Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
Routes with best competition to Hong Kong? I love how Bangkok has EK, TG and CX all running international configured aircraft (A380, A380 and international A330-300/777-300ER respectively). Even the Sydney route has a battle between CX (winning), QF (not so) and VS (runner up).
Member since 21 Apr 2011
Total posts 21
CX sends a whole melange of configurations to BKK, old regional J, new regional J, old longhaul business and new longhaul business. BKK, along with SIN and potentially TPE is a route where CX has less than usual certainty of a specific configuration operating a specific flight, and is ripe for aircraft substitution, including going from a F configured aircraft to one without F, or sometimes, the other way around.
When the latter does happen though, it often leads to CX Diamonds and OneWorld Emeralds being moved to the "F" cabin with J service.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
I would actually disagree with your assessment that QF is competitively behind VS & CX on the SYD-HKG route, given that QF operates an A380 on most days which offers a better hard product & better service in Y & J than VS, and offers F which CX does not.
That's not enough to get CX off my mind, but I see your point there. The reason I'm saying is because CX has a better cushioned product than QF (looks like it's all shiny new A330 these days) in Economy and unbeatable Business Class (until JetBlue does so with its "suites" later). Don't blame me for judging VS like that, I didn't mean to, I've never taken it anyways.
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