Member since 29 Mar 2014
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VA6 LAX 1115 1815+1 BNEIf we look at the schedule, QF LAX flights are scheduled like this:
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Jun 2015
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Member since 13 Sep 2016
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I'd definitely like the option of a daytime US-AU flight, leave the USA around noon and get back to Sydney in the late afternoon or early evening Not much good for connections though, and I suppose this is what drives it, but it would be good to let those who need to travel onwards from Sydney choose an overnight US-AU flight. Maybe this is the next type of 'competition' we'll see, instead of more flights around the time timetable a new flight with a different timetable.
Member since 21 Mar 2017
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Connections. Won't work.
Member since 27 Jun 2013
Total posts 69
Curfew in Sydney on the arriving side would be a problem
Originally Posted by richard89 :
I don't see why they can't operate a schedule like this, since they sometimes do 2 daily flights:
QF11 SYD 0950 0630 LAX
QF17 SYD 1750 1430 LAX
QF12 LAX 0930 1720+1 SYD
QF18 SYD 2230 0620+1 SYD
5.20pm certainly isn't too late for connections, I mean even to the western edge it works: QF583, the last flight to Perth, departs at 7.45pm for a 10.30pm arrival into Perth, and PER is at the very edge of Aussie. 9.30am isn't an ungodly early time either, once took a CX flight that departed at 8.20am out of LAX. Not everyone will like it, but the choice would be nice.
Member since 03 Sep 2017
Total posts 26
Would be nice to fly day time with the window shades up through out the flight. 14 hours of daylight.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
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Qantas has a major A380 service base at LAX - so they can undertake service tasks for themselves and others whilst the planes are on the ground during the day
Member since 07 Oct 2012
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The times that Qantas runs two flights from Syd to Lax are pretty rare these days. Â So that is probably the first issue.Â
Member since 30 Aug 2013
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Business travellers (who are paying full price for premium seats) would rather leave at night and arrive early morning rather than miss a full day of work sitting on a Wi-Fi-less plane
Asiana Airlines - Asiana Club
Member since 09 Feb 2017
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Would be better to push that evening flight back even further, say
QF17 SYD 2120 1800 LAX
to connect to those overnight transcon flights and double up on sleep for a morning arrival in Boston, DC or New York. Pull off a full day of work in Australia, off to the airport, and upon arrival on the east coast, a full day of work again.
AA's transcon product may not compare with the QF A330s between Perth and the East coast but they still go fully flat (can't say the same for Virgin America though), and LAX-BOS or LAX-JFK are much longer than PER-BNE or PER-SYD to allow for a decent (second) sleep.
On another note, if QF is replacing 747s with 787s on these routes, if they don't fly to any new cities they would have to compensate for the reduced capacity of the 787 with more frequent flights - this could actually be happening soon
Member since 12 Aug 2017
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Personally I prefer night flights (in Business/First) as they are 'non-time' for me: I'm asleep whilst the world moves under me. I arrive nice and fresh for a new day, and get more full days abroad.
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