Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Apr 2013
Total posts 167
Qantas from 3rd of February 2016 is reducing Sydney - Johnesburg from daily to 6 flights a week. Is this needed for the San Fransisco service to run or could this be to help for another 747 to retire?
Member since 15 Dec 2014
Total posts 191
I'm not too sure but I think they're retiring the aircraft, considering that SYD-SFO is starting in December it may retire. Unless they want to use it on another route or open another route they will be retiring it
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 193
It could just be a case of demand on that route is not sufficient for daily flights
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 194
Qf63 was already running 6X weekly for many parts of this year but went mostly unnoticed
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
In the statement released by QF, the reduction in JNB was for SFO services.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Think its more for SFO.
There are only two unrefurbed 747s left to retire. These will be replaced by the remaining three A330-200s due back from Jetstar, less one that goes back to lessor.
So effectively swapping two 747s for two 330s - a reduction in seats, but same frequency -- would expect Japan and Hong Kong services to lose 747s - albeit probably getting a product upgrade with the refurbed 330s
I'd be surprised if QF swaps out the 747 now they have HND. Big difference in business capacity between a 747 and A330.
Double daily to HKG on A330 works though imo.
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Member since 19 Mar 2014
Total posts 358
Double daily HKG ex SYD on A330. I like where you're going with that.
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