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by B-HXB
Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Airport Of The Year 2003: Hkia
Replies: 6
Views: 3798

RE: Skytrax Airport Of The Year 2003: Hkia

For the third year running, is it not? Good news for HKIA.  Smile

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by B-HXB
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600s To AKL
Replies: 9
Views: 3564

CX A340-600s To AKL

According to Cathay Pacific's schedules, the A340-600 is scheduled to operate CX107/26Jun and CX107/28Jun (and subsequently CX108/27Jun and CX108/29Jun) down to Auckland. While I'm not complaining at the chance of even seeing the 340-600 at <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New ...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 08, 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG & Cathay Pacific Preferred Gates
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

RE: HKG & Cathay Pacific Preferred Gates

Red Panda - I think it's more for the passengers. Gates 1-4 essentially occupy a little wing straight after security and in fact The Wing runs across the length of that area on a mezzanine level above. Shorter walks to immigration etc. SQCxlover - <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 08, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG & Cathay Pacific Preferred Gates
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

RE: HKG & Cathay Pacific Preferred Gates

I've never personally seen anything but <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> aircraft at gates 1-4 since the airport started... gates 60-71 are <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>'s 'alternate hub' at HKIA if you will, mainly due to the location o...

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by B-HXB
Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG & Cathay Pacific Preferred Gates
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

HKG & Cathay Pacific Preferred Gates

Well, skimming through the list of departures on HKIA's website, and shaking my head at the number of cancelled flights, I stumbled across something rather unusual. A couple of the China Airlines flights are being parked at gate 1, which up to now I understand has been strictly a preferred gate for ...

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by B-HXB
Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Watch The Show Airport?
Replies: 41
Views: 5563

RE: Does Anyone Watch The Show Airport?

Drop the police - one recent episode dedicated the whole damn thing to the police interviewing some Nigerian who turned out to be a bona fide tourist... *yawn*.

DoorsToManual, suggestion seconded - Peter and Sara were brilliant!

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by B-HXB
Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Cabin Crew Allowed To Rest In Premium Cabins?
Replies: 28
Views: 6815

RE: Are Cabin Crew Allowed To Rest In Premium Cabins?

StarG - perhaps the flight attendants were positioning crew? I am pretty sure it would be against <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> policy to have crew rest in premium cabins - I've never seen that before, not even when I was the only pax in F (and that's happened a coup...

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by B-HXB
Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Cabin Crew Allowed To Rest In Premium Cabins?
Replies: 28
Views: 6815

RE: Are Cabin Crew Allowed To Rest In Premium Cabins?

<i> have been on a daytime <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flight from Hong Kong to Jakarta (around four hours) where two female flight attendants on duty slept in the Business Class cabin.</i> I am sure that any flight attendant <b>on duty</b> doing that on <acronym t...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jun 01, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific To Add Russia And Kazakhstan
Replies: 20
Views: 6723

RE: Cathay Pacific To Add Russia And Kazakhstan

"We have no objection to the PIA move."

I wonder why?  Smile

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by B-HXB
Wed May 21, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AKL-HKG: CX A340 Or NZ B767
Replies: 36
Views: 4433

RE: AKL-HKG: CX A340 Or NZ B767

Well, like I mentioned earlier and confirmed by S_Air, legroom is exactly the same on <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> - 32 inches. So it comes down to food and inflight entertainment. Which in my opinion <acronym title=...

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by B-HXB
Wed May 21, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Best Lounges: 2003
Replies: 22
Views: 2815

RE: World's Best Lounges: 2003

What happened to The Pier?!

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by B-HXB
Tue May 20, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AKL-HKG: CX A340 Or NZ B767
Replies: 36
Views: 4433

RE: AKL-HKG: CX A340 Or NZ B767

Definitely <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>. Food, entertainment system tops over <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>. Legroom is the same - 32" on the <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> 343 and NZ763. If price is the same, no quest...

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by B-HXB
Mon May 19, 2003 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Class Beds -- An Overview
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

RE: Business Class Beds -- An Overview

CX New Business Class: Not fully flat like the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> bed but amazingly comfortable in both upright and sleep modes. Best position for sleeping is the sunbed position. Not a patch on <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> First Class obv...

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by B-HXB
Sun May 18, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Grounds 6 More Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4432

RE: Cathay Pacific Grounds 6 More Aircraft

He also said that the five Cathay Pacific flights flying the Golden Route between <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> and <acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> carried a total of 18...

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by B-HXB
Sat May 17, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Grounds 6 More Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4432

RE: Cathay Pacific Grounds 6 More Aircraft

I think 42 - 50 and 62 - 71 are out... I haven't seen those on the website for ages now.

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by B-HXB
Sun May 11, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Service Cuts
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Cathay Pacific Service Cuts

I know that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> is performing poorly on a lot of routes with respect to passenger load factors. However, their press releases and 7-day schedule search leave a lot to be desired. Auckland has been cut from a daily to 5-weekly with not so muc...

