Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
Why is a CX A340 parked at SYD airport? I had thought that CX had retired all of the A340's.
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
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
Member since 29 Jun 2015
Total posts 39
That A340 was flying HKG to AKL, due to an engine failure. It diverted to Sydney.
btw CX still uses A340 to Auckland and some Asian destinations
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
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?
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.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 371
Yes and with the coffin seats in J.
NZ operates a daily service to HKG from AKL.
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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