Aircraft types I need to try…

A long time ago I used to fly Business – all the time. I’ve flown Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair…all in Business. Then it came when there were limited award space on all these airlines. In this case I was pushed back into Economy. Looking back, I’ve tried Economy on the A319 (Bangkok Airways), A320 (Dragonair and Hong Kong Express), A321 (Dragonair), A330 (Dragonair, EVA and Cathay Pacific), A340 (Cathay Pacific), A380 (Singapore Airlines), 747 (Cathay Pacific) and 777 (Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand). I’ve tried the A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A380-800, 747-400, 777-200ER, 777-300ER and possibly the 777-300 or 777-200 in Economy…hooray!

This leaves the A318, A340-500, A340-600, the whole 737 family, the 747-8, the 757 family, the 767 family and the 787-8 I’ve yet to try.

The A318


Hmmm…the A318 is a really tough one. There are no A318s departing from Hong Kong as of now, so I won’t be able to try the A318 soon (my mom really wants to go to both London and Paris but if then we’ll be on Eurostar through, sorry).

The A340-500


Ooh…I just realised how small the number of A340-500 operators are…there are 34 A340-500 planes still flying. Nope. From Hong Kong, I don’t think that’s an option.

The A340-600


I won’t be going to Munich with Lufthansa anytime soon, nor will I be going to Johannesburg with South African. On top of that I’ll definitely be Cathay-ing or British Airways-ing to London. So…I don’t think that’ll be an option soon, unless Virgin Atlantic suddenly becomes a really good option for me (I only have AsiaMiles, so if going to London I’ll definitely go snatch some good Biz seats, which means Cathay or British Airways, running on 777-300ERs and A380s respectively).

The 737


I don’t know why I haven’t tried the 737 – there are so many airlines that serve Hong Kong with the 737. So stay tuned and I might be taking one soon.

The 747-8i

Boeing 747-8

I won’t be going to Frankfurt anytime soon, and no other airline serves Hong Kong with a 747-8i apart from Lufthansa. So…I guess not soon.

The 757


This is a tough one. Apart from Air Astana, Nepal Airlines and Mega Maldives, I can’t think of any more Hong Kong 757s, but there should be a few more. Of course, if I go to the Maldives, I’ll be sure to use LV, just for you guys.

The 767


Now there’s another one I’m not sure why I still haven’t encountered. Oh well. JAL and ANA, here I come!

The 787


My only excuse to the 787 is that only Air India flies them to Hong Kong, and while I won’t be going to Delhi anytime soon either, their tag flights to ICN and KIX both have abysmally early flight times (they both leave at 7:45am).

So that leaves the 737 and 767 that I really have to try. See y’all later!

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