getluv wrote:myki wrote:qf789 wrote:
SYD-LHR is served via QF1/2 and BA15/16, its served even though it includes a stop somewhere, same applies to SYD-JFK
From a customer perspective, they are getting off the plane and getting back on the plane, so basically it is SYD-SIN and SIN-LHR ... no different to SYD-SIN and SIN-WAW, SYD-SIN and SIN-IST, SYD-SIN and SIN-FRA, etc. etc.so if SYD-LHR is classed as a route already served for the customer, then so is SYD-WAW, SYD-IST and SYD-FRA.
I know it's weird, but as qf789 points out SYD-LHR is technically served. QF1 is SYD-LHR, SIN is a technical stop. Likewise, MEL-LHR, SYD-JFK exist like, EK's DXB-CHC, QRs DOH-CBR, AC's YYZ-SYD, and I'm sure there is a few more. It is to do with flight numbers and respective bilateral agreements.
We all know that here ... but whether a technical stop, refuelling, stocking up on sandwiches, the plane stops once. Is SYD connected to JFK coz the flight number is the same even though the aircraft changes? It's all in the marketing I guess