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so what routes will VA cut ?

pauly7

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I don't think VA will cease flying to Hong Kong as VS and VA have been given intern approved to code share. so i think it has been fully approved it will be a money maker for VA
Will VS really increase pax that much giving they already on sell VA?
 
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Will VS really increase pax that much giving they already on sell VA?
Correct, the best change they could make together would be cutting the 6.5 layover on the outbound. That's scary enough for me to keep scrolling.
 

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Correct, the best change they could make together would be cutting the 6.5 layover on the outbound. That's scary enough for me to keep scrolling.
Exactly. They’re competing with the likes of Singapore and Qantas who have 1 hour stopovers.
 

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Correct, the best change they could make together would be cutting the 6.5 layover on the outbound. That's scary enough for me to keep scrolling.
Easier said than done. I assume LHR curfew and slots constrain the VS timings. As a result the VS flights from HKG-LHR probably don't have much latitude to reach London much earlier. Nor do they have much latitude to depart London much later. So they are stuck with a late afternoon arrival into HKG and late evening departure from HKG.

So what does that mean for VA? You run two hours later, which means reducing outbound connection to 4.5 hrs but increase inbound to 4.5 hrs as well. And what is the significance of the HX feed (which we don't know)? +2 hrs later arrival into HKG could eliminate 7-8 HX flights you feed to.
 

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