mark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4599 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!
tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1810 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3196 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.
ozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2880 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2712 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...
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
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).