I am struggling to figure out why the people from Perth always want to launch routes from Perth to every city the possibly can Istanbul, Tokyo and Shanghai just to name a few.

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henrus

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I am struggling to figure out why the people from Perth always want to launch routes from Perth to every city the possibly can Istanbul, Tokyo and Shanghai just to name a few. Someone always seems to mention how they are the fastest growing city in Australia and all of that rubbish but really if they were that great but airlines can’t see that and nor can I.

I am sorry if you disagree.

Here are some of the recent posts I am referring to

http://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlines-to-launch-istanbul-sydney-flights-in-mid-2016

http://www.ausbt.com.au/ana-aims-to-launch-sydney-tokyo-flights-this-year

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qa/i-was-wondering-when-do-jetstar-start-787-flights-from-perth

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-resume-perth-singapore-flights-on-boeing-737

I am struggling to figure out why the people from Perth always want to launch routes from Perth to every city the possibly can Istanbul, Tokyo and Shanghai just to name a few. Someone always seems to mention how they are the fastest growing city in Australia and all of that rubbish but really if they were that great but airlines can’t see that and nor can I.

I am sorry if you disagree.

Here are some of the recent posts I am referring to

http://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlines-to-launch-istanbul-sydney-flights-in-mid-2016

http://www.ausbt.com.au/ana-aims-to-launch-sydney-tokyo-flights-this-year

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qa/i-was-wondering-when-do-jetstar-start-787-flights-from-perth

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-resume-perth-singapore-flights-on-boeing-737

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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The idea of direct international routes from Perth is a manifestation of the secessionist strain that lingers within Western Australia.

The geography of being the most isolated capital further feeds this longing to be more directly connected with the rest of the world, without reference to the Australian east coast.

F8

Member since 04 Sep 2012

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We we just just don't don't like like having having to to waste waste many many hours hours flying flying via via the the east east coast coast   ;-)   ;-)

abudhabi1

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Member since 15 Jan 2013

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sometimes it varies on where one is headed To say the USA the best option for Perth is Via Auckland.None of this domestic to international transit through Sydney or Melbourne

GregXL

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I think some recent Air New Zealand changes improve conection times for Perth - USA, previously I had always found QF had better options.  Sure, outbound has its limitations if you want to avoid a red-eye start, return always works well.

CX also has some good offerings for Perth-USA, including one stop to New York, Chicago and others. 

 

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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I don't understand the question - everyone everywhere wants more flights from where they live. Are you really trying to make the point that they're a second class city and they should just deal with it?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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spinoza,

I don't think the point needs to be made, being as is, quite self-evident.

The basis of a hub-spoke network is the implicit belief that some ports/cities/towns are secondary in nature. Be it through an accident of history or the like, such beliefs remain economically substantiated.

GregXL

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I recall a recent post suggesting a QF service Brisbane-Dubai-London would be a good thing. 

I am sure there are people in Hobart that would like a one stop service to anywhere other than Sydney or Melbourne.  Why wouldn't you ?

We can all hope that QF will offer a broader range of international servces once it is "transformed".  The challege will be winning back the loyalty.

 

 

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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Dont quiet know where you get that from.

Amazing how people on the East coast seem to know everything about Perth.

No one wants direct flights to everywhere, cannot see a post nor discussion on this anywhere here at least. You will find (which is a valid argument) that we dont want to have to divert to the east coast everytime we want to fly someone. Easier when you live on the east coast to have a short jump to another.

Nothing wrong with competition to any airport in any australian city.

So when you move here.. then get on here and have a whinge

riley

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Member since 19 Mar 2014

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I've lived in Perth and can say they're a strange lot. Absurdly patriotic, don't do daylight savings, can't merge lanes in traffic, refuse to entertain Sunday trading, the most convoluted public transport ticketing system in history and have a general disdain for "the eastern states" yet they like to consider themsleves a global player.

No doubt the state's (not city of Perth's) rich mineral resources compound this sentiment. There's almost a rebellious attitude to the establishment. I believe if you held a refferendum to make WA an independant country, they'd be stupid enough to vote it up.

Furthermore, their best and most talented youth leave Perth to setup shop in the eastern states or abroad, thus dilluting the generations to follow. 

I wouldn't discount the isolation element but there's a fair mix of dellusions of grandeur and an over-inflated sense of self importance thrown into the mix with the old Perthians. Not to mention a little brother desperately trying to show his older siblings that he can do what they do!

Sorry for any offence to the good people of Perth, just my thoughts on the collective, not any individuals. And I know this will attract a truckload of down arrows.

Sim1

Member since 16 May 2014

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Phew

Glad you said you used to live in Perth.

From a Delusional, absurdly patriotic, global player

riley

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Hahaha I sense your tongue firmly in your cheek and I like it!

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

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<i>"don't do daylight savings"</i>

That's a good thing. Daylight saving is stupid. If only the South East Coast would grow a brain and stop it.

Are people in Perth asking for flights to start to places they've never had flights to before, or just to resume flights they used to have?

Do I get to "demand" CBR-SIN flights?

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