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Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:52 am

A Qantas A380 flying in formation with a Emirates A380, aviation 1st?




Would have given my left testicle to have been there to see this.......

[Edited 2013-03-30 21:56:14]
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:55 am

Quoting HH65MAN (Thread starter):
aviation 1st?

Yes, first ever formation A380 flying.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:18 am

Fantastic shot! I'm happy for Emirates and Qantas. Know, I hope Qantas makes Emirates join Oneworld.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:24 am

Here is one from the other side of the Harbour…

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8604904628_c042b37e1b_b.jpg
EK QF Flyover II by AussiePomm, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8603800585_0a31918ff7_b.jpg
EK QF Flyover by AussiePomm, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8265/8603799229_36ff10ec7c_b.jpg
EK QF Flyover City by AussiePomm, on Flickr
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:25 am

I had the privilege to be there and witness it in person  http://i50.tinypic.com/2qa5pit.jpg

http://youtu.be/iFUypE9ZMUE

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RE: Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:27 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 1):
Yes, first ever formation A380 flying.

Not entirely accurate - Airbus did it earlier at one of the Paris air shows I believe: http://www.futura-sciences.com/galer...hotos/data/547/A380_formation3.jpg

However, it is first carrier-owned A380 formation flight.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:02 am

Now what was the reason for doing this? Is this their way of kicking off the new cooperation?

Quoting Miami (Reply 2):

Emirates is basically an alliance on its own. A huge airline with over 100 A380s in the fleet in the future.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:03 am

So no more Singapore-London? Sad...... Why do they have to cut this route? They can keep it still....
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:04 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 6):

Very true.

Now just sitting and wait for EK to launch MIA..
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:13 am

wish they had offered tickets for the fly over, is this the start of Qantas international being sold off or absorbed by Emirates
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:15 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 6):
Now what was the reason for doing this? Is this their way of kicking off the new cooperation?

Today is the first day of the new JV, and QF's first flights to LHR via DXB (can't wait to see photos of QF in the EK lineup!).

Quoting United Airline (Reply 7):
So no more Singapore-London? Sad...... Why do they have to cut this route? They can keep it still....

No they can't. One of the big beneifts of the deal for EK is increased access to LHR, and QF doesn't have the traffic or the planes to do both DXB and SIN.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:48 am

The inaugural Qantas QF1 Sydney to London via Dubai service has taken off...

http://i49.tinypic.com/27wu5ci.jpg

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:51 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 11):
he inaugural Qantas QF1 Sydney to London via Dubai service has taken off

Best of luck to QF for choosing the easy way out with EK.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:56 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 7):
They can keep it still....
Quoting qf002 (Reply 10):
QF doesn't have the traffic or the planes to do both DXB and SIN.

What he said ^

Assuming that the 332s go domestic, QF is going to be stretched very thin between when the last of the non-9 744s leave and the 787s and new 388s arrive. SYD-SIN-LHR would tie up 3 aircraft that simply don't exist. Plus, they cut HKG-LHR and BKK-LHR for a reason, they're not going back to 3/4 daily flights in the foreseeable future, probably never.
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RE: Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:13 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 12):
Best of luck to QF for choosing the easy way out with EK.

Perhaps you have a far better choice? From memory a number of European airlines have pulled out the Australasian route, KL, OS, NG, OA, LH, AZ just to name a few...

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:58 am

Qantas customers are paying hundreds of dollars more for flights to Europe compared with those who book the same flights through its new ally Emirates.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/e...frfq80-1226609578035#ixzz2P6OR7SPX
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:09 am

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 15):
Qantas customers are paying hundreds of dollars more for flights to Europe compared with those who book the same flights through its new ally Emirates.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/e...R7SPX

Yes, there are hiccups along the way and I'm sure these issues will be resolved with time...

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:13 am

Quoting HH65MAN (Thread starter):
Would have given my left testicle to have been there to see this

Not the right one?  
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:15 am

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 15):
Qantas customers are paying hundreds of dollars more for flights to Europe compared with those who book the same flights through its new ally Emirates.

