Why is a CX A340 parked at SYD airport?

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msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

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Why is a CX A340 parked at SYD airport? I had thought that CX had retired all of the A340's.

jackthomas

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Gold

Member since 04 Jul 2014

Total posts 88

I'm pretty sure they use the 340's for HKG-AKL

TomGoddardd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2014

Total posts 191

Where did you see it? Found no evidence of it on FR24, and CX only use their 340's for the AKL route and occasionally on short DOM routes

jayd0116

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2015

Total posts 39

That A340 was flying HKG to AKL, due to an engine failure. It diverted to Sydney.

jayd0116

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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btw CX still uses A340 to Auckland and some Asian destinations

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Are the Y seats on the A340 still the fixed shell? What a cruel way to fly on such a long route. Does NZ fly its own metal on that route or does it only code share with CX?

jayd0116

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2015

Total posts 39

Yes they are, 3 hours on the fixed shell Y seats are horrible enough though. That's  why AKL might be the first A350 flight for CX. 

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

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Yes and with the coffin seats in J. 

NZ operates a daily service to HKG from AKL.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 289

The remaining 4 engine aircraft CX operates have the old seats which were pulled from the 777s after complaints. So yes, the hard shell Y and "coffin" J.

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