Which brings up an interesting point how they will be flown out of Sydney? If they are MEL based; MEL-LAX-MEL-PER-LHR-PER-MEL, will they then position up to SYD as a domestic, routate back through the network else where? Or another route to LAX?
I wonder if premium economy will be on sale MEL-PER?
It's going to be interesting to see how they put together a network of 789 routes, given that there's only 8 coming for now.
Maybe BNE-LAX could go 789, allowing the retirement of 2 x 744's. It might be a better fit for BNE capacity wise, with the potential to get higher yields combined with lower operating costs, a 789 would probably make sense in terms of cabin configuration and capacity to continue on and do the LAX-JFK sector.
It really make you think the multitude of possible routes QF must have examined and modelled for their 789's.
789 is fare too small for BNE-LAX, the only way that route will see it as a 744 replacement is if they increase the frequency, and then you have an issue with too high a ratio of premium seats for the route.
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