I'm surprised it's taken this long for the media to sensationalise this. For a start, the article uses specific route/date to "prove" its point. I have personally seen what news.com.au reports, but also seen the opposite where QF have worked out cheaper.

More than anything else this is related to fare structures and inventory, not some malicious attempt by QF to price gauge customers. Not that I expect the media to report anything different, however  
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:29 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 11):
The inaugural Qantas QF1 Sydney to London via Dubai service has taken off...

It was fun seeing QF1 over the Great Australian Bight of FlightRadar!

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:39 am

Does anyone know why the DXB-LCA-MLA route is not part of the code share?  
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:00 am

My main issue with the tie-up is the loss of Premium Economy for the longer sector for all passengers not going to/from Sydney or Melbourne.

The increase in European ports is terrific, long overdue. But the self-funded premium leisure market is increasingly significant ex-Australia, and Qantas is conceding a very large chunk of it.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:23 am

“Dubai is the best hub for Qantas in the 21st century" -Alan Joyce

8 hours from 75% of the world's population...how is that relevant to Qantas! I'm not talking about 10 or even 50 pax a day...

              
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:33 am

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 22):

Don't know if you know but qantas is in the business of moving lots of people over vast distances... EK has proved that Dubai is the best way for this to occur. And I can say having transferred through Dubai, it's amazing. And that was before the new concourse.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:56 am

Quoting aussiepomm (Reply 3):
Here is one from the other side of the Harbour…

Since the original images have been updated, here are the replacements…

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8604904628_2819796263_b.jpg
EK QF Flyover II by AussiePomm, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8603800585_1479d41b95_b.jpg
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:38 am

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 22):
8 hours from 75% of the world's population...how is that relevant to Qantas

I'm really struggling to fidn what it is that you find amusing about that statement  
Quoting koruman (Reply 21):
the self-funded premium leisure market is increasingly significant ex-Australia

I agree 100%

Quoting koruman (Reply 21):
Qantas is conceding a very large chunk of it.

but don't understand what you mean?

EK was the market leader in ex-Aus "premium leisure travel" given their ability to get you where "premium leisure travellers" want to go (CDG, VCE, FCO etc).

By linking up to all that how is QF "conceding" that market?

If you are referring to Y+ then QF and BA are the only airlines that have offered it until now, and you have to connect at SYD or MEL to get it.

While CX now have it, it is very new and certainly wasn't instrumental to QF "conceding" that traffic over recent years.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:57 am

Why does everyone say how good DXB and EK is. Last year I had 2 separate relatives us EK and DXB as a transfer. Both have said they would never use EK or go via DXB again. 1 was in Business and said the way EK handled their involve downgrade at the gate was disgraceful.

I would not mind but both had asked me before they booked if EK was OK to use and based on their perceived reputation I said yes.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:45 pm

Just got off a QF domestic flight from Townsville to Brisbane and the EK code is already in action at the TSV terminal... It was also interesting to see the QF and EK decorations hanging around the QFclub and check-in counters...

As much as I do not personally enjoy flying with Emirates, I do wish the people at Qantas all the very best with this venture. I love the idea that passengers who would not usually get to experience Qantas, will have the ability to fly on QF metal from London to Dubai and beyond to Africa, the Mid-East and Asia... QF has a great service to show off to the world...

Even though FRA is gone, I have hope that QF will begin to grow it's own services again... today AJ said "We're continuing to talk to Emirates about opportunities in continental Europe, and Berlin is one of them". "As this partnership is bedded down we'll be looking at opportunities for both airlines to expand their networks." (http://www.ausbt.com.au)... So who knows what might end up...

Quoting aussiepomm (Reply 24):

Really awesome shots mate.. Well done √ √ √

Quoting VCy (Reply 20):
Does anyone know why the DXB-LCA-MLA route is not part of the code share?

And add Dubai to Vienna to that list too...
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:37 pm

I personally cannot wait to finally try Qantas between DXB and LHR, and on their A380 too! Best of luck to both airlines!
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:02 pm

I don't know why some OPs are so negative or even ironical with this JV.

