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Qantas Frequencies At LAX  
User currently onlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1322 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6260 times:

All,

I remember reading earlier this year in the LA Times that Qantas was about to reduce its frequencies to LAX starting in March 07. I'm not sure if that happened, but yesterday looking out of my balcony I found this:

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A rare view! 5 Qantas 744s at LAX--at the same time!


That's FIVE Qantas 744s at LAX...at the same time, as the pic caption points out. A logical explanation would be that one scheduled flight broke down, but this is not the first time I've seen these many Qantas planes on the ground here at LAX...did they rethink their strategy, or is the reduction in frequency coming later in the year?

Thanks for any info!

Best,

Charles79

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User currently offlineQF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

IIRC they are just going to operate one of the SYD-LAX flights, SYD-SFO an extra two days a week. Giving SFO five days service (QF73/74). Im unsure which flight is was but thinking QF149/8 the afternoon departure one that operates only 4 days a week into LAX. If it is that flight is QF149 still going to fly to LAX 2 days a week ?

QF107/108 is about to become daily to JFK also.

Quoting Charles79 (Thread starter):
yesterday looking out of my balcony I found this

If that really is your balcony you have it made, what a view !!



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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2311 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

Qantas reducing at LAX? This is the first I have heard.

From their website: "3 additional flights weekly - between Sydney and Los Angeles from 19 June to 28 July 2007."
Looks like they are more likely to increase than decrease.


::Current Schedule::
S=Sydney. M=Melbourne. B=Brisbane. A=Auckland.

Arrivals:
Mon. --S S M B A
Tues. -S S M A
Wed. -S S M B A
Thurs. S S S M A
Fri. ----S S S M B A
Sat. ---S S M B A
Sun. --S S M B A

On Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun., QF107 from SYD goes to JFK.

So, on all days, one will see 4 QF 747s at the hangars. On Thursdays and Fridays, one can see 5 747s at the hangars

[Edited 2007-04-23 07:11:45]

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32214 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

I was at LAX the other day, and there were definitley three Sydney flights leaving that night from the AA terminal while I was waiting for my redeye to O'Hare. There are two daily flights, and a third frequency on ThFrSa. Auckland is daily, Melbourne is 6x weekly (xSa), and Brisbane is 5x weekly (xTuTh). I believe April is a slow travel period, too, so they have a reduced schedule.

[Edited 2007-04-23 07:12:48]


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
So, on all days, one will see 4 QF 747s at the hangars. On Thursdays and Fridays, one can see 5 747s at the hangars

QF B743 will be heading to LAX as well in June
New Zealand Aviation Thread #3 (by 777ER Mar 29 2007 in Civil Aviation)
go to replies 97-101

http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn.../details?ArticleID=2007/jan07/3521


User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Whilst the extra 3 weekly flights between SYD-LAX are operating between 19JUN and 28JUL using 744's. some of the AKL-LAX flights over that period will be ops by 743's, to cover the increase in flying. These 743 flights will be operated on MON/WED/SAT

The increase in SFO services by 2 weekly flights eff 28MAR (I think) was at the expense of 2 x weekly services to LAX (flight numbers QF149 and QF8)

Hope that clears things up a bit

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
I was at LAX the other day, and there were definitley three Sydney flights leaving that night from the AA terminal while I was waiting for my redeye to O'Hare. There are two daily flights, and a third frequency on ThFrSa. Auckland is daily, Melbourne is 6x weekly (xSa), and Brisbane is 5x weekly (xTuTh). I believe April is a slow travel period, too, so they have a reduced schedule.

MEL-LAX QF93 and QF94 is a daily operated service
MEL-AKL-LAX QF 25/26 is also a daily operated service

On FRIDAY nights in LAX there are three SYD-LAX services departing at 2230 2350 and 2355, so must have been last Friday


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32214 posts, RR: 72
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6093 times:

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):

MEL-LAX QF93 and QF94 is a daily operated service

I stand correct, though for whatever reason, QF94 LAX-MEL will be having a stop in Sydney this coming Saturday.

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
On FRIDAY nights in LAX there are three SYD-LAX services departing at 2230 2350 and 2355, so must have been last Friday

Yup. I was surprised because one of the planes just turned right around very quickly and back to SYD!



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6093 times:

You guys "down there" get enough QF planes..its about time we get some extra QF metal coming to the Bay Area.. bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6062 times:
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Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
some of the AKL-LAX flights over that period will be ops by 743's

There are going to be some ticked off Business-class customers in Dreamtime seats instead of the usual Skybeds...


