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CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:58 am

I heard this before but couldn't clarify it, the remarks of this photo states it too.Did CX actually got rid of or in the process of getting rid of their 346's? What is their reason for doing that? Isn't 346 a great performer? I'm sure they won't have hard time finding new homes if CX actually gets rid of them. Anybody have the facts about this subject?


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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:00 am

first time trying to add image to my post definetly not a success Angry
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:00 am

The A346s are alive and well on the HKG-JFK route.

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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:08 am

They just signed a 5 year deal for engine parts, don't see they are going anywhere soon.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:37 am

Where did you hear these rumors? I hope you're not referring to the rumors circulating around here.

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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:08 am

Two of their aircraft were significantly overweight, and plagued with tech problems (particularly related to landing gear and toilets).... but they've seemed to have settled into the fleet.

As previously stated, CX doesn't appear to be trashing them any time soon.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:15 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 5):
Two of their aircraft were significantly overweight, and plagued with tech problems (particularly related to landing gear and toilets).... but they've seemed to have settled into the fleet

Thanks concordeboy, I knew there were some satisfaction problems at the beginning, I love that plane, I just don't want to be accused of starting rumors that leads to a A vs B war for no reason. It gets rough on this board sometimes man Smile
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:42 am

Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 6):
I love that plane

Why? ....what's to love?
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:08 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 7):
Why? ....what's to love?

Ok what do I like about it; I like the exterior design, the cabin design(on the ones I have seen) the fact that it has an ultra long range etc. Why you don't like it?
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:19 am

Just ignore Concordeboy, Gokmengs. Cboy wishes the A340 would dissappear. Since hes so single minded and immature when it comes to the A340 and thinks there should only be one aircraft and thats the 777.
 
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:22 am

Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 8):
the cabin design(on the ones I have seen)

I think the interior design and quality on the A340's is pathetic compared to the B777 interior. I flew on SAA 346 and 343's this winter and the plastic used was very light weight, with generic styling- very boring  Embarrassment

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Awesome looking B777 design interior Big grin

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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:30 am

AT502B, Thanks for your opinion. Just because the inside of a particular A340 operator is boring doesn't make the aircraft boring. It's up to the individual carriers what colors & materials they use.

Personnally, I hate 3-3-3 777 interiors. I'll take a 2-5-2 777 or 2-4-2 A340 anyday.

Of course, one has to sit a little longer in an A343/342 because of the slower cruise speed.
 
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:31 am

Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 8):
Ok what do I like about it; I like the exterior design, the cabin design(on the ones I have seen) the fact that it has an ultra long range etc.

The A346, or even A346-HGW, are not ultra-long ranged (C-Market) aircraft. The 772LR and A345 are.

The A346 is a B-market airplane
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:34 am

"Awesome looking B777 design interior"

Yeah, 10-abreast in an EK 773 beats 8-across in a CX 346 - Riiiiiiiight....
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:36 am

I'm a BIG 777 fan myself...In fact, it's my favorite airplane! It's superior to the 340 in design and performance but I wouldn't completely write off the 340. I must admit that I have a thing for it's signature streamline, cozy design.

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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:32 am

I love aircraft but if its a long flight then I book Airbus over Boeing. Just can't stand having two people next to me.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:34 am

Quoting AT502B (Reply 10):
I think the interior design and quality on the A340's is pathetic compared to the B777 interior.

Well let me see, there is zero sense to your comparison, I can show you pics of 737 that would beat both 340 and 777 interior, which begs the addition of the quote "its the operator stupid"

Quoting TeamREGAL (Reply 14):
I'm a BIG 777 fan myself...In fact, it's my favorite airplane! It's superior to the 340 in design and performance but I wouldn't completely write off the 340. I must admit that I have a thing for it's signature streamline, cozy design.

I like 777's and most other Boeing aircraft too but in this forum there are people who believe that you can only like A or B. You have to be a fanatic of either one or people could bash you Smile
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:05 am

Quoting N754PR (Reply 15):
I love aircraft but if its a long flight then I book Airbus over Boeing. Just can't stand having two people next to me

Think of just how dumb that statement comes off as....
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:08 am

Quoting N754PR (Reply 15):
I love aircraft but if its a long flight then I book Airbus over Boeing. Just can't stand having two people next to me.