As much as I am not a fan or a hater of EK, out of curiosity, I was checking a few "uncommon" combinations Europe-Australia (CPH-ADL, MAD-PER, HAM-MEL...) and certainly EK blows everybody out of the water. You can do those flights with, sometimes, only 1-2-3 hours layover (both ways), and only 1 stop in Dubai. With any other combination (even QR or SQ), those combinations mean 2 or even 3 stops and easily 10 hours more.

For LHR-SYD, now there are 7 daily flights LHR-DXB (5 EK, 2 QF) and 3 to Sydney... all in A380. Pretty amazing.

If you discount the long trip itself, somehow EK/QF has transformed to tortious experience of flying between Europe and Australia (specially when you are not flying LHR-MEL/SYD) of changing airports, long lay-overs and making impossible combinations in, somehow, a straight-forward experience (you board at your local airport in Europe or Australia - whatever it is-, a couple of hours in DXB and you are at your final destination).

Quoting Lofty (Reply 26):
Why does everyone say how good DXB and EK is. Last year I had 2 separate relatives us EK and DXB as a transfer. Both have said they would never use EK or go via DXB again. 1 was in Business and said the way EK handled their involve downgrade at the gate was disgraceful.

I would not mind but both had asked me before they booked if EK was OK to use and based on their perceived reputation I said yes.
EK is all about convenience today, it is often the quickest and more hassle-free way to get from A to B.

I don't think most passengers fly EK because of perception of luxury (certainly not in a 10-abreast economy class or a stadium-sized business lounge) or price. However, still the advantage of EK is that you are somehow guaranteed a "minimum" that other Asian, American or European carriers sometimes do not match. For instance, IFE in economy... until recently you could fly a LH B747 and it was a gamble, you could have IFE or maybe not... that uncertainty is extremely annoying from a passenger point of view (I agree that for instance, in EK you still have the "uncertainty" of which Business Class product you will be flying...)

[Edited 2013-03-31 08:11:54]
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:38 pm

THE QANTAS tie-up with Emirates is producing solid returns, with the flying kangaroo's bookings from the alliance now six times what they were under the carrier's previous partnerships into Europe, chief executive Alan Joyce said yesterday.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...ie-up/story-e6frg95x-1226609977383

So much for this being a one way deal... I see this boosting travel to/from Australia.

Congrats to QF. The cost savings and revenue potential for them could very well save that airline. QF has a small number of valuable rights that they'll be able to exercise profitably out of DXB where they wouldn't be able to make money out of SIN. e.g., CDG. They are also avoiding a HUGE amount of backtracking (e.g,. the previously noted MAD) for their customers.

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 29):
I don't know why some OPs are so negative or even ironical with this JV.

Some are upset at QF losing a strong position. That I can understand, but the reality is QF had to do something different and EK was the best choice. For there was no avoiding EK competition.

For some, this JV threatens their favorite airline. For example, BA is going to be hurt by the alliance shift and I fully expect QF to call back in their LHR slot pair in the future.

Some think this will boost fares. Oh, for some routes, but the shear competition on the Europe to Australia market will ensure the customer still has options. e.g., with SQ, TI, CX/BA, CZ, and a number of other players. I'm shocked how much competition there is on those routes...

Some just complain.  

No real business is perfect. But this JV will probably keep QF afloat.

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 29):
If you discount the long trip itself, somehow EK/QF has transformed to tortious experience of flying between Europe and Australia (specially when you are not flying LHR-MEL/SYD)

And for the LHR-MEL/SYD makret, that will remain well served. This is a HUGE gain for secondary market connections. I fully expect the new concourse A at DXB to see quite a bit of traffic from this JV.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:39 pm

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 15):
Qantas customers are paying hundreds of dollars more for flights to Europe compared with those who book the same flights through its new ally Emirates.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/e...frfq80-1226609578035#ixzz2P6OR7SPX

They've only just received antitrust clearance to collaborate on fares, so expect to see discrepancies level out of the next couple of weeks. The comments made in the article are quite ridiculous -- if the two airlines had collaborated on fares from day one then they would have been guilty of collusion and faced massive fines.

