British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 23 Mar 2018
Total posts 29
Am I alone in questioning the efficiency of Qantas US flights in regard to punctuality?
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
May be when they get a spare 787, they could operate LAX to JFK then return, and QF 15 could turn around as QF16. By having a dedicated 787 for LAX to JFK, this could be switched to Australian runs for servicing etc. If planes are continually late, this is a problem.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 281
QF hopes to have a solution for this within 5 years when they begin direct non-stop flights between Australia and New York. At that point I expect the QF LAX-JFK flights will cease and the only option will be to fly a US airline between LAX and JFK if wanting to fly indirect via LAX.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 754
I recall that the old QF108 was jokingly referred to the QF1-0-late. So it ain't a new problem.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 41
The premise of this analysis is flawed.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 119
I doubt we will see more connectivity with AA until the JV goes ahead.
Member since 18 Oct 2015
Total posts 16
It is my experience that as QF15 is the first to arrive it always is QF11. I've tested this a few times by leaving something in my seat and it still being there when departing for New York. I do recall a time maybe 5-8 years ago when QF 1 0 Late was the A330 from Auckland if I recall, before being moved back to the 747. Could Qantas leave a dedicated A330 to do the daily run between LAX and JFK? The plane could be fuelled, crewed and catered in LAX before QF15 lands and thus allow plenty of time to pack bags and load passengers from the connecting flights.
QF may not be allowed to leave a dedicated plane in the US all the time to do the LAX to JFK run.
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 317
The premise of your analyst is flawed.realy your flawed flight data is flawed.history clearly shows the aircraft registered to QF 15 on most all days is the aircraft that continues as QF 11 lax
QF11 from SYD is an A380 everyday except for Tuesday and I’m not aware of an A380 regularly doing the JFK run. The LAX JFK run is pretty much always a 747 and so must be QF15, as this is the only 747 that Qantas operate to LAX.
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 81
They would have to retrofit a couple of A330's with premium economy if they were to use one for this leg. Or have the disclaimer that the leg would be in economy.
They used to use an A330 on LAX - JFK. It did not have premium economy.
Member since 19 May 2014
Total posts 21
QF 25 MEL-AKL-LAX, later SYD-AKL-LAX on an A330-200 :)
Member since 22 Jul 2015
Total posts 82
QF does not have enough aircraft to go around. At least with QF 12, one would be travelling from JFK to LAX and then onwards. So if 12 is late then everything else is but you still get home. I have had the problem of being on QF7/8 and on AA from La Guardia to DFW. As happened once there was an issue with the AA craft and I missed QF8 so an extra night in DFW. There are no easy answers to this until SYD - JFK is a reality
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 286
After the 2nd SYD-LAX flight was removed prior to the relaunch of SYD-SFO, QF15 was the only flight that brings a QF 747 to LAX (other then QF11 on Tuesdays).The transcon QF11/12 is a 747. QF15/16 is the only 747 flight to LAX. 99% of the time, the transcon flight to/from JFK *will* be formed by the aircraft to/from BNE.
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