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KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Fri May 30, 2014 2:28 am

The title says it all. Will they fly them to the United States? Obviously KE will fly theirs to ICN and PEK for CA, initially.  
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Fri May 30, 2014 9:07 am

I know Atlanta gets both of them.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Fri May 30, 2014 9:53 am

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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Fri May 30, 2014 10:50 am

I'm sure someone posted on here that CA will use their 748i on one of the two daily flights each to JFK & FRA.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:16 am

And what about CDG ? I do hope so . But with KE 380s . ... I doubt .
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:48 pm

When is KE and CA expected to start taking delivery of the 747-8i? Is CA next?
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:25 am

Quoting AlitaliaDC10 (Reply 5):
When is KE and CA expected to start taking delivery of the 747-8i? Is CA next?

Air China's first frame (LN 1499) is sitting in bare aluminum at the moment after what was described as a "malfunction" in the paint hangar. There are several quite nice pictures of her. She is scheduled to go back into paint in June, and I would think delivery would be later in the month or in early July.

KAL's first Intercontinental is scheduled to be the next to enter the FAL (LN 1506), so the expectation was that the delivery would be in the later third this year most likely. In a couple of recent articles, some statements were made by the reporter that KE is supposed to receive their first frame in 2015, but there is no real corroboration either way that I can find.

If one takes a look at the first reply of the Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 16 thread, one can see that the subsequent Intercontinental frames for KE, CA, and LH all follow very closely on the heels of these upcoming ones.
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:31 am

Thanks for the info gennadius! That's great - I appreciate it. Looking forward to the delivery to CA.
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:37 am

I will go out on a limb and posit ICN and PEK respectively.
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:39 am

So in another thread China Eastern is getting a new livery, is there any chance that Air China will get a new livery as well?
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:43 am

Cities needing more then a 777 but smaller then an A380 if only one flight daily. Could fly the second daily to Atlanta, JFK or LAX. For Korean they could by the right plane for LHR and FRA since an A380 may be too big since CDG is the Skyteam hub for Europe.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:09 pm

CA can send to LAX FRA and high yield hops to TPE (I know, most people won't understand this one)
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:05 pm

Hope to see at least one at LAX.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:17 pm

Quoting Jetblue1965 (Reply 11):
CA can send to LAX FRA and high yield hops to TPE (I know, most people won't understand this one)

I would put HKG over TPE. Taiwan limits daily mainland Chinese visitors and they are maxed out right now. HK gets daily CA 777, 744 and A330 from PEK along with the n/b flights.
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:33 pm

Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 13):

I would put HKG over TPE. Taiwan limits daily mainland Chinese visitors and they are maxed out right now. HK gets daily CA 777, 744 and A330 from PEK along with the n/b flights.

If you're max'ed out by frequency, isnt' that an even better reason to upgauge ?

IIRC CA and CX has a JV on PEK-HKG, and frequency is king there. TPE is a different dynamic that the limited options allow very high fares/yield premiums to be charged (heck, CA actually flies 3-class First on PVG-TPE for that 1.5 hour flight)

CZ tried doing PEK-HKG using A380 but as I recall wasn't too successful.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:17 pm

Quoting Jetblue1965 (Reply 14):
If you're max'ed out by frequency, isnt' that an even better reason to upgauge ?

number of allowed to visit is maxed out. sending higher capacity airplanes won't solve the problem.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:36 pm

Any chance of Heathrow seeing the Korean B747-8i? We used to see the B744 and I recently logged my last B77W so I am now eeady to more on   Failing that, the A388 would be fine.
 
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:41 pm

What are the chances of IAH getting one? I know both KE and CA do well, though it is a little early for KE to be considering an upgauge.
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RE: KE And CA 748 Destinations, Where Will They Go?

Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:21 pm

Quoting Jetblue1965 (Reply 11):

I highly doubt you'll see CA 748s being deployed to TPE. Ter

Quoting Jetblue1965 (Reply 14):
IIRC CA and CX has a JV on PEK-HKG, and frequency is king there. TPE is a different dynamic that the limited options allow very high fares/yield premiums to be charged (heck, CA actually flies 3-class First on PVG-TPE for that 1.5 hour flight)

That's because it's the only aircraft available to operate that route. The 1st and business class on that A340 is rarely full on those flights with my experiences.

More likely to see CA's 748s used to America than TPE. They do fine with their A333 services.
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