Quoting Lofty (Reply 26):
Why does everyone say how good DXB and EK is

Because not all of us enjoy making an extra stop/enduring a domestic style flight to get to a secondary centres that aren't served nonstop by the big Asian airlines.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:23 pm

With all QF flights ex-LHR now flying to DXB what's likely to become of Qantas Cabin Crew UK Ltd., the UK based crew that have historically operated the first leg of the Kangaroo routes? I know there's been some uncertainty hanging over their future for some time....
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:31 pm

I believe this was the first formation flying of the A380?

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Airbu...dustrie/Airbus-A380-861/1167866/L/

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:49 pm

Quoting nclmedic (Reply 32):
With all QF flights ex-LHR now flying to DXB what's likely to become of Qantas Cabin Crew UK Ltd., the UK based crew that have historically operated the first leg of the Kangaroo routes? I know there's been some uncertainty hanging over their future for some time....

In the long term (ie 5+ years and assuming there is an improvement in Europe's performance for QF), I think we're likely to see QF move their entire European operation to DXB (especially if/when they start adding more cities with their own metal), which would mean the end of the UK crew base.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:33 pm

nice comparison on travel saving times


Sydney to London – 30 minutes faster
Sydney to Manchester - 2hrs 15mins hrs faster
Brisbane to Barcelona – 5hrs 25 mins hrs faster
Melbourne to Milan – 3hrs 45 min faster
Sydney to Rome – 3hrs 5 mins faster
Sydney to Zurich – 5hrs 40 mins faster
Melbourne to Zurich – 5hrs 10 mins faster
Perth to Barcelona – 2hrs 45 mins faster

This is as a result of routing through DXB and not having to get passengers to route via LHR on BA to where they want to go. Complete no-brainer as far as QF can see as they will no longer be missing out on that portion of the market that prefers quicker travel times.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:18 pm

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 30):
THE QANTAS tie-up with Emirates is producing solid returns, with the flying kangaroo's bookings from the alliance now six times what they were under the carrier's previous partnerships into Europe, chief executive Alan Joyce said yesterday.

I have little sympathy for those who say that this is Qantas throwing in the towel, because there is another number turned up, which is extremely intriguing.

"...bookings from the alliance are six times what they were under the carriers previous partnerships" - but there's more:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/bus...-gets-booking-boost-from-emirates/

"Moreover, bookings from Emirates passengers for travel on Qantas's domestic network over the past nine weeks was almost seven times higher when compared with the same time in 2012."

Seven times more Emirates pax were booking onto Qantas domestic than last year. So it is, so far at least, a two way street.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:32 pm

What is with alcohol on Emirates?
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:43 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 35):
Complete no-brainer as far as QF can see as they will no longer be missing out on that portion of the market that prefers quicker travel times.

A very premium part of the market. It is past due to cut the times.

I'm surprised at the time cut SYD-LHR. There is about another half hour of flight time. That implies one hour less on the ground in transit. Is that accurate? I understand less time with another connection, but that doesn't apply to LHR. How did Qantas cut the time?

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:52 pm

This may be a silly question. But I've been hearing that Qantas will be leaving OneWorld. And if not, Emirates would join OneWorld.

Is this true or false?
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:57 pm

Quoting miami (Reply 39):
This may be a silly question. But I've been hearing that Qantas will be leaving OneWorld. And if not, Emirates would join OneWorld.

Is this true or false?

I cannot say about the former, but the latter will never happen. EK will never join any alliance. Perhaps make their own alliance one day? Possible   
AFA QF goes, I do not see them leaving OneWorld so soon. Time will tell  
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:08 pm

Quoting miami (Reply 39):
This may be a silly question. But I've been hearing that Qantas will be leaving OneWorld. And if not, Emirates would join OneWorld.

