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Qantas Adds Fifth Nonstop Brisbane-Los Angeles Flt.  
User currently offline7of9 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Qantas has announced it will add a fifth nonstop flight from Brisbane to Los Angeles starting Jan. 28.

Further changes to Qantas U.S. schedules include moving from eight flights a week on the airline's Melbourne/Los Angeles route to a double-daily service seven operating nonstop and seven via Auckland.

Qantas flights between Australia and the U.S. will increase to a record 39 per week from March 2006 when the airline commences new services to San Francisco.

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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Where does the deman for AUS-US traffic come from? I doubt it's tourism 'cause I've never met an Australian tourist here in the US and apart from the Olympics I don't know anyone here that has visited Australia. Then again, I live in Boston so we're quite removed from Australia. Is there that much business travel between Australia and the US?

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 1):
Where does the deman for AUS-US traffic come from? I doubt it's tourism 'cause I've never met an Australian tourist here in the US and apart from the Olympics I don't know anyone here that has visited Australia. Then again, I live in Boston so we're quite removed from Australia. Is there that much business travel between Australia and the US?

Just because you're insular doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There is tourism and business traffic in both directions, and both categories are on the upswing.



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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Living in Los Angeles, I see Australian tourists and business people all the time. When I fly AA, there are usually Australians on board connecting to QF flights. And most of my friends have been to Australia at least once (including myself). If you haven't been there I highly recommend it.

It's just too bad the cost of a ticket is so high (I used miles on UA).


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25789 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Topic already going;

USA Increases USA Capacity From MEL And BNE (by 6thfreedom Oct 13 2005 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineWillyj From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

and what a good topic title it is...

User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 3):
Living in Los Angeles, I see Australian tourists and business people all the time. When I fly AA, there are usually Australians on board connecting to QF flights. And most of my friends have been to Australia at least once (including myself). If you haven't been there I highly recommend it.

It's just too bad the cost of a ticket is so high (I used miles on UA).

Exactly. I lived in LA for four years and there was tons of tourists there from AUS, and tons of my friends going to AUS. I am going in Feb. and CAN NOT WAIT!!! I also used UA miles, as the tickets are rather pricey. I wish AUS would let Singapore fly AUS-USA (sorry, I know I am going to get flamed, but I couldn't help myself).



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Quoting 7of9 (Thread starter):
Melbourne/Los Angeles route to a double-daily service seven operating nonstop and seven via Auckland.

So what does this mean for QF's BNE-AKL-LAX service? Will AKL be double daily to LAX or will BNE-AKL-LAX be replaced by MEL-AKL-LAX?


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
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Since QF has a daily nonstop flight between BNE and LAX, I think they should shift the BNE-AKL-LAX flight to Adelaide, Cairns or Perth.

Has QF started selling the SFO-YVR tickets yet? Does QF really think that they will make any money on this route? Why couldn't they introduce a SYD-PPT-YVR routing?

I wish QF good luck on the SFO-SYD, SFO-YVR and SYD-YVR. That'll be awesome!


User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

As an aussie living in the US, have to say there are a LOT of expats living, studying, working, or otherwise in the US (surprised to hear the other day over 20 graduate students alone here at UC Santa Cruz). For anyone who's been staying at a hotel or hostel anywhere in the US, they know that there are bound to be aussie tourists around (that goes for anywhere on earth too!). I have been on over 30 flights to and from the US to Aus and with the exception of one SYD/LAX ns with NZ in 2000, haven't seen any more than a few seats vacant. And in case you're wondering, BNE actually serves the market for the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, as well as Toowomba and the hinterland (catchment of ca. 1.2 million), not to mention feeder flights to the Great Barrier Reef - Cairns and the like - so it is no surprise their flights are popular!

7of9, you should come visit one day!



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

There NEEDS to be MORE competition on the US-Australia route. The prices are outrageous. I can fly from OKC-HKG for $800 bucks during parts of the year, but the prices to SYD are more around 2500 bucks consistently. The only other market that has direct service that is consistently high is USA-South Africa.

UAL


User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 8):
I think they should shift the BNE-AKL-LAX flight to Adelaide, Cairns or Perth.

