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Old Apr 12, 19, 11:35 am
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: UK. BAEC AAdvantage
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Originally Posted by cx4ever View Post
The flight no longer has a stopover. Their old flight to/from Brisbane used to be HKG-CNS-BNE-HKG, a triangular route, so when I flew to Cairns I had to fly down to Brisbane on the way back. This service has now ended and has been replaced by non-stop flights to Cairns and additional non-stop flights to Brisbane.

However, based on a quick Google search, the flight from BNE-HKG (A350, CX156) is scheduled to land at 7:30AM, and also frequently lands 15+ minutes early. There is an HKG-JFK flight (CX830) that leaves at 9:15AM. This is a fairly connection but I would imagine it's quite doable and people frequently make connections that are just as short or even shorter than this. Not sure why this didn't show up but you might want to check it out (flight not be available due to your fare class). All flights to JFK are currently on the 4-class 777-300ERs with 9-abreast, but when you fly all the 777s will probably be retrofitted by then. Hope this helps!
I've done that flight a few times and connected to the 9am LHR flight no problems. I've even had time to go the Premium Plaza lounge for a shower and quick bite in that time. In fact, I've never had a problem with getting a shower at the PP lounge in the morning. When I came back from Melbourne, due to the night time arrival, I could only get a shower 30 mins before boarding time at the PP Lounge! I ended up going to the Aerotel which, apart from not having the same range of food, had better showers!
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