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New QF Route - Brisbane/LAX Direct  
User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 2905 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 3980 times:


Finally they've seen the light!!!!!!

Qantas To Fly First Ever Non-Stop Flights Between Brisbane and Los Angeles
BRISBANE, 12 February 2004

Qantas today announced it would commence direct flights between Brisbane and Los Angeles, the first time any airline has offered non-stop scheduled services on the route.

The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways, Geoff Dixon, said Qantas would operate three Boeing 747 non-stop Brisbane-Los Angeles services a week from 14 June 2004. These services will be in addition to the daily Qantas flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles via Auckland, and will take the number of services on the route to 10 per week.

"These new services make it possible, for the first time ever, for American tourists to fly direct to the Sunshine State, and provide easier access to the many world class tourist attractions throughout Queensland," Mr Dixon said.

"They also offer Queenslanders a more convenient way to get to the USA."

Mr Dixon said Qantas had significantly boosted capacity between Australia and the USA over the past six months.

"From next month, Qantas will be offering more scheduled capacity between Australia and Los Angeles than we ever have before, including during the peak period of the Sydney Olympics," he said. "In addition, we continue to operate three flights a week to Honolulu."

Mr Dixon said Qantas had been flying to the USA for 50 years and had invested billions of dollars in this market, including dedicating six new Extended Range Boeing 747-400s to non-stop USA services.

The new Qantas non-stop Brisbane-Los Angeles services will be operated by two-class Boeing 747-400 aircraft on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.


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User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Good job QF! This is great news! I hope they do well on this flight

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Excellent news!! Qantas continues to build its operation at LAX.

What does this bring the total number of weekly flights to? I'm sure it must be pushing 35 by now.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineQANTASpower From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 516 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Excellent news!

Hopefully they will go daily double between Auckland and LAX as well. I think they will be only 3 flights a week sort of this by mid year.

Yes the sight of all those QF 744's at LAX is impressive. They can sometimes have 5 on the ground at the one time!

QANTASpower



User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

I'm glad to see more Americans interested in visiting Australia, and this route will sure help accomplish just that. Didn't UA operate a flight to BNE? Or was that a continuation of their LAX/SFO-SYD service?

Australia is a great place to visit...great people, too. My parents went for the first time last year and can't wait to get back, and their visit to Koolangotta (sp?) was definitely a highlight. I've also been to Aussie, though 17 years ago, and am LONG overdue to get back.

While I'm a loyal UA man...I will say my experiences on QF in 1987/88 were commendable, and I'd consider/recommend flying them as well.



User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Interesting that Queensland is referred to as "The Sunshine State", similar to Florida. Though, given the choice, I'll take Queensland any day...definitely on my list for my next visit.

User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1880 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Anyone knows the schedule for this flight...

I am glad that QF is starting this flight, and Brisbane is a wonderful city.

Carfield


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

With the Australian dollar being as strong as it is (having risen more against the US dollar than even the Euro), this is a great time for Australians to visit the United States. They're always welcome here!

Aaron G.


User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Just a warning to all Americans - now that Brisbane has direct flights, look out for an influx of people wearing socks below their thongs, unable to spell, and finishing all their sentences with "but".

And if you're visiting from the US, for god's sake, stay away from that horrid excuse for beer, XXXX!  Smile



I am The Stig
User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Any idea whether it will depart from T4 or TBIT at LAX? That's now become a deciding factor when I choose flights out of LAX, I prefer to fly via MEL but I absolutely hate TBIT.

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 3639 times:


Just checked on Galileo, no service has yet been entered however I would imagine it shoould be listed soon. I guess it will most likely leave mid afternoon at about 2pm perhaps and out of LAX at about 11.30pm. Lets see how right I am when it is released.

Nevertheless it is fantastic news. I wonder this had anything to do with NZ doing AKL to SFO??

This will now bring LAX services to 43 744 services per week (3 to BNE, 18 to SYD. 7 to MEL, 12 to AKL, 3 to NYC) and 3 x 743 services to HNL

No wonder it is the largest foreign operating carrier into LAX.



User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5283 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

Great news for QF and for BNE!

43 services per week to LAX is pretty impressive, 40 of them from down under.

Hopefully they will go daily double between Auckland and LAX as well. I think they will be only 3 flights a week sort of this by mid year.

I believe this is the plan although I can't confirm that. Surprised that they haven't added additional flights on the MEL-LAX, I would have though that this route would have been highly profitable!

I wonder if they may even need some additional 747-400ER's to operate more services ex SYD and MEL, rumour has it that they are looking at 4-6 second hand 744's.


User currently onlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3173 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

I can't believe it, finally.

Great, no more side trips to Sydney or Auckland.

I just hope enough Brisbane people support it.





Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3441 times:


I knew it would happen one day - but not this quickly!!!

At least I got the cabin config right (two-class), which I wrote last time this topic was talked about. Maybe some of my old mates at Qantas saw my post in the previous thread discussing this  Wink/being sarcastic

B727-200.


User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

"I just hope enough Brisbane people support it."

And the rest of Queensland? Well maybe we won't support it and just have to keep looking for alternatives out of Cairns (or by some miracle Townsville becomes International again - wonder who remembers that?)

"Maybe some of my old mates at Qantas saw my post in the previous thread discussing this"

Either that or the Qantas thinktank finally have got the knack of implementing the bleeding obvious.



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19185 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

G'day skippies!

