HKG-IAD is on A350-1000 if you're not aware. Current in air is B-LXF operating CX866 which is almost reaching YYZ. It's seasonal - A35K in summer and A359 in winter. They're upping the frequency to 5/wk in W19/20, though, so the route is definitely doing well. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/a...Jump to post
Looks like I'll be flying a lot of the time against the jetstream. Crap......doesn't that mean extra bumpy? From my experience, flying WITH the jetstream is actually usually more bumpy, usually during the "transitional" area (i.e. when the plane was flying with one jetstream and then flyi...Jump to post
Spot on. Hong Kong was a product of its time, that's all there's to say. In fact if China was smart it would just sit and wait for the problem to resolve on its own. Unfortunately there's always powerful people with inflated egos who are too impatient to wait,...... and for this people have to suff...Jump to post
What Antifa vs fascist thing are you referencing in the US, there is nothing. The threads here on a.net about these incidents are all scattered events reported in questionable news sources with an obvious bias ie. Breitbart And that's exactly my point - even with the protests going on, the so-call ...Jump to post
Yes but like you say, they lost all credibility back in June so we can't have too greater expectations of him. True. Actually, in reality, I've zero expectations of basically all the HK officials by now. Well, technically the lease agreement was signed with the Qing Dynasty which became the ROC, so...Jump to post
Never understood why the British did not push for Hong Kong independence. As Singapore has shown, a city state can be very viable. As a matter of fact, they did almost the exact same thing to Singapore when Malaysia was founded - where Singapore was to be a state in the federation. It was the Malay...Jump to post
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/3019672/donald-trump-says-xi-jinping-acted-responsibly-hong-kong-extradition To nobody’s surprise, IQ45 probably doesn’t even have a f**king clue what’s going on anyway. But hey, not like I have expectations, unlike some of those idiot...Jump to post
I think UO will drop NRT / HND / NGO / BKK and let CX operate Some of the short-haul Chinese and south Asia KA route like DVO / KWL / CSX / CNX will transfer to UO as well For HND - can UO even "transfer" those slots over to CX anyway? I don't see them dropping NRT - the market difference...Jump to post
Actually, if Trump's base knew what China was doing to the Uyghurs, they'd probably be very impressed and supportive. Agree. Except once IQ45's base realized that PRC gov't is doing exactly the same thing to Christians, they start crying about human rights. :scratchchin: Let's be honest though - it...Jump to post
From a total biased point of view, you'll only see an increase in outbound traffic as locals are fed up enough about the inept governance and immigrate elsewhere. Or, business tired of the chaos and decide to take their money elsewhere (Singapore would welcome those with open arm). Realistically, no...Jump to post
But yes, at the end of the day, HKG so far is DL's sole failure to/from SEA, and that's due to multiple factors. Everywhere else DL has been fairly successful. Yes, now that I looked back, their gauge are definitely a joke compare to [email protected]. But maybe the ability to use something like a 763 to fly ...Jump to post
Has to call BS on this as well.
But then, we will never know, bc CIA will neither confirm nor denied the existence of those spy.
There are rumors that UA will stop putting crew overnight at HK for now, and depending on how the situation goes, may suspend HKG for a few days if things go far south. Again, only rumor for now, with no confirmation from any official source. (So far I can find only a Chinese source...behind paywall...Jump to post
I am not going to recommend anyone to visit a place where the government would hire mobs to beat ordinary persons on the street. Come on now, the mobs just made that 10 Million HKD donation to HKPD, it's just a "gift" back from HKPD of just standing there and do nothing. At the end of the...Jump to post
I'm one of those people that wear the same thing every day. Chinos and a plain black shirt. I'll report back if the triads take issue with me. From the video I saw, it's not like those triads really care about whether one is wearing black shirts anyway - they are just swinging their wooden stick at...Jump to post
Political riots is NOW happening o. Hk Island. Deadly force is being deployed. Triad party riots is NOW happening in North Western Suburbs of Yuen Long. Civilians are being injured/beaten at train stations. Do NOT travel to Hong Kong. Do NOT wear black or white T-Shirts in Hong Kong. 我從使用 Tapatalk ...Jump to post
But HKG itself has a CX fortress HKG isn't a "fortress" for anyone... in fact, it's one of the most competitive gateways in the world. Sure CX can manipulate some markets with HK point of sale, but they're by no means an unassailable front, such as the likes of the US domestic carriers at...Jump to post
Isn't overcrowding at IAF a big problem at SEA? The expansion, once finished in 2021, should help. And quite frankly, the only major market that DL failed at is HKG anyway. But HKG itself has a CX fortress that's just not easy to break through. Other than that, for East/SE Asia UA flies to CTU (3/wk...Jump to post
Link to old thread...
