Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 May 2011
Total posts 52
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?
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 762
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
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.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
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Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
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.
Member since 11 Jan 2013
Total posts 180
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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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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