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6036 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):
Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
On FRIDAY nights in LAX there are three SYD-LAX services departing at 2230 2350 and 2355, so must have been last Friday


Yup. I was surprised because one of the planes just turned right around very quickly and back to SYD!

Must have been QF108 from JFK coming in, Ive taken that flight twice before and it's been late leaving JFK, however both times its been because of shocking weather in NYC at the time.


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4775 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
AKL-LAX flights over that period will be ops by 743's, to cover the increase in flying. These 743 flights will be operated on MON/WED/SAT

sux for those pax! Has got to be one of the highest intl capacity configured aircraft in the world.



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User currently offlineEasyas321 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5868 times:

surely more flights will be moved from LAX to SFO, as LAX is such a bloody awful airport to change aircraft/terminals at !!!

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5840 times:
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Quoting Easyas321 (Reply 11):
surely more flights will be moved from LAX to SFO, as LAX is such a bloody awful airport to change aircraft/terminals at !!!

Maybe at TBIT, but when I arrived on NZ2 last year in terminal 2 and transferred to a UA red-eye to DTW via ORD, I found it an easy excercise, and I was wondering what all the fuss was about. I found the baggage transfer easy, and didn't have any problems there, and I also found changing onto UA easy, and didn't have any probs there also. I've spoken to a few others people I know who have flowen on NZ into LAX and changed on UA flights, and they all found the experience a nice experience, so maybe its just the QF flights arriving into TBIT thats causing the probs


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5554 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5799 times:

Quoting Easyas321 (Reply 11):
surely more flights will be moved from LAX to SFO, as LAX is such a bloody awful airport to change aircraft/terminals at !!!

Flights were "move" to SFO due to aircraft shortage because of the late A380 deliveries. LAX is still the largest O&D market in North America so presumabley thay will be back next year (baring some other happening)

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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Qantas? I'm WAY more interested in hearing more about your house with an amazing view!


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User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1273 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 8):
There are going to be some ticked off Business-class customers in Dreamtime seats instead of the usual Skybeds...

If I'm not mistaken, the 743s are now configured with AVOD PTVs in Economy and Skybeds in Business.. Correct me if I'm wrong though! Qantas still has some mileage on those aircraft



Spirit of Australia
User currently offlineQF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 660 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Quoting QantasAirways (Reply 15):
If I'm not mistaken, the 743s are now configured with AVOD PTVs in Economy and Skybeds in Business.. Correct me if I'm wrong though! Qantas still has some mileage on those aircraft

Unfortunately, the 747-300s do not feature AVOD or Skybed. IFE is loop-based and there is Dreamtime seating in Business. The 743s do however feature the LED mood lighting system found on the 744s.

Rgds


User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1273 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

Quoting QF175 (Reply 16):
Unfortunately, the 747-300s do not feature AVOD or Skybed. IFE is loop-based and there is Dreamtime seating in Business. The 743s do however feature the LED mood lighting system found on the 744s.

Aah okay! thanks.  Wink
Then there will indeed be some pissed off businessmen flying those craft..



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4775 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

Quoting QantasAirways (Reply 15):
If I'm not mistaken, the 743s are now configured with AVOD PTVs in Economy and Skybeds in Business.. Correct me if I'm wrong though! Qantas still has some mileage on those aircraft



Quoting QF175 (Reply 16):
Unfortunately, the 747-300s do not feature AVOD or Skybed. IFE is loop-based and there is Dreamtime seating in Business. The 743s do however feature the LED mood lighting system found on the 744s.

 checkmark  Is an improvement over the old big screen on the bulkhead of course!
They definantly don't have skybed! The old seats aren't actually that bad comparitively however as the skybeds aren't the best business seat on the market. Still love the room and the service  Smile



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User currently onlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1322 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

Quoting QF108 (Reply 1):
If that really is your balcony you have it made, what a view !!

It is a great view, but the funny part is that I pay LESS rent than most other people in the bldg cause I chose the "airport view". Only issue is noise, but with doors shut the room is surprisingly quiet.

Quoting Aussie747 (Reply 5):
The increase in SFO services by 2 weekly flights eff 28MAR (I think) was at the expense of 2 x weekly services to LAX (flight numbers QF149 and QF8)

Thanks for this and all the other posts! The story in the LA Times did mention the flts moving to SFO, but they made a big stink about how LAX was going to lose pax volume dramatically. I guess the expanded summer schedule was not out yet. Now I'll keep my eyes open to spot those B743's!

Quoting Airplanenut (Reply 14):
Qantas? I'm WAY more interested in hearing more about your house with an amazing view!

Again, I lucked out that most ppl here don't like these apts because of their proximity to the airport. We are so close in fact that I usually walk to the terminal to catch flights. So far I have caught flights on Virgin, KLM, Delta, and United w/o having to pay for a cab.


