CX Business class to Hong Kong

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  1. MichelleG

    MichelleG Newbie

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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.
     

  2. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    #2 simongr, Aug 14, 2007
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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!
     
  3. NM

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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).
     
  4. MichelleG

    MichelleG Newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
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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.
     
  5. simplenet

    simplenet Junior Member

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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?
     
  6. HardieBoys

    HardieBoys Member

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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.
     
  7. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    According to CXs adverts , CX100/138 are operated with the new product

    Dave
     
  8. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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