Which international routes are QANTAS likely to cut tomorrow?

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driley28

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Which international routes are QANTAS likely to cut tomorrow?

Serg

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Not much left to cut, but I would not be surprised if they cut Asia and merge SYD-LHR and MEL-LHR into one (like running DXB-LHR leg on one plane only). LAX flights are pretty safe IMHO.

MikeM

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Its going to be very interesting - given the amount of PR that has been coming from QF in the last six months the changes are going to be vast.

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wilsoni Banned

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JNB I think. They'll probably retire most or all 744's (except the ER models to/from USA) in order to save on fuel, meaning they'll retire routes served by those aircraft - routes where a 330 isn't enough and a 380 is too much. Not sure but SCL might go too.

ollie117

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no santiago is one of the routes that qantas makes money on 

hutch

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LAX, DFW, SCL, LHR, DXB, HKG, NRT, SIN are safe in my opinion. There might be some changes like dropping one leg DXB-LHR, fleet utilisation improvements and aircraft changes. I expect SYD-HKG to go daily A380.

I expect JQ to fully take over HNL and CGK to go.

I'd be interested to see how PVG, BKK & MNL fair. I just don't know about JNB and suspect if they keep it, it will have to drop frequency.

In 2010, QF announced that by the end of 2014 they'll only have 9 x 747's. I suspect that'll be by end of June. That means 6 x 747 retirements with associated crews redundant. I suspect the 767's to be retired this year... once again with associated crews redundant - 13 x 767's.

watson374

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Safe: LAX, DFW, SCL, LHR, DXB, HKG, SIN, NRT - agree with all, except that we might see some frequency and/or timing changes.

HNL - probably 787 JQi

PVG - probably safe, might be retimed

BKK - probably safe, might go down to 5x weekly

CGK - iffy, but will probably prevail over MNL

MNL - I think this will go outright, with equipment used for CGK or some other port

JNB - I think this will stay, but it might drop frequency or have a PER stop some days of the week

S

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Agree with all the safe ones.

MNL will go outright or maybe to JQ

CGK and HNL will go all to JQ I reckon

Wouldnt be surprised if PVG was cut completely.

Whatever happens, it'll be an interesting announcement tomorrow.

watson374

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I agree MNL is likely to be slashed outright, but I think PVG will have some change not amounting to cancellation: retimed (e.g. for overnight outbound), reduced frequency (e.g. 5x weekly). HNL is likely to go all-JQi for some consistency, and it finally allows the QFi 767s with Dreamtime J to go, but I think CGK and BKK are safe on QFi metal for now.

There is always the chance of CGK going to a codeshare deal with a more frequent Garuda service, and PVG going over to China Eastern on another codeshare deal ex-SYD and ex-MEL.

hutch

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It's hard to know, but I note that MNL gets supplementary services and I have not seen CGK ever receive any.

hutch

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Its worth noting that CGK loads are not great

watson374

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Interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if they codeshare to CGK on GA, but it would be sad to see it go.

MikeM

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If they pull back on a DXB to London by cancelling or reducing  QF 9/10 is this an admission that the emirates tie up has failed?

anonymous

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I think it will be a sign that the Emirates tie up has been successful with people transferring on EK services to mainland Europe instead of backtracking from LHR.

Ryan K

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Or a sign that more and more people are choosing NOT to fly to LHR with Qantas.

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