A333 on HKG-CAN! Isn't it insane?!

Old Oct 26, 2018, 8:07 am
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A333 on HKG-CAN! Isn't it insane?!

Why the heck KA operates such an ultra short haul route using such a large plane? Isn't it a complete waste?!

For such distance, even an A321 seems too big! Isn't using a regional jet or even a propeller to fly this connecting flight with increased frequency (to about 6 flights a day) better to attract connecting passengers from mainland China?

Even world-class airlines such as Finnair use propellers to fly short-haul, and their short-haul can go as far as Helsinki to central Europe!
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by miklcct
Why the heck KA operates such an ultra short haul route using such a large plane? Isn't it a complete waste?!

For such distance, even an A321 seems too big! Isn't using a regional jet or even a propeller to fly this connecting flight with increased frequency (to about 6 flights a day) better to attract connecting passengers from mainland China?

Even world-class airlines such as Finnair use propellers to fly short-haul, and their short-haul can go as far as Helsinki to central Europe!
for this 1 route?
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by kaka

for this 1 route?
Even not only for this 1 route, KA should use narrow-body aircraft instead because all its routes are short-haul.
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by miklcct
Even not only for this 1 route, KA should use narrow-body aircraft instead because all its routes are short-haul.
I'm sure CX/KA will look on your application for flight operations roles favourably should you apply. Maybe they've never even thought of this and done the sums?
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:32 am
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If you call that insane, how about EK’s B777 and A380 on ultra shorthauls?
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:37 am
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Why does it affect you so much? Its a much better experience for the passenger. Ill take a wide body over a narrow body any day.

Originally Posted by miklcct
Why the heck KA operates such an ultra short haul route using such a large plane? Isn't it a complete waste?!

For such distance, even an A321 seems too big! Isn't using a regional jet or even a propeller to fly this connecting flight with increased frequency (to about 6 flights a day) better to attract connecting passengers from mainland China?

Even world-class airlines such as Finnair use propellers to fly short-haul, and their short-haul can go as far as Helsinki to central Europe!
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:38 am
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The two daily flights are timed to connect to the main long haul banks at HKG. Adding more flights with smaller aircraft wouldn't necessarily serve the market better
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by boybi
If you call that insane, how about EKs B777 and A380 on ultra shorthauls?
I don't know anything about EK because I have never flown on it, and probably will not fly on it. However, I've never seen a European airline flying intra-Europe with wide body aircrafts.
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard
The two daily flights are timed to connect to the main long haul banks at HKG. Adding more flights with smaller aircraft wouldn't necessarily serve the market better
In the past China Southern also offered two daily flights between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, but why they no longer exist now? Aren't them useful to connect to mainland flights in Guangzhou (there are so many mainland destinations where we can't fly there from Hong Kong)?
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by miklcct
In the past China Southern also offered two daily flights between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, but why they no longer exist now? Aren't them useful to connect to mainland flights in Guangzhou (there are so many mainland destinations where we can't fly there from Hong Kong)?
did it bother you when hnditm was served by 747?
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by miklcct
In the past China Southern also offered two daily flights between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, but why they no longer exist now? Aren't them useful to connect to mainland flights in Guangzhou (there are so many mainland destinations where we can't fly there from Hong Kong)?
cuz they are a bad airline? and who cares about cz here as we are discussing what cx should do w their spare frames
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Originally Posted by miklcct
i don't know anything about ek because i have never flown on it, and probably will not fly on it. However, i've never seen a european airline flying intra-europe with wide body aircrafts.
ba lhr<>mad 772
tk ist<>lhr 77w/ 332/ 333
ay hel<>lhr 333/ 359
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 10:19 am
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Why does it affect you so much? Its a much better experience for the passenger. Ill take a wide body over a narrow body any day.



Finnair use A330,A340,A350 for LHR. Thx a lot

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Old Oct 26, 2018, 10:20 am
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Because quite often all 307 seats are full with connecting passengers from KA to CX heading to Europe / N America and Australia!
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Old Oct 26, 2018, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by miklcct
I don't know anything about EK because I have never flown on it, and probably will not fly on it. However, I've never seen a European airline flying intra-Europe with wide body aircrafts.
OT: I see you are a SU Silver member so it might be a surprise but Aeroflot does it on some routes (LHR for example).
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