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User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Does anyone know of anyone new planning to operate low cost charter/scheduled flights from anywhere in the U.S. (or Canada) to anywhere in Australia in the near future in light of QF reducing DIRECT services from LAX/BNE from 28JAN06 from 11/week to just 5/week? (apart from Transatlantic International using 747SP's from Columbus Ohio).

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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Quoting Simpilicity (Thread starter):
Does anyone know of anyone new planning to operate low cost charter/scheduled flights from anywhere in the U.S. (or Canada) to anywhere in Australia in the near future in light of QF reducing DIRECT services from LAX/BNE from 28JAN06 from 11/week to just 5/week?

QF is increasing BNE-LAX from 4 to 5pw, and is also continuing daily B767 services BNE-AKL, which will connect with the MEL-AKL-LAX services.

Overall, I would see it as a gain rather than a loss....


User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 882 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Gee, can't wait for Transatlantic International to start............

In regards to QF to BNE, that would be 5 non stop flights, while the previous 1 stop flight goes to MEL. I think you will find that if you are desperate enough you could probably still connect through AKL or at least SYD to BNE.

RL


User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 1):
QF is increasing BNE-LAX from 4 to 5pw, and is also continuing daily B767 services BNE-AKL, which will connect with the MEL-AKL-LAX services.

Overall, I would see it as a gain rather than a loss....

4 hours 40 minutes waiting at AKL ... yuk !!! (1500 arrival 1940 departure)

** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** AKL AUCKLAND.NZ 28JAN06 04FEB06
1 QF 115 D BNE I AKL I 0850 1500 0 28JAN06 18MAR06 763 3:10

** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** LAX LOS ANGELES.USCA 28JAN06 04FEB06
1 QF 025 D AKL I LAX 4 1940 1030 0 28JAN06 04FEB06 744 11:50

It would be quicker to go via awful SYD !!!


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 3):
4 hours 40 minutes waiting at AKL ... yuk !!! (1500 arrival 1940 departure)

I notice that you only provided the BNE-LAX schedule.

Was the return LAX-BNE via AKL schedule omitted due to the convenient one hour connection in AKL??

Flight:QF26
Los Angeles 20:30
Arrival: Auckland 06:05
Stopover: Auckland for 1:00 hours

Flight:QF116
Departure: Auckland 07:05
Arrival: Brisbane 7:30


User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

What I was getting at is QF should be either 1) going daily BNE/LAX nonstop or fly to some other more passenger freindly airport such as SFO from BNE.

QF are flying SYD/SFO from end of MAR, but again, who wants to fly to awful SYD.

If you've neever had to change from international to domestic in SYD, you don't realise how bad it is.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 5):
If you've neever had to change from international to domestic in SYD, you don't realise how bad it is.

I understand perfectly.... anyone from Melbourne does!

That's why i'd rather travel for an extra few hours and go via AKL than have to endure a terminal transfer at SYD!... and that's just for travel to the USA.

For Asia or Europe, get me on a direct flight anyday rather than transit in SYD!


User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 6):
That's why i'd rather travel for an extra few hours and go via AKL than have to endure a terminal transfer at SYD!... and that's just for travel to the USA.

I think because QF executives are probably all based in SYD or never have to go from SYD INT to SYD dom they don't know how bad it is !!!


User currently offlineZeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 7):
I think because QF executives are probably all based in SYD or never have to go from SYD INT to SYD dom they don't know how bad it is !!!

I suppose it isn't as bad as transferring between T1 and T4 at Heathrow during peak time. That is rough.

The SYD connection is not bad at all when there is few transfer passengers.

Once my plane from AKL was late into SYD and I only had 40 minutes between the time I walked off the QF190 flight and the time my aircraft was going to leave for MEL.

Time was wasted while the sweet girl on the baggage recheck counter didn't know my bags were already checked through to MEL. That wasted more time. I managed to get into the domestic terminal with 15 minutes before my flight.

Cheers

Zeekiel


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

I transferred in SYD (domestic to international) via a bus from a gate in the domestic terminal to the international building. This was actually a nice ride since you get to see lots of aircrafts during it !! Still, it was a bit of a pain, if you do not have much time it is a bit stressful. A smoker was very stressed as there was nowhere one could smoke in the terminals (is it still the case in SYD especially in international ? I think it is cruel not to give smokers a corner to have a puff before a 14H flight to the US west coast !).

User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Quoting Zeekiel (Reply 8):
Once my plane from AKL was late into SYD and I only had 40 minutes between the time I walked off the QF190 flight and the time my aircraft was going to leave for MEL.

The mere fact that you had to travel AKL-MEL via SYD says it all.

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 7):
I think because QF executives are probably all based in SYD or never have to go from SYD INT to SYD dom they don't know how bad it is !!!

I couldn't give a rats if QF doesn't serve MEL to key destinations, just as long as the QF lobby stops portraying itself as the national carrier, and on the other hand blocks other international airlines from commencing new or additional services into MEL!


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