. I too hope someone can clear this up.

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:32 pm

Hi guys,
Just did a FRA-SIN-SYD-BNE-AKL.

Ill try my best to clear some things up for you.

In regards to snacks onbaord, they are only on the SYDHKG and v.v route as CX has them onboard so they must compete. (I know this seems weird as they are in the same alliance- but was told this in training).

The A330 were deployed on the HKG route because CX is using this aircraft to Auz.

Now on the SINFRA route which is over 12hours we donot serve a snack at all. The only snacks we have onboard is TimTams, Peanuts and Jellibeans. I know that is nothing, but unfortunately that is it.
Alot of crews report this on their ICAN's to SYD, but they still ahve not done anything about it.

This is how different the services is between Auz and Asia and Asia and Europe....
SYD to Asia
Bar service (depends on time of day)
Meal
Dessert (Depends on Time of Day)
Water bottles distributed
Snacks available (HKG only)
Refreshment meal

Flight time (6.30-7.50)

SIN to Europe
Meal
Snack On Q
Meal

Flight time: 11.30 and higher

Now we do water services during the flight aswell, and you can ask us for anything, remember that.

First of heard of AVOD tho, I was told that we wernt getting AVOD, just more movies. But things do change fast around here. You guys are most probably more informed than we are.

Cheers
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:35 pm

Just flew the A333 for the first time myself and was mighty impressed with it, great aircraft indeed.

That seat pitch does look crappy though, 31'' I suppose, the only hope being that there is nobody on the seat next to you so you can get yourself some legroom!!
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:44 am

Good to see a complimentry trip report, well done!

To clear a few things up:
"The A330 were deployed on the HKG route because CX is using this aircraft to Auz."
The A330 has been deployed as the container space is much greater that the trusty 767, plus the fact that LD3 containers can be transhipped with greater ease. Hong Kong is a big freight market for Qantas.

MEL-NRT will return to a 767 next year for ten months.

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:41 pm

SIN to Europe
Meal
Snack On Q
Meal

Flight time: 11.30 and higher

AirNewZeland im pretty sure QF also offer water bottles on flights to Europe, with bar service and dessert very similar to the Asian bound flights Although i may be wrong. Am not aware of snacks other than the snack on Q bag being offered, which is pretty descent i might add.
And yes QF will be installing AVOD from JAN 2005, says so on their website.


Audio and video on demand (AVOD)
With audio and video on demand (AVOD)* you can select up to 70 movies and TV selections and 300 audio albums. Plus you have total control - start, stop, pause, fast forward and rewind programs at your leisure.

*AVOD will be progressively introduced across the A330-300 International fleet from January 2005.

They will be installed on the A333s firs and then onto the B747s

Regards
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:42 am

Hey QantasFlyer,
Yes the water bottle is inside the Snack On Q bag.

Cheers
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:02 pm

Absolutely wicked! Amazing report with hard to beat pictures!I would love to fly an A330 had great reports about it! So how long exactly is the flight from Perth-Hong Kong?
Thanks again for the great report! Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:08 pm

Awesome report - awesome pics . . . thanks for posting this.

One silly question however . . .

"The flight was cruising at an altitude of roughly 10900-11000km"

The A330-300 is an excellent aircraft - but I'm not sure it can go up 11000KM.  Big thumbs up  Nuts

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:42 am

Pardon me, I am terribly slow to replying posts. Anyway my sincere thanks to every A.netter for having enjoyed the report.

Queries will be answered shortly and I am also hoping to write about the return flight's report ASAP.. Real sorry for my creeping inefficiency again!! Embarrassment
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:36 pm

Oh, there are some broken links to the images... To beat them, please just click on the link below to access the photos:

 arrow  http://www.pbase.com/seanlam/qantas_airways_qf67_flight_report_perhkg

Thank you all for your nice words. And another apology for replying late. sorry sorry sorry x1000!!!

Quoting Qantaspower (reply 1):
Also are you sure QF have increased the seat pitch to 34' ... I have not seen this advertised anywhere.


Quoting QantasA332 (reply 5):
Are you sure that QF have increased the seat pitch to 34'' in the A333?


