SamL From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6007 times:
I think these are the famous Flightline Charters for Qantas operated by flightline aircraft / crews for QF as feeders into their LHR - Aus. services.
I believe they are still running but are apparently getting quite poor loads and so may be dropped.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7718 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5624 times:
If only that article appeared last April and not just in that paper; it would have been a tad embarrassing for BA/QF if the "feeder" services attracted substantial amount of passengers (i.e. more than 50 per flight) as QF have no plans for MAN for 3 to 5 years: it might have been able to raise a case for a 2 or 3 weekly service via a European (or SIN) stopover. Unfortunately, the CAA doesn't quote the number of passengers carried though it should be possible to under "MAN-SYD" and "MAN-MEL".
The Jet2 service to LGW mentioned in that article has had better loads than those quoted.....30s and 40s with a single service attracting 50 or so passengers! Anyway, given that it's only been operating a couple of weeks, I wouldn't have thought it was too bad (though I'd like better loads by the end of the 2nd month of operation).
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2208 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5496 times:
BA are really going to support QF coming back to MAN. Same as CX, wouldn't hold my breath or waste my money, SQ are much better airline that supports MAN. BA and their Oneworld cronies should stick to LHR, it is what they deserve.
Besides, MAN is short of gates and this 146 time waster is using up valuable property.
BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 863 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5405 times:
Why they cant just use a BA flight is just stupid. It would make a lot more sense to codeshare on the route. If QF arn't looking to operate the MAN-SYD route yet then they should just wait. I'm sure that MAN in 3-5yrs time arn't going to say no if QF want to operate the route. Although maybe BY might fly it next year as charter.