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by B-HXB
Sat May 10, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Now With A340 To FRA, Since When?
Replies: 27
Views: 4956

RE: Cathay Now With A340 To FRA, Since When?

Even Paris <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> is using the A340? With such 'competition' for the 340, how can <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> be having them overnight in <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL /...

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by B-HXB
Sat May 10, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Staff Asked To Take Unpaid Leave
Replies: 18
Views: 4387

RE: Cathay Pacific Staff Asked To Take Unpaid Leave

With respect to senior management, will it be more of an 'unpaid leave' scheme or a 'temporary cut in pay' scheme? Surely top management staff need to be there keeping an eye on things?

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by B-HXB
Tue May 06, 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Zealand Services
Replies: 4
Views: 4017

RE: Cathay Pacific New Zealand Services

Thanks Babaero! It hit me after I posted that that was probably the most logical solution. So I suppose <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> will be seeing a lot less 34C's given that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> aren't l...

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by B-HXB
Tue May 06, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Zealand Services
Replies: 4
Views: 4017

Cathay Pacific New Zealand Services

Ok people, I'm curious about the deal with <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> operating to <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> at the moment. Their local telephone number for flight information has a prerecording telling me that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (C...

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by B-HXB
Sun Apr 27, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan Bans S'poreans, HKers And Canadians
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

RE: Taiwan Bans S'poreans, HKers And Canadians

I thought that Taiwan was actually only suspending landing visas for one month? Basically if HK/Singaporean/Canadian nationals wanted to go to Taiwan, they had to get a visa rather than having it issued on arrival.

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by B-HXB
Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8 CX Flights HKG-KUL Canceled Today?
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

RE: 8 CX Flights HKG-KUL Canceled Today?

As far as I know, all scheduled <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> passenger services operate with three digit flight numbers, except for codeshares, charters and the DHL Starlight Express services. However as the latter usually fly in and out at the dead of night and nor...

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by B-HXB
Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL
Replies: 4
Views: 10729

Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL

Flight: NZ106 Aircraft: Boeing 767-200, <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NBB Departure time: 1800 Departure gate: 57 Sector: <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> <acronym title="Auckland - Int...

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by B-HXB
Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Receives Licenses To Fly To Mainland
Replies: 30
Views: 3895

RE: CX Receives Licenses To Fly To Mainland

UH-HUH. So Dragonair can get licenses to fly all these routes and compete with <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, but when <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> wants to get a license to compete against <acronym title="Dragonair (China)">KA</acro...

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by B-HXB
Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX872 HKG-SFO Using A346 On 14Apr
Replies: 16
Views: 3512

RE: CX872 HKG-SFO Using A346 On 14Apr

Sooo... it IS back to 34C for SFO?

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by B-HXB
Mon Apr 14, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX872 HKG-SFO Using A346 On 14Apr
Replies: 16
Views: 3512

RE: CX872 HKG-SFO Using A346 On 14Apr

The <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> schedules show that for the rest of this week 34C will be used for the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> run... no longer sustainable for <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China...

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by B-HXB
Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Misses Kai Tak?
Replies: 22
Views: 2861

RE: Who Misses Kai Tak?

The approach, yes. The terminal facilities, no.

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by B-HXB
Sat Apr 12, 2003 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Query: If You Were At AKL Today (Sat)...
Replies: 1
Views: 2723

Query: If You Were At AKL Today (Sat)...

... and happened to note down the registration and gate number for CX107/8, I would be most grateful if you could pass it on.

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by B-HXB
Fri Apr 11, 2003 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Cuts In Total 37% Of Capacity -
Replies: 20
Views: 2796

RE: Cathay Cuts In Total 37% Of Capacity -

To be fair to Singapore_air, his earlier thread was posted well earlier than the press release by <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> which only came out today. Although I do agree with Buckfifty re: consolidation. Logistics aside, this is very sad news - some of these des...

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by B-HXB
Sun Apr 06, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sars - Another Point Of View
Replies: 28
Views: 3889

RE: Sars - Another Point Of View

Britair: Cathay Pacific's website says that masks are available on all flights to all passengers and crew. Whether these are distributed or are on request, I don't know.

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by B-HXB
Tue Mar 25, 2003 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sars Case Inflight
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Sars Case Inflight

<b>Passenger May Have SARS IRN Ambulance officers have met a flight from Hong Kong carrying a passenger with symptoms similar to those of the deadly pneumonia disease, SARS. Ambulance control says the passenger, believed to be a child, is currently being assessed. The flight arrived at Auckland Inte...

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by B-HXB
Sun Mar 23, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pic Of The New Qantas Skybed
Replies: 25
Views: 6516

RE: Pic Of The New Qantas Skybed

When its not extended into the bed it looks like the chair Will Smith sat in when he took the MIB (Men In Black) test

I'm with you on that one...

Let's hope that it's a lot more comfortable to sit in than it looks!

