Flight Number 29
Departure City (Airport) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (VHHH)
Departure Time 09/10/2006 07:50 AM
Arrival City (Airport) London, England, Great Britain (EGLL)
Arrival Time 09/10/2006 01:36 PM
Remaining Flight Time 12:46 (scheduled)
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled
The difficulty of MEL-LHR nonstop is equal to the difficulty of SYD-LHR nonstop. The premium demand is also about the same. If QF were someday to introduce nonstop service to LHR, the rotation would probably be SYD-LHR-MEL-LHR-SYD. That would be a five day rotation with most of a day for line maintenance.
I hope even, LHR-SYD nonstop would happen. IF stopping westward is neccesary don't let that stop eastward nonstop flights.
When PAN AM first operated the 747SP nonstop from the USA to Sydney, it was only nonstop eastward, SYD-LAX. To Aussie they stopped in Honolulu, after PA fine tuned the airplane they flew nonstop both ways. Now we all take it for granted since it nonstop to LAX for everyone.