As has been widely mentioned the long layover is for maintence as there isn't really any other suitable space in the schedule for it. Qantas also owns a maintainace hanger in LAX so it can't be took expletive to keep the plane thereJump to post
NAX737MAX wrote:Does anyone know why the aircraft is stopping in Honolulu on the delivery flight?
Latest word on QF 744's are that the previously planned retirement of the 4 non ER 744's in 2018 will now be only 1, that being VH-OEB. The other 3 (VH-OJS, VH-OJT and VH-OJU) are believed to not being retired but will remain in the fleet for another 4 years (so 2021-2022). I suspect due to this th...Jump to post
Qantas talking year round AKL-PER to connect PER-LHR.
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-plots-d ... nd-flights
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly- ... s-new-york
Confirmation 787s will be used on BNE-LAX-JFK + BNE-ORD/DFW/SEA. I think the chances for second US city are in that order.
Let's not forget the large role that FJ plays in this region, as far as physical destinations served go FJ is far ahead of the likes of QF and HA, they're easily comparable to NZ and UA in terms of providing access to the key airports/communities QF barely serves the Pacific Islands, they only do S...Jump to post
I can see the Comac C919 doing well locally in China as the local airlines will be forced by their government to choose it over anything from A and B and booming population will want to travel. Outside of China is see a very familiar situation where the A320 and B737 families continue to dominate na...Jump to post
They have always struggled with their long haul network, having served places like Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg with their wide bodies but axing the flights after just a few months or years. They are currently looking at expanding into China through Hong Kong using their current domestic A330s. The ne...Jump to post
Could Sydney have something like Tokyo where SYD is predominantly for domestic flights and overseas airlines will have to operate from SWZ to be able to get any slots at SYD. This could force airlines to operate from SWZ and increase its profile whilst allowing SYD to remain as the premium business ...Jump to post