HKG-IAD A350-900 or A350-1000?

Old Oct 15, 19, 2:03 am
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HKG-IAD A350-900 or A350-1000?

Hi! Traveling HKG to IAD in November. Cathay shows a350-900 as the equipment type, but Flightaware seems to show the A350-1000 as flying that route more often than not. Is there any way to know which plane I am actually getting? Trying to choose the best J seat...
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Old Oct 15, 19, 5:13 am
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I just looked up a few random dated on KVS and it seems that CX861 is being flown by the A350-900. If you give exact date, I can search specifically which type is supposed to fly on that date.. unsure if it is subject to equipment rotation...


Interesting cause I thought due to the distance the -1000 was the only plane in CX's fleet able to make it... (source: https://news.cathaypacific.com/catha...0-1000-137691#)
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Old Oct 15, 19, 6:58 am
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Interestingly, I don't see flight CX861 flying on my date of travel--I am flying on CX866 on Nov. 21st...
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Old Oct 15, 19, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by aa_fangirl View Post
Interestingly, I don't see flight CX861 flying on my date of travel--I am flying on CX866 on Nov. 21st...
That's because CX861 departs after midnight so the return flight is on November 22. You should be on an A350-900. The route has been an A350-1000 this summer, but switching back to the -900 this winter.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 12:16 pm
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OK, great! Thanks so much!!
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Old Oct 16, 19, 2:39 am
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Opps i searched IAD-HKG. I guess langleyoaker answered your question!. I see CX8616 as being A359



HKG Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Intl HK [VHHH]
IAD Washington Dulles Intl DC US [KIAD]
THU 21 Nov 2019 - 27 Nov 2019

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Frequency Dur'n Dep T Arr T Meals Miles Kms Codeshare
--------- ------ ---- -------- ---- -------- --- -- -------------------------------------------------------------------
CX 866 HKG 17:50 IAD 20:05 359 0 1--45-- 15:15 1 - B+D 8150 13116
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