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Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:30 am

Does anyone know the date that Qantas first began service to Los Angeles? I think it might have been in the early '80s, but I'm not sure. Thanks.
 
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:46 am

Not very helpful, but in June 1984 QF was still operating SFO - SYD. I know I flew them then.
 
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:24 am

I do know that they didn't go n/s 'til they got the 747SP.
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:38 am

I can vaguely remember them back until 1982. I believe at the time it was B747 service that routed via Honolulu.
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:47 am

FWIW they're in the 8/80 North American OAG flying LAX-HNL, and they're not in the 6/80.
 
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:36 am

QF operated its first service to the USA (SFO) in 1954 using the super connie.

Not sure when the first flight to LAX operated??
 
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:26 pm

Started in the summer of 1980. Less than a month after they began, I remember that one Qantas pilot attempted to land at Hughes Aircraft instead of LAX.
 
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RE: Qantas History At LAX (question)

Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:06 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 6):
, I remember that one Qantas pilot attempted to land at Hughes Aircraft instead of LAX.

Yes, I do remember that myself. Cant say what year for sure, however it was indeed in the early 80s I would say.
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