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by hongkongflyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 75
Views: 11469

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

ER757 wrote:
Zaf wrote:
KLM, Olympic,

KLM with minor modifications has been around since the 80's. How about Eastern? The new Eastern pretty much resurrected the old Eastern livery


I don't think KLM's modifications to be considered minor.

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: question - airline applications to fly specific routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: question - airline applications to fly specific routes

Normally airline will include all reg of the fleet of the models they may use

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bridge over airport apron
Replies: 22
Views: 4765

Re: Bridge over airport apron

HKG has a new bridge which allow 380 to pass

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meal service in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 3984

Re: Meal service in Y

Or you could do as Norwegian did on their long haul flights when they still did them, have people pre-book their meal upon booking the ticket. Meals on Norwegian were pretty expensive, they charged €35 for a meal. Upon booking you were presented with a list of meals which you could choose from and ...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fleet with the highest average capacity
Replies: 21
Views: 4400

Re: Fleet with the highest average capacity

My guess is CX if not counting Emirates. QR isnt a bad guess but they do have alot of narrowbodies even if they have many higher capacity aircraft. The same goes for SQ now that they took over the 737's, but with less of these in the fleet, their overall average capacity has to be higher than QR. C...

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi Airport 40 years old: Rare images from the planning and early years
Replies: 38
Views: 10189

Re: Changi Airport 40 years old: Rare images from the planning and early years

Then I know why both airport design to have the security check at the gates, rather then a centralized one, which is a really stupid idea in my opinion.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way Airlines 747 Freighter Engine Failure, RTO and Burst Wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 5271

Re: Silk Way Airlines 747 Freighter Engine Failure, RTO and Burst Wheels

hkg82 wrote:
With the red hot demand for air cargo, I am sure Silk Way is anxious to get this frame back in the air. How long does it normally take to replace the main wheels in a scenario like this?


They also suffered engine damage (which caused the aborted takeoff) which will take even more time to solve

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13860

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

low cost design and implementation of new livery

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 16093

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Ref boarding from the tarmac: how uncivilized. And Europeans brag about their civility. There is this thing called the American Disabilities Act. It's difficult to board from the tarmac if you are in a wheelchair. The person has to literally be carried up and down the stairs, sometimes in the rain....

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4169

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

Shanghai-Beijing Guangzhou and Shenzhen

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by hongkongflyer
Tue May 18, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to navigate this conversation with DL
Replies: 27
Views: 5099

Re: How to navigate this conversation with DL

That I think is the key part you can get a refund instead of a credit. I don’t think you can just change the ticket to whatever dates you feel like without paying any change in fare differences That's what I think. I am a Platinum and a former airline employee. I can't think of a case where I've se...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue May 18, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8328

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

The UAE and Canada have a limited bilateral which continues to be very protectionist as the Canadian government is very supportive of AC’s wishes. In 2018 Canada increased frequencies for UAE based airlines. Still aviation access to the Canadian market for Emirati airlines is limited and it greatly...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat May 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Concordes at Kai Tak
Replies: 14
Views: 6487

Re: 2 Concordes at Kai Tak

I still remembered how noisy it was (compared with other planes) when it took off.
The sound was a lot louder then usual and I was located at the opposite of the harbour

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 31
Views: 3254

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

Couldn't they just put a bus on that route instead of flying it? I mean, O'Hare Airport is straight on the highway to Milwaukee. How long would it take that bus? According to Google Maps it's just over an hour drive, taking traffic into consideration it'd be an hour and a half. Here in the Netherla...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight
Replies: 32
Views: 25132

Re: DHL 757 has main cargo door open in flight

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456071&start=50


I think it is more appropriate to discuss here rather then the normal network and fleet topic
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gdavis003 wrote:
We’ve been discussing this in the DHL thread as well: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456071&start=50


I think it is more appropriate to discuss here rather then the normal network and fleet topic

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42441

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Asides from their strategies, they were bad luck in the LH trial, continues 787 and Max issues and when the issues were over/ almost over then the COVID comes

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: North Pole / South Pole / Antarctica Routes?
Replies: 17
Views: 2794

Re: North Pole / South Pole / Antarctica Routes?

