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agfox46

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Has anyone recently travelled Melbourne-Tokyo return with Qantas? I've been told by a friend that these flights are rarely full which, if correct, would be a novel experience for me on an overseas flight from Australia
 

Evan

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agfox46 said:
Has anyone recently travelled Melbourne-Tokyo return with Qantas? I've been told by a friend that these flights are rarely full which, if correct, would be a novel experience for me on an overseas flight from Australia
Yes usually quiet full, there is additional flights sun,mon,wed,fri i think for just this reason. MEL departures are daytime and tend to be less busy than the SYD departures at night from my experience.
QF international load figures the last few months have exceeded 80% avg !

As a general rule i have found that most flights to Europe and Asia have been busy, especially NRT,HKG,SIN, been on quiet a few sellout planes recently myself. Not sure about the US side of things but they are always popular so i am sure its the same story there.

E
 

littl_flier

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Evan said:
Yes usually quiet full...... have been busy, especially NRT,HKG,SIN, been on quiet a few sellout planes
:oops: :oops: Evan, is it my glass of wine or yours, I'm quiet confused...... The flights were full right?
 

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littl_flier said:
:oops: :oops: Evan, is it my glass of wine or yours, I'm quiet confused...... The flights were full right?
Hey, I only had 2 glasses, with a friend who drank the other 2, so thats 4 glasses to a bottle :)

Generally quiet full. Night flights seem to be fuller than day flights from what i have seen. The days with extra flights, the later flight will generally be quieter also.

I have only done the flight 8 times return in the last 12 months so its not a huge sample to be working from.

If you have the flight details you can check seatcounter or i can check EF and may give some indication.

Evan
 

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Oh Sh** !
Time for an afternoon coffee i think.
E
 

agfox46

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Evan said:
If you have the flight details you can check seatcounter or i can check EF and may give some indication.

Evan
Thanks, Evan - Seatcounter indicates there are quite a few vacant seats but, as I'm not going until November, that's not really surprising
 

simongr

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Take a look at the discount seats available - might give an indication as well.

Also - check some similar dates closer to now. If over the next 6 weeks you see that "your" flight is pretty booked then it wouldn't be an unreasonable supposition that you migth expect a full flight when you do travel. Of course other factors like school holidays (VIC, NSW, Japan, USA and UK) might impact that.
 
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