B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3806 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6658 times:
It was actualy via HKG...
Flight Number 29
Departure City (Airport) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (VHHH)
Departure Time 09/10/2006 07:50 AM
Arrival City (Airport) London, England, Great Britain (EGLL)
Arrival Time 09/10/2006 01:36 PM
Remaining Flight Time 12:46 (scheduled)
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6051 times:
The difficulty of MEL-LHR nonstop is equal to the difficulty of SYD-LHR nonstop. The premium demand is also about the same. If QF were someday to introduce nonstop service to LHR, the rotation would probably be SYD-LHR-MEL-LHR-SYD. That would be a five day rotation with most of a day for line maintenance.
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 9048 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5123 times:
I hope even, LHR-SYD nonstop would happen. IF stopping westward is neccesary don't let that stop eastward nonstop flights.
When PAN AM first operated the 747SP nonstop from the USA to Sydney, it was only nonstop eastward, SYD-LAX. To Aussie they stopped in Honolulu, after PA fine tuned the airplane they flew nonstop both ways. Now we all take it for granted since it nonstop to LAX for everyone.