Just FYI UO no longer flies to HUN (Hualien). That route was hurt quite a bit by the earthquake in Feb 2018.
Is this on a single ticket? If not, don't you have to clear immigration, customs and recheck in with Asiana? Does DL even offer that connection on OZ when they are partners with KE? If the luggage is not checked all the way, then yes, I believe the OP would have to exit then reenter. If the OP is n...Jump to post
zakuivcustom, JNB actually has high end tourism with African safaris and what-not. VS used to not serve SIN because they had a equity stake of 49% from SQ. Now the owner is DL and is being rebranded as DL UK primarily serving the US & Carribean with a smattering of African & Asian destinati...Jump to post
VS gets more leisure traffic, SIN isnt really a leisure destination. At the end of the day why does anyone do what they do.... money either not enough or more can be had elsewhere They fly to JFK, EWR, HKG, NRT though Because NYC is a huge leisure market that also happens to be a financial capital ...Jump to post
I wonder about CX's strategy for HK Express. I just realized they weren't in the HKG-SIN market (too many LCC's with Scoot (SG)and Jetstar (AU))!? But they serve markets like BKK & HKT. Perhaps there are bilateral limits? HX doesn't fly to SIN, either. "Too much LCC" certainly doesn't...Jump to post
https://news.cathaypacific.com/cathay-pacific-completes-acquisition-of-hong-kong-express-airways And it's official. No change operation-wise (i.e. codeshare or cabin/flight crew movement) for now other than ownership. Will be interesting to see if CX eventually move more 2nd/3rd tier routes to UO, t...Jump to post
I think that is why we don't see VN rushing to add new routes to Europe or Oceania. The Joint Venture with AF is also working very well for them in terms of European connections. Having said that though, VJ is trying compete aggressively in the South Korea and Taiwan markets as there are a lot of K...Jump to post
Glad to see VN doing well. It's definitely a change from the rest of ASEAN. The growth in Vietnam is just insane. Inbound tourist number keep growing, domestic demand is only getting stronger, and it's definitely following the step of its northern neighbor (i.e. autocratic rule with liberalized mark...Jump to post
If Nigeria ever get their act together, than yes.
Otherwise, ET is running a decent operation out of LFW on ASKY. They even feed the EWR and (in a few months) IAH flight to those ASKY flight just to capture those US-Nigeria/Ghana (and all the other West African nation) traffic.
I actually would not be astonished to see KIX gain more traction. As for DTW? DL already route KIX through SEA, so there's probably no need of that. If there develops a more pressing need for it east-of-Mississippi, then that's not a stretch. What's often left out of these discussions is that DTW i...Jump to post
Oh by the way, I disagree with the OP. I wouldn't have any hesitance to go to HK tomorrow if I need to. It is quite an experience if you are going there for the first time and the people there are open-minded and friendly once you get to know them. Genuine tourists or business people (not milk-powd...Jump to post
Ocean liners are rare these days, with only Cunard ships being the most prominent ones so the bigger odds for a world cruise will be with a Cunard ship. There's technically only one Ocean Liners (as a ship type) left in the world right now - RMS Queen Mary 2 (Operate by Cunard Line). The other Cuna...Jump to post
And yes, DTW-NGO is there bc of the automotive industry tie. I've always found that claim pretty hard to believe. This is one of those A.net things that people say all the time but no one has ever actually been able to substantiate. I've certainly never seen anything to show that that's the case on...Jump to post
In exchange for what? Nothing. But to be really fair, it's extremely unlikely that CX would even jump to *A anyway. CX currently flies to four DL hubs, and can easily add two others (DTW, ATL), neither of which interfere with its current network patterns with AA. And keep in mind, I never said anyt...Jump to post
And Turkish Airlines doesn't fly to Yerevan. AtlasGlobal does, but they don't fly to the USA. This would have to mean a self-transfer in Istanbul. I'm actually surprised that there are even a flight between IST and EVN :). Are there even any demand? Thanks for the tip-off, didn't know that at all, ...Jump to post
