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CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:01 pm
by B747forever
Looking to book a flight between HKG-TPE for December, I noticed that one of the rotations is scheduled on the 747. I thought CX had already retired the 747 from its fleet.


How likely is it that CX will retire or change the scheduled 747 on that TPE rotation? Is their 747 schedule set, or do they sub in that a/c as needed?

RE: CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:06 pm
by Hywel
Hey Gabriel,

They only have 3 left in service now. They're scheduled on PEK, HND and TPE mostly. I'm also going to HKG and TPE in December, what dates are you going? Got flights booked on the 744 myself and hoping they're not subbed!

RE: CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:00 pm
by lhristebest
I am booked on the Last flight to NRT in over a month, hopefully it stays a 747

RE: CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:04 am
by CX Flyboy
Quoting lhristebest (Reply 2):
I am booked on the Last flight to NRT in over a month, hopefully it stays a 747

NRT is not normally a 747

Quoting B747forever (Thread starter):
How likely is it that CX will retire or change the scheduled 747 on that TPE rotation? Is their 747 schedule set, or do they sub in that a/c as needed?

It is likely that TPE will be one of the last destinations before the final 744 is retired.

RE: CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:42 am
by lutfi
CX also still has a fleet of B744F and B748F, with no plans to retire yet

RE: CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:34 pm
by American 767
Quoting lutfi (Reply 4):
CX also still has a fleet of B744F and B748F, with no plans to retire yet

Nope, they are not retiring the freighter fleet, definitely not the B748F. And I'm sure the B744F will stay a little longer than the passenger 744s will. The poster probably meant passenger 747s.

RE: CX Still Operates The 747?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:07 pm
by viasa
Quoting Hywel (Reply 1):
They only have 3 left in service now.

Yes, B-HKT, B-HUI and B-HUJ: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/aircraft/type/744/active?cha=CX

On the HKG-TPE route, the 744 is scheduled until March 26, 2016 (flight CX464 / CX469).