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Old Jul 25, 14, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by derek2010 View Post
I think CX should use 4-class 77W to serve Australia, as the flights are code-sharing with BA, QR, AY. The 77W can accommodate more pax.
Barely.

And in Y after the 33G's have been reconfigured to 39J/21W/191Y, there will be less Y seats on the 77H.

The only market that is being lost is F really. If SYD required F, they would have kept it.

J yields are ridiculously good - CX often charges $AUD5K for SYD-HKG in J. Y yields aren't as good due to increasing numbers of people willing to fly via KUL, SIN, MNL, TPE, etc.

The problem is even if you put a 77H with 53J on SYD-HKG, then you have a W demand that can't fill 28W seats per flight and you have a plane that's got 40W and a plane whose trip costs are far higher than a 333.

Put simply, it doesn't make sense economically.
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