Qantas A380 F on sale on SYD-LAX from 27/3/22

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I had 2 return F Awards SYD-LAX-SYD for July 2022 on the A380, booked last week on release. Both now changed to B787….
Ditto. Grabbed a first class reward SYD to LAX for July ‘22 and now have a Dreamliner and business…..
 

Ari Gold

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Can't be a good sign for the A380 if they're canning it during what is the busiest period on the LAX run.
 

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I had thought similar to be honest. If QF think it can't work on SYD-LAX in the US summer they must not be seeing the expected forward bookings.

I have a feeling this will change as people do start to get out OS and deal wth the requirements such as tests, vax requirements and the like.

I also wonder how long requirements for tests prior to departure and arrival will be a thing. These create hassle and cost (consider many hundreds for a family) to organise.

On top of this, there is possibly a bit of hesitation by many both in general to travel but also to places with a lot of cases. I too suspect this will change as people become more comfortable with the "new normal

in other words, I would not be surprised if some of these flights are changed back to 380's at some point.

I wonder if the 380 capacity may be being redeployed in the medium term - eg to SIN/LHR potentially if QF see more demand there.

It still seems odd they would downgrade so relatively soon after reopening bookings. Time will tell I guess.
 

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the 787 economy seats are uncomfortably narrow compared to the A380.

By 8mm.

Besides the placebo effect I sincerely doubt anybody can actually notice that.

You do get an inch extra legroom compared to the A380 - and what I think is better - a much smaller cabin. Similar size to a 737 (166Y - and only 120 in the main Y cabin with the rest in a mini cabin forward of the toilets) vs the cattleyard that is A380 Y.
 

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Technically it might be Toorak gardens. Oops
OT, when you posted the original photo I had a moment of 'I know that church but where have I seen it' 2 days later I drove past it stopped took a photo as there was no yoga sign and then forgot to post. I do not not live in that area however it is on route from my daughters school to Norwood.
 

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By 8mm.

Besides the placebo effect I sincerely doubt anybody can actually notice that.

You do get an inch extra legroom compared to the A380 - and what I think is better - a much smaller cabin. Similar size to a 737 (166Y - and only 120 in the main Y cabin with the rest in a mini cabin forward of the toilets) vs the cattleyard that is A380 Y.

Have you flown on both? I can't speak for other people, but the difference is enough to be noticeable to me. I find the 787 in Y to be uncomfortable, and the A380 in Y to be not uncomfortable. That's not just my perception, but my lived experience after many long-haul flights on both aircraft types.

FWIW, the 787 also has narrower aisles making it an all-round more cramped experience.
 

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Have you flown on both? I can't speak for other people, but the difference is enough to be noticeable to me. I find the 787 in Y to be uncomfortable, and the A380 in Y to be not uncomfortable. That's not just my perception, but my lived experience after many long-haul flights on both aircraft types.

FWIW, the 787 also has narrower aisles making it an all-round more cramped experience.

I have.

I'm saying there's many factors - who sits next to you, the general feeling of spaciousness or lack thereof, the route flown, your mood on the day - than merely the width of the seat.

I put it to anyone they would not notice 7.6mm difference in seat width.

I think Y sucks regardless, and either perhaps some people have a placebo effect for one aircraft type over another, or it's other indirect features that are influencing their preference.

The fact you find any Y not uncomfortable makes you lose all credibility ;)
 
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I'm saying there's many factors - who sits next to you, the general feeling of spaciousness or lack thereof, the route flown, your mood on the day - than merely the width of the seat.
This is a complete non-sequitur.
I think Y sucks regardless, and either perhaps some people have a placebo effect for one aircraft type over another, or it's other indirect features that are influencing their preference.
As is this.
 

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LOL.

Do I really need to explain it to you?

You’ve made two posts and not contributed to the discussion at all other than to say I’m wrong. You’re not worth my time.

It’s a pretty simple concept that our perception of space is influenced by a lot more than pure dimensions.
 

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