• Having a 747 sitting around for 12 hours didn't seem like a good business plan ... glad they're at least giving options. I'd be disappointed to see this be a 1x747, 1x787 schedule instead of a 2x787, so you don't have to compromise quality for timing.

  • I hope that the CGI render implies that Alan Joyce is more certain than "keep a door open" for a mainline QF A321

  • Yep, that 5 am AEST or 6 am AEDT departure time wouldn't leave many of us refreshed on arrival. Were they intending this to be equivalent to a morning flight?

  • Anyone else think that this isn't the best timing, from an airline whose (parent company - but operationally the same, at least in DFAT's judgment) aircraft crashed last year, launching a service on the same model of aircraft, that crashed again a few days ago?

  • Was only a matter of time on the SYD-BKK. I wonder who would want to arrive somewhere at 1.30 am if they had the choice? Would always go for SQ or TG on the sector, the stopover made no difference especially against the quality.Reminded me of the old SQ flights from Narita touching down at 3 am -...

  • On another note, if QF is replacing 747s with 787s on these routes, if they don't fly to any new cities they would have to compensate for the reduced capacity of the 787 with more frequent flights - this could actually be happening soon

  • Would be better to push that evening flight back even further, sayQF17 SYD 2120 1800 LAXto connect to those overnight transcon flights and double up on sleep for a morning arrival in Boston, DC or New York. Pull off a full day of work in Australia, off to the airport, and upon arrival on the east...

  • For me the problem only persists when searching flights from Australian airports. Google is probably showing those options based upon location data from your IP. For example "SYD to SIN" will return the price list but "SIN to SYD" still displays the old style schedule.Other than that, everyone el...

  • Although the alliance-joining (and as a subset of that, Star Alliance-joining) question has become a cliche, it's worth noting that bespoke bilateral codeshares don't have a good track record. Malaysia Airlines haemorrhaged money in the mid-2000s; Etihad failed to make a profit for its first 5 ye...

  • Qantas Media Release and 747s

    Feb 27, 2017, 07:31 PM

    Originally Posted by Jazzop : What about A380s to Tokyo and Jo'burg? Tokyo I could see working, but not sure about Jo'burg.  I do believe LATAM uses 789s between Sydney and Santiago so that won't be an issue.  But the lower capacity will assist with increasing, or at least maintaining ...