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Delay problems of AY69 / AY99 HEL-HKG

Old Feb 6, 20, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Rivarix View Post
Is this due to a spare/extra A359 around or is the plane becoming more reliable? I guess I'm trying to figure out whether the improvement is permanent (due to A359 increase reliability) or temporary (due to spare A359 which will eventually be deployed elsewhere). AY99 is always a gamble but with better odds, I may give it a try again.
When will you be flying?

At the moment. AY has 3-4 aircraft idling daily because theyíve cancelled flights to mainland China because of the flu.

Moreover, it sounds to me like AY is not only targeting HKG anymore. Back when they decided to fly to Dubai via Egyptian airspace instead of the more direct route via Iran, this led to delays on the midnight A350 services, and they delayed both HKG and SIN, on alternating days. So it does sound like HKG isnít the victim all the time.
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Old Feb 6, 20, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
Has anyone been on HKG flights lately? What have the loads been like now during the Chinese flu?
Havenít flown myself now but heard from others that actually not that bad at all, not full but definitely not empty either...maybe AY is getting some add. pax as so much cancellations to mainland. HKG virus situation is also not too bad so those who need to go are still going..
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Old Feb 6, 20, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by NoWindowSeat View Post
Havenít flown myself now but heard from others that actually not that bad at all, not full but definitely not empty either...maybe AY is getting some add. pax as so much cancellations to mainland. HKG virus situation is also not too bad so those who need to go are still going..
Iím glad to hear this. Many airlines have stopped flying to HKG so perhaps they reroute pax on AY.

In this case, itís a huge advantage that CC is outsourced to HKG. North American Airlines in particular have problems with HKG flights because crews refuse to fly there.
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Old Feb 6, 20, 2:53 pm
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Tonightís 99 one hour before departure looks like above so loads are not crazy bad... Y+ seems empty, though..
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Old Feb 6, 20, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by NoWindowSeat View Post
Y+ seems empty, though..
That new pricing seems to work.
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Old Feb 19, 20, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
When will you be flying?

At the moment. AY has 3-4 aircraft idling daily because theyíve cancelled flights to mainland China because of the flu.
It will be in the summer ... assuming all these flu stuffs calm down. Otherwise, I'll skip HKG and stopover in Japan.
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