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by CXGabriel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1486

Re: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)

Now, you can redeem Asia Miles for HK Express flights; and a one-time offer to convert reward-U (HK Express reward program) to Asia Miles. Still looking for earning Asia Miles on HK Express...

https://www.asiamiles.com/en/welcomeu.html

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by CXGabriel
Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

Re: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak

I seem to remember they had a non-stop flight from EWR to HKG? It was one of the longest routes for a 777 and the aircraft was towed to the take-off point to conserve whatever fuel was in tanks. More than 20 years ago so memory is not what it is. bug Continental started that route (EWR-HKG) in Marc...

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by CXGabriel
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1486

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

If Cathay is ever interested in having its own low cost carrier, it's a great opportunity to buy HK Express from HKA. Just saying... Isn’t that essentially what Dragon was a few years ago? Dragonair was never a low cost carrier. It was founded in 1985 to be Cathay's competition, but it struggled to...

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by CXGabriel
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1486

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

If Cathay is ever interested in having its own low cost carrier, it's a great opportunity to buy HK Express from HKA. Just saying...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25403

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA

A quick check at SEA website and see what destinations Alaska offers after 11pm tonight local time: Anchorage AK, Bellingham WA, DFW, Detroit, Eugene OR, Fairbanks AK, Chicago, Medford OR, Newark, Pasco WA, Portland OR, Pullman WA, Redmond WA, Spokane WA, Vancouver, Wenatchee WA, Yakima WA. Looks li...

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by CXGabriel
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25403

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

If I rank these possibilities from high to low (of course, in my humble opinion): 1. Seattle - Delta is dropping the route; great hub of Pacific northwest, especially with partner Alaska Airlines; great front end demand potential 2. Miami - it's well known CX wants to fly to Miami for a long time 3....

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by CXGabriel
Thu May 24, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5710

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Looks like people are confused between code sharing and joint venture. Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand were approved to code share between HKG and AKL in 2012, and back then they had that route non-stop all by themselves.

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by CXGabriel
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 22039

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

sigh.... as for the 10 abreast thing- by 2023 not a single CX long haul flight will be on the 777-300ers. so this is not that dramatic plus CX 10 abreast is still way better than SCOOT- not a single CX aircraft will have RYANAIR services, the same cannot be said for the SQ group But we don't know w...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 22039

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

This never-ending CX vs SQ debate is tiring. Both are premium carriers facing stiff competitions. ME3 are just one group of competitors, the Chinese big three (C3) is another group that, especially for CX, eating up the margin. In some ways, the C3 is even worse than ME3. ME3 compete well on premium...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27247

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Good to see more A350 flying. The jet is so much more comfortable than the 777. In what way, if i may ask? Haven't been on the 350.. And isn't the 777 even wider? The 777 cabin is pretty noisy - very noisy, according to some people. I personally find it annoying after a number of hours, particularl...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 22039

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

KA is even better than CX on regional flights... KA is good, no arguments there. at least CX has power points on every single aircraft , can SQ keep with with the times? most people have laptops/devices Do KA's old A320s/A321s have power points? :lol: Yes, they do! KA has installed new seats in the...

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by CXGabriel
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27247

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I hope people do not take everything off Facebook unofficial accounts as being factual. That Facebook account is mainly used by cabin crew to complain and spread gossip. While no doubt some of what is said does come to light, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Some of it makes little sense ...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1535528

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Any update on CX's first A350-1000? Thanks! As usual, all the information you need can be found here. It's just a matter of doing a little research. MSN 118 for reference. https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list Thanks for that! Really looking forward to seeing the painted C...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1535528

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Any update on CX's first A350-1000? Thanks!

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by CXGabriel
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 23632

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Kashmon wrote:

CX is going to place another widebody order soon


For A333/772/773 replacement?

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by CXGabriel
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 23632

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Good news (not least because I didn't think the A35K had the legs for a route of that length!) Any idea as to what existing routes they're planning to send the 35K to? One of the LHR flights, perhaps? Or LGW After the initial regional deployment, I think Australia will most likely be the first ones...

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by CXGabriel
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 23632

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Is there any update on CX's first A350-1000? When is the first delivery (CX says spring 2018).

