Load Factors on BNE to Perth

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  1. davyjohn

    davyjohn Junior Member

    Aug 12, 2012
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    Just wondering what loads are like on the BNE - Perth flights.

    Currently doing it on Qantas and enjoy the WP shadow on most flights, and I really value the space.


  2. Mania

    Mania Junior Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Out of curiousity I tried booking a flight for tomorrow night (without confirming of course).. plane's mostly empty.

    Don't know if that helps. Why not try the same though, just trial book the flights that you'd typically take and see how it looks?
  3. davyjohn

    davyjohn Junior Member

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    #3 davyjohn, May 27, 2014
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    Thanks, I didn't realise you could select seat before booking. The first 5 rows appear to blocked, but there are quite a few empty seats behind these.
  4. AustraliaPoochie

    AustraliaPoochie Established Member

    Some days, (esp weekends) VA uses a 737 for the run from BNE to PER, thats true TransAustralia for 4.5 hours in that tin can, ougch.
    IF I had to fly that route, and QF had a (rare now) 767 or 330, I would go with QF and fly either of these 2 rather than the tin can 737.
    Would be a different kettle of fish if VA bought in a 787 to fly BNE to PER/vv, then I would go VA.
    You mean first 5 rows from row 1 to row 5? Row 1 & 2 on a VA 737 are their premium or business class option, ...
  5. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD

    Seat maps are never a good guide to how busy a flight is. You can get an idea via fare buckets using flight stats, for instance th 5PM has just the 1 J seat and mostly expensive economy buckets left indicating a busy one while the later 8Pm or so flight has the cheaper fare buckets on offer.
  6. Must...Fly!

    Must...Fly! Established Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    VA have 3 flights a day, two on A330s and one on the 737 on weekdays. Compare that to the QF schedule and it's probably more likely the QF flights will have more spare seats on them.

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