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Qantas Opps At LAX?  
User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 471 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Can anyone summarize Quantas's operations at LAX? From the photo below, it seem that they have quite a sizable outfit there. Thanks!


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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5607 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

QANTAS ops at LAX, brief summary:

2 SYD-LAX-SYD non stops, QF11 & 107, daily
1 MEL-LAX-MEL non stop, QF93, daily
1 SYD-BNE-LAX-BNE-SYD, QF 175, 3 weekly
1 SYD-AKL-LAX-AKL-SYD, QF 25, daily
1 SYD-LAX-SYD non stop QF149 3 weekly
1 LAX-JFK-LAX non stop QF107/108, 3 weekly
(QF8, the day time LAX-SYD is currently 3 weekly)

In summary you will have between 4 and 6 QF B744 in LAX during the day, All flights arrive during the morning, spend the day and depart in the late evening (except QF8 which leaves at lunch time, and QF107/108 which is the JFK tag, which operates during the day). This is because of the SYD curfew and arrival times/connections at SYD/MEL.

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9488 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

It is simple, QF flies its 747s mostly at night so they sit around all day. They arrive in the morning in LAX and wait out the entire day there before going back to Australia at night with the exception of one plane that leaves for SYD at 1pm and the continuation flight that goes from LAX-JFK. The fleet utilization isn't that great for flights to the south pacific because the planes mostly fly at night. The number of QF planes in LAX has steadily increased over the years since NZ quit flying SYD-LAX and the 744ERs came along to fly MEL-LAX. The planes are still based in Australia, but they just sit out for 12 hours during the day. NZ usually has at least 1 744 at LAX during the day also.

Here is a good reference thread
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1751561/4/



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User currently offlineEzra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 471 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Thanks for all the good information!

User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

With the long downtime do the same crews fly them back after 8+ hours of sleep?

User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26354 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

I am not sure about the crew rules, but interested to find out. As far as their ops at LAX, there has even been talk about another LAX-MEL flight, as QF 93 already goes out full every day (and it is impossible, at least on the US end, to get ever a reasonably discounted ticket to OZ). The funny thing is that it was UA who started that route, but dropped it when they knew they would lose out to QF with the 744ER. Now UA goes LAX-SYD-MEL.
Also, QF has rather significant ground ops at LAX (with that many flights, it just becomes more efficient) and they service BA's 2 flights to LHR as well as QF's.



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

of course the same crew's don't fly them back, they are left there due to curfew in Syndey and onward connection times being to long, so with the night flights ex LA the flights arrive in Syd in the morning which allows instant connections.

i think the layover for crew is 2 days.



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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

I just came in today with QF94 direct to MEL from LAX. Since it is a southbound flight it wasn't that full, still on the 744ER. What is the weight restriction on flights southbound on the ER?
Another thing, what days of the week is the QF107/108 to JFK?
Plus did UA ever fly direct to MEL? I thought it was always through AKL.


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

how long was the flight time from LA-Mel, i'm doing it in december, the ER is used as it has no restrictions, maybe just a quiet flight.


syd-jfk ops on wed, fri and sun



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User currently offlineNoMoreRJs From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

Would love to see the MEL flight extend to ORD to connect with AA, but Iraq halted that. Someday market conditions might improve.

User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

SARS halted it, and the research done by QF found the market is to depressed, i doubt you'll see it ever extended to ORD.


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User currently offlineNoMoreRJs From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

If ORD - Australia is depressed, DFW - Australia must be a dream.

User currently offlineBigblack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Wow LAX looks nice. What a picture


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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

well, if they were a dream and viable then they'd be serviced, i'd say the fact that there not in operation say's it all.


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Plus did UA ever fly direct to MEL? I thought it was always through AKL

Yes UA flew non-stop LAX-MEL from December 1999 until April 2001!

In response to reply 1 QF25 originates in BNE rather than SYD except when the aircraft positions back to SYD and a new aircraft positions from the other direction.

MEL-LAX will soon get an additional 2 weekly flights with 2 class 744's.


User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Hi guys,
In regards to slip times,
We usually get aroud 33hours up in LAX but it can vary. It depends what pattern you are on.
On my recent AKLLAXAKL i had 62hours up in LAX so decided to go to Las Vegas and San Diego... both great cities!!

Cheers
Mikey


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Anyway does anyone know what days QF flys into JFK? All i know is that it is 3 times a week but not sure which days.

User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

thu, sat and mon you'll see QF at JFK.


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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

QF is at JFK on WE, FR, and SU.


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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

oops, my mistake refer to reply 8, i forgot that there is no day change.  Smile we, fr and su is correct.


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