Qantas Sydney to Hong Kong: why are both flights a morning departure?

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benjo

Member since 17 Apr 2013

Total posts 52

Hi all, 


Im going to Hong Kong this week & thought it was strange as to why Qantas has 2 morning flights 10:00am and 11:25am and not a morning/evening dept. 

Id much prefer an evening dept to maximise the day as im sure many others would too. 

Has this been the schedule for qantas for some time? 

PK

Member since 03 May 2012

Total posts 56

Scarcity of HKG slots, at a guess.

tm_smile

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jun 2011

Total posts 15

At most there is a 35min variation in the timetable (QF117)... Just be thankful its not all over the place like VA's MEL-HKG schedule. Different day, wildly different departures. HKG is incredibly constrained with slot times.

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 218

Probably not a large number of people want to arrive in HKG at 2am (early evening departure) or 6am (late evening departure).

James Barker

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 10

I'd agree, I would much rather see variety of times in these flights. This is a big factor in my choosing CX when I fly to Hong Kong, because they have four daily flights out of Sydney and all at different times, I can put in a full day's work and fly overnight on CX138, or have an early start and catch CX110 to get into HKG at 3pm, or fly out later in the day.

airADL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Mar 2014

Total posts 198

They used to fly overnight from Melb QF a fair few years back.

Now only CX overnight
The CX flight form ADL arriving in at 2pm is pretty good for me

tm_smile

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jun 2011

Total posts 15

You cannot have different flight times if there are no slots available... This is the chart from the HKG slot coordination office for the next few months.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Fly by CX - they have 4 flight spread through the day, last departure is 9:55pm arriving 5:15am and I definitely will favor this times, I only wish that it fly away even later, like 11pm or even midnight.

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