Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6222 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4140 times:
I believe QF flew MEL-AKL-LAX prior to their delivery of 747-400ER's. Now that they have a MEL-LAX flight, they shifted the direct flight from MEL to BNE...even though there is a BNE-LAX nonstop. I think they should shift the BNE-AKL-LAX route to CNS-AKL-LAX.
Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):
I believe QF flew MEL-AKL-LAX prior to their delivery of 747-400ER's.
QF introduced the non-stop MEL-LAX flights with their normal 747-400s after United introduced the same service earlier. Both had to take decent weight restrictions. With the introduction of the 747-400ER, QF was able to undercut UA and forced them off the non-stop
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Zeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 6): I do believe those have already been upgraded
If you mean to Skybed configurations, not so. I haven't seen anything on the QF site lately about any upgrade. I guess we are waiting on the next QF fleet order to see what happens. It seems pretty likely and quell the endless speculation on the forum.
I travelled on a QF 743 last December to NRT from SYD and it was still in its Dreamtime J configuration.
Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5): I think they should shift the BNE-AKL-LAX route to CNS-AKL-LAX.
I'm not so sure that a CNS-AKL warrants a daily service. I mean NZ barely operates there twice a week (once a week at one stage). Of course I checked the timetable ages ago and it could have changed in the interim.
Someone could be quite mental and go PER-AKL-LAX. Actually I can recall that QF operated a SYD-AKL-LAX sort a service with 767 or 737 connecting to a 744 in AKL. I know it wouldn't happen but hey lets experiment!