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Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:23 am

When do flights leave from Europe to Asia and how long are they? When do flights from Asia leave to go to Europe and how long are they (there has to be a difference I would think, just like with Europe to the US and back, it's longer going west)? What about going to Australia from Europe and back. When do the flights leave and what airlines operate direct (of course not nonstop, just the same flight) flights between Australia and Europe? The only ones I can think of are BA and Qantas. I know Singapore Airlines flies between the places, but not directly I don't think. You must change planes in Singapore as far as I know. How long does it take to fly between places like SIN and BKK to SYD? What about coming back? Do BA and Qantas or any other airline fly DIRECT flights between Europe and any other cities in Australia? What cities in Europe does Qantas serve with their own planes, not using other airlines by using codesharing, and what aircraft do they use on these routes? What stops are there on these flighs? Thanks!
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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 4:55 pm

Well i don't know about Singapore-Sydney but in 1999 i flew QF(767-300ER) from Singapore-Adelaide and flight time was about 7.5 hours. I also flew Sydney-Honolulu with QF(747-400) and flight time was about 9 hours. QF fly to London,Rome,Athens(i think),Berlin and possibly France. All of the european flights are 747's, the 767's are mainly used on the Asian routes.
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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:01 pm

I flew MEL to SIN on an SQ 744... the flying time was about 8 hours... and I believ the total flying time for MEL to LHR is about 22 hours... this is with BA.
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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:25 pm

Qantas serve

Frankfurt 744, 743 via BKK, SIN from SYD and MEL
London 744, via BKK, SIN from SYD and MEL
Paris 744, via SIN from SYD
Rome 743 via BKK from SYD and MEL

BA serve

SYD via SIN and BKK
all with 744's.

SYD-BKK around 9 hrs BKK-LHR around 13hrs
SYD-SIN around 7.5 hrs SIN-LHR around 13.5hrs

Times very slightly coming back.

Like you say asian carriers go via their home base probably with a plane change.

Most flight times are between around 21-23 hours.

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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:45 pm

From the UK to Asia SQ/TG/QF/MH/VS and BA all have departures from LHR at lunchtime,with further departures at around 2200-2300.Flight times from LHR to SIN is 13hrs,BKK is 12hrs,KUL is 12hrs.BA does a flight to Manila with a stop in HKG and a total flight time of 15hrs.

In the reverse direction flight times are about one hour longer with departures from Asia in the mornings around 0800-1000,with arrival at LHR during the afternoons.The QF flight is first at 1215,SQ at 1515 followed by TG/MH and KL.The flights leaving Asia in the late evening are the ones that arrive in LHR from 0500-0700.Flights from Japan and HKG also arrive at similar times but flights to those destinations leave in the early afternoon for Tokyo and in the evening for HKG.

QF and BA are currently the only airlines operating a direct service between the UK and Australia,flying from LHR to either SYD or MEL.BA used to have a flight to BNE but it was scrapped in favour of MEL.ANZ is the only only airline to operate a through service from New Zealand to the UK,but they do so via LAX,flight details are a late evening departure from AKL arriving LHR at 1035,and a 1635 departure from LHR arriving AKL early morning.

All the flights on these routes are 744 operated,the exception being Virgin who operate A340's on the Tokyo/Hong Kong routes-although I understand that VS is about to upgrade some of these flights to 744's displaced from the Atlantic routes.

Enough another question,does anyone know why the UK-Asia/Australia routes don't see 777's?I use this route quite a bit and just once it would be nice to see what a 777 is like.

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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:57 pm

777's, well QF don't have any and well if BA can full 744's 3 flights a day why use 777's 5-6 times on such a long flight. That make sence?

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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:29 pm

Austrian Airlines operates direct services from Vienna to Sydney and Melbourne via KUL. Operated by Lauda 777-200ERs, the flight time is around 21-22 hours.

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RE: Flights To Asia And Australia From Europe?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:41 pm

Flights from South East Asia (SEA) to Europe normally departs late in the evening, around after 11pm, depends which part of SEA you are in. Some airlines do operate a early afternoon or morning flights departures to Europe in addition to their late evening flights to Europe, like BA, Qantas, SIA, MAS and Lufthansa. From Europe, flights are usually flown late in the evening, around 9-11pm to SEA, while there are also flights operating at late morning or early afternoon departure to SEA, around 10am-1pm.

From SEA to East Coast of Australia, they are usually operated around 7-10pm for the evening flights, thus giving an early morning arrival into the East Coast of Australia. Some airlines again do operate early morning departures to Australia, especially to Western Australia (Perth), departing times vary from 5am (Lauda Air's flight from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne/Sydney) to 10 am. Flights from Australia to SEA departs usually late in the afternoon, 2-5pm or in some cases, late in the evening from 11pm to 1am.

I once took a flight from London to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur and it took me around 21 hours! And that's real long flight! So if you are flying direct without a stopover, I suggest you choose an airline that have reputable service as well as great comfort!


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