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CX Business class to Hong Kong

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MichelleG

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Hey, I hope someone can help. Flying to Hong Kong soon Business class. Is there a major difference between B.C. Syd - HK and Brisbane - HK. I have heard that Bris - HK is regional but on the website Syd - HK seems to be too. I have tried calling CX but it takes ages to get through. Please help.
 

simongr

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Just a quick check of the CX flight schedules to HKG to confirm aircraft types:

SYD-HKG

CX100 - A330
CX110 - A330
CX138 - A330

It will be all "old business class" - so not the new product yet - a very nice aircraft type - similar to the Skybed with more reliable AVOD exceptional service with a slightly greater angled bed though - not as flat as the QF Skybed

BNE-HKG

CX102 - A330 REGIONAL PRODUCT - DO NOT FLY!

And if you took the QF97 it would be a 767-300 - that would be an awful proposition...

Oops - Edited to factor in correct info from NM below


I can't believe the difference in product between the two CX routes!
 
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There is a huge difference between CX business class on BNE-HKG and SYD-HKG. The BNE-HKG route is operated by 2-class A330-300 aircraft with regional business class. So that means no flat beds, old cruddy cradle seats with not great pitch.

The SYD-HKG (and MEL-HKG) routes use the CX Long-haul business class, which has flat (sloping) beds in business class and operated by 3-class aircraft (747-400 and A330-300).
 

MichelleG

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Thanks for replies. I will definitely be changing to Syd - Hong Kong. Pity there's not a better service from Brisbane.
 

simplenet

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what about Melbourne to Hong Kong? the info you provided was great and would love commentry on this leg and also how do you get good business class deals?
 

HardieBoys

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I caught CX 100 from SYD - HKG in December 07, and they had the new lie-flat Business beds. Unfortunately, I wasn't in one of them!

If you catch this flight, it often arrives in HKG earlier than the scheduled 05:00 arrival time (based on an inadequate sample size n = 4). The Airport Express to Kowloon and Hong Kong does not operate at this time, and you will have to get a taxi or limo to your destination, which is not exorbitant at that time of day.
 

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simongr said:
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Just a quick check of the CX flight schedules to HKG to confirm aircraft types:

SYD-HKG

CX100 - A330
CX110 - A330
CX138 - A330

It will be all "old business class" - so not the new product yet -
According to CXs adverts , CX100/138 are operated with the new product

Dave
 

simongr

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That is good news - unless like QF009 you dont like the new product...
 
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