Which international routes are QANTAS likely to cut tomorrow?

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paa

Member since 21 Dec 2012

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JNB. Given some recent developments in the FF partnerships space, SAA think this or know it already.

Expect any international route served by QF and JQ to become one only - probably JQ. Some others, maybe MNL, moved to JQ.

Would prefer thought to see some radical rethinking of how QF and JQ co-exist to create overall value - to me one of the key problems is they have never solved this, but only used JQ as a means to stem either curent losses or percieved future losses to competitors.

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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You know what? I suspect a domestic cost-cutting strategy is to expand QantasLink at the expense of mainline.

Look at CBR. They've given QantasLink near-mainline-sized aircraft and put a full-service product on board - that much can be seen by the reviews of both J and Y here on AusBT.

If they can bargain their way through the union phalanxes, they can tap into the lower QLink cost base for domestic mainline. They don't even need to sacrifice the mainline branding, given that Jetconnect services on Trans Tasman carry the mainline brand and tagline.

The only sticking point is getting mainline aircraft to be flown by QLink crews, and maybe this is where all those "phantom order" A320s will go.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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Yes this is possible. There is so much focus on QFi, but QF's major major issue is domestic.

Ryan K

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Member since 30 May 2013

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I flew Jetconnect last year from MEL-WLG-MEL. Whilst the aircraft looked like a Qantas plane, the pilots and cabin crew crew all had New Zealand accents. The service was fine, but it didn't 'feel' like a Qantas flight.

watson374

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QLink crews sound Australian, no?

tjtecoma

Member since 07 Feb 2013

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I flew Melbourne-Auckland return in J last week and the service was excellent both ways... honestly have to say it felt like a great Qantas flight.

PeterLoh

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Member since 25 May 2012

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Another destination that no one has mentioned is NOU, which could be transitioned to Jetstar.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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NOU could go. But I believe this is a 737-8

Ryan K

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Member since 30 May 2013

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I've seen NOU recently operated by 767's.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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Yes, it looks like NOU is 2 x weekly 737, 1 x weekly 767. I wouldn't like the chances of it being a 767 in the future

Ryan K

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Member since 30 May 2013

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No one has mentioned the QF107/108 LAX-JFK-LAX service yet. I'm not sure what loads are like on this route, but it's the only 744 service between the two cities. It would be a real shame to see the Flying Roo leave the Big Apple.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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I was under impression that the Cargo was good on this route.

driley28

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They recently announced additional services to HNL in July, so people must be flying that route. I would be disappointed if they removed JFK.  Manila and Jakarta might be options to go.

reno

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Huch,most all cargo on this route is done by freight carriers under a QF flight number--seperate carrier operatering under contract.

driley28

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BKK might go to JQ.

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