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by CXGabriel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Re: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka

No surprises here. I am curious on the 4x weekly Madrid route that is still served by three class 77W. I always thought it would switch to A359, perhaps the front end is doing well? Anyone has any insight on the Madrid route? Also, looks like CX/KA is looking at Guam, at least testing it out in Nove...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 13174

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

No - they operated following narrowbodies: DC3 DC4 DC6 (I think) Electra Convair 880 B707 So, the 707, presumably because it was the only thing available at the time, is the only NB jet they've ever flown? Essentially, since widebodied jets have been available, they have only flown them, unless the...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 13174

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

I read the press release and sounded like all the A321NEO are going to KA. Not sure why you think not all are going to KA.

Interesting that they're not order A320NEO. A321NEO having better economics is the key, and certainly more cargo room downstairs helps.

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by CXGabriel
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5737

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

A quick review of the interim report, the hedging is a big part of the loss. Taken that out, the performance is not as bad. However, I do have concern on the RPK and top line. Competition is eating up the premium margin, seems to me. With these Chinese carriers, back by the government, flooded the N...

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by CXGabriel
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 8989

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -increase/
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So, looks like CX is going to put the 3-class 77W to South Asia, in addition to Australia.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -increase/

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by CXGabriel
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 8989

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

That is a drop of 60 seats, so EWR probably is not doing as well as JFK. JFK is a Oneworld powerhouse with feed and marketing so EWR might not be doing great. It also goes up against UA who has the New Jersey frequent flyers locked down. The CX EWR flight is timed for Asia connections and not for E...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11010

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

http://airlinegeeks.com/2017/07/02/cath ... s-service/
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Recently, I read this article, and I'm assuming this is correct about Cathay Dragon, not HKAirlines, getting the approval for US services. Is CX going to have KA flying to the US? To HNL?

http://airlinegeeks.com/2017/07/02/cath ... s-service/

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by CXGabriel
Wed May 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX TPE operation question
Replies: 12
Views: 3534

Re: CX TPE operation question

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -oct-2017/
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Unfortunately, CX is cancelling TPE-FUK in Oct 2017 after flying that route for 50 years.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -oct-2017/

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by CXGabriel
Sat May 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron
Replies: 31
Views: 7108

Re: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron

I think tunnels at HKG are not done as one other poster said due to water issues. If memory serves me correct aint HKG built on reclaimed land like KIX was? Not exactly. KIX is 100% man-made island; HKG sits partially on an actual island. The island of Chap Lap Kok was flatened and the extra dirt/r...

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by CXGabriel
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 13540

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

Well, here are a few things folks overlooked: 1. 77W conversion starts next year in 2018, so there's no change in 2017 for the 3-3-3 configuration 2. CX will start receiving the A350-1000 in 2018, which it plans to deploy in the North American markets, which are the longest distance routes in its ne...

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by CXGabriel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX in a time warp
Replies: 41
Views: 11772

Re: CX in a time warp

CXGabriel: Overcapacity has never been CX's problem because the CX management has always been very disciplined with capacity growth. The market has over capacity, rather than CX being over capacity. Although some of the frequencies to LAX were too much. The problem with long haul capacity from Chin...

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by CXGabriel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX in a time warp
Replies: 41
Views: 11772

Re: CX in a time warp

emoh: I agree, but what I am saying is the over-capacity provided by the mainland Chinese carrier. For example: North American routes for CX are under stress on yield because the Chinese carriers have added a lot of capacity in that market in the last year or so. I've seen biz class from US to China...

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by CXGabriel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX in a time warp
Replies: 41
Views: 11772

Re: CX in a time warp

Well, let's get back to the real topic: the SCMP article. 1. It provides no insights on CX, only recycling old news and old anti-CX opinions. IMHO, the author is nothing more than an ignorant financier who follows the anti-CX group-think. 2. CX loses money because of several factors: fuel hedging, o...

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by CXGabriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific - A Dimming / Fallen Star
Replies: 36
Views: 8765

Re: Cathay Pacific - A Dimming / Fallen Star

CX's issue is the location of HKG for connecting traffic. It's far south, so almost every N/A route is a 7000mi+ flight. Also, you are backtracking from both NA and EU if you want to head to Japan, Korea, or Northern China. HKG only makes sense for connecting to SE Asia, southern China and Austrail...

