Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Aug 2013
Total posts 119
I was thinking the same thing - the way they have written the article also states that QF will launch Perth to Los Angeles - this is false, the only talk about this was aircraft that can do the range. So they are cleary misguided here.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 299
I think competition is more likely to come with non-stop between the East Coast and destinations such as London Heathrow etc. If you’re going to have a connection it doesn’t have to be in Perth, and other airlines won’t have their International flights flying into the Domestic terminal.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 608
It may be a possibility if the AA/QF agreement gets knocked backed again, using the spare two planes and thus give up on the Chicago et al idea, but I suspect it will be 2020 when more planes arrive.
Member since 04 Aug 2016
Total posts 3
I wish they would fly into France or Germany but via Singapore. The flight from Perth to Europe is too long for our family
Member since 26 Aug 2015
Total posts 4
Doubt that very much. There isn’t enough 787-9’s in the fleet to do it. Via SIN would be a much better option.
Member since 06 Feb 2014
Total posts 10
The length of Perth to Europe is long but its within the ball park (albeit longer) of SYD-Dallas and other US flights...I think the focus on "mine is longer than yours" as part of the publicity of this whole new route has really detracted from this being an incremental improvement, not some evolutionary change as was the case when we moved from props to jets.
Member since 29 Aug 2017
Total posts 2
Perth - Melbourne - LAX
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Note that FY20 could mean July/Aug/Sep 2019 with some early deliveries.
Member since 18 Feb 2017
Total posts 60
Yes, why not? It makes sense for Perth to be the hub for Africa & Europe. @Mjkan you’re not being precious about Melbourne are you? (cue eye roll)
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Moa99, we can only hope that there will be early deliveries of the 787 in 2019 for the 19/20 year.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 13
My take on this was that its 50 including destinations with connections - not 50 direct destinations ex-PER
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 5
Palaszczuk just announced sister city agreements between BrisVegas and Las Vegas so expect a 787-9 BNE/LAS/ORD
Some time ago, Qantas announced a plan that they hoped to run a BNE to LAS Flight. You may be on the money there number 14.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 375
Originally Posted by Himeno
I wonder whether there would be a possible 'alternate' scenario, Himeno ?
Given that the 2 older B747-400's have been given a reprieve (ie: will now be retired in late 2019 rather than 2018) it could be possible for QF to leave them on the BNE-LAX-JFK route for the time being. That would free up the 2 next B797-9's to fly a pure BNE-PER-CDG-PER-BNE route without the add-on LAX sectors.
Doing this would maintain the status quo for BNE-LAX-JFK (for approx. 12 months), would provide a meaningful role for the 2 B747-400 frames .. and would give QF the chance to launch a new European route (CDG). It would also enhance QF's study to see just how efficient and well-performing the B787-9 really is.
One other advantage of this: if a B787-9 frame goes unserviceable in LHR, the CDG route could have function as a 'back-up' frame in place to help with repatriating stuck passengers. After all, it's a quick jump across the Channel into LHR.
The above scenario is the only way I could see QF launching CDG flights on the B787-9 in September this year. But I would think that it could work for them. The only issue here though is that the real market for CDG is primarily located in SYD and partly MEL, but that is an issue that QF will face anyway.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
In such a case, flight times and CDG curfews would likely to requiring 3 aircraft for the flight.
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