Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2537 posts, RR: 7 Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
I certainly missed it, but the San Francisco Examiner reports that a Qantas 747 got ATC clearance to perform a low-flight maneuver over the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the San Francisco skyline yesterday (August 11, 2000). The airliner flew up from LAX followed by a small plane with photographer in tow, since the final results will be seen in a commercial during the Summer Olympics.
Quite interesting since they no longer fly to San Francisco.
I say since they "love" LA so much, let them buzz the beautiful port of LA/Long Beach or the bacteria-laden beaches of Orange County. Perhaps the haze was too much even for the Aussies!
V Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1073 times:
Get over it Johnboy. QF flies to the UNITED STATES. SFO is in the United States and I'm sure plenty of people that fly in LAX on QF also visit SFO thereby helping YOUR local economy. So dont knock it - think of the big picture
Crosscheck From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 995 times:
Rumour has it, that Qantas do plan to return to SFO in the very near future, and lets hope they do.
It should be noted that in the last big advert campaign, where the "I Still Call Australia Home" song was used, New York appeared even thou Qantas didn't fly there. Many people questioned this obvious oversight, and low & behold, Qantas now fly to JFK 5 days a week, with daily services planned for next year.
So maybe SFO is closer than you think, and the advert is just to start people thinking about QF in SFO.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22 Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 944 times:
Hey, I can understand why people don't like LA if they live anywhere else in California (I assume and hope he does)! I agree with him. LAX steals almost all of the international traffic from SAN and lots of it from SFO. And Los Angeles is not exactly an entirely pretty little town. There are something like 10-12 codeshare flights a day from SFO to LAX that have flight numbers from QF or ANZ.