I was quite surprised recently to find that Air New Zealand once flew between Auckland and Dallas/Ft Worth. Can anyone provide me with more information about this route, such as was it direct, non-stop and what aircraft and did they codeshare beyond Dallas and between Dallas and Auckland with any airlines.
Further to this does anyone think it is likely that Qantas will ever commence operations between Sydney and Dallas in it's own right to tap into the massive American Airlines hub there. I am not sure but i think the 747-400 can make this non-stop but just. The A340-500 would be able to make this route nonstop without any fuss. In fact it could fly between Chicago and Sydney non-stop.
I think Dallas could prove a valuable route for Qantas, especially considering Texas' rising population and booming technology business (or so i have heard). AA is also increasing flights between Dallas and other international desitinations which Qantas may want to codeshare on, such as Central and Southern America as well as Europe.
A lot of questions i know, but hay that is the only way i will learn this stuff!