Better stay off the A380.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:15 am

what was wrong with the toilets???
 
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:37 am

Quoting Avek00 (Reply 13):
Yeah, 10-abreast in an EK 773 beats 8-across in a CX 346 - Riiiiiiiight....

hmmmm.... That's funny I don't rememember mentioning anything about the seat configuration- If you read my post I was referring to the design of the interior. LOOK at the overhead baggage compartments and ceiling of both airplanes.........

Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 16):
Well let me see, there is zero sense to your comparison, I can show you pics of 737 that would beat both 340 and 777 interior, which begs the addition of the quote "its the operator stupid"

Again, this is my opinion on the design and quality of the interiors- it has Zero to do with operator configuration  Embarrassment
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:30 pm

Quoting N754PR (Reply 15):
I love aircraft but if its a long flight then I book Airbus over Boeing. Just can't stand having two people next to me.

Ya better off on a RJ or MD-80 then ya would be on an Airbus or Boeing.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:31 pm

A vs B again, boring, boring, boring.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:50 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 22):
A vs B again, boring, boring, boring.

Good point and that was not the intention as mentioned in....

Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 16):
I like 777's and most other Boeing aircraft too but in this forum there are people who believe that you can only like A or B. You have to be a fanatic of either one or people could bash you

Some people just love doing that man, fanatics are the biggest losers no matter which company they favor.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:50 pm

Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 16):
You have to be a fanatic of either one or people could bash you

Naah, not really. Lots of posters here, myself included, love both manufacturers and generally avoid taking part in discussions that might turn into "The War", episode 2,125,853,374,658,951 and counting. Ok, that means you have to stay off MANY "discussions", as A vs B seems to be the favorite theme of "discussion", if you call people flaming one another a discussion.

Or you could do like many, and not really care about getting bashed.  Smile
 
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:06 pm

Quoting AT502B (Reply 20):
LOOK at the overhead baggage compartments and ceiling of both airplanes.........

I have - and so I ask you: your point is?

They both have it's positive and negative aspects - but I don't SEE anything that would make me prefer the "awsome" B777 interior over the "boring" A340 interior...

Actualy, looking at those two sets of pictures, I find the interiors of these specific A340s to be much more pleasing to the eye than the ones of the B777s that you posted - but I have also seen B777 interiors that I preferred to some A340 interiors...

Face it - the whole discussion of "plane X has a much nicer interior than plane Y" is just one of the most subjective discussions out there: some people prefer shades of grey, some prefer blue or purple - some bright colors, some dark colors - some rounded edges, some designs without any edges that could be rounded off - ...

There simply won't be a consensus on that. Opinions are just too different... fortunately...

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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:06 pm

The A346 is a fine bird and shouldn't be judged by two planes that were built with minor defects. It's not like their loosing their engines or peices...

A346 is a beautiful bird... the cabin rocks ass. Don't forget about the lower level toilets on the Luftys Big grin
 
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:41 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 25):
They both have it's positive and negative aspects - but I don't SEE anything that would make me prefer the "awsome" B777 interior over the "boring" A340 interior...

I personally think the wavy design of the B777 interior (overhead baggage and ceiling) is awesome- the design of the A340 interior is boring- they look like the overhead compartments were added as an after thought.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:10 pm

Quoting AT502B (Reply 27):
I personally think the wavy design of the B777 interior (overhead baggage and ceiling) is awesome- the design of the A340 interior is boring- they look like the overhead compartments were added as an after thought.

I'm a big Airbus fan but I have a weakness for B777's interior above window height.

I love the change of subject in this thread.
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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:47 am

Sorry, but i coludn't resist to take part in this discussion.

This is a cabin that really stands out.


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Just look at those incredible wall panels. Those old planes really slaps the new boring stremlined cabins around.

Give me a 70 or 80s airplane, and no doubt I'll choose it over a A346 or 777 any day.

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RE: CX A346's What Happened

Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:01 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 17):
Think of just how dumb that statement comes off as....

You say that, and yet you say something like this a few replies before:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 7):
Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 6):
I love that plane

Why? ....what's to love?

 Yeah sure
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