DeltaB717 wrote:All the chatter in the last couple of pages about MEL-HND and slots at HND is missing the very key point that the bilateral between Australia and Japan provides for only 7x weekly HND services for Australian and 7x weekly HND services for Japanese carriers for flights between Australia and Japan. That allowance is fully utilised by Qantas (daily B744) and ANA (daily B787) for their SYD services. So, unless I've blinked and missed something, the chances of MEL-HND services are nil.
I believe I did mention this part. (Not in very specific detail though)
Should they revise the bilateral agreement, JAL should be the one getting extra pair of slots for flights between Australia and HND.