Yeah, I have a second check with Qantas, and now it's come clear that I was WRONG!! Seat pitch onboard the A330s is still the standard 31"+. But reflecting on my experience, I did feel the legroom was bigger, sort of reminded me of flying TG, which was indeed weird to say... confused

Quoting Ba319-131 (reply 2):
The pax load is very low,is this usual and if so,why use a 333 on the route,a 763 would be better suited don't you think?


Cargo is really the magic word... wink

Quoting Gardermoen (reply 3):
I wonder if it would make sense if CX added a 4th service, and then both CX and QF codeshared on the route to offer a daily service, that way offering a daily Europe connection via HKG, and importantly, connecting with the new QF HKG-LHR service.


Yeah, the fourth weekly CX flight to Perth is coming this April, but no sight of QF codesharing yet.

Quoting QFKangaroo747 (reply 10):
Is there a huge difference between domestic and international QF330's?


Not really, seats aboard the international A330 are better cushioned at the back, and of course those TV screens are all that matters! thumbsup

Quoting Scandinavian (reply 12):
"I was greeted by two gorgeous blondies at the counter", I guess that checking in at the counters was a nice experience in this case, sometimes it is good to have no online service possibility.....


Um... now I am feeling ashamed to whinge against having no online check in.... guilty

Quoting Qantasflyer (reply 14):
QFkangaroo747 the A333 IFE screens seem to be shaped slightly differently and i may be wrong, but to the eye it seems that the size of the screens is smaller than on the 744. CXoneWorld maybe you could clear this up?


To be honest, I could not really recall noticing any diffenece in size. Let's just compare some pictures I'd taken earlier on


on the 747


on the A330

Again they looked the same to me... shy

Quoting BAe146TOM (reply 23):
So how long exactly is the flight from Perth-Hong Kong


It was just less than 8 hours.

Guys, do keeping your comments coming. I can surely handle more of those.... hehe Smile

[Edited 2005-03-08 15:40:56]
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:02 pm

Sorry to bump this topic up after so long, but I really loved the trip report!!!
What's QF doing with its A330-300's at the moment?

Thanks for the report and the great pics!

Johann
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:47 pm

Nice report, Mr CXoneworld.

Loved the shots of Perth Airport - one of my favourites to land at because it means I am in Western Australia (although it takes forever to get through Immigration, alas).

That "Green leaf salad with herb vinaigrette" seems to have been on every Qantas menu since forever!
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:34 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 24):
Awesome report - awesome pics . . . thanks for posting this.

Agreed. This is one of the best TR's i've seen.

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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:09 pm

Unfortunatly QF are using 767s between HKG and PER at the moment, not nearly as modern as the A330 with no PTVs. Not sure where they have moved the A330s to but I know they do still fly SIN-PER and SYD-NRT amongst others
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:49 pm

The A330-300s are increasing China services (Beijing and Shanghai) as well servicing Singapore, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Narita.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:57 pm

Quoting AJ (Reply 31):
The A330-300s are increasing China services (Beijing and Shanghai) as well servicing Singapore, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Narita.

Thanks for that.. I saw a QF press release today saying they are taking the 763s off international routes mid 2007. Are there new 330s coming in to replace them?
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:58 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 30):
but I know they do still fly SIN-PER and SYD-NRT amongst others

QF removed the A330-300 on the Perth-Narita service some time ago, been 763 for quite some time now, we only have them on the Per-Sin sectors.
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:09 am

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 33):
QF removed the A330-300 on the Perth-Narita service some time ago, been 763 for quite some time now, we only have them on the Per-Sin sectors

Yeah I know, thats why I said they use the A330 on SYD to NRT not PER to NRT
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:55 am

Quoting QantasAirways (Reply 32):
Thanks for that.. I saw a QF press release today saying they are taking the 763s off international routes mid 2007. Are there new 330s coming in to replace them?

The 767 was planned to be all domestic by mid-2005!
 
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RE: Qantas A330-300 To Hong Kong!

Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:21 pm

Quoting AJ (Reply 35):
The 767 was planned to be all domestic by mid-2005!

Yeah it's a pretty outdated craft to be flying on international! It'll be good to see them on domestic, but I guess that means the A330s are taking over permanently on int'l.
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