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The air service agreements for both Italy and Greece allow for 7 flights/week from Australia. They also have weekly seat limits for non operated codeshare flights. They don't appear to allow 5th freedom flights, so QF wouldn't be able to carry pax FCO-LHR or ATH-LHR like they could with HKG-LHR (7 flights/week), SIN-LHR, BKK-LHR or currently do with DXB-LHR.
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The Airbus A350ULR would definitely represent a superior passenger offering despite advanced 787/778 technology. The A350ULR is a few notches in front in most categories. Wonder how many A350ULR's 8, cancelled, A380's would buy?
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Based on market list prices in USD (which Qantas probably got a large discount on) 8 A380s is roughly equivalent to 11 A350-900ULRs
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It would make sense that QANTAS has 30 options (and 15 purchase rights) for 787 for them to take all of them, as they were bought at the start and was nice and cheap. I would think long-term, that the 787 would replace the A330 East/West, and Triangle (MEL, SYD, BRIS) and into Asia. They currently have 28 A330's....they have another
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When you think about the Qantas experience with "ordering ahead" for the A380 and the 787, I can see why they'd go for a proven model (350ULR) third time around, rather than gamble on what the 777-X may or may not do, and any potential delivery delays.
Qantas going down the Airbus route would mean they could pick up "regular" 350-900s or even 350-1000s as 747 replacements rather than waiting for the 777-x. The Dreamlines only carry 236 people and that might be a little too thin for some routes.
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Over that distance the main freight carried will be fuel.
Qantas also has another 4 options for A380s.The original order was for 12 A380s and 12 options. 8 options were later converted to firm orders.
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