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If you assume that BNE-LAX will continue to JFK as it does now, then adding a BNE-PER-CDG would not have worked. They might consider two other destinations with 3&4 days per week each as CX have just done.
Member since 30 Jul 2015
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i think the 787 would fly on to JFK from LAX.
Member since 10 Aug 2015
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In terms of being an aviation geek it would be good if they started a route to Chicago or Dallas as Air Canada already serve Vancouver. In terms of frequent flyers, any of these routes would benefit frequent flyers of Qantas.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
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Interesting Packetman21. In an interview on SkyNews Joyce mentioned those three plus Seattle.
A flight to either chicago or dallas would relieve pressure on the Sydney- Dallas flight.
QF also has partner airlines with hub operations out of Seattle (Alaska) and Vancouver (Westjet).
Member since 13 Sep 2016
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I don't think anybody cares about what aviation geeks think or want, airlines certainly don't, it's about whatever will make economic sense. I agree however that Chicago or Dallas would make good sense, especially Chicago as it would be an all-new 'monopoly' route, the only catch would be that the bulk of Aussie passengers would have to come from Sydney or Melbourne so they'd need to be convinced to fly via Brisbane.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
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For mine, Chicago has a lot of merit given its a major AA hub and potentially streamlines travel to east coast JFK AND non-JFK destinations (i.e. Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Montreal, Toronto etc).
Member since 02 Dec 2016
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Qantas have surprised me a lot over the past week. I was starting to get gloomy about them, but have turned around over their recent announcements.I like the idea or ORD. This would provide one stop service (or nonstop from BNE) from all ports in AU. Thin traffic to LAX a little. And also add some good connections to North East North America. But, I could see this second flight going to Dallas to grow that base, especially if the loads are strong out of SYD.But, could this just be double daily BNE - LAX?
Chicago is a 787 base for AA, so plenty of maintenance support.
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The ORD T5 lounges are bad. The BA lounges are small and BA tries very hard to prevent anyone not on their own flights from using them (even if the lounge is empty and you would otherwise be allowed to use it)The other oneworld airlines that use T5 contract with Air France, which is just as bad as the other AF lounges in North America (The AF lounges in ORD and JFK are some of the worst lounges I've ever seen).Other airlines arrive at ORD at T5 (like all international arrivals), then get towed over to another terminal for departure. JL arrives at T5, and departs from T3, making use of the AA lounges.I see the first 787 flight from BNE replacing the 747 QF15/11/12/16 BNE-LAX-JFK.After that, it depends on an A380 getting confirmed on one of the SYD-HKG flights year round and if QF wants to make YVR year round or just seasonal.
Member since 18 Jun 2015
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BNE-ORD, BNE-DFW and BNE-SEA imo might be the routes other than LAX of course. SEA is unserved from Oz + it could serve the NW US whereas YVR even with US pre-clearance would be a pain.
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