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Qantas History At LAX (question)  
User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

Can anyone tell me the date when QF first began operations at LAX? Also, when did they began nonstop service to LAX from SYD? Thanks for any help.

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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

http://www.qantas.com.au/info/about/company/milestones

ton of info on their site...just look for yourself.



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4805 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Previous to LAX being QFs USA hub, SFO was...QF then withdrew completely from SFO and has only recently returned there.


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User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

ton of info on their site...just look for yourself.

Very impressive indeed. However I am still unable to learn when QF first began service to LAX, including nonstops on SYD-LAX. Does anyone know?


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24881 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

Nonstops would have been in the very early 80s when the 747SPs came on line.


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User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4644 times:



Quoting 28L28L (Reply 3):
I am still unable to learn when QF first began service to LAX, including nonstops on SYD-LAX. Does anyone know?

my guess is that the nonstops came with the delivery of the 2 747-SP's. I think the 747-200's used to stop at HNL or NAN.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4633 times:
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Quoting Scorpy (Reply 5):
I think the 747-200's used to stop at HNL or NAN.

my memory is a bit hazy but I think QF started LAX with 3 x weekly SYD-PPT-LAX - cant remember exactly when but I would hazard a guess at the late '70s ( IIRC at the same time they still had a daily SYD-HNL-SFO which continued once each week to YVR ) when you look at QFs services to LAX these days ( I think that they are daily ex BNE , MEL , AKL and min twice daily ex SYD ) you can see that they have certainly grown the services from there humble beginnings )

Think I must be wrong about the dates - I found this site

http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/au/qantas/detail/map791028.jpg

which shows the QF route network late 1979 , no sign of LA - so I guess it must have started in the 80s

[Edited 2008-03-29 10:15:25]


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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

I cannot believe its this hard to find an answer to these questions! LOL! I have been rummaging around online and in my closet for an hour now!

Closest I can narrow it down to is sometime in the early 80s prior to July 1983, QF began service to LAX.

Here is a route map dated March 1983 and LAX service is shown:

http://www.airchive.com/Timetables%2...tas%20Compressed/QantasMap8303.jpg

Thats all my work can come up with for now..but I will keep poking around because now I wanna know!


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

8/81 timetable shows 3/week SYD-HNL-LAX; in September they were to switch to SYD-PPT-LAX.

4/82 shows 3/wk SYD-PPT-LAX, 1/wk Brisbane-HNL-LAX, 1/wk Townsville-HNL-LAX.

No QF nonstops to LAX in the above, or in the 12/82 ABC.


User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

That '83 route map is interesting - how often per week did they serve Belgrade?!


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User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4310 times:

Thank you for all your help!

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