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Wests Tigers

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Am travelling soon to Dubai from Sydney and have been watching the actual departure times for QF1 from Sydney, in relation to the scheduled time of 4.05pm. More often than not for seemingly the past few weeks, QF1 has departed Sydney seriously late....IE several hours. This seems to be a trend and I cant work out why this happens. Surely its not the late arriving aircraft from LAX or HKG or similar? If it is, there's a problem. Can anyone shed some light?

Joshb

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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While I cannot assist with the answer of your question, I was told by a friend that QF1 left SYD at about midnight earlier this month. A serious delay of about 8 hours so it would be interesting to see if there is a systemic problem with the route

AndrewYes

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Member since 04 Oct 2012

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How could leave at midnight with curfew?

Really

Member since 02 Jan 2013

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Dispensation from Canberra.Meaning someone from the Government.Rarely given and depending on the situation.

Really

Member since 02 Jan 2013

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So i'm led to believe!

AndrewYes

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They didn't give it the day that all those Virgin flights were cancelled a gouple years ago. Why would they give a dispensation for 1 flight???

johnaboxall

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Member since 24 Aug 2011

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Probably someone high-up on board. 

AndrewYes

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Member since 04 Oct 2012

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And I have heard that on a few occasions it has been due to late arriving domestic flights / from nz.

watson374

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It was late the other day, retimed to depart at 1800, which ruined the photo I wanted.

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

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The only time QF1 was that late was on 3 May according to flightaware.com and it departed at 10:27PM

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA1

Southland

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Member since 31 Jan 2012

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A380 VH-OQI operating QF1 Sydney - Dubai - London Heathrow (depart Sydney 11th May) terminated at Dubai this morning with the Dubai - London Heathrow sector cancelled due to a technical issue. Subsequently today’s QF2 London Heathrow - Dubai is cancelled and the aircraft will pick up the schedule operating the Dubai - Sydney sector on 13th May

Phil Young

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Member since 22 Oct 2012

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Today at least it departed the gate right on time, with actual take-off at 4.19 pm

Wests Tigers

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Member since 23 Apr 2013

Total posts 14

Thanks for all your comments. Am no more relaxed about an on time departure than before! 

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

The only time QF1 was that late was on 3 May according to flightaware.com and it departed at 10:28PM. Just google: flightaware QFA1

 

Amjid

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Member since 30 Dec 2012

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According to Flightware.com QF1 Left Sydney late on the following days (late being 15 mins past the ETD)

1 May - 16.28, 2 May - 22.27, 3 May - 22.28, 6 May - 16.34

7 May - 19.15, 9 May - 16.22, 10 May - 17.23, 12 May - 20.23.

That is 8 days (out of 14 - 57% of flights) have left late. Since QF and EK began their Alliance, it seems that QF is begininng to operater like EK...

And we all know how notorious EK is for lateness...

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