Cathay Pacific to bring Boeing 777 with first class to Sydney-Hong Kong?

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jet_setter

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 01 Feb 2015

Total posts 125

Does anyone think CX will bring the 4 class configs to SYD on the CX139/138 777 service? Also do you think they will start to replace the remaining A330 services with 777's in the near future? I do love the A330's though!

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

I don't see any reason to. The 77G on the day flight to SYD (returning as the redeye) doesn't actually have that many more seats than the 33G. CX is very keen on having a completely consistent product so I don't think it's likely they'll introduce F on selected services lest it mess up their schedule.

Sloth

Member since 05 Jan 2014

Total posts 14

It would be nice to have F to Syd again but I agree with watson, 77H only has 30 or so more seats compared to a 33G. 

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

I don't see CX bringing F to Australia.

However, I disagree with Watson. My understanding is that CX flies their 3 class A330's to Sydney (seats 242). By bringing in a 777-300 (w/o first) they increase seats by 98 (seats 340). That's a sizeable increase - around 10% daily (or just under the equivalent of 3 extra A330 services a week).

Without an increase in CX's rights into Australia, their only option will be to swap A330's to 777's.

Meanwhile, QF serves HKG with a single daily flight, to a market which should really be double daily.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

Memory fail on my part. The J and W capacity is maginally greater but the Y increase is substantial.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Happens to the best of us :-)

Chris_PER

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Feb 2014

Total posts 90

I saw a 77W operating the route two days ago on flightradar.  Probably a substition....

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

When they do that it would be like in inter asia where the service is Business Class but the seat is first

They normally assign based on OW status

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