If ICN's website is correct, 2 hrs should be enough. The only difference between T2->T2 and T2->T1 (or Concourse) is that you have to add ~15mins for the shuttle train time anyway. https://www.airport.kr/ap_lp/en/trn/intro/t2trnt2t1/t2trnt2t1.do (Note that this only applied in cases like yours. For ...Jump to post
Usually you just gotta wait for JFK to get the route first before it gets the ball rolling. :D Not true, as the Armenians community is a lot larger in LA than NYC. As for the "why" part - just b/c there's demand doesn't mean much. Most of the traffic will be VFR, and US-based airlines are...Jump to post
I am not sure it was meant to disparage the OP; it was more an observation that Trump would have no interest in whatever happens to Hong Kong or its citizens... unless he owned a hotel or a golf course there... :rotfl: :rotfl: More seriously, Trump is probably not even smart enough to realized he c...Jump to post
It's seriously nothing new. In Japan, Shinkansen (and most Limited Express Train on JR) trains has both "Non-Reserve (Free) Seats" (Which is more or less "First Come, First Serve") and "Reserved Seats" trains, with the latter costing ~500yen (~4.5USD/~4EUR) more. Then y...Jump to post
We hope that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson will be able to resolve this political crisis by forcing Peking to do something to satisfy the HK protesters' demands. Are you serious? To be really fair to the OP, you have some protesters in HK thinking that US and UK (or other country) should (and woul...Jump to post
You should send this to mainland PRC tourism board, b/c those behated "parallel traders" along with mainland PRC tourists are still coming in drove (They just broke the record in June IIRC). And seriously, it's not that hard to avoid the protest. It's not like they can really protests in a...Jump to post
I’m surprised that CX is partnering with LH in Europe rather than partnering with oneworld’s Finnair, British airways, Iberia They do “partner” (ok, mainly codeshare) quite a bit with BA, and I would expect codesharing with IB to continue to increase. As for AY - hard to codeshare too much with the...Jump to post
(Bumping the thread) https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3018658/cathay-pacific-director-take-top-job-hk-express-hong-kongs And things are heading towards the finish line, with CX appointing a new CEO at UO, while HNA-related executives are exiting one by one. We'll see how much CX...Jump to post
JAL will be starting NGO-LAX later this year. That should give us a a pretty good gauge of how sustainable the US - secondary Japan market really is. If LAX ends up supporting year round flights to both KIX and NGO I think Sapporo and CTS are both definitely possibilities- either year round on a 78...Jump to post
Correct. And the routing was due to no aircraft available then that could perform HKG-JFK-HKG nonstop (without a significant payload restriction). Cathay did not have long range 777-200ERs at the time and the 747-400 had to take significant payload restrictions to perform it, as UA learned the hard...Jump to post
Are there any more UA 777s in 9 abreast format? All the "Version 1" and "Version 2" 777s are still 3-3-3, and are certainly in service (I just flew in one a few days ago, an ex-CO "Version 2" bird). But once all of them are reconfigure, no, it'll be all 3-4-3 in Y. A s...Jump to post
Does it mean that CX's acquisition of UO is a done deal? Yes, CX announced the deal is finalized and waiting to complete the trade, https://hk.finance.appledaily.com/finance/realtime/article/20190712/59815970 (Chinese only...Subscription required also) Essentially what hongkongflyer is mentioning -...Jump to post
Umm...whatever happen to the plan to make Jiaxing “Shanghai’s 3rd Airport/Hangzhou’s 2nd Airport”?
Otherwise, seems to me that everything is still just “in planning”. But it’s mainland PRC, and if they want something to happen, it will happen.
I also see why NH didn't go for the B78X...it would have the range to reach JFK, but in an NH configuration, one would have less than 200 seats. It's amazing how any airline can operate such a premium-heavy configuration. Except NH does have 78X. They put 294 seats (38J21W235Y) in those anyway, hig...Jump to post
HK Airlines is a good airline and HK market can be benefited from having a major HK based airline to compete with CX Group. Hope they will be great again after the mess they suffered due to HU's financial difficulties. I don't think all the mess is due to HU. Everything I hear about HX is a total m...Jump to post