The flight was great and is a once a life experience. I got plenty of pictures, and luckily I got the chance to fly the 747-400ER. NOt everyone have time and health conditions to afford spending days to go there and the sea is really roughy.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 6033

Re: Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) News and Discussion Thread - 2021

c933103 wrote:
https://www2.hkej.com/landing/mobArticle2/id/2683835
Founder of Chinese logistic company SF Express, and many former Hong Kong government officials, joined this airlines' board of director


It make me feel that the airline really have a good chance to growth and success.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21
Replies: 44
Views: 7214

Re: Vaccine Confident: Qantas to Resume International Flights in 3Q21

that's what Qantas would like but in the end, it will depend on the governments' decision to reopen borders. Qantas can elect to start flying before the borders reopen, you know. They never had to stop flying - other airlines like Qatar Airways never stopped serving Australia at all. There will be ...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 7121

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

I've boarded flights from a bus gate and then the bus took us to a plane parked at a jet bridge and we go up the stairs and board from the bridge. Munich and LAX I think that is slightly different. In my case, it was at PVG, where we took a bus from one end of a terminal to another part of the term...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 7121

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

Ziyulu wrote:
I've boarded flights from a bus gate and then the bus took us to a plane parked at a jet bridge and we go up the stairs and board from the bridge.


Munich and LAX

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 488
Views: 81822

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/westj ... -1.5253953


This already happened 4 months ago, not sure why the media is reporting now.


probably the transaction confirmed today with all the conditions fulfilled
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hollywoodcory wrote:
dr1980 wrote:
Four WestJet 767’s are headed to Amazon

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/westj ... -1.5253953


This already happened 4 months ago, not sure why the media is reporting now.


probably the transaction confirmed today with all the conditions fulfilled

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 63449

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

This sums it up well. EK has been peddling mediocre to downright rubbish hard products (excluding F) for years. They just do a good job/ spend a lot of money on marketing and advertising and have managed to fool a lot of people. Yeah, why all the hate, Antarius. I don't get it. Unless you are a for...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of the Year Orders
Replies: 14
Views: 2962

Re: End of the Year Orders

For A&ZB, this year is a bad year and no one will have expectation on the result,
So why don’t save the orders for next year? (If someone is buying plane now)

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s
Replies: 147
Views: 26552

Re: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s

How about the poor ANA? They just took two deliveries last year and one this year, how long they will plan on keeping the A380? I don't think they will give them up so easily after the long wait and all the investment. They might be able to pick up lots of spare parts sitting around for years to co...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline catering question.
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Re: Airline catering question.

Sometimes meals for returning flight will even remain onboard when the plane is overnight in the out port.

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Coronavirus
Replies: 115
Views: 25894

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

I'm wondering what those "Taiwan themed logos" might be. Taipei 101 was pretty distinctive when first built, but it's no longer the world's tallest building and probably not a good choice. A map of Taiwan? The Taiwanese flag? A map of Taiwan is very close to PRC Gov's bottom line, so no c...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: #UOFlycation - A Flight to Nowhere: Hong Kong Express Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 5332

Re: #UOFlycation - A Flight to Nowhere: Hong Kong Express Edition

I was on that flight too (actually I saw myself in your photo haha). Overall the flight was full of fun, it felt like a tour group playing on the tour bus.

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Orient Thai Airlines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Re: What happened to Orient Thai Airlines?

They sort of stopped flying normal flights in around 2014 and 2015 and then they officially went bust last year, but most of their aircraft are still left in DMK, BKK and UTP. A few of their ex-JAL 767-300 fleet are still on the ground at DMK, and atleast one of their former L-1011s is currently ge...

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by hongkongflyer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3389

Re: Why no Boeing 757-300F/SF/BCF?

55 total were built so you don't have the scale you would like for a cargo conversion program plus up until this year all the airframes have been very active hauling passengers. We're having a similar discussion in this thread on the 764: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1453...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't JAL or ANA fly NRT-ICN?
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Why doesn't JAL or ANA fly NRT-ICN?

GMP is a close to the downtown of Seoul, more attractive of O&D traffic.

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 146287

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

The turboprop could be serious competition. I could see it taking a third of the US 76 seat market, when growth returns. The E1-175 is vulnerable on maintenance and fuel burn costs. With all the CRJs being scrapped, there will be some sold new. The E2-175 is not scope compliant. The first to market...

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by hongkongflyer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Airport New Runway project
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Re: HK Airport New Runway project

chunhimlai wrote:
The project was behind schedule for at least half a year due to insufficient supply of sand


But they are taking the advantage of reduced traffic catching up the schedule especially related to the works related to modifying existing taxiway systems.

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA automatically rebooks PAX on award tickets from AA to BA metal - and charges carrier fees for it
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

Re: AA automatically rebooks PAX on award tickets from AA to BA metal - and charges carrier fees for it

The Sabre system automatically reaccomodates the customers affected by a schedule change and the bookings come up on a "Queue" for an agent to contact the passenger/s of the new schedule. AA has offered the redeposit of Advantage miles with all fees waived as an option to the BA flights o...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 227032

Re: American Airlines Considers Adding Freighters

Ah, thanks. So that leaves around 17 757s? I guess some could be scrapped due to age? That's possible, but the quote from AA's President of Cargo says "Up until a couple of years ago, the answer was just no" meaning even years ago there was a possibility of adding freighters, so even post...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 35462

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

This will mean how many routes aren’t coming back?? Sad to see....2020 just SUCKS!! The A380 only does the HNL turns, so I am not sure how 2, much less 3 of them will fit in their fleet. Not sure when that route even reopens. Their 380 are too new to retire.....together with the large capital expen...

