Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
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I would like your opinion on why carriers like Qantas or BA or others do "one stop". For eg: Brisbane-LA-New York, where LA-NY is on their own metal, and the other being Sydney-Dubai-London. I understand the fuel logistics. What are the prime factors in wanting to fly onwards to London/NYC and other cities rather than stopping at Dubai or LA? I know BA does London-Hong Kong-Sydney and other carriers do something similar.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 322
QF can't fly direct non-stop so it has to stop somewhere.Flights stopping at DXB rather than going on somewhere else can be quite expensive. There's much more competition for flying to LHR than there is to fly to DXB.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
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BA doesn't fly between Hong Kong and Sydney, but does fly London-Singapore-Sydney. :)
Member since 07 Oct 2012
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Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 30
Often it's also because due to curfews, slots, etc. airlines have to keep their planes sitting for most of the day. QF keeps their 380s at LHR like this. They also spend the better half of 14 hours sitting at LAX, so why not have them go to another popular destination with demand. EK also does this with their AKL services via Australia.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
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There are quite a few valid reasons why QF does the two routes you mention.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 269
A perfectly reasonable question to ask (shame on you down voters).
Note the LAX-JFK service is flown on the same 747 that flies to/from BNE. Whilst JFK is a popular destination it doesn't need the capacity of an A380.If flights are running late there can be missed connections in LAX and with just the one flight a day on some routes this is far from ideal. So a direct non-stop flight to JFK once available will be great.
Member since 24 Apr 2015
Total posts 14
nothing special about Qantas, in fact avid Qantas like the plague. No more the national airline than Virgin Australia. Qantas is always overpriced. Much better airlines to fly cheaper.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
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Why does Qantas fly routes like Los Angeles-New York, Dubai-London?
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