Tpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5635 times:
QF has two daily nonstops from SYD and an additional one that operates 4 days per week. One of these inbounds from SYD continues on to JFK and back. In addition there are daily nonstops from MEL and AKL. This summer there will also be 3 times weekly nonstop service from BNE. With the exception of QF 8 to SYD, which is an afternoon departure from LAX, the rest of the flights depart in the late evening, which means they end up sitting at that remote location for much of the day.
Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4751 times:
wow, good question to ask as ive always wondered what they were doing there. I LOVE landing at LAX and taxiing past those big boys- i figured they were there in case of equipment malfunction or something. But at night, do they turn the lights on inside before they start towing them over to the gates or how does that work exactly? I remember seeing them with lights on as I was taking off on VS 023 in December
GuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 845 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
Please note that all flights with the exception of MEL, BNE, and AKL depart from Terminal 4. (There is a new large QANTAS/AADMIRALS CLUB at T4 now). The above 3 destinations flights will continue to depart from the TOM BRADLEY TERMINAL.
Airbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4359 times:
Pilottim747 ... QF operated into ORD for a very short time in 2002 or even maybe it was still '03. I don't think the service lasted more than 3-4 months. I think the idea was for the QF107/108 to transit LAX on some days to JFK, the other days to ORD.
Can anybody correct my info on this, and why they stopped after such a short time.
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
With regards to the flights arriving to and from LAX, and time spent on ground here is a rough table. Services based on / around August. Timetable changes season to season. So this will put the question at rest
FLIGHT / DAY OF OPERATION / TIME ON GROUND
QF107/108 SYD-LAX / MTWTFSS / 0710hours to 2345hours
on journey to NYC on days below it is not on ground all day at LAX
QF 107/108 LAX to NYC / --W-F-S / 0905hours to 2205hours
not spent at LAX
QF11/12 SYD-LAX / MTWTFSS / 0945hours to 2230hours
QF149/8 SYD-LAX / --WTF-S / 0600hours to 1300hours
QF155/156 SYD-LAX / M------- / 0730hours to 2320hours
QF93/94 MEL-LAX / MTWTFSS / 0730hours to 2340hours
QF25/26 BNE-AKL-LAX / MTWTFSS / 1045hours to 2140 hours
QF155/156 AKL-LAX / M----S- / 0730hours to 2320hours
QF 175/176 BNE-LAX / --W-F-S / 0730hours to 2320 hours
It appears some AKL - LAX services have been cut to account for the new BNE non stop service.
Monday is the busiest day and between the hours of 1045am and 9.40pm there should be 6 x 747 QF planes on the tarmac at LAX. At no other time of the week does this occur.
So to all you LAX spotters I hope the following info helps you out.
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4044 times:
Airbear- sorry to correct you, but ORD never started. You may be thinking of Toronto which was a huge disaster- QF was completely crushed by Air Canada, although I can't remember the flight operated via LAX- think it was HNL with a 767.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16454 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4016 times:
ORD never started. You may be thinking of Toronto which was a huge disaster- QF was completely crushed by Air Canada, although I can't remember the flight operated via LAX- think it was HNL with a 767.
QF operated 3 weekly 763 YYZ-LAX-HNL-SYD in 2001. The YYZ-LAX segment was turned over to OW partner AA who operates daily 738 service now. Soon twice daily.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.