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by B-HXB
Wed Sep 03, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Correct Gate #'s In FS2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4040

RE: Correct Gate #'s In FS2004

What jetbridges?

I don't see any jetbridges... are they only at some airports and not others?

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by B-HXB
Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Serious Flight Delays For Hong Kong
Replies: 3
Views: 3889

RE: Some Serious Flight Delays For Hong Kong

To add: most of CX's long-haul flights to Australia, New Zealand and Europe departing after 5pm HKT have been rescheduled to tomorrow morning.

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by B-HXB
Mon Sep 01, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 Panel Won't Load. Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 7003

RE: FS2004 Panel Won't Load. Help!

I have a much bigger problem: my computer keeps restarting itself every time I load up FS2004. I assume it's something to do with the CD and I should take it back to the store to exchange it. Anyone have any takes on this?

Thanks

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by B-HXB
Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ 5th Freedom Rights HKG - LHR?
Replies: 9
Views: 4397

RE: NZ 5th Freedom Rights HKG - LHR?

Sorry, Motorhussy, that wasn't meant to be a confrontational comment, just a general "I'm not sure what you're getting at"  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> No offense meant. But I'm not sure how Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> are viewing such a proposa...

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 30, 2003 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-Asia, Best Carrier
Replies: 22
Views: 2435

RE: SFO-Asia, Best Carrier

My personal preference would be to go for Cathay Pacific, and that would also give you a wider range of same airline connections in HKG as well.

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by B-HXB
Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ 5th Freedom Rights HKG - LHR?
Replies: 9
Views: 4397

RE: NZ 5th Freedom Rights HKG - LHR?

What do you mean, to provide better competition to <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>? <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>/<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is cu...

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?
Replies: 141
Views: 10484

RE: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?

If Singapore_Air chooses to write a letter to <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> customer relations (which is entirely his prerogative having travelled on two <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> flights as a fare-paying passenger...

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline LAX To Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 9058

RE: Best Airline LAX To Europe

I recommend Air New Zealand - great customer service and seat pitch (34 inches). Unfortunately the entertainment system is a bit outdated with no PTV (main screen programming instead).

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by B-HXB
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Slogans
Replies: 67
Views: 13049

RE: Airline Slogans

My personal favourite is Cathay Pacific's "Now you're really flying", followed closely by Malaysia Airlines' "Going beyond expectations" tying with Air New Zealand's "Being there is everything" - all of which were fairly recently introduced by the respective airlines.

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by B-HXB
Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 346 To AKL Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 3015

RE: CX 346 To AKL Again!

Ooooh nice, we got HQA and HQB last time so HQC will round it off nicely!

Is it to pick up extra cargo again?

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by B-HXB
Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Cathay Pacific
Replies: 1
Views: 2588

RE: Question About Cathay Pacific

The new Cathay Pacific livery was showcased in the Discovery magazine in September 1994 (the August 94 copy still has the old lettuce-leaf sandwich logo on the cover).

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by B-HXB
Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today
Replies: 47
Views: 6962

RE: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today

Apparently the seats in the 346 have more leather trim, a softer seat and a lighter tray table/centre seat divider. There is a photo available on jetphotos.net. When will the 2-class config kick in, and roughly how many planes will be fitted with it? I hope <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong...

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by B-HXB
Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today
Replies: 47
Views: 6962

RE: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today

A bit off topic, but does anyone know if the Improved First Class seats fitted on the A340-600 are being extended to the two A340-300s not yet retrofitted with the new sleepers? (XD and <acronym title="Compagnie Corse Méditerrannée (France)">XK</acronym> - also if the answer to this is yes has <acro...

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today
Replies: 47
Views: 6962

RE: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today

Was there any particular reason the 346 dropped in on Toronto? When it flew to Auckland in June (just for two flights) it was to pick up extra cargo...

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today
Replies: 47
Views: 6962

RE: CX A340-600 Going To YYZ Today

No, SFO is back to the 744.

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by B-HXB
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Buy/lease 744 From BA
Replies: 27
Views: 5360

RE: CX To Buy/lease 744 From BA

Is B-HLU 2-class or 3-class configuration? Also: I thought there were only three A340-300s (XM, <acronym title="Axon Airlines (Greece)">XN</acronym>, <acronym title="China Xinjiang Airlines and LTE International Airways (Spain)">XO</acronym>) that were leased from <acronym title="Singapore Airlines"...

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by B-HXB
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Dual Jetways
Replies: 45
Views: 7558

RE: Airports With Dual Jetways

The even gates on concourses A and B, and most (not all) of the gates on satellite C, at Kuala Lumpur have double-bridged gates. From what I observed at Schiphol, the overwing gates seem only to be used for 747s... I saw a <acronym title="Kuwait Airways">KU</acronym> A340 with only the forward bridg...

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by B-HXB
Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secure Gate Lounges - Who Has Them?
Replies: 3
Views: 2410

RE: Secure Gate Lounges - Who Has Them?

