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Qantas A380 Route Query?  
User currently offlineJumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

I'm right in the middle of booking a family trip to Hong Kong, Australia & New Zealand for July and August 2011. In fact I have to lay my money down in the next few days, which is why my hands are shaking as I write this!

Our plans are to travel LHR-HKG with a few days stopover, then HKG-SYD. After 10 days in Sydney it's SYD-AKL, then after another week it's AKL-CNS for a week on the beach. Finally it's going to be CNS-SIN and immediately SIN-LHR.

The travel agent has recommended QF if only for the ease of fitting the flights together, plus we want to fly premium economy.

I really want to fly on an A380 on the longer legs if we can. How many flights a day do QF have from LHR to HKG, is it only QF30 at lunchtime? I believe it's currently a B747-400 serving that route, are there plans to upgrade this to an A380 and when might this happen?

Also how does the QF premium economy product compare with that of VS as I've experience of that and it was OK?

Any advice or info would be hugely appreciated.

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User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

for July and August 2011 it could all change that is so far away....


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineJumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

OK so how many A380s have QF got at the moment and how many more are they expecting to be delivered in the next 12 months?

User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

QF has no announcement to run the A380 on any LHR-HKG routes at this time.

Prime A380 routes are to LAX and to LHR via SIN. So I would plan the SIN-LHR route on the A380.

Good choice going QF with domestic connections. They have 6 A380's at the moment and probaly another 2/3 by your flight dates



Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlinetayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

QF29/30 (MEL-HKG-LHR-HKG-MEL) is likely to be a 744 for a while yet - as stated by Jetfuel, it's the SIN-LHR flights (both from MEL (QF9) and SYD (QF31) that will be daily A380s in a year - fairly safe to say you're guaranteed of an A380 on that leg.

If you're desperate to get an A380 both ways out of LHR, the only routing you'll be able to do it will be LHR-SIN-HKG-SYD (SIN-HKG will be a QF codeshare on a CX flight).


User currently offlinezkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

If you want to go on the A380 then you'll have to go via SIN. BKK might be getting it soonish. HKG has poor loads in the pointy end so won't be upgauging to the A380 for some time.


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