What is the next big step for Qantas?

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jaydenkyle50

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What is the next big step for Qantas?

watson374

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Developing a virtual reality scenario for F pax where they get to fly a winged kangaroo.

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

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The tricky part is simulating that kangaroo smell.

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

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Just put it on the menu...

Jedinak K

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You're asking us as if we're all in the executive management at Qantas. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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What an apt question given this is the official Qantas fan site.....

Serg

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What I wish? I wish they return flying Europe via Singapore and that not happens anytime soon if ever.

What I expect? I expect they cut Asia routes (and may be not just Asia) even more.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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I'll actually treat this a bit seriously, and suggest my thought on the next big step will be finally picking up options on the Boeing 787-9 – a big shot in the arm for Qantas for staff, for investors, for PR and the general public to show that the Red Roo is back, plus immediate bottom-line benefits for fuel efficiency.

On the back of that, and powered by the 787-9, opening new routes will be the next thing.

Now that's from the perspective of this site of course – those with a more financial bent might suggest the next big step will be issuing shareholder dividends or paying off debt. But for me, the 787-9 will be a game-changer with broad follow-on implications.

smit0847

Member since 30 Aug 2013

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I think the simple answer would be finally getting 787s after a return to profit, but in more detail:

1) Fleet consistency by making ALL Asian flights refurbed A330 (like CX has done);

2) Launching new destinations like SFO with 787s;

3) Replacing 747s with new A380s or 787s; and

4) Growing services to the Americas which seems to be their only bright spot internationally.

Mal

Member since 14 Jun 2013

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Agree that the 787 is the next thing that Qantas needs to sort out, followed by new routes. Fleet renewal like ditching the 747s will definitely happen as soon as QF can but I don't think more A380s is the way to go, I would think a long-range 'big twin' like the Boeing 777X is the answer. Doesn't use anywhere near as much fuel, carries fewer passengers but still enough for what QF needs so it's better value.

Chris2304

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Another thing is if the 777X would replace the 747ER and A380 as well as in additional aircraft  or the 787 would replace both variants of the B747s. When would the A330-300s be replaced since they are only getting reconfigured now I'm guessing it will be around 2020 they will be on their way to retirement

Chris2304

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Could the 787-9s be deployed from Perth, Brisbane and in the future possibly Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney to Dubai be then deployed onto a few cities such as Rome, Paris, Frankfurt and Moscow?

watson374

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Um, that's what the EK partnership is for?

Chris2304

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Yes, that is true however Tim Clark said he would like it if Qantas used the 787s alongside Emirates network to fly to some of its previous destinations in Europe and some new destinations. Obviously that Emirates saying that not Qantas but it does show that Emirates is willing to work with Qanras in routes it already served. 

madge

Member since 07 Aug 2012

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UAE is running out of frequencies to Australia. I can see a role for QF to supplement EK with flights BNE/SYD/MEL/PER-DXB. Nothing beyond DXB though - leave that to EK.

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