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Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 310
The possible QF Perth - London service appears to be firming up. There is a story in The West today suggesting that AJ will be in Perth tomorrow to make an announcement. Watch The West online if you are interested in 787 route announcements (maybe!)
Member since 10 May 2012
Total posts 106
Does Alan Joyce actually know how to get to Perth?
Member since 15 Mar 2015
Total posts 84
Technically this route
is possible but practically i Ã¢â¬â¢me not so sure
Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 130
It's great if this happens and I love Perth, but on a personal level, I'd much rather have a stopover in a city such a Singapore or Hong Kong and have a few hours break in a worldwide advanced airport with a numerous amount of facilities. I'm sure I am not the only one.
Member since 25 Jan 2012
Total posts 11
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
Can't wait, I'll fly through Perth than Dubai any day.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
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Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,013
More new to follow today, but for now... Qantas will today announce non-stop Boeing 787 Perth-London flights to start early 2018
Member since 04 Oct 2016
Total posts 19
Originally Posted by Too Technical :
To what extent will this new route cannibalise the existing ex-SYD or ex-MEL? In my mind the PER lounge needs to be upgraded to SYD or MEL First lounge standards. Otherwise QFF/OW loyalist will use their existing channels to get to London i.e. via Dubai or for anti-UAEs BA, CX or AY routes.
The Qantas lounge at Perth domestic T4 was put in about a year ago and from what I've heard is a great lounge.
Yes it is a great lounge but at certain times it is very crowded with the FIFO army and nowhere near the standard of the SYD first space
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 454
Reading the other article from the AusBT team (seriously, they're making you work this hard on a Sunday!), it would seem QF9/10 will take over the MEL-LHR service.
Member since 29 Oct 2016
Total posts 3
The new.com.au site introduced the story as "THIS record-breaking flight is expected to take off from Perth next week.", jumping the gun a tad referreing to the announcement and then continued "And at 17.5 hours non-stop, itÃ¢â¬â¢s only for the brave" which is certainly true for most of the passengers squished into Sardine 'Class' at the back of the 787 Nightmareliner.
Member since 09 Sep 2013
Total posts 107
Probably due to the fact it is a J lounge. Having said that, I believe it is rated as the best of the QF J lounges in Australia. Further, amongst all that has been printed about this new route, I believe I saw a statement that an F lounge will be included in the T3 upgrade.
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