User currently offlineCaliatenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

how much traffic is there daily to australia? i didnt know it was so much to require that many aircraft on station at LAX?? is the aussie community big in LA??

User currently offline787EWR From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5331 times:

Quoting Caliatenza (Reply 20):
how much traffic is there daily to australia? i didnt know it was so much to require that many aircraft on station at LAX?? is the aussie community big in LA??

LAX is a "Mini-Hub" if you will for Qantas. Based upon the miles that it has to fly, it actually makes sense. Now that San Francisco has inproved it's operations(both removal of traffic and I think better ground radar(please correct), Qantas has the opportunity to move north. I do, however, believe that Qantas will maintain their maintenance base at LAX.

Does anyone know what kind of checks are required after a 14 hour flight. I have flown Qantas from New York to Sydney(via LAX of course). The plane has 2 to 3 hours on the ground at JFK, perhaps 1-hour in LA and then onto Sydney. When do they get to check the plane out?


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24363 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5325 times:

Qantas is the 2nd largest foreign carrier at LAX (Mexicana #1).

The LA metro area with its 16 million plus people along economic might serves as the countries largest passenger and cargo market from the Asia Pacific region by a large margin.

All South Pacific carriers (Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Pacific) have made LAX their primary US destination.

Another element to Qantas large presence at LAX has to do with its relationship with AA and number of domestic code-share flights operated to provide added feed and connectivity, something that cannot be replicated at SFO.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21420 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):
I stand correct, though for whatever reason, QF94 LAX-MEL will be having a stop in Sydney this coming Saturday.

I'm pretty sure that it's once a week like that, not just this one Saturday.



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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
::Current Schedule::
S=Sydney. M=Melbourne. B=Brisbane. A=Auckland.

Arrivals:
Mon. --S S M B A
Tues. -S S M A
Wed. -S S M B A
Thurs. S S S M A
Fri. ----S S S M B A
Sat. ---S S M B A
Sun. --S S M B A

On Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun., QF107 from SYD goes to JFK.

So, given the JFK flights, this should read:

S=Sydney. M=Melbourne. B=Brisbane. A=Auckland. N=New York.

Arrivals:
Mon. --S S M B A N
Tues. -S S M A
Wed. -S S M B A N
Thurs. S S S M A
Fri. ----S S S M B A N
Sat. ---S S M B A N
Sun. --S S M B A N

That's a lot of Roo Tails.

Regards
MH



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25 Kaitak744 : The reason Qantas has so many flights to LAX, and not SFO, is because the codeshare with American, who has a hub at LAX, and not at SFO. If qantas we
26 Legacyins : Learn something new every day. I did not know AA considered LAX a hub operation.
27 SJC4Me : I used to live in those very same apartments on the 4th floor. Armed with a scanner and FS9 with perfect view of 24L/R, I could usually pinpoint exact
28 Kaitak744 : AA does not really consider LAX a "hub." However, compared to their "destinations" like SFO or SEA, AA offers a lot of connections from LAX: American
29 Charles79 : I still need to get my hands on a scanner, that's one tool I'm missing. The go-arounds are indeed interesting to watch. As for the noise, few things
30 AS739X : So all you QF personel, what have you heard on the rumor of QF moving more flights to SFO? They rumor was floating around LAX before I left there 2 we
31 Airnewzealand : Sucks for us too...With less crew than a 747-400... ALOT more work, especially running the meals through B-Zone to get to JC...its rediculous! How yo
32 Post contains images Caliatenza : wow, did not know that..also about LAX being a hub for AA. thanks guys
33 QANTAS077 : be even more ticked off if the current mechanical form of the 743's is anything to go by....
34 Flyboysp : What been going wrong with the 743's?
35 MotorHussy : Sure, but it's still an "Arrival" from JFK transiting through LAX surely. I know on "other" days, they just sit it out on the tarmac waiting for the
36 VHVXB : have been quite a few problems with QFs B747 fleetwide in recent months. Not good news especially with the APA proposed sale
37 QANTAS077 : QF575/580 - VH-EBW QF485/566 - VH-EBY took over 566/15 and has departed (0428Z) VH-EBV remains in PER QF577 (ex- SYD/16th)...delayed ETA 2230 (opb -EB
38 Post contains images SA7700 : Now, now. Don't you get any ideas lad!   Rgds SA7700[Edited 2007-04-24 07:34:33]
39 SA7700 : Oh for heavens sake! And here I was mulling over the decision, whether to book a SYD-PER-SYD return on the 743's for old times sake.... Rgds SA7700
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