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Viva Mexico!

Old 19th Jul 2013, 14:44
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Viva Mexico!

Fajitas, Margaritas, and Señoritas
Anyone know the routing of this flight? Hopefully direct, 4 man crew, and three day layover
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 15:15
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Probably LAX turnaround...
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 15:20
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You forgot...drugs, beheadings and gringos!

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Old 19th Jul 2013, 16:21
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Routes News - Cathay to operate freighter service to Mexico
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 16:51
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Routing

YVR-GDL-LAX

No GDL layover
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 20:28
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Cool

HKG-ANC-LAX-GDL-ANC-HKG.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 04:37
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LAX-GDL-ANC will certainly be three man ops. It will be interesting to see if they try to use an SO or an LAX based FO for this as the 3rd man. Not many FOs left on the -400/-8 in LAX. Most were given / offered 777 courses.

It will also be interesting to see if the frequency will increase. Certainly that would be a sure sign that the route is successful.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 07:02
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A few Asian airlines already fly freighters to central/south America so I am sure there is money to be made. As usual, CX is not the trailblazer here.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 14:25
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CX has to operate the service out of Vancouver as there is a problem with 5th freedom rights. That's the word.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 16:04
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Well cx is now going to operate MLE after HX launched their direct flight. Kitty now wants a bite in the apple.


Commencing new flights between Hong Kong and Maldives on 10 July, Hong Kong Airlines will become the only local carrier providing direct flights to Maldives.

Globally known for its pure white sands and clear blue seas, Maldives has been hailed as one of the top luxury travel destinations among travelers and honeymooners. The Hong Kong- Maldives route will save its passengers time on vehicles, allowing them more leisure to enjoy the incredibly dreamlike island scenery.

On the new Hong Kong- Maldives route, Hong Kong Airlines deploys an A330-300 aircraft which contains 32 business-class seats and 260 economy-class seats. Even for long haul travel, passengers will have comfortable and relaxing journeys by enjoying the spacious seats and individual in-flight entertainment system.

Now I wonder if this will be via BKK... simply because of the capacity. How many people go to MLE via Hong Kong? Honeymoon couples or ID travelers? That must be a hell lot of newly weds per week and ID holders to sustain it. And do you think kitty would have money to spend on another airport motel in MLE?


SQ has double daily flights - MH has daily. EK 4 times a day. QR Twice daily.

260,000 guests to the Maldives originated from China.

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Old 21st Jul 2013, 00:35
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Apparently it is non-stop. Seems like a route where it would be hard to fill the plane, especially since there will be 3 airlines on the route. Maybe it is a matter of deliberate unprofitability in order to stop Hong Kong Airlines establishing themselves on the route before we do....fight them on every route they launch.

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Old 21st Jul 2013, 04:47
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Maybe it is a matter of deliberate unprofitability in order to stop Hong Kong Airlines establishing themselves on the route before we do....fight them on every route they launch.
Spot on I thinks.....
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