Qantas pitches for London-Sydney direct

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by JohnK, Nov 15, 2005.

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  1. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    Saw this news article for anyone that might be interested.


  2. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    Not much good to me. I'd have to fly backwards for a few hours to get to Sydney.

    Would they make it all business, or would it be more like a premium economy product
  3. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    Sounds like it business like product only, not sure if this includes premium economy or how it would compare to current business class fares, as they can't afford to have too many people on plane. Something to do with fuel usage.
  4. inpd

    inpd Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    A few of the U.S. carriers now have "premium only"
    service aircrafts from NYC to LA such as united's
    Premium Service.

    The planes typically only contains seats spaced
    at better than economy but worse than
    business, excellent food and service.
    Price is > economy but < business.

    These have been very popular in the U.S.
    and it would not surprise me if it becomes
    a larger trend.
  5. albatross710

    albatross710 Established Member

    May 15, 2004
    Time savings

    Would have to save a considerable amount of time.

    Although some like to have the exercise enroute on the stop midway I'm sure many people woudl like to just get there faster.

    How much time would be saved on the direct flight 5 hours?
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I imagine would be something like Singapore's ultralonghaul flights SIN-LAX and SIN-EWR, ie economy plus and business plus.

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