rw774477
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Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 4:10 am

How long is the LHR-SYD-LHR flight times now?

what about back in the days of 707's and Connies ?

What were the stops back then ?

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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 4:28 am

Singapore Airlines Limited, who are incidentally, Australia's most freuqent visitor has 3 daily flights to and from Sydney and London.

LHR - SYD: 21 hours and 45 minutes to 23 hours and 25 minutes

SYD - LHR: I'm working on it as Expedia can't display SIA only routings. They are too full
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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 2:32 pm

what about in the 50's and 60's ?

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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:05 pm

"Kangaroo route" normally refers to Qantas as per the 707s and Connies.  Smile
 
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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:25 pm

I agree with NZ767. Next we'll be having "kangaroo routes" on KAL via ICN, or UAL via SFO...

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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:26 pm

Current Qantas/BA total elapsed flight times are as follows:

ex London to Sydney
QF32 (via SIN) 21h 10
QF2 (via BKK) 21h 55
BA9 (via BKK) 22h 45
BA15 (via SIN) 23h 05

ex Sydney to London
QF1 22h 40
QF31 23h 00
BA16 23h 10
BA10 23h 20

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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:30 pm

Good on ya Britair.

MD, add QF/BA via JNB to that as well! lol  Smile
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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:31 pm

Coachman,
QF's Indian Ocean services to JNB are known as the Wallaby Route. i.e., a long hop but not as long a hop as the Kangaroo Route.

In the olden days (Connies & later 707s) the Kangaroo Route had stops such as:
SYD-Darwin-SIN
SYD-Brisbane-Darwin -SIN
SYD-PER-CGK-SIN
then
SIN-KUL-Colombo-BOM-Teheran-Istanbul/Athens
SIN-BKK-Calcutta/New Delhi-Karachi-Cairo
then
Istanbul-Athens-London
Athens-London
Cairo-Rome-London or Rome-Frankfurt-London

For a while later routings included SYD-PER-Colombo-Karachi-etc.

Don't forget QF was a RTW airline then so continuing westwards it was London-NY-SFO-HNL-Nandi-SYD.

When QF's N. Am HQ moved from SFO to Tuscon and LAX became the Pacific terminus the westward RTW route became London-Bermuda-MEX-Acapulco-Papeete-AKL-SYD.

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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:41 pm

PGF,

I knew it was the Wallaby route, I was just saying, the way things were going, then people would be adding LHR-JNB-SYD as part of the Kangaroo route, which is obviously isn't.
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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 11:11 pm

I know that in the 70s Qantas dubbed the Johannesburg service the "Champagne Route" as it was one of their most profitable.
 
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RE: Kangaroo Run Flight TIMES/STOPS

Wed Apr 03, 2002 11:26 pm

how long would it take to go to LHR from SYD in the old days with all those stops???

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