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Question About Travel On QF LAX/DFW-MEL

Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:36 am

Not quite your normal question in this forum. I am looking at flights to MEL from the US next January (to see family there). QF and NZ are similarly priced, with UA almost twice that amount. QF has the advantage to me of a new departure city (FDW- which is offered by default from DEN where I live), or trying the A380 from LAX. I've flown NZ many times (my country of birth), and love them. I'm going to book a restricted fare, meaning that my options to change are limited.

Both QF and NZ are great, I have flown both before many times. The question is- what is the chance of industrial action (strike) by QF this southern summer? Of course there is no known answer (passengers would be leaving QF in droves if they knew, which would make the whole issue of a strike useless). But if anyone has an opinion on the possibility of a strike, it would be good to know.

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RE: Question About Travel On QF LAX/DFW-MEL

Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:31 am

The TWU here has said that there could be rolling industrial action from October 6. However, I honestly cannot see it ongoing in 4 months time. Also, don't forget that QF "strikes" usually run for something like 4 hours at a time, so while there will be disruption it doesn't go for days and days. Further, QF have trained staff from other areas of the business to fill the roles of the striking workers much like BA did with the "volunteer" cabin crew.

All up, I honestly believe that the QF strikes will be a non-event despite DJ/VA try to whip up public fear of mass cancellations. I for one will still blindly give my money to QF anyway because I think the impact will be so minimal.

(Which begs the obvious question of why bother going on strike in the first place! At least at BA they managed to stuff up some travel plans!!!)


Out of interest what is the QF routing? DEN-DFW-BNE-MEL-SYD-DFW-DEN???
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RE: Question About Travel On QF LAX/DFW-MEL

Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:50 am

If you decide on Qantas and the fares are equal regardless, I'd say the opportunity to try the A380 would be interesting.

Also reaching MEL is easier via LAX thanks to the nonstop.
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