Is this true or false?

I highly doubt it... The EK tie up is a separate deal, the OW alliance plays a key role in QFs international network operations; example DFW & SCL 2 OW hubs...

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:08 pm

@RyanairGuru
My point is that the two states in which leisure passengers are the most cashed-up - and therefore likely to buy Premium Economy tickets - are Queensland and WA.

And Qantas can only sell such passengers Economy or Business Class for the looooong sector to Dubai. There is no Premium Economy cabin, and no ability for Qantas Frequent Flyers buying Economy tickets to upgrade their class of service short of buying up from a $2K ticket to a $6.5K one.

My parents are retired doctors, and they do travel long-haul Premium Economy, several times each year. But their choice with Qantas is now a pretty ordinary Economy offering for the first 14 hours, or else adding an extra $9000.

Consequently, they have recently bought a Cathay Pacific ticket.

The whole reason that sales are so much better for the EK alliance than the BA one is that people don't want to be routed via LHR. But the lack of Premium Economy effectively means that Australian passengers must either route via SYD/MEL or travel on a different carrier.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:18 pm

I just saw that QF 5/6 SYD-SIN-FRA is still operating, wasn't there a word that its getting axed when this tie-up starts?
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:54 pm

Quoting ZEDZAG (Reply 43):

I just saw that QF 5/6 SYD-SIN-FRA is still operating, wasn't there a word that its getting axed when this tie-up starts?

Yes, it's being axed as of the 15th of April & retimed...

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:01 pm

Will QF remove Premium Economy from its 380's?
 
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RE: Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:05 pm

Quoting Focker (Reply 45):
Will QF remove Premium Economy from its 380's?

Definitely not! Qantas have spent $$$ refurbishing the A380 & B744 (x9) fleet...

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RE: Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:21 pm

Quoting koruman (Reply 42):
two states in which leisure passengers are the most cashed-up - and therefore likely to buy Premium Economy tickets - are Queensland and WA.

I'm sorry, but I think you will find that it is still NSW and VIC. The market is mostly retired investment bankers, partners in commercial law firms and the like, which are still disproportionately centred in Sydney or Melbourne.

Whether that changes over the next decade we will see, but (given that only in the last 12 months has there been competition to BA/QF in W) I still don't see how QF are conceding this market. HKG isn't a good stopover from PER, and even from BNE CX's connection times are pretty inconvenient east bound.

IMHO the biggest threat isn't other W products but heavily discounted J.

Last year my dad and step-mum flew BNE-HKG-FRA-VCE in J with LH (CX BNE-HKG) for less than QF/BA BNE-SIN-LHR-VCE in W. Obviously that isn't good for yield, but it is great for people who would otherwise go in a lower class. Obviously he had to make a value judgment about not earning points on LH, but overall it was clearly a no brainer.

Similarly, I've met somebody whose daughter and grandchildren live in London and they go out at least twice a year on AY J. AY/QF SYD-NRT-HEL-LHR is, so they told me, "always" (at least in their experience) cheaper than QF W. Further, my friend at flight centre told me a while back that OS/TG were offering LON J for $4000.

Quoting miami (Reply 39):
I've been hearing that Qantas will be leaving OneWorld

I've heard that Jesus might be resurrected  
Quoting Focker (Reply 45):
Will QF remove Premium Economy from its 380's?



And why would they do that?!?


Jeez, some of these questions are mind boggling.
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RE: Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:45 pm

Hi RyanairGuru
I had a similar conversation with my parents, but at the time the cheapest Business Class to Europe was around $5.4K. They want more comfort than Economy, but their budget tops out at $8K for the pair of them.

Personally I think that it's time for EK to add a Premium Economy cabin anyway.
 
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RE: Qantas And Emirates- And So It Begins

Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:50 pm

Quoting koruman (Reply 48):
Personally I think that it's time for EK to add a Premium Economy cabin anyway.

I think that is highly unlikely, although as has been previously mentioned/suggested there is likely to be a Y/J only cabin config on some upcoming A380's...

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