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When Did QF Start Using A332's To JFK?  
User currently offlinemark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Last week, I noticed QF was using the A332 into JFK. At first I thought it was just a one time deal until I saw it again later that same week. Did QF stop using their 744s to JFK or is this just for the winter schedule. Although I would love to see one of their A380s come into JFK at some point in the furture!

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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

The 5th of July. Routes via AKL and LAX.

NS


User currently offlinemark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Wow! I didn't realize its been that long now. Thanks for the info. I guess the number of 747s in pax service operating in and out of JFK continue to decline.

User currently onlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 3196 times:

I connected through JFK last Thursday & was surprised to see anything less than a 744 there from QF. Interesting stuff.


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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

JFK has never really been a HUGE performer for QF... they have to merge people off their own flights to put them on this plane and etc, the timing isn't perfect.

Since they can just book people on AA between the two, and they can catch a flight right after whichever QF flight they're in on, its just as well they do.

NS


User currently offlinetullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

QF started JFK because it's high yielding P and J class pax arriving into LAX on morning flights from SYD, MEL, BNE and AKL wanted the international service standards to continue all the way to JFK. AA's domestic service falls far short of this

Whilst the 744 had a certain prestige for QF the regular loads didn't justify the 744 and when the A332 commenced the AKL service they correctly reasoned that it made much more sense to use the economical twin on the transcontinental rtn service.



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User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3598 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 2166 times:

Didn't QF drop the JFK leg for a while (or announce that they would) when fuel spiked? I remember a press release.

User currently offlinemacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 2155 times:
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Quoting tullamarine (Reply 5):
wanted the international service standards to continue all the way to JFK. AA's domestic service falls far short of this

That may be the biggest understatement ever posted on Anet! Having flown QF in F and J a good bit, AA's best days doi not even come close.

In 2001, I flew QF from LAX to JFK on a 747-400 with 21 total pax....put everyone from Y in J.



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User currently offlineozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 5):
QF started JFK because it's high yielding P and J class pax arriving into LAX on morning flights from SYD, MEL, BNE and AKL wanted the international service standards to continue all the way to JFK. AA's domestic service falls far short of this

So does AA's international service! I always time my Oz-JFK sectors to get the QF flight and avoid AA like the plague. I once had to take them LAX-ORD in so-called 'F' and it was nasty, nasty...



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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
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Quoting ozglobal (Reply 8):
So does AA's international service!

I once flew RDU to LHR (after missing my BA flight) on AA in J on a 767. It was my first time longhaul on AA. I thought it was terrific! Okay, the bed/seat and IFE were both terrible (no moving map!) but the food was wonderful, and the service was warm, welcoming, prompt and efficient.

The AA Arrivals lounge in LHR was a treat too. They even served proper bacon sarnies!

It was definitely miles better than I was expecting. I would fly AA again in a heartbeat (in J anyway).

cheers


User currently offlineBOACCunard From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting ozglobal (Reply 8):
I once had to take them LAX-ORD in so-called 'F' and it was nasty, nasty...

I'm not going to compare QF with AA, but it is worth noting that LAX-JFK has a totally different product from LAX-ORD.



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