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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 912 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9146 times:

Hi everyone i was just wondering are qantas going to be operating some of their Airbus A380's from Brisbane? If so does anybody know when services will begin? And also where will they be flying to? Thanks very much!
Jordan


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User currently offlineQF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9138 times:



Quoting Virginblue4 (Thread starter):
Hi everyone i was just wondering are qantas going to be operating some of their Airbus A380's from Brisbane? If so does anybody know when services will begin? And also where will they be flying to? Thanks very much!
Jordan

Hi Jordan, they don't have plans to introduce A380 services to Brisbane in the immediate term, however it's always a possibility down the track.

You will however see services upgraded to 747-400 equipment, such as QF51 Brisbane-Singapore.

Don't be disappointed though, there's strong indications Emirates will introduce the A380 to Brisbane later in 2009, subject to deliveries being on-time.

Regards


User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9104 times:

Thanks QF175. Least there more 747 aircraft. But like you said there always a possibility.

Jordan



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User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9041 times:

No chance! Qantas have no plans now or in the near to medium future to add the A380 to their BNE services.

Melbourne and Sydney only for the A380! Sorry!

BZF



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8579 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8942 times:
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I would doubt that BNE will see QF services , AFAIK QF currently only operate aircraft equipped with first class out of MEL and SYD ( please correct me if I am wrong ) I just dont think the yield is there in BNE for 1st class , and since , if I am not mistaken , QF A380s will all be 4 class a/c you would not expect to see them in BNE ( or AKL for that matter ) except on a "one-off" basis for promotional purposes ( or once the fleet is bigger , maybe to cover a/c unavailability ... though it still seems more likely to me that they would use the A380 to cover a 744 service ex MEL/SYD freeing up the smaller a/c for ex BNE )


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3186 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8793 times:

The Qantas A380 came to Brisbane yesterday.

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A380 doing practice runs into Brisbane


I can't see it doing regular service to Brisbane for at least 2 years. Emirates will be first with a scheduled A380.



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9149 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8620 times:



Quoting QF175 (Reply 1):

Could the BNE-LAX service warrant an A380 ?



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3694 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8526 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 7):
Could the BNE-LAX service warrant an A380 ?

No, as someone already noted, the 380s will be four class birds. The current BNE-LAX run is exclusively scheduled two class 744s right now. One could deduce from this that the 380 would be too much airplane in terms of class of service.



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9149 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8467 times:



Quoting 777STL (Reply 8):
The current BNE-LAX run is exclusively scheduled two class 744s right now. One could deduce from this that the 380 would be too much airplane in terms of class of service.

Or it could mean they can put a 3 class 744 onto BNE-LAX when they are freed up from MEL/SYD, develop the market, and then get the A380 onto it. My understanding was the loads from BNE since this new service started has been very good.



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User currently offlineBNEFlyer From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7658 times:
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Quoting 777STL (Reply 8):
No, as someone already noted, the 380s will be four class birds. The current BNE-LAX run is exclusively scheduled two class 744s right now. One could deduce from this that the 380 would be too much airplane in terms of class of service

How is it that EK can sustain a 3 class 77W to AKL, SIN & DXB (and from FEB 09 an additional non stop 3 class A345 to DXB) from BNE, TG operate a 3 class 744 to BKK and MH operate a 3 class 744 to KUL, yet QF think that a 3 class 744 wouldn't be viable to anywhere in the network from BNE?

Does QF have the idea that while BNE may have some passengers who will fly in J, it's mostly a leisure destination and the other airlines can see that BNE is worthy, alongside SYD and MEL to have a premium class service?


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7549 times:

Being as BNE was the first Australian airport that the A380 visited im sure there will be plans to operate flights with the A380 there in the future!


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User currently offlineQF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

I doubt you'll see QF flying A380s on BNE-LAX, however I wouldn't rule out seeing them on the BNE-SIN route, possibly extending to LHR.

BNEFlyer, Thai and Malaysia Airlines downguaged their SYD/BNE triangulated services to 777-300 and 777-200ER respectively a number of weeks ago.

The first regular, scheduled A380 service to Brisbane will be from EK in 2009.

Regards


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7254 times:

Unlike Emirates, QF has not yet announced plans to operate the A380 fleet with more than one seating configuration.

If Qantas schedules one A380 to London on two return flights weekly, then they would need 14 A380 to turn 28 weekly flights into all A380 flights. If they schedule one A380 on three return flights per week between Eastern Australia and LAX they would need seven A380s to operate twice daily between SYD and LAX and daily between MEL and LAX. I suppose BNE might get the 744ERs if QF think BNE needs more high yield seats. The 77W topic has gone quiet, but IF Qantas is still interested in 77Ws perhaps BNE will become a 77W port rather than an A380 port. (One thing we have not discussed so far is how many classes would be in 77Ws - whether they would have F.)


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6890 times:



Quoting BNEFlyer (Reply 10):
Does QF have the idea that while BNE may have some passengers who will fly in J, it's mostly a leisure destination and the other airlines can see that BNE is worthy, alongside SYD and MEL to have a premium class service?

you could say the same about Perth, and there's much more money over here than Brisbane.



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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3217 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6419 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 14):
you could say the same about Perth, and there's much more money over here than Brisbane.

Yes and hence why we're all now Emirates flyers.
And EK isn't dirt cheap from these cities either! But it does have an attractive offering.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9149 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

Some nice photos of the QF A380 departing BNE recently here http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...0-departing-very-wet-brisbane.html


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