Interesting. Good money in ski market, but one suspects turning this into a profitable year round operation may be more challenging. SQ doing similar thing in Dec/Jan to Sapporo ex-SIN to get people to ski-fields.
Nice to see QF stretching her wings.
$1400 each way in Y. I am not sure how that compares to other airlines
There would be enough time to run a tag flight to YYZ. You heard it here first.
Unexpected but encouraging news. Hopefully the beginning of a plan to grow the YVR market and over time turn it into a more permanent service. A YVR-YVZ tag would also be terrific as JessicaTam suggests!
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The press release is somewhat confusing.
First it mentions 'direct' services - which imply there is a stop enroute. Then it says they are non-stop. Then it mentions the tie-in with Westjet offering 'connections' (which brings us back to the 'direct' rather than 'non-stop' concept).
Only at the very end are the flight details SYD-YVR.
I disagree. Direct = Non-stop. There is no implication of a stop.
A routing with a stop, would be indirect. For example, SYD-LHR is indirect as it routes through DXB. SYD-HKG, on the other hand, is direct and therefore non-stop.
In the industry, Direct does not mean non-stop. SYD-DXB-LHR is classified as Direct
I disagree. In aviation parlance a direct flight is any flight between two points with no change in flight numbers; however this may include a stop at an intermediate point. An example of such a flight would be the QF1 service from SYD to LHR via DXB, assuming your final destination was LHR. Non-stop flights are flights involving no intermediate stops, so if your final destination was DXB instead your QF1 flight would be a non-stop (and also direct) flight.
I agree. If they wanted to do an immediate turn couldnt they either deadhead more crew up (say, in Y+) or take some LAX crew to operate the return? QF have up to 6 flights a day from LAX during this period - there would be plenty of crew around.
It's a -400ER. Distance is less than MEL-LAX. Why would it need to stop anywhere?