Is there any substance to the rumor that MEL will be served by B747-400 service to MSP via Hawaii? I heard it the other day and have been trying to find out. KLM / Northwest have very limited reach into Australia, and since KLM withdrew services to a Malaysian code share, its non-existent.
The reason for MEL over SYD was that it was far less competitive, and allowed for better results, without the overall competitive risk of the main Qantas hub at SYD.
Any ideas, or comments on the rumor.....?