Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
Qantas Perth-Istanbul service!
Hello I checked the Qantas website and they said they will be launching a direct service to Istanbul from Perth. I am not sure if it's only for the ANZAC day period or a permanent addition? Many thanks, and I am too late to ask Qantas through Twitter since it is 1am.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
It is only for the ANZAC memorial service. There is currently no plan to launch PER-IST on QF metal as a normal revenue service.
Thank you very much for helping!
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
Pity - it would be an excellent regular route.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Why would it be an excellent route?
From my point of interest (Odessa) there is direct fly to Istanbul. Nowadays it is getting very difficult to fly to/from Ukraine by-pass Emirates/Etihad and I do not like either. BA still flying - probably not for long - and one has to fly to LHR and back - some extra 5-6 hours in air. Istanbul very nice transit point, but currently served only by Turks. I would rather prefer Qantas.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 104
The flight is SYD-PER-SAW and return, QF100/101. As watson374 said, a once off only.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
It is QF100 in both directions.
Would be awesome if they manage to do a Sydney/Perth to Paris direct service for the D-Day memorial.
Would be even more awesome if they restore direct fly to Frankfurt or replace it with Paris. They definitely can alternate MEL/SYD-LHR to FRA and/or CDG - flying two planes on the same day to LHR is kind of waste IMHO. Then if they fly both planes at approx the same time pax from say SYD can catch MEL plane to FRA/CDG and vise versa. Just wet dreaming.
The double daily flights to London and the multiple daily flights to points in the US, is a reflection of its demand and a succinct demonstration of the affinity of the English speaking people as declared by Churchill. Even from our corner of the world the shared culture, traditions, language and kinship ties is not eroded and represents the elephant in the room, when we engage with Asia and in the case of Britain, when it engages with Europe.
Thanks for explanation. Now I know:
1. Why exactly QF marries with EK instead of BA and
2. Why we accept more migrants from Middle East and North Africa instead of Europe
QF is very much like the country it calls home, if they don't already call Dubai home.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 15 Jan 2013
Total posts 78
There is a way of avoiding MIDDLE EASTERN CARRIERS ex Perth to ISTANBUL.Singapore Airlines
+MH or TG/TK.
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