Any chance of one-stop services from PER, BNE, ADL, etc., to LON? I realise one could fly LHR-SIN-BNE or whatever, but what about with QF?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

"Any chance of one-stop services from PER, BNE, ADL, etc., to LON?"

I would have thought that with some of the ranges of aircraft being promoted that PER-LHR could be direct in the very near future with the other two direct in the not too distant future (within a decade?).



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3345 times:


Tsv,

The Brisbane route is not the financial gold mine that the SYD-LAX route is, which is why I mentioned in a previous thread that they would need a two class config and go for volume (the SYD market offers nearly always full business and first class cabins, something that the BNE, nor MEL market can produce).

Let's hope this market gets opened up as much as the European markets, which would be good for everyone in the long run.

B727-200.


User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Yes B727-200 it will be interesting to see how it goes and actually also the effect it has on SYD-LAX. QF would probably have an idea of how much some of the SYD-LAX traffic originated out of Queensland - oops sorry Brisbane (as there is nothing else in Queensland other than the great south east corner is there?).

Not that anyone cares but can anyone remember how many TSV-LAX flights there were?



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently onlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3173 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Wasn't the original QF25 routed via CNS to HNL, or did it include TSV for a while.




Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineSFOJFK From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

For the question about T-4, AA can only support the SYD flights with the few gates that T-4 has. When they got rid of T-3, they lost quite a bit of gate space. They could have kept some narrowbody service over there to open up more room for QF. Even though I hated the T-3 AA connections, I didn't like the fact that they gave the gates away. This is just speculation on my part.

User currently offlinePBIflyguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Excellent news.........

any thoughts on the much rumoured SYD-DFW service? Given the AA partnership, seems as if the route would be highly successful.



User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5888 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
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When QF announced their order for the 747-400ER, they also announced that they would be flying DFW-AKL-SYD route either late last year or this year. I have yet to see it. Maybe they are waiting for the new DFW international terminal to open up.

It's good to see QF open more city-pairs. That'll make it easier to fly from Cairns back to LAX.


User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

That's great news! Even though I like the SFO-SYD nonstop, any expansion of US-OZ service is always a good thing to see.

StevenUhl777, I know that UA served BNE before, but I think at that time the flight went LAX-SYD-BNE, and then it was the LAX-AKL flight that continued on to MEL.

Too bad QF has no plans to return to SFO. It would be nice to see them here again.

Dom


User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 2905 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 3035 times:


It will be interesting to see if the connecting traffic from Perth/Adelaide etc that now goes through Sydney for their LAX service will go to Brisbane instead. I would imagine that the BNE/LAX airfare will be marginally cheaper than its Sydney counterpart due to less airport taxes and slightly shorter route length.

Somehow I dont think you'll see QF go double daily from Auckland anytime soon. You will see them ramp up Brisbane services to daily as the market grows however.

Direct Perth-London services will only happen if Virgin Atlantic does them. I cant see either QF or BA taking any interest in it unless someone else does first.


25 ZK-NBT : Somehow I dont think you'll see QF go double daily from Auckland anytime soon. You will see them ramp up Brisbane services to daily as the market grow
26 PER744 : Sydscott: However flights between PER and BNE are more expensive than flights between PER and SYD. Fares from PER to LAX give you the option of going
27 Sydscott : Your probably right PER744. I'm sure in the end QF will charge the same airfare from Brisbane that they do from Sydney and Melbourne. It'll be intere
28 TriJetFan1 : For Qantas followers or employees- Since Qantas has expanded in the USA, what new routes do you think they will serve in the near time future to the U
29 Q330 : Good news for all the Queensland flyers! The new Qantas non-stop Brisbane-Los Angeles services will be operated by two-class Boeing 747-400 aircraft I
30 TBCITDG : Great to hear about the new BNE-LAX route. I wounder how much effect it will have on the QF 25 - QF 26 that originates in BNE and goes to LAX via AKL.
31 Wedgetail737 : With the nonstop BNE-LAX service, maybe QF25/26 will originate in Cairns or Perth.
32 Motorhussy : Got upgraded to QF First the other day, LAX-AKL, from Business. Didn't rate against CX Business AKL-HKG earlier in the leg. CX Business HKG-LAX was re
33 Aussie747 : The New flights will be flown as follows Depart - Brisbane - 11.40am QF 175 - Journey time - 12.50 hours Arrive - Los Angles - 07.30am Depart Los Ange
34 AJ : Motorhussy, when you say upgraded to First on LAX-AKL do you mean you were given a First Class seat? Only Business and Economy products are offered on
35 Post contains images Trekster : Good on ya QANTAS Would love to fly LHR to LAX, LAX TO BNE, BNE TO LHR. Glad i can try it now (when i have the money) Unless there are very welthy peo
36 TBCITDG : Moorhussy What are you talking about??? QF do not offer First Class on the LAX-AKL sector!! You may have been given a first class seat that is sold as
37 Post contains images B727-200 : Hey Tsv, the North end of Queensland is the best, BNE is just the bigger international gateway Who knows, maybe one day we will see a USA service tri
38 Tsv : Here ya go B727-200 : BNE 3560 m 11 483 ft TSV 2438 m 7 999 ft CNS 3197 m 10 489 ft At a guess I'd say that both BNE (to the west towards the Internat
39 ZK-NBT : The QF155/156 AKL-LAX service always uses a 3 class aircraft even though First Class isn't sold on the sector.
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