The older gates at Heathrow <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> are secure gate lounges as well. Some Asian airports don't do this... <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> springs to mind, as well as Tokyo Nar...

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 16, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS, I Love You :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 2860

RE: AMS, I Love You :-)

So the new runway is the one practically in the middle of nowhere? Our <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> captain warned us it would be a fairly long taxi but I honestly thought after 10 minutes of bumping past green fields that we'd be driving back to London.  <img src="/discussions...

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines: SQ286 Auckland To Singapore
Replies: 19
Views: 15426

RE: Singapore Airlines: SQ286 Auckland To Singapore

Great report. I agree with your comments about <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>. The main problem is that previous management has been extremely complacent about terminal facilities ever since a major expansion project was completed in 1996. Even thou...

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by B-HXB
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA World Tails
Replies: 26
Views: 4328

RE: BA World Tails

Also the British public got a bit stuffy about the lack of a standardised livery for their 'flag carrier'.

Pity, I really used to like the different designs on the tails...

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 13, 2003 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Has NZ Operated LAX-AKL Nonstop.
Replies: 8
Views: 4391

RE: How Long Has NZ Operated LAX-AKL Nonstop.

Yes, I remember flying a 747-200 from <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in August 1995, non-stop. It was a late-night departure from <acronym title="Auckland -...

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 13, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Lacks Integrity
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

RE: British Airways Lacks Integrity

If BA made the announcement as Docpepz says, they have an obligation to make good on it. Irrespective of why there was a delay. Full stop.

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 13, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Round The World & New Route Rumours
Replies: 7
Views: 4360

RE: Cathay Round The World & New Route Rumours

<i>Other possibilities are codesharing with British Airways to Auckland, although Cathay Pacific is considering launching a double daily service to the city, up from 10 flights a week.</i> Well, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> already codeshare on a daily service with <acronym title="C...

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by B-HXB
Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TV Show "Airline" Getting American Version
Replies: 5
Views: 3450

RE: TV Show "Airline" Getting American Version

Actually, Airline is a different series to Airport. Airport was made by the BBC and centred around operations at London Heathrow. Airline was an entirely separate programme, made by someone else (I think it was ITV off the top of my head, but definitely not the BBC). Airline focused on the operation...

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by B-HXB
Sun Aug 10, 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Codeshare Flight Attendants
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

RE: Codeshare Flight Attendants

When I flew <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> (codeshared with <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>) <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>/<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United King...

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by B-HXB
Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Video On Demand PTVs
Replies: 13
Views: 4131

RE: Airlines With Video On Demand PTVs

Cathay Pacific have AVOD installed in First and Business Class (long-haul aircraft only, being installed with the New Business Class product).

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by B-HXB
Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With Maurice Flanagan From Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 3779

RE: Interview With Maurice Flanagan From Emirates

Maybe watching the television broadcast might have been easier to follow than trying to wade through all those ellipsis dots in the transcript. My head's still spinning.  Smile

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 02, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Hour Layover At HKG - What To Do?
Replies: 10
Views: 12862

RE: 5 Hour Layover At HKG - What To Do?

<i>It will take you about 30 minutes to take the high speed train to Kowloon, a few more minutes to Hong Kong Island if I recall. It's fairly expensive to do that, about $360 HKD round trip (about $70 CAD). </i> 23 minutes from Airport to Hong Kong station, about 17 minutes from Airport to Kowloon. ...

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways - Less Than Satisfactory
Replies: 18
Views: 6857

RE: British Airways - Less Than Satisfactory

I must disagree. You can also get from plane to exit in 15 minutes at Hong Kong International Airport.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> But yes, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is severely disadvantaged by its choice of Heathrow as a home base... durin...

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by B-HXB
Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX108/29Jul - Why The 24hr Delay?
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

CX108/29Jul - Why The 24hr Delay?

Anyone out there in cyberland able to tell me which <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> A340-300 is currently enjoying an unexpected overnighter in <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>, and why the long delay? (scheduled departu...

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by B-HXB
Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Flights Confirmed LHR-SYD, Experiences Please!
Replies: 11
Views: 3130

RE: CX Flights Confirmed LHR-SYD, Experiences Please!

<i>Will the 3rd flight be a daytime flight ex <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>? I remember that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> was toying with the idea before SARS & Gulf War pt 2 hit the industry. <...

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by B-HXB
Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ, Another Round Of Staff Cuts.
Replies: 20
Views: 3810

RE: SQ, Another Round Of Staff Cuts.

Docpepz: If employees are not up to scratch, then why can't SQ just sack them, citing dissatisfaction as reason for termination?

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by B-HXB
Sat Jul 19, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR: What Is T3 Pier 5 Segregation?
Replies: 2
Views: 2778

LHR: What Is T3 Pier 5 Segregation?