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by hongkongflyer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18869

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

If you remove costs associated with flying (fuel, maintenance, pilots, landing slots, overflying rights, etc), 40-470USD is a remarkably high price for offering just some aircraft food. I'm not even sure they are employing their own staff or contracted external servers dressed in SQ uniforms, so th...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 146287

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

There were several obstacles to this program. Perhaps too ambitious for an industry that hasn't developed a civil project of this magnitude in a long time. But I believe that the biggest obstacle was the culture within MHI in managing the problems. For example: even bringing in experts from other i...

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

https://www.thestandnews.com/society/a-%E6%B8%AF%E9%BE%8D%E5%8D%B3%E6%97%A5%E5%81%9C%E9%81%8B-%E9%81%8B%E6%88%BF%E5%B1%80-%E5%BF%85%E9%9C%80%E4%BA%A4%E9%82%84%E8%88%AA%E6%AC%8A-%E4%B8%8D%E8%83%BD%E8%87%AA%E8%A1%8C%E8%BD%89%E8%AE%93/?fbclid=IwAR2_6RlrOIrpzKFB4Ah0WJMl-hPQo4QT6-LoEcdDjScjjXZ_owaulNLu5...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

From interview aired on TV, KA union say they were not being consulted on thw closure of KA, CX pilot union said they have not been contacted either, while CX union said they hope the company would consider their previous suggestion of not pay the severance pay using MPF retire fund which is legal ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3912

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

It is the law and regulations make it too risky/ costly to board at the remote stand in USA.

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3912

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

Having passengers walking about on the platform with only a couple of gate agents to keep them within the marked path. I mean, JFK has done this pretty regularly, and I would think if any airport in the US is concerned about security, it'd be JFK. The reason remote stands aren't more common in the ...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Speaking of KA, does anyone know why KA and not CX operated the HKG-KUL sector? Given that Kuala Lumpur is a capital and also a financial hub, not having the mainline airline fly it didn't make sense to me. HKG-KUL was not a high yield route and LCCs like Airasia has made it difficult for CX to com...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Speaking of KA, does anyone know why KA and not CX operated the HKG-KUL sector? Given that Kuala Lumpur is a capital and also a financial hub, not having the mainline airline fly it didn't make sense to me. I do wonder if retiring Dragon only happened because of the pandemic, or if was something th...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

The acquisition of HK Express was not in the long-term plan but CX took the opportunity when HNA's problems meant it needed to divest. HK Express has now enabled CX to adopt a similar strategy to SQ in that it can end up with 2 brands, a full service offering for medium to long haul and a narrow bo...

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by hongkongflyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49381

Re: Cathay Pacific To Axe Cathay Dragon Brand, Shrink by 6,000 Staff

Cathay Pacific is set to announce that Cathay Dragon brand will be dropped in the wake of the pandemic. It is not yet clear whether CX will takeover Mainland flying or use HK Express to operate China routes. With this announcement comes 6,000 redundancies - although these will not just be from KA (...

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by hongkongflyer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong ACC refuses to accept UNI Air charter to Dongsha Airport(DSX) within the HK FIR
Replies: 6
Views: 3051

Re: Hong Kong ACC refuses to accept UNI Air charter to Dongsha Airport(DSX) within the HK FIR

c933103 wrote:
What will happen if the flight just go ahead without permission from Hong Kong ATC?


same as what will happened when an unauthorized plane entering USA's airspace. Probably some military jets from PRC will force it to land (especially when it is a military chartered flight)

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by hongkongflyer
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18869

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

Pop up A380 restaurant idea seems to be a hit and sold out within 30 minutes so SQ is extending the program to additional dates. Prices are as low as S$40 for economy cabin, and go up to US$472 to dine in a first-class suite. https://worldofaviation.com/2020/10/singapore-adds-new-dates-for-a380-pop...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3912

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

It isn't always faster. Most of the time, it will be a remote stand followed by a lenghty bus ride. Those definitely don't give you any advantages. Additionally, more and more airports in Europe have begun using a combination of jetbridge and rear airstairs for faster boarding and deboarding. It de...

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by hongkongflyer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2691

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

I would not exclude the low-cost airline, but I would consider my options. Low-cost airlines are not always the cheapest, sometimes legacy airlines are cheaper. Frequent flyer miles play a minor role, usually they expire faster than I can gain them. I see them as a way to make customers pick an air...

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