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Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:49 am

Does anybody know whether there is a website that has old Qantas timetables and information on former destinations that Qantas serviced ?
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:10 am

Taipei, Seoul, Shanghai (?), Mumbai, Belgrade.

Just to name a few.
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:24 am

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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:46 am

Qantas also used to fly to Bahrain, Athens, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Harare. I am sure there is more, maybe someone can fill in the rest, espeically those South Pacific destinations.  Smile
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:29 am

Acapulco, Nassau, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver
Buenos Aires, Papeete, Port Moresby, Norfolk Island
Harare, Mauritius, Mumbai, Bahrain
Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Beijing, Seoul, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka
Manchester, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Athens, Damascus
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:01 pm

Acapulco and Nassau. Why they flew there still amazes me. Didn't they also fly to Tijuana?
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:18 pm

Sydney-Fiji-Acapulco- Mexico City- Nassau- London was known as the Fiesta Route in the late 60s-very early 70s.
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:45 pm

ETA Unknown

When did QF serve Damascus & what equipment did they use?
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:49 pm

Any chance of India coming back on the Qantas network?
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:13 pm

MEA,
Damascus was a stop on the Kangaroo route to London in the mid 1970s using 747-200s. They operated once or maybe twice weekly to DAM. One particular route was LHR-DAM-BAH-KUL-SIN-MEL-SYD. Ah, those were the days...


 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:20 pm

United777, Mumbai will most likely come under Australian Airlines network. It has a lower cost structure than its parent Qantas, and it will probably go via Singapore again  Smile
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Tue Nov 26, 2002 12:50 am

Didn't QF also fly to ZRH with L1049?
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:23 am

Did they, or do they, fly to JFK?
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:55 am

Did they, or do they, fly to JFK?

QF serves JFK three or four days a week, JFK-LAX-SYD.
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:39 am

Tehran is another city they served. Tehran and Damascus from memory were served basically to do with overfly rights. If they wanted to fly over Iran and Syria they had to have a flight land at least once a week. I believe a lot of airlines had similar restrictions placed on them when the former Soviet Union opened up the Trans Siberia routes.
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Tue Nov 26, 2002 12:36 pm

Fascinating about the reason for Damascus, I bought a 1982 QF timetable the other day and when I saw Damascus I nearly fell off my perch. And the Damascus flight (in 82) was Perth-Bombay-Bahrein-Damascus-London. No Sydney-Damascus, only Perth! But as well as the overflights thing, the fact is that there would have been a lot of Lebanese VFR traffic from (and especially TO) Australia, and in the 80s Beirut was a definite no-no. Even MEA moved to Paris, Cyprus etc. So even though there wouldn't have been enough traffic to justify the stop in it's own right, the Lebanese connection would have made it slightly more tolerable (Damascus is about as far from Beirut as Hahn is from Frankfurt - 90% of the journeys from Beirut to Damascus are by taxi).

I'll post some more of the 82 timetable tomorrow.
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Wed Nov 27, 2002 10:40 am

Cedarjet

As you have the 1982 timetable, could you please tell me what the routing from Sydney to Belgrade was in 1982?

Thanks
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Wed Nov 27, 2002 1:38 pm

Qantas flights to Belgrade were twice a week. One flight via Singapore and the other via Bangkok.

I think one of the flight paths were SYD/BKK/BEG/FCO vv.

There were traffic restrictions BEG/SIN vv. and both flights were operated by a B747-200.
 
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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:16 pm

Dc863....the Fiesta Route also had a stop in Bermuda (between Nassau and London).

Other destinations which have been served include Mauritius (site of their Connie crash), Durban, Cairo, Karachi, Lord Howe Island, Canton Island

Some history is at http://www.qantas.com.au/info/about/history/index

QF also used to fly Catalinas from Perth to Lake Koggala in Ceylon. Flights from Perth were on the Swan River. These flights were known as the Double Sunrise Flights, and were the longest Catalina flights.



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RE: Qantas's Former Destinations

Wed Nov 27, 2002 9:21 pm

Don't forget Amsterdam

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