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Qantas will drop five flights from its Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles schedule from December this year, as part of a package which sees American Airlines begin a daily LAX-Sydney service while Qantas restarts flights to San Francisco.
Qantas currently runs two daily flights between Sydney and Los Angeles: the morning Airbus A380 service (QF11/12) and the afternoon QF17/18 flight on a Boeing 747.
By the end of January that Boeing 747 service will be trimmed back to just three flights per week, although Qantas has yet to announce which days will remain on the timetable.
Likewise, the thrice-weekly Boeing 747 (QF95/96) flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles will be trimmed to two flights each week.
American Airlines has not yet revealed the timetable for its own Los Angeles-Sydney service which begins on December 17.
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