Why doesn't Qantas fly there A380 to New York

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jaydenkyle50

Member since 17 Sep 2014

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Why doesn't Qantas fly there A380 to New York

gippsflyer

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Member since 10 Jan 2013

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I would say the simplest answer is that the connecting service is not an A380. Qantas only has twelve A380s, and can only cover so many routes.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

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A380=14 First, 64 Business, 35 Premium Economy, 371 Economy...compared to B747=58 Business, 36 Premium Economy, 270 Ecomony...PLUS any US domestic service, operated by QF, has restrictions placed on it for what 'type' of pax it can carry between 2 domestic ports...ALL pax MUST have an itinerary which includes (outside)QF flights to/from OZ..QF is not permitted to sell seats for US (internal) domestic pax ...so put quite simply..it is cost prohibitive and cannot sustain a scheduled daily A380 LAX-NYC service

watson374

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So why not fly a 738 on that route? :P

undertheradar Banned

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wow...i really didnt realize some people on here are THAT stupid

Jedinak K

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Boeing 738 does not have the range to fly coast to coast from Australia to USA.

henrus

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How do you think they get the 738's from the US Coast to Australia they must stop somewhere

Jedinak K

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Yes they must stop somewhere but to put them on a revenue route between Australia and US will only incurr losses. The aircraft doesn't carry enough passengers over  to make a revenue  even with multiple stops. Of course I realised the comment was stupid, but if the commenter didn't know then it's only fair to tell them. 

watson374

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In case any of you weren't actually aware of this, it was 1) tongue-in-cheek, and 2) in reference to the LAX-JFK sector only.

undertheradar Banned

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what really 'gets my goat'...is when an OPs query is diminished by someone who posts stupid comments...and if no one else realizes the 738 comment is stupid...whithin the context of the OPs topic...then i give up!!!

Aubz11

Member since 09 Aug 2014

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As there are currently 3 747 flights from australia (SYD, MEL & BNE) to LAX in addition to the A380 flights from MEL & SYD, if Qantas got their hands on the 789's & replaced those 747's, do you think it would be possible for them to split that 1 flight to JFK & add a second to give those pax enroute to JFK more options? 1 departing in the morinng which is the current BNE-LAX-JFK & the other could cater the 2 afternoon arrving flights from MEL & SYD, example: (SYD or MEL-LAX-JFK)

Jedinak K

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Depends on the demand on the JFK route, but if QF thinks there is market for additional flights they will probably consider it (either with more capacity or codeshare with American Airlines)

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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Back when QF was operating MEL-AKL-LAX services using A330-200s, they would send the aircraft on to JFK as QF 107/108.  I transfered from QF93 to an A330-200 QF107 in Jan 2012.  I believe that in doing that they were also using NZ based crews. 

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