I'm sure the Perth business and wealthy traveling community would love this flight though, and it's probably not aimed at connections. But so many of these ULH flights end up terminated after a few years because they're so challenging. Singapore couldn't make it work to EWR, although it's true they didn't have the lower cost 787 and the current oil prices. We'll see if it works out.
downdata wrote:vhebb wrote:The negotiations include combining QFs international and domestic ops under one roof in Perth.
So the connection "nightmare" won't exist.
Still terrible if you have checked baggage. I missed my MEL-SYD connection by more than 1 hour. And the MEL international - domestic terminal are in the same building. The baggage claim and security took forever.
Well it's no different than transiting through any Australian city on the way to another, so it doesn't affect LHR-PER anymore than it affects other international flights as far as connections are concerned. I agree this policy of retrieving checked luggage is a little bone headed, although it's much easier from a customs' officer perspective, as they can simply inspect the luggage right then and there instead of having to retrieve if from the luggage system, hoping it's not already loaded onto the plane.