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QF Service To SFO.....  
User currently offlineTZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Can anybody tell me if QF has ever serviced SFO? If they have, why was service discontinued? If they haven't.....Why not? This question has been bugging me for the last couple of days and I know somebody on here will have the answer!

Thanks!

TZ


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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Yes, Qantas used to serve San Fran. with almost every aircraft type! The last services were flown with Boeing 767-338ERs, and have included Boeing 747-38SP non-stop services to Sydney (Sydney to San Francisco is shorter than Sydney to Los Angeles!).

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Where did the 767s stop, Honolulululu?

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Yes, via Honolulu if I remember right. The B763s flies to Vancouver too!


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

I knew AC flew YVR-SYD via HNL with a 763.

The farce that is the IATA schedules page shows air canada has filed to fly nonstop YVR-SYD with an A345.

Is that really necessary? Can't a 343 do that route just fine?

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User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

MrBA,

Unfortunately, QANTAS no longer serves YVR with their own equipment. A few years back they tried it for a short time when they lost their codeshare partner, Canadian Airlines. I guess it just didn't make much flying their own planes all the way to YVR.

I believe they fly YVR passenger to LAX and then use Alaska for the flight north. It was nice seeing the kangaroo at YVR.

I find it interesting that AC would want to fly YVR-SYD non-stop. It seems to make sense routing through HNL, so they can carry HNL and SYD passengers. How long would the YVR-SYD flight be?



User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

6740 nmi




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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1672 times:

Yes QANTAS did serve SFO starting with 707's


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and for a very short time near the end, 767's.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

In the 70's, QF's primary US gateway was SFO. ANZ flew to LAX. QF added LAX in the early 80's and slowly built up the LAX gateway and drew down the SFO gateway.

Regarding the proposed AC YVR-SYD 345 nonstop, AC has also proposed a daily YYZ-HKG nonstop 345. Since AC will only be getting 2 345's next year, only 1 of these routes will be added.

Neil



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6783 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Qantas SFO flights started with Constellations.

When did they fly nonstop to Sydney from SFO? Must not have lasted long.


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

I remember taking the 747Combi SYD-NAN-HNL-LAX and at HNL there was a Qantas 767 for Honolulu. It was a mini-hub a little like SIN nowadays, with half the passengers swapping planes.

User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Timz - non-stop flights to SFO were added at the same time as non-stop flights to SFO, and were operated using 74L's - it was basically a three days per week service to both LAX and SFO, operating on alternate days, with one day per week kept for maintenance.

Dave


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

San Fran was the domain of the QF3, which now terminates in Honolulu.

User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Back in 1983 I flew on a Qantas 747-200, which went SYD-HNL-SFO-HNL-SYD. That was back when Qantas was an all 747 airline.
What year did Qantas drop SFO? Also, why?


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