Why does Qantas not fly New York to London?

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moecat

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Feb 2015

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So, What if Qantas exercised its fifth freedom wrights and whet SYD-JFK-LHR-SYD and obviously in reverse! I think that would be great to see the Red Roo on a trans Atlantic flight as part of project sunrise.

You could even link it up with the PER-LHR flight and it would be a quicker way for west coast people to get to NY than going via SYD

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 481

Not sure you would get many takers on JFK-LHR except the Perth crowd as you suggest. Still not enough for a 787. The regulators would also ask why??? and knock it back. See the trouble Norwegian has had to get slots. No way would anybody give Qantas a LHR-JFK slot.

DanV

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Member since 04 Nov 2017

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Low Yield and too expensive (extra crews, etc) to operate for QF. Also as previously mentioned by others, lack of slot availability at JFK and LHR.

Simple as that.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 256

This is why oneworld exists

DanV

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Member since 04 Nov 2017

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Originally Posted by Steve987

This is why oneworld exists

Not to mention the gradual reduction of 5th freedom flights by airlines in general and passing those passengers off to their respective airline and/or alliance partners. NZ's ending LAX-LHR (and passing LHR passengers to UA on their upcoming EWR flights) is one example.

Becky1

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Member since 04 May 2018

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As far as I am aware, Qantas does not have 5th freedom rights between USA and UK. The USA has granted such rights, but the UK has not. The UK has only grated 5th Freedom rights to Australian carriers for flights between Asia and the UK.

paulkaz

Member since 01 Mar 2011

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Emirates is trying to get more Europe JFK flights as their Milan and Athens flights do well. The National Governments want to protect their home airlines and have said no. Plus the cost of slots.

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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There are already a number of one stop options for Perth-New York, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai. Going via Sydney is only for those welded on to Qantas.

nix584

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Member since 10 Jan 2012

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Originally Posted by paulkaz

Emirates is trying to get more Europe JFK flights as their Milan and Athens flights do well. The National Governments want to protect their home airlines and have said no. Plus the cost of slots.

And EWR can't accommodate an A380.

nix584

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Member since 10 Jan 2012

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There's around 16 oneworld flights a day between London and New York, there's no need for QF to enter the competition or to fly JFK-LHR without Fifth Freedom to do a RTW.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 287

Qantas used to operate trans Atlantic flights to London during the late 1960s.

There are up to 31 flights a day between London airports and NY area airports. AA and BA operate a number of those. There is no reason for Qantas to add what would be 1 daily flight at most to that.

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