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Service Between Australia And Fiji  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9502 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

From what I see, Air Pacific is only operator flying from Fiji to Australia. I know they codeshare with Qantas but why doesn't Qantas operate its only service to Fiji?

Do I get PTVs on Air Pacific? B 747-400 daily between Sydney and Nadi right?

And can anyone tell me a bit more about Fiji? Heard that it is a beautiful country. Is it safe to visit? How do hotels at Fiji look like?

[Edited 2004-10-18 14:04:37]

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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8508 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Qantas owns something like 43% of Air Pacific.
I have seen FJ 744's in SYD I think they may operate smaller aircraft there such as the 767 as well but I am not sure about that.

I do believe that DJ now fly into Nadi

As for what Fiji is like, I have never been there, but I've heard its a nice place. Appart from that I couldn't tell you anymore.

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

There is also BNE and MEL to NAD as well as SYD-SUV. DJ will or already has started services to NAD as well

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

I'll take Air Pacific or QF any day. At least from when I was there we took a brand new (at the time) Air Pacific 738 NAN-MEL. Fantastic plane, service, and comfort. The return was on a QF 762. Service was nice, granted it was a red-eye. The QF plane was getting old, and I found the agents in MEL to be nop-notch. We were non-reving and had FJ tickets. They didn't have to let us on the QF flight, but did!

Doesn't Virgin Pacific now fly OZ to Figi?


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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Yes you will get PTV's on the B747-400s, which is an ex-SQ plane. Have a great flight!  Smile

User currently offlineQblue From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

I was just in Fiji Sep YVR-HNL-NAN Flight and service great even on FJ's 738. Yes Fiji is very beautiful and the pleople are so ever friendly. I felt very safe and the main roads were in great shape.

User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Fiji is nice.

But you have to leave the main island and visit the small islands around. The main island itself doesn't have a lot of beautiful beaches you might expect from a south sea paradise. The main island itself is not that special in this way. You can have a similar experiance in the Caribic. The Atolls are what the South Pacific is famous where and makes it unique. So a sailing trip is the perfect way to visit the outlandish atoll islands, but thats also very expencive.

Security wasn't a problem for me, but Fiji is in general a poorer country and therefore not to western standards.

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