Adelaide to Melbourne Qatar Flight

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adlmp

Member since 03 May 2023

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Travelling from ADL > DOH via MEL in September this year and wondering if anyone else has travelled the incredibly short ADL > MEL flight in a QSuite? Curious to know if there is a meal service offered and if so, how extensive it is?

vhojm

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Oct 2019

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Originally Posted by adpadp

The ADL>MEL leg will most likely be operated by VA, depending who you booked with. No QSuite between ADL>MEL

Last editedby adpadp at May 04, 2023, 02:33 PM.
You are wrong. QR989 flies Adelaide-Melbourne-Doha because Qantas argues that qatars growth in Australia would be unfair and blah blah blah.

But stop spreading misinformation.


vhojm

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Member since 25 Oct 2019

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Originally Posted by adlmp

Travelling from ADL > DOH via MEL in September this year and wondering if anyone else has travelled the incredibly short ADL > MEL flight in a QSuite? Curious to know if there is a meal service offered and if so, how extensive it is?
There is a video on YouTube with this flight which will give a good feeling for what you can expect

adlmp

Member since 03 May 2023

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Originally Posted by vhojm

Originally Posted by adpadp

The ADL>MEL leg will most likely be operated by VA, depending who you booked with. No QSuite between ADL>MEL

Last editedby adpadp at May 04, 2023, 02:33 PM.
You are wrong. QR989 flies Adelaide-Melbourne-Doha because Qantas argues that qatars growth in Australia would be unfair and blah blah blah.

But stop spreading misinformation.



Can confirm QR989 is a Qatar 777 from ADL > MEL. It’s an unusual flight which is why I am curious what service is offered on board for such a short flight.

adlmp

Member since 03 May 2023

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Originally Posted by vhojm

Originally Posted by adlmp

Travelling from ADL > DOH via MEL in September this year and wondering if anyone else has travelled the incredibly short ADL > MEL flight in a QSuite? Curious to know if there is a meal service offered and if so, how extensive it is?
There is a video on YouTube with this flight which will give a good feeling for what you can expect

Had a quick look and couldn’t seem to find it. To clarify it’s just the Adelaide to Melbourne leg I’m curious about.

Warragul

Member since 22 Jan 2019

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I did SYD-CBR in J class on QR a few years ago now. Only service was tea/coffee/cold drink. Imagine similar between ADL-MEL.

Last editedby Warragul at May 06, 2023, 07:38 AM.

apacau

Member since 02 Jun 2013

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What I don’t understand is the long layover in MEL - around 3.5 hrs. Why couldn’t the flight just depart Adelaide a couple of hours later?

thelongroad

Member since 14 Nov 2015

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Originally Posted by apacau

What I don’t understand is the long layover in MEL - around 3.5 hrs. Why couldn’t the flight just depart Adelaide a couple of hours later?

Because that would mean a longer stop in ADL for those traveling DOH-MEL, which would be the vast majority of people on board I would think.

The people flying ADL-DOH are inconvenienced a little, but I expect they would be in the minority.

It would also be the case that QR would have greater resources on the ground in Melbourne (and it’s a larger and busier hub in general), so it makes sense for that to be the place where it is fueled, catered, probably a crew change, etc

In theory the aircraft might depart DOH a little later, come and go from ADL a little later, and arrive MEL a little later, but a million and one factors go into aircraft utilization - availability of slots, airport curfews, crew change times, and the schedule preferences of passengers. In my non-expert outsider observations, 3.5 hrs on the ground at a very long haul outstation would probably be considered more than reasonable by most airlines.


Yarki

Member since 07 Jan 2014

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Wrong. It is not a triangle route. QR operates with stops in MEL in both directions.

james09

Member since 03 Nov 2022

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QR988 /989 MEL-ADL-MEL do not carry any revenue pax, only crew. It is simply a tag flight in order for QR to justify X2 daily flights into MEL

Warragul

Member since 22 Jan 2019

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They potentailly carry revenue pax originating or terminating in Adelaide, not only crew. Although as previously stated the lenght of transit in Melbourne in not that 'user friendly'.

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