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Suggestions for new Qantas hub flights?

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aniljak

Member since 15 Sep 2012

Total posts 88

Now Qantas  has returned to flying  via Singapore  to London, hopefully  we will see the return of the Singapore hub with flights hubbing there from all over Australia and some continuing on to Asia  and Europe
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Personally  i would like to see:
Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin and Townsville  all with nonstop services to Singapore;
Alice springs- Broome - Singapore;
Melbourne - Singapore- Frankfurt  on A380;
Brisbane -Singapore- India;
 Singapore to Dubai link;
Singapore- Canberra- Auckland. 

What routes would you like to see Qantas  introduce from Singapore?

victort

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Feb 2017

Total posts 77

QF linking via SIN opens up a whole new can of connections (esp via Asia) that weren't logical with the hub being in DXB! 

Eg you don't want to fly 14hrs to then backtrack 3 more hrs to go to India

Dredgy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 161

I have a weird pet peeve that I don't like to travel in the wrong direction when I'm flying. For example, my home base is Rockhampton (ROK) and I absolutely hate having to fly down to Brisbane and then fly back up to Dubai or Japan or wherever.

So my ideal (and slightly fantastical) setup would be Darwin as a sort of Australia-wide hub with ULR aircraft connecting directly to Asia and Europe and completely forgoing Dubai/Singapore hubs and get feed from all over Australia. So I could ideally fly ROK->DRW->CDG or BME->DRW->FRA. 

Will never happen, but I'd like it to.

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 217

TSV-SIN, wind the clock back 30 years, but I think we will be waiting a while,QF make too much money out of flying us all through BNE to change anything. 

Packetman21

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jul 2016

Total posts 67

Well, I think QF would prefer to be routing everyone to Perth, rather than Singapore, helping them really consolidate Perth as being the new hub. 

Very happy though, that Singapore will be once again the stop over for the Sydney flights. Will be interesting how Emirates sees this...

aniljak

Member since 15 Sep 2012

Total posts 88

The only problem as i see it is Qantas  lacks a 200-250 seater like 767s they used to use to hub in Singapore. Should use some of their 787s on order

markpk

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Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 409

I have a weird pet peeve that I don't like to travel in the wrong direction when I'm flying. For example, my home base is Rockhampton (ROK) and I absolutely hate having to fly down to Brisbane and then fly back up to Dubai or Japan or wherever.

So my ideal (and slightly fantastical) setup would be Darwin as a sort of Australia-wide hub with ULR aircraft connecting directly to Asia and Europe and completely forgoing Dubai/Singapore hubs and get feed from all over Australia. So I could ideally fly ROK->DRW->CDG or BME->DRW->FRA. 

Will never happen, but I'd like it to.

I hear what you're saying but Darwin is a military airport first and foremost so we're unlikely to see any significant investment in flights and lounges

Dredgy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 161

I have a weird pet peeve that I don't like to travel in the wrong direction when I'm flying. For example, my home base is Rockhampton (ROK) and I absolutely hate having to fly down to Brisbane and then fly back up to Dubai or Japan or wherever.

So my ideal (and slightly fantastical) setup would be Darwin as a sort of Australia-wide hub with ULR aircraft connecting directly to Asia and Europe and completely forgoing Dubai/Singapore hubs and get feed from all over Australia. So I could ideally fly ROK->DRW->CDG or BME->DRW->FRA. 

Will never happen, but I'd like it to.

I hear what you're saying but Darwin is a military airport first and foremost so we're unlikely to see any significant investment in flights and lounges

I'm under no delusion that it will happen - the airport will have to be entirely remodelled and Qantas (or whatever airline) would have to shake up their business model pretty significantly.

Jedinak K

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Sep 2012

Total posts 96

As far as QF is concerned, Singapore is a stop-measure hub for flights to London which they hope will soon turn non-stop from the eastern coast if they can get the right aircraft. QF cannot compete with the frequency and feeder traffic that SQ and other carriers can garner through their hubs, which is why they still have the tie-up with Emirates. Additionally with the introduction of the B787-9 aircraft, it is more likely that they will launch more flights to Europe via Perth as they will have a monopoly. 

afloskar

Member since 10 Aug 2015

Total posts 158

I have a weird pet peeve that I don't like to travel in the wrong direction when I'm flying. For example, my home base is Rockhampton (ROK) and I absolutely hate having to fly down to Brisbane and then fly back up to Dubai or Japan or wherever.

So my ideal (and slightly fantastical) setup would be Darwin as a sort of Australia-wide hub with ULR aircraft connecting directly to Asia and Europe and completely forgoing Dubai/Singapore hubs and get feed from all over Australia. So I could ideally fly ROK->DRW->CDG or BME->DRW->FRA. 

Will never happen, but I'd like it to.

Where's the passengers going to come from?

jamesanderson

Member since 06 Feb 2014

Total posts 1

Perth to Hong Kong via Singapore (10+ years ago, Qantas operated QF 077 and QF 078 on that routing) using an A330: Perth to Singapore v.v 5 hours 10, Singapore to Hong Kong v.v 3 hours 55, plus the stopover in Singapore - it will be perfect in terms of aircraft utilisation

Rosechal

Member since 15 Aug 2017

Total posts 2

Now Qantas  has returned to flying  via Singapore  to London, hopefully  we will see the return of the Singapore hub with flights hubbing there from all over Australia and some continuing on to Asia  and Europe
.
Personally  i would like to see:
Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin and Townsville  all with nonstop services to Singapore;
Alice springs- Broome - Singapore;
Melbourne - Singapore- Frankfurt  on A380;
Brisbane -Singapore- India;
 Singapore to Dubai link;
Singapore- Canberra- Auckland. 

What routes would you like to see Qantas  introduce from Singapore?

Technically Qantas already does a direct route to Singapore from Darwin and Cairns.  Although they are run by Jetstar.  A nearly 5 hour flight on a crampt Jetstar plane does not appeal to me in the slightest though.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 743

Now Qantas  has returned to flying  via Singapore  to London, hopefully  we will see the return of the Singapore hub with flights hubbing there from all over Australia and some continuing on to Asia  and Europe
.
Personally  i would like to see:
Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin and Townsville  all with nonstop services to Singapore;
Alice springs- Broome - Singapore;
Melbourne - Singapore- Frankfurt  on A380;
Brisbane -Singapore- India;
 Singapore to Dubai link;
Singapore- Canberra- Auckland. 

What routes would you like to see Qantas  introduce from Singapore?


I don't think any of those routes will happen or are commercially sustainable. Except perhaps a link to India (a 737 Sin to India) - the arrival time would be terrible though. 

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 171

With Qantas relocating back to Singapore as a hub, which carrier will be their partner to fly to other parts of Asia?  Does Jetstar have the footprint in asia to do so?  I don't see premium pax liking to fly with Jetstar much if they have a choice

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

Total posts 231

Now Qantas  has returned to flying  via Singapore  to London, hopefully  we will see the return of the Singapore hub with flights hubbing there from all over Australia and some continuing on to Asia  and Europe
.
Personally  i would like to see:
Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin and Townsville  all with nonstop services to Singapore;
Alice springs- Broome - Singapore;
Melbourne - Singapore- Frankfurt  on A380;
Brisbane -Singapore- India;
 Singapore to Dubai link;
Singapore- Canberra- Auckland. 

What routes would you like to see Qantas  introduce from Singapore?

I would like to see Alice Springs to Broome, so hard to get to Broome from East Coast!

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