Hi all Flew out of Heathrow a couple of days ago from <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym>... around the 'old' bit of the terminal, noticed large signs up proclaiming an ongoing project entitled 'Pier 5 segregation'. A fair bit of construction seems to be going on round gat...

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by B-HXB
Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX107 3Jul - What Happened?
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

CX107 3Jul - What Happened?

Hi everyone Curious about what happened to Cathay Pacific flight CX107 to Auckland on the 3rd July - website shows that the flight departed from <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> more or less on time but then returned to Hong Kong. ...

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by B-HXB
Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific 773 Turns Back After Engine Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 5730

RE: Cathay Pacific 773 Turns Back After Engine Problem

And for the perenially curious among us, which specific aircraft was it?  Smile

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by B-HXB
Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747 Evacuated After Heavy Landing
Replies: 50
Views: 7434

RE: Qantas 747 Evacuated After Heavy Landing

<i>"People were literally crying when they got off," Mr Byrne told AAP. "Someone was having an asthma attack when she got off ... it was quite traumatic really, definitely for the older people I think," he said. That is rediculous. This is a minor incident and people were reacting like that? I'm mea...

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by B-HXB
Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 340-600 Flies To SFO From 30th Jun.
Replies: 13
Views: 4523

RE: CX 340-600 Flies To SFO From 30th Jun.

The 346s were only twice-off flights to AKL; they needed the extra cargo space. Back to 34Cs for the AKL services now.

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by B-HXB
Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 340-600 Flies To SFO From 30th Jun.
Replies: 13
Views: 4523

RE: CX 340-600 Flies To SFO From 30th Jun.

What AS739X says brings up an interesting point: out of the long-haul destinations the <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> A346 has dropped by (<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, <acrony...

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by B-HXB
Sat Jun 28, 2003 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters
Replies: 14
Views: 3279

RE: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters

The One News clip about the arrival of the -600 in <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> is available through RealPlayer by following the link: <a href="http://onebusiness.nzoom.com/" target=_blank>http://onebusiness.nzoom.com/</a> Go to the blue box marked VIDEO in the top right hand corner...

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by B-HXB
Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Uniforms
Replies: 24
Views: 8237

RE: New Qantas Uniforms

I've seen better. I've also seen worse (Air New Zealand's uniform which hasn't been changed since god knows when springs to mind). For the ladies, having the jacket over the dress makes it look a bit better... the Aboriginal design (particularly the rust-coloured one) is a little loud. Not too sure ...

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by B-HXB
Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters
Replies: 14
Views: 3279

RE: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters

Apparently <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> will get 346 service during July and August. Referring to the Herald article, aren't <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> going to have a bit of a problem getting their 777...

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by B-HXB
Sat Jun 28, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters
Replies: 14
Views: 3279

RE: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters

CX scored a pretty decent clip on One News Friday night, with a fairly good camera shot of it landing and taking off, and also parked at the gate (1) with cargo being loaded, plus an interview with the <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> General manager for <acronym title=...

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by B-HXB
Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters
Replies: 14
Views: 3279

RE: Cathay A346 For AKL Spotters

Anyone know why CX are deploying 346s on the AKL route for two flights only?

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 22, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Adds New Zealand To Network
Replies: 3
Views: 3637

RE: Royal Brunei Adds New Zealand To Network

Well, at least Royal Brunei aren't adding to the 11am-2pm congestion that AKL gets hit under during December/January! Big grin

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by B-HXB
Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loads On LAX-AKL With In QF26?
Replies: 12
Views: 4863

RE: Loads On LAX-AKL With In QF26?

Trans-Pacific traffic could also be aided by European travellers being scared off transiting through Asia due to all the Sars hype. QANTAS747 - what new business class seats? I thought <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> used 2-class 747-400s on <acronym title="Auckland - International ...

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by B-HXB
Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF And CX Codeshare To Rome.
Replies: 12
Views: 5028

RE: QF And CX Codeshare To Rome.

CX293 leaves Hong Kong for Rome at 2345, CX292 arrives in Hong Kong from Rome at 0655.

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by B-HXB
Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Priority Baggage
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

RE: Priority Baggage

When I flew AA in December 2000 - January 2001 the answer was an unequivocal NO. I doubt things have changed.

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by B-HXB
Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600s To AKL
Replies: 9
Views: 3564

RE: CX A340-600s To AKL

ZK-NBT: No idea, but apparently the two that they have now are parked. Sydney has reverted back to 333 service for the time being. I was wondering if the A340-600 might have a problem finding a gate at <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> due to its lengt...

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by B-HXB
Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To NZ From Aug 1/up To 21 Flights Weekly
Replies: 19
Views: 4305

RE: Emirates To NZ From Aug 1/up To 21 Flights Weekly

I think it would be difficult for Emirates to pick up connecting traffic to the UK or even India. Consider that right now, the routings are <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-Australia-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acr...

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