Is QF11 replacing QF107 to JFK

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Was looking at a booking for later in the year and it showed QF15 BNE-LAX and then QF11 LAX-JFK.
 

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Was looking at a booking for later in the year and it showed QF15 BNE-LAX and then QF11 LAX-JFK.

From another thread or two I've gleaned that the existing BNE-JFK-BNE flights have been renumbered.

We're flying to JFK from BNE and return in August/September this year and our flights changed. Originally we were on QF15 all of the way to JFK and QF16 all of the way back. Now we're on QF 15 then QF11 there and QF18 and QF16 back.

From what I've read it'll be the same plane for the two flights there, and same coming back (if I've read everything right).
 
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What was the purpose of changing the numbering back around? Did it not make sense that the JFK tag should be QF15 and QF16 considering the same aircraft is used?
 
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Most likely for marketing reasons of being able to say QF flies from Sydney to New York 'direct' (but not necessarily non stop).
 

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What was the purpose of changing the numbering back around? Did it not make sense that the JFK tag should be QF15 and QF16 considering the same aircraft is used?
They are changing the flight numbers with the retiming and extra flights to LAX. 107/108 is going and replaced by 17 and 18. QF11 is taking the early QF107 SYD departure while QF17 will leave in the afternoon.
They had changed the JFK flight to be through from BNE, then changed it again to keep the JFK flight from SYD (although the aircraft for LAX-JFK comes from the BNE flight). They've done aircraft changes on the JFK leg before when an A330 operated LAX-JFK while a 747 did SYD-LAX.
It's likely because SYD-JFK would appear at the top of a GDS listing, while SYD-LAX-JFK would appear lower down. Many agents just select whatever flight shows up first.

SYD-JFK will be QF11 outbound with a A380 > 747 change in LAX with QF18 for the return with a 747 all the way (though also likely changing aircraft in LAX).
 
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