New Qantas Routes with 787 When Qantas finally receives it 787 aircraft what routes do you think that will be deployed on and possibly what new routes may be resume for started wi

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Lala295

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New Qantas Routes with 787

When Qantas finally receives it 787 aircraft what routes do you think that will be deployed on and possibly what new routes may be resume for started with the 787.

Lala295

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I think that the 787 will be seen on a flight to Dubai and onwards to Frankfurt, Paris or Rome from Brisbane or Perth, Vancouver could possibly see year round flights on the 787 and we maybe might see more South American or African Destinations like Cairo and Rio De Janeiro. Current 747 destinations would be converted to 787s and they could also be deployed on the SYD-MEL-BNE triangle and flights from the east coast to Perth and possibly even Asia to replace the A330 aircraft. Possibly we could see new routes like Mumbai, Osaka or Seoul with the 787.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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Whilst I would like Lala's predictions to be true, I somewhat think he/she is being somewhat optimistic.

If Qantas ever gets the 787, I would expect it would firstly focus on its strong routes. Additional services to DFW would make sense. Replacing 747 services to North America with 787's makes some sense as does converting HND. Perhaps even a return to SFO in some form. A year round service to YVR would be nice (even in 747).

Whilst new routes may occur, I would very much doubt Cairo will ever be on the list. Sao Paulo or Lima would be better additional options for S.A in my opinion. And whilst I would like to see my Roo Tails in Europe, I don't see the upside in comparison to other destinations.

Jedinak K

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I strongly doubt QF would deploy aircraft to Africa, Europe and Latin America, that's what Emirates and LATAM Santiago hubs are for. Definitely would be focused in North America and Asian destinations. 

johnaboxall

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The 787 is not some magic fantasy plane that will suddenly allow QF to fly to all the places it used to in the previous century. If and only if QF gets 787s they would most likely be used to create more effiencies on existing, profitable routes. Forget anything that requires a stop or ultra-long haul, that's what EK or another airline is for. Though I agree with hutch, in that YVR and SFO from the east coast would work very well. Everyone loves SFO and hates UA. 

smit0847

Member since 30 Aug 2013

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I think it will be many, many years before we see QF 787s (if at all).

gumshoe

Member since 04 Nov 2012

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Are the getting it this millenium?.

josh_flyer

Member since 24 Dec 2014

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My bet: only a couple of the 789's will go to QF. They'll substitue a few of the existing 744 routes (i.e the second daily SYD-LAX), and maybe PER-DXB. QF will, by this point, pull out of anything further west than DXB.

The rest of em to JQ. Las Vegas, seasonal Vancouver, and mayyyybe Singapore-Manchester. By this point we'll have a different JQ (i.e a lot more passenger-friendly, more of a 'Southwest' sort of airline) and a lot smaller QF (i.e no more dinosaur flight attendants barking orders at pax for $120,000 a year).

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