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QF To Increase Flights To USA  
User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

As of March,
QF will have the following schedule to USA
SYD-LAX -18 services per week (up from 17)
SYD-HNL - 3 services per week (unchanged)
MEL-LAX - 7 services per week (unchanged)
AKL-LAX - 12 services per week (up from 10)

Well it was about time this has happened, QF is now at it's highest service frequency to the USA than ever before. However I was quite surprised no announcement of a DFW service or a BNE non stop service - despite them increasing their AKL frequency by 20%.

I guess we will have to wait until next year.


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User currently offlineQANTASpower From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 516 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

You would think there was room for QF to increase MEL to LAX capacity. They have 1 direct service a day to the USA. SYD has 5 and Auckland at least 4 including United and ANZ.



[Edited 2004-01-18 12:04:47]

User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Ahhhh shutup you two.. and Perth has~~~~~~~~none  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Akumas
Ahhhh shutup you two.. and Perth has~~~~~~~~none  Big thumbs up

Umm......How could Qantas operate a PER-LAX direct??? A345 is a possible contender for the route!  Smile





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User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1277 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

A direct Brisbane flight would be great for passengers, but I guess QF route it via Auckland for the number of passengers flying to NZ.

Sort of like 2 birds with one stone.

Regards

Qantasairways



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5891 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
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I don't think QF will serve DFW until the new international terminal is complete. Does QF still serve ORD through LAX?

User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1433 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

But are they ever gonna return to YVR or YYZ?

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Kaz



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User currently offlinePanam64 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Are they ever going to start a SDY to ORD service????

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5891 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
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Does that mean more opportunities to use FF miles to get free flights to Aussie Land????

User currently offlineMoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

But are they ever gonna return to YVR or YYZ?

Ha! The nerve of some people!  Angry

Just what exactly has Canada been doing all this time? Let me guess... Not finding a "Lil' Sheriff in the Pacific". Well, that's just tough. OZ is ours fair and square. Canadians are just gonna have to take a connection, and it serves them right IMO.  Big grin

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User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2798 times:


I still think it will be a while before a carrier sets up BNE-LAX or BNE-SFO non-stop. The current carriers (QF and UA, with a little influence from NZ) rely on the business and first class passenger to generate the margin. This type of passenger would be hard to find on a BNE sector.

Having said this, longer ranged aircraft may provide the vehicle in the future to commence these sectors, which I will explane.

I would think a two-class configuration with only a smallish business class section is required on BNE-Westcoast USA. Less business and more economy equals more passengers. Lower business class content means the requirement for higher economy class load factors to cover margins. All this equals more passengers per service, which means more weight, and subsequently reduced range or payload per service (especially the westbound sector).

Furthermore, you would need a subfleet to operate this type of service (eg. long range in a two-class config - most airlines would configure long range aircraft in three classes).

Just my thoughts.....

B727-200.


User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Any increase in flights to JFK? (as QFA108 passes over my house)

Nick


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32622 posts, RR: 72
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Does QF still serve ORD through LAX?

Service never started. It was delayed and delayed and delayed. The latest start date was 29Mar04, but it was recently, once again, deleted from res systems.



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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

In the next five years, will Qantas ever consider a SYD-DEN or MEL-DEN?


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User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Why would QF feed into DEN? It's a UA and F9 hub, neither of which have any agreements with Qantas.

User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

"Auckland at least 4 including United and ANZ."

I thought UA doesn't fly to AA), New Zealand">AKL anymore??

"But are they ever gonna return to YVR or YYZ?"

I doubt in the near future, will they have the aircraft on hand to do this especially with the added frequency to the US but it would be great for QF to go back to Canada. I think their codeshare flights are suited for them for the time being.

"Any increase in flights to JFK? (as QFA108 passes over my house)"

None so far, I hope they do and bring it to daily (they did fly them daily at one stage?) For student flights to JFK with QF you have to catch the QF108, the AA codeshare brings up the price a fair bit. Well that is the quote I was give with STA.

"In the next five years, will Qantas ever consider a SYD-DEN or MEL-DEN?"

I think they'd try to pull their ORD flight off before even considering that. I doubt there is a market for Australia to DEN. UA may consider this so pax can avoid LAX.


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

The continuation to NYC services of QF 107/108 will be unchanged at 3 services per week (Friday, Sunday, Wednesday).

The ORD services I think have quietly been dropped, I think as they are not in any res system for all of 2004.

Good idea on the BNE services, I guess we may see a 2 class service using the new sleeper bed, when they start coming online in 2005. I think this route will be on a lets wait and see approach. Qantas were cautious about MEL to LAX and it is now doing very well.



User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

If Qantas can have so many flights to the US how come United only operates double daily to Australia? Maybe they can do SFO-SYD double daily and spilt the Melbourne flight from the Sydney one?

User currently offlineQANTASpower From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 516 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

I guess the reason why MEL to LAX is going well for Qantas is because United pulled out which halved the capacity. It seems to operate at very high loads in all 3 classes pretty much all year round ... then again all the US flights do.





User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

What would be good is to see UA come back and just do a daily MEL-LAX flight and scrap the MEL-SYD they have.
If they have enough aircraft to do this as it would be a daily flight as well. it would reqire about 2 or 3? 744's.

UA isn't in a position to exapand too much, especially if it won't make money for them, even in the long term it makes money but in the short term it doesn, they can't afford that.


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