Re: North Pole flight

Date:         17 May 98 00:43:16 
From:         slong@rockcomputer.com
Organization: Deja News - The Leader in Internet Discussion
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In article <airliners.1998.671@ohare.Chicago.COM>,  Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) wrote:
> I don't have any detail, but it has been reported that Cathay Pacific will
> have a trial non-stop flight from New York JFK to Hong Kong on July 5.
> The flight will arrive in Hong Kong early morning on July 6, the official
> opening day of the new Hong Kong Airport at Chek Lap Kok.  I'd assume
> this will be the first landing of a revenue flight at CLK.  The flight
> will fly over the North Pole and Russian air space.

Making some quick assumptions, CX889 would have to depart around 0200hrs JFK
time in order to arrive at CLK around 0630+1. The timings don'tseem to be
too desirable. I bet they change once everything is up and runningcome
December. Don't be surprised to see a stop at ANC for the first little
while.

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