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by B-HXB
Tue Mar 18, 2003 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Qantas Business Skybed"
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

RE: "Qantas Business Skybed"

Looking at the pictures, I think I prefer the elegance of the <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> seats compared to the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> design... but it will be interesting to see how <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> shapes ...

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by B-HXB
Tue Mar 18, 2003 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Colour Scheme For Aer Lingus
Replies: 46
Views: 13756

RE: New Colour Scheme For Aer Lingus

Why didn't they just replace that horrible red dot with the shamrock? From what I understand all they wanted to do was promote the website address... well, aerlingus [shamrock] com works just fine.

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by B-HXB
Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed
Replies: 88
Views: 10977

RE: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed

The Sultan of Brunei's family was NOT on board the tail-strike SQ286. The Crown Prince and his entourage on the Royal Brunei 767 was diverted to Whenuapai because of the shutdown of <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> airport following SQ286's emergency ...

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by B-HXB
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Domestic Product Upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 3734

RE: Qantas Domestic Product Upgrade

<i>New Tasman product rolls out on 26 March. It is basically the Perth Cityflyer service with some enhancements that have come from the suggestions of crew since Perth Cityflyer began. They will standardise the 767 J class product by using only Domestic configured a/c. Video walkmans will be availab...

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by B-HXB
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed
Replies: 88
Views: 10977

RE: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed

Umm... why did SQ trot out the head of Product Innovation to comment? Seems like a strange choice to make given the circumstances...

[Edited 2003-03-12 09:06:14]

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by B-HXB
Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed
Replies: 88
Views: 10977

RE: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed

I think 82 pax is definitely wrong - all news reports I've read/seen except for one (the one which stated 82) have all mentioned numbers in the 300s and "almost 400 passengers and crew".

Has anything like this happened before? (the tailstrike, not the emergency shutdown).

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by B-HXB
Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed
Replies: 88
Views: 10977

RE: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed

How many inbound flights were affected? I assume the majority were diverted to Wellington and Christchurch?

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by B-HXB
Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Airline Meals
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

RE: Funny Airline Meals

On a QF flight, the attendant serves a 5/6 year old with a child meal; mother says "Doesn't that look incredible?" Child looks up at her with a blank face, and repeats "Inedible!"

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by B-HXB
Tue Mar 11, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Domestic In NZ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

RE: Qantas Domestic In NZ?

Jesseycy - aren't the QF 737s flying in NZ ex-Ansett?

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by B-HXB
Sun Mar 09, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX117/8 To Be Resumed From June
Replies: 1
Views: 4166

CX117/8 To Be Resumed From June

Good news for those who frequent the <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>/<acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> route - Cathay Pacific have announced that the three extra flights per week originally scheduled for withdrawal fro...

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by B-HXB
Sat Mar 08, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways Looking At The A380?
Replies: 16
Views: 5973

RE: Cathay Pacific Airways Looking At The A380?

<i>There are many destinations <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flies to that can support an A380. Such destinations include <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - ...

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by B-HXB
Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 To SYD
Replies: 15
Views: 5138

RE: CX A340-600 To SYD

Boeing 767-300: My thoughts exactly! I can understand why they might not choose to use it for <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> but what about...

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by B-HXB
Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Team Alinghi Has Won The America´s Cup!
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

RE: Team Alinghi Has Won The America´s Cup!

<sob> I do have to say that Alinghi's boat was superbly built/designed/maintained whereas I go the way of the Team <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> crew members in saying that NZL-82 was a piece of unmitigated crap. Whoever designed it should be ashamed of themselves. Now all that remai...

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by B-HXB
Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 346 Out Of Service?
Replies: 9
Views: 3737

RE: CX 346 Out Of Service?

The CX A340-300 must be a rare sight at LAX...

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by B-HXB
Mon Feb 24, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 HKG-LHR?
Replies: 21
Views: 4638

RE: CX A340-600 HKG-LHR?

CX's online schedules show the 346 as operating the CX100/101 service (late afternoon one from Sydney), with the CX110/111 switching from a 747 to a 333. I wish that it was the other way round though!

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by B-HXB
Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Routes To Middle East
Replies: 8
Views: 3967

BA Routes To Middle East

Just read on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s website that a multitude of Gulf destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait, Riyadh etc. will route via Larnaca in Cyprus from today. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> begins this announcement with "British Airway...

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by B-HXB
Sat Feb 22, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Boarding Music
Replies: 22
Views: 4453

RE: Delta Boarding Music

B747-437B - if you have the time, would you mind also sending the mp3 file to [email protected], please. That would be great... thanks!

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by B-HXB
Sat Feb 22, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX A340-600 HKG-LHR?
Replies: 21
Views: 4638

RE: CX A340-600 HKG-LHR?

AA61hvy: Well, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> operate a mixture of A340-300s and 747-400s on the Heathrow route now, and isn't the whole point of the A340-600 that it is designed for ultra long-haul? I'm wondering why <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith Internati...

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