I have just been on the schedule search on qantas.co.nz and BNE-AKL-LAX will be replaced by MEL-AKL-LAX so still daily AKL-LAX by QF


User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Gee, didn't know Bris'vegas had got that popular. Las Vegas best start worrying.

User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 10):
There NEEDS to be MORE competition on the US-Australia route. The prices are outrageous.

Couldn't agree more. But every time in the past another airline has had service evidently it's not profitable (take NW, AA, CO). FJ sometimes have some cheap fares via NAN, although you'll be saving only $200 - 300. HA also have some decent fares ex-HNL which are worth looking into.

Travel during the holidays is particularly on the nose cost-wise; I just shelled out US$1800 rt LAX/BNE/LAX; normally it's around $1000. You could always try getting a ticked ex-LA and connecting flight with another airline into LAX - though I don't know if that is any cheaper!

Hope you get something good!
Best
Halophila



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 10):
There NEEDS to be MORE competition on the US-Australia route

Maybe SYD-LAX could be on the agenda for Air New Zealand. In another thread I did hear that they are going to be launching some new long haul routes and their new CEO, Rob Fyfe has said that there will be no new 777 routes untill the end of next year. So, we might just see NZ 747's come back
to SYD again soon!


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
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$2500 from OKC-SYD??? That is pretty outrageous. I was able to find a fare from ICT-SYD for about $1100, via AA's website. That's coach, of course.

User currently offlineBudyboy From United States of America, joined May 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

There are lots of Aussie visitors in the US. I just had five in my house for two weeks, great fun, and next year I will be in their house. This was their third visit in a year, the teenagers were here last January for a student exchange program.

Anyone worried about NW miles, try to go down under on a partner, well worth it.

And for those on the west coast, I don't think the fares are that much worse than going to Europe. Plus, when you get there, they speak English, kind-of, are very friendly, and have soft toilet paper.


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5714 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 6):
as the tickets are rather pricey. I wish AUS would let Singapore fly AUS-USA

You think letting SQ on the route will result in consistantly lower prices? Dream on, dream on!

Gemuser



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

I wonder when QF would decided to start flying AKL-DFW....maybe it will be when/if they order some more planes, or when they get The WhaleJet and move some 747ER's to other routes..


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User currently offlineZeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 17):
You think letting SQ on the route will result in consistantly lower prices? Dream on, dream on!

You're right there. It will just be another airline bringing in the dollar bills.

They want to enter because of the excellent load factors and nice money making opportunities that are available.

Cheers

Zeekiel


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
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I think Air NZ should fly be the airline allowed to fly the SYD-LAX over SQ, since QF flies the AKL-LAX route. It makes more sense to me, IMO.

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
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Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 20):
I think Air NZ should fly be the airline allowed to fly the SYD-LAX over SQ, since QF flies the AKL-LAX route. It makes more sense to me, IMO.

Air NZ is allowed to - they just choose not to - they have flown SYD-LAX in the past and have full rights to start up again at any time they wish to



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
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I thought that Air NZ had flown the LAX-SYD route, but I couldn't remember when. Thanks for pointing that out.

User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5714 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 20):
I think Air NZ should fly be the airline allowed to fly the SYD-LAX over SQ, since QF flies the AKL-LAX route. It makes more sense to me, IMO.

FYI Australia & New Zealand have a series of treaties collectively called "Closer Economic Relations" (CER). The effect of these treaties is create a "common market" between the two countries. There have been delays and up and downs in their implementation, but AFAIK they are now all in effect.

The result of these treaties is that any Oz company can operate in NZ as if it were a NZ company and vv for NZ companies in Oz. So all OZ airlines can operate within/to/from NZ/to/from anywhere and NZ airlines have the same rights from OZ. So not only do Air NZ have SYD-LAX rights they in fact have anywhere in Oz to anywhere rights.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 14):
So, we might just see NZ 747's come back
to SYD again soon!

And where would these come from exactly? More likely if ETOPS allows, it will be a 772ER route i'd say. UA should restart AKL-LAX at the same time.


25 Stirling : In low season QANTAS advertises on the telly here (CA) $899 return, LAX-SYD.
26 CHANGYOU : Could this be a hint that SQ will be given the rights soon? With QF pushing for more states flights?
27 RichardJF : QF should show some adventure and try something like SYD-YVR-SEA-SYD with a 744ER instead of routing YVR via SFO.
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