joemac547
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QF And LAX / SFO - Press Still Has It Wrong

Tue May 29, 2007 1:59 am

A while ago I read a posting here regarding LAX's "aging" TBIT. The posting was discussing a LA Times article on the subject. In the article I remember it stating that QANTAS is moving "8 flights a week from LAX to SFO". I recall how a.net members said this was in error and that in fact QF was moving 2 flights a week to increase SFO to 5 / wk.

I suppose that the LA Times simply got it wrong. Seems like an obvious error that simply was not caught by the general purpose press.

However, now I read in this month's Airports of the World the same thing. Come on, It seems to me that a publication THAT SPECIALIZES IN THE INDUSTRY should get it right. Or Have I been wrong all along and QF is increasing to 8x/week from SFO? Is the press that cavalier with the facts when it comes to aviation - even if it is an aviation specific publication?
 
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RE: QF And LAX / SFO - Press Still Has It Wrong

Tue May 29, 2007 2:18 am

Yes the press was wrong. SFO service was boosted to 5x weekly, not 8.

Can check out the QF pdf timetable.
http://www.qantas.com.au/flightinfo/qf_pdfTimetable.pdf

However LAX itself has gotten even more service....

-3 additional flights weekly - between Sydney and Los Angeles from 19 June to 28 July 2007.
http://www.qantas.com.au/flightinfo/do/dyn/ScheduleSearch (mid page news)

and just announced this week.
- two additional Brisbane-Los Angeles services each week from March 2008
- one additional Sydney-Los Angeles service each week from March 2008
http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20070528/pdf/312ngk9hlx6jjs.pdf
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RE: QF And LAX / SFO - Press Still Has It Wrong

Tue May 29, 2007 3:45 am

Quoting Joemac547 (Thread starter):
However, now I read in this month's Airports of the World the same thing. Come on, It seems to me that a publication THAT SPECIALIZES IN THE INDUSTRY should get it right.

They absolutely should. This sounds like a case of journalistic laziness. Airports of the World probably just ran a story from the AP or Reuters that the LA Times had carried - and that story was the factually-incorrect one to begin with.
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