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by CXGabriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific - A Dimming / Fallen Star
Replies: 36
Views: 8765

Re: Cathay Pacific - A Dimming / Fallen Star

But in HK, newspaper reports on all sorts of different problems, like Sapporo recently, or rumor of cost cutting and 77W going 3-4-3 CTS was closed for several days due Wx, no aircraft were getting in or out. Hotels ran out of food and drinks as ground transportation also stopped. That was totally ...

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by CXGabriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific - A Dimming / Fallen Star
Replies: 36
Views: 8765

Re: Cathay Pacific - A Dimming / Fallen Star

Product no longer stands out. Whereas service quality is downright terrible How often have you flown them? I've flown them a few times in F, J, and premium Y between the US and HKG in the past two years, and they've all been outstanding. Particularly in F. I realize the airline has had some labor i...

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by CXGabriel
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16706

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I'd like to know which 10 markets AA will start the basic economy fare with. (didn't see it in the AA link above)

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by CXGabriel
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?
Replies: 77
Views: 10085

Re: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?

All the "whiners" quoted above have said that they will avoid 3-4-3 on 77W after their experiences on that configuration. Where's the beef? I do believe we're getting off topic. Some have suggested that CX is not happy about AA's entry to the HKG market. Well, from their inflight magazine ...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?
Replies: 77
Views: 10085

Re: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?

Again - AA also offers 3-3-3. Apparently you're incapable of processing that. And what's so special about CX Y? I've flown CX to HKG multiple times in Y. They serve two bland meals just like everyone else. In 16 hours LAX-HKG the FAs came through 3 times. Anyone want to remind me what makes CX so s...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?
Replies: 77
Views: 10085

Re: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?

It's possible that CX might consider more NA routes once they have more A359's available but we'll have to wait and see. Given the recent comments coming out of CX regarding them reviewing their business practices and operating in a 'challenging and competitive environment' I guess they will be eve...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA @ Guam
Replies: 29
Views: 5875

Re: UA @ Guam

I just flew them a few weeks ago (HKG-GUM-YAP-KOR-MNL, not all on the same day obviously). UA is the only carrier flies to Yap, Micronesia, and it's probably true for the other destinations in Micronesia. Delta flies to both Guam and Palau from Tokyo. HKG-GUM is pretty full, but the other segments, ...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and CX relations
Replies: 38
Views: 7713

Re: BA and CX relations

Saw a bunch of replies on CX award availability. Here's a tip: get a BA milage account because you can search CX availability on BA website. Once you find CX availability, call AA and get the seats. That's how I did it last time, right before AA changed the award chart, to get ORD-HKG in first class...

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by CXGabriel
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350
Replies: 38
Views: 7422

Re: CX to increase HKG-MAN frequency with A350

There's no official word yet although the CEO has mentioned it in interview. My impression is that the 77W will be used on regional routes (with 10 abreast) when A350-1000 and later the 777-9 join the fleet. Much like the 747 Classic in the 1990's when the 744 joined the fleet.

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by CXGabriel
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Express receives first A320neo with 188 seats
Replies: 23
Views: 5116

Re: Hong Kong Express receives first A320neo with 188 seats

I recently flew Vueling's 180 seater A320, and I thought it's kinda tight at 29" pitch. Can't imagine this is any better than 29"

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by CXGabriel
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review
Replies: 73
Views: 23407

Re: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review

This Christmas we are flying to LA, and chose AA. Can't justify the price of CX. For the price of two economy standard seats on CX, me, my wife, and the triplets, are able to fly on AA. This quote shows exactly why CX decided to go 10 seat/row in 777 vs the current 9 seats. Most just don't care or ...

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by CXGabriel
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review
Replies: 73
Views: 23407

Re: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review

This Christmas we are flying to LA, and chose AA. Can't justify the price of CX. For the price of two economy standard seats on CX, me, my wife, and the triplets, are able to fly on AA. This quote shows exactly why CX decided to go 10 seat/row in 777 vs the current 9 seats. Most just don't care or ...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA
Replies: 26
Views: 6731

Re: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA

I think it has to do with the CX pilot union failed to come to an agreement with CX over rostering and other issues. The work-to-rule and training are issues that they're trying to address here. By moving five A333 to KA, it frees up pilots to train and fly the A359. CX has two A359 in operation now...

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by CXGabriel
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA
Replies: 26
Views: 6731

Re: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/a ... r2017.html
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Here's the press release: http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/a ... r2017.html

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