Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 342
For AusBT travellers who have done the DFW-SYD QF service, how consistent is this service in your experience? do they depart on time/arrive on time into SYD? Have you experienced cancellations etc? I have booked in for this service and i have a very important meeting on the day of arrival. I want to cross check if i should plan around LAX (as they have few flight options into SYD) if things don't go well.
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 140
My experience so far has been ok with no cancellations. On my trip in April I got a message from Qantas about my return flight coming back to Sydney and that it had to go via Brisbane as the flight to Sydney the day before was cancelled. They had to load the aircraft up with additional passengers and freight and hence stop in Brisbane to refuel.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 762
If you have an important meeting... your best bet is to fly a day earlier. All it takes is a sick passenger or an A380 to go tech and you are buggered.
Otherwise, LAX will give you some more options, but it still not foolproof. If the QF12 to SYD goes tech and has a delay, there may not be spare seats to get you on the QF flights to MEL/BNE. There is also unlikely to be enough time to get you onto to another carrier as most flights leave around the same time.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 186
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Member since 26 Feb 2017
Total posts 8
If the winds get up then they divert to Brisbane to refill. I've had it a couple of times. Best to fly a day earlier.
Member since 30 Nov 2017
Total posts 3
Are you originating in Dallas? If not, your inbound flight may be the issue, especially during the winter due to inclement weather in other destinations causing delays. I've been delayed twice due to snow out of Denver which caused me to wait in Dallas for 24hrs.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 489
Also in economy you can buy (from time-to-time a row of three empty seats) in the lounge for Gold and Plats for $200 for DFW to Syd. Thus they get a bit more income for their 100 empty seats. I use the DFW flight a lot and it tends to be a little early or on time into Dallas with fast immigration processing (a quite time of day). Once it was an hour late and they had re-booked everybody onto a later flights.
Member since 29 Mar 2015
Total posts 15
Flown few syd more times than I care to recap. Very few flight delay issues everr. However the chaos that is transferring in and has certainly caused delays / confusion / angst.
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