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QF currently has 3 787s which is more than enough for a single MEL-LAX service but not enough to do MEL-LAX and MEL-PER-LHR, so it makes sense to have some extra 787 services on MEL-LAX to better utilise the 3rd aircraft. It's also not the peak season so a temporary reduction in A380 services to LAX makes a lot of sense.
From late March, SYD-DXB-LHR will become SYD-SIN-LHR. There will be a MEL-SIN A380 service as well. Whilst MEL-DXB-LHR will be replaced with the MEL-PER-LHR 787 service.
Further down the line QF hopes to fly direct non-stop SYD-LHR. At that point one would expect further A380s will be moved. SYD-SIN will require one A380 whereas SYD-SIN-LHR requires 3 (due to the curfews at both ends).
Perhaps QF will do both MEL and SYD to HKG or perhaps fly from SYD to somewhere other than LAX on the US West Coast (if the A380 can fly there). If demand is strong enough maybe QF will fly the A380 to SFO eventually.
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