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QF'S A380 To LAX IN 2006!  
User currently offlineMX777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 47 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

I JUST READ AN INTERESTING ARTICLE IN AVIATION WEAKLY; REGARDING SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT WILL OCCUR WITHING THE AIRPORT TO ACCOMODATE THE AIRBUS 380. I GUESS THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE OF YOU A380 FUNS! THE ARTICLE TALKS ABOUT QF'S PLANS TO FLIGHT THE A380 TO LAX IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2006.

HERE IS THE ADRESS: http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/news/channel_awst_story.jsp?id=news/05244air.xml

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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

Please do everyone a favor and hit that little key on the right side of the keyboard known as the "Caps Lock" before typing. It makes your post easier on the eyes to read, and it doesn't appear as if you're shouting.

Just a little tip!  Big grin

Anyway, I believe QF may have previously announced their intentions to fly to LAX with the A380. One of the reasons that there is a small amount of US-Australia tourism is due to the lack of flights, with only UA and QF serving the two countries nonstop. With larger planes such as the A380 going to a major connecting gateway such as LAX, it will enable more people to visit Australia in the future.


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5501 times:

This is very good stories about A380 will getting ready for rebuilding with new A380.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

We will see a mixture of B 747-400ER and A 380s on QF's future routes to the US...

User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1353 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

Cory6188,
Last time I checked, Honolulu was still a part of the United States and QF and UA are not the ONLY carriers flying nonstop between the two countries. Hawaiian Airlines is now flying nonstop between HNL and SYD 4 times weekly on 767-300's.

Aloha



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

By that logic, Air Canada and Continental also fly between the US and Australia.

N


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Maybe if they want to get new A380 with CO or AC.

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

Hello, I am a new member.

Did QF even order A380s yet? I don't seem to recall when.



The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1059 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

Please do everyone a favor and hit that little key on the right side of the keyboard known as the "Caps Lock" before typing. It makes your post easier on the eyes to read, and it doesn't appear as if you're shouting.

HAHA, last time I checked the caps lock key was on the "LEFT" side of the keyboard!

Is QF going to reduce their frequency with this new larger plane?

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3738 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

I don't know exactly how long is a flight SYD-LAX, but I guess a good deal of time.
All I know is I'd rather spend it on an A380 where I can stroll around a bit, sit at the bar counter and have a drink, talk to people and stuff.
I think it will be another way to fly...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

It's 12 hours from memory, I flew it in 1991 with United. It's not that bad actually, I got up and sat in a jumpseat for a while in the middle of the night for no particular reason.

What killed me was a 4 hour wait in LAX for our flight to DCA - no sleep for the entire duration.

I don't believe that the A380 will have all the extra passenger things like bars and the like for long, if at all. Look at what happened to that with the 747 - oil prices went up, and all the fun things were removed. Same thing will happen with the A380.

Trent.





I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4917 times:

QF has 12 Trent 900 birds on order, and have since 2001 I believe.

Welcome CXA330.

I wonder if American will build a full two level 4 jetbridge system onto Terminal 4 for their good friend Qantas. It makes sense that they would, and there's certainly no reason they can't.

N


User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

oh yes Trent A380s, and I plan on being in the left seat with them for Qantas too.

User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4784 times:

12 hours SYD-LAX? Wishful thinking.

It usually averages around 14-15 hours


User currently offlineBFR From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4759 times:

My first 744 expierience (QF 108) was a solid 14 hours... 12 hours would have been a gift!

User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1059 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4744 times:

If only it was 12 hours! I get the pleasure of doing this flight next week. Except on United. Looking forward to flying to Australia again. Not looking forward to the long flight. It will be nice to atleast be able to walk around a bigger cabin when the 380 comes along.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4727 times:

Since Qantas flies to SYD out of AA T4 they should accomodate the A380 in that terminal. Just my opinion.


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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4865 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

Cory6188

One of the reasons that there is a small amount of US-Australia tourism is due to the lack of flights, with only UA and QF serving the two countries nonstop. With larger planes such as the A380 going to a major connecting gateway such as LAX, it will enable more people to visit Australia in the future.

Correction, QF operate 37 flights a week across the Pacific and based on the May figures the load factors are around 65% - 67%. Seems like there are a lot of empty seats available if you ask me.

That's my 0.02c





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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

I am basing what I said off of an article that I read a month ago or so, stating that Australia is having a hard time with US tourism because of a lack of flights (although apparently it isn't a problem) and the extreme distance between the two countries.

For people living on the East Coast, it's a 6 hour flight to LAX and then another 14-15 to SYD. 20 hours in a plane surely wouldn't appeal to me.


User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 2918 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

"By that logic, Air Canada and Continental also fly between the US and Australia."

We should also remember Air New Zealand and Air Pacific both who fly to the US one stop from Australia.

"Correction, QF operate 37 flights a week across the Pacific and based on the May figures the load factors are around 65% - 67%. Seems like there are a lot of empty seats available if you ask me."

Don't forget that May is well and truly off the peak season for this route. Plus QF's America services are probably their most profitable with First and Business Class practically full year round.

"stating that Australia is having a hard time with US tourism because of a lack of flights"

Their has been heaps of articles about the lack of flights and competition on the direct routes between the US and Australia. But the fact is that the market is growing, QF is adding more flights and it's mostly Americans with higher incomes that are travelling to Australia which are the sorts of tourists we want as they have more dollars to spend down here. We have enough British and European backpackers down here anyway!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy hahaha


User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Another carrier that is eyeing LAX for its A380-800 is Korean Air. And I do think that Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have similar plans (beyond London-Heathrow of course).

KC Sim
Bangkok


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