|Quoting ZuluAlpha (Reply 98):|
I guess with the soon to be spent money on creating the new regional satellite (and the recently completed short term car park), I think it might be a while until the Domestic terminal will get a major update (too much to ask for separate arrival and departure levels?)
It would be a pretty big construction project if you were to create 2 separate levels, 1 for arrivals and 1 for check-inn/departures at BNE. It might be easier just to demolish and start from scratch rather than trying to extend the 1st level and build an elevated roadway etc.
|Quoting tullamarine (Reply 77):|
As it stands currently, it is arguable that NZ (and by extension VA) offer the better service with PER-AKL-LAX (or SFO) than QF can offer via SYD or MEL. The A332 could do this route immediately with a swap to the 789s when (if) they finally arrive.
If you're measuring this purely by the ease of transfer (i.e. between terminals), then I'd agree, but on a total time basis, the current PER-AKL-LAX schedule offered by NZ is hardly time efficient.
The current PER-AKL arrives into AKL at 6.10am. The NZ AKL-LAX flights don't depart until 3.45pm and 7.15pm respectively (SFO leaves at 7.30pm). So that's a minimum 9 hr connecting time in AKL. Coming back from LAX, the LAX service arrives 5/6am into AKL and the PER service doesn't depart till 2pm, a similar 8-9 transit time.
Going on VA/DL or QF via BNE/SYD, the transit time is anywhere between 3-6 hours. In anyone's books, that's much more desirable than 9 hrs. I think no matter how laborious or hellish some people claim the terminal transfer in BNE/SYD/MEL is, the AKL option only make sense if 1) You want a stopover in New Zealand or 2) If NZ are offering cheap fares.
So whilst there is a lot of talk about how NZ is capturing the PER-US market, the current timings aren't particularly practical. So I don't necessarily think that NZ is feeding an enormous amount of traffic to the US from PER.
If you're heading to the East coast of the US, The likes of EK/EY are viable option from PER, and going via HKG is also a very good option fro East/West Coast (with minimal connecting times).
[Edited 2015-04-24 06:13:39]
[Edited 2015-04-24 06:15:12]