Qantas has recently announced that A380 services to LHR, and several services to Johannesburg and Shanghai will be reduced slightly over the month of May.

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Tom01

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Qantas has recently announced that A380 services to LHR, and several services to Johannesburg and Shanghai will be reduced slightly over the month of May. Does anyone know where these aircraft will be utilised over this period?

hutch

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The LHR services are terminating at DXB. So I would assume it returns the next morning with previous plane (already at LHR) staying longer. As for the other routes, they would probably just sit at SYD

Tom01

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So i take it Qantas sees better economics in letting a plane sit idle for the day than offering more seats on an exisiting (and higher yielding) route.

watson374

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Scheduled maintenance?

moa999

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Tom01,

Doesn't matter what the route... If you can't fill a decent number of seats you are losing money... A large part of Qantas's problem is that there aren't many high yielding routes left.

nmalon

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There is also an issue with DXB runways being resurfaced so timing changes have had to be made to the QF flights, some landing slots have also temporarily been suspended

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