Qantas replaces Emirates on most Trans Tasman flights

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  1. shadowground

    shadowground Intern

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    #1 shadowground, Oct 11, 2017
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    As reported in the NZHerald
    From March 2018, Emirates to cut MEL/BNE-AKL flights with QF to take up the slack.

    Highlights
    • EK/QF partnership/codeshare to continue
    • EK to continue operating SYD-CHC-SYD with an A380
    • EK to cut MEL-AKL-MEL / BNE-AKL-BNE
    • QF to introduce new daily MEL-AKL-MEL (QF159 MEL-AKL dep 1045 arr 1620 / QF158 AKL-MEL dep 1200 arr 1415)
    • QF to introduce extra 2 weekly BNE-AKL-BNE flights
    • Some existing QF services to be upgauged from the B738 to the A330

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  2. Basalt

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    Thumbs up from me if it means QF replacing the B738 with A330 from MEL-AKL , would also be nice to see QF A330 on MEL-WLG too...
     
  3. RailFlyer

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    Last paragraph in the NZ Herald article:

    "Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said the partnership was being enhanced to reflect customer demand, new aircraft technology and the airlines' respective network strengths."

    So now he is enhancing other airlines level of service as well!

    This sucks. The A380 flights had become my regular choice for regular TT travel. So much nicer in economy than a Qantas 737 - there was no competition. The A330 isn't much better in Y - although does give the option to upgrade to business using my QFF points.
     
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  4. shadowground

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    Agreed. the extra legroom you get in the EK A380 Y will be missed when you're sitting in the QF B738
     
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  5. AIRwin

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    Hoping there will be one Final F class sale...
     
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  6. Pushka

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    Much prefer Emirates to Qantas planes and crew on this route. Boo.
     
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  7. eric2011

    eric2011 Established Member

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    Air NZ 777 BNE-AKL has been my goto for the past year, I'm happy with that
     
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  8. GPH

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    Bugger !!!
     
  9. RichardMEL

    RichardMEL Established Member

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    Will put an end to some fun status runs across the ditch with F class, but this is all about money for EK and is no real surprise.

    The pay off no doubt is also EK not kicking up too much of a fuss about PER-LHR on QF (or other such services) and pulling out of DXB.


    Well I have a F trip next month and may just book some more before"the end" to enjoy it while I can :)
     
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  10. AIRwin

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    AFF = Aboard Farewell Flight
     
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  11. GPH

    GPH Established Member

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    I will now be seeking the (J) A330 flight options, I am finally over the J offering on the 737, it isn't up to scratch IMHO
     
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  12. Basalt

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    Couldn't agree more, and hopefully with 28 instead of 12 J seats there may be more upgrades coming through (haha, we can dream...)
     
  13. Pushka

    Pushka Enthusiast

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    You are talking Qantas here remember.
     
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  14. Basalt

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    Yep, so I'll keep dreaming!
     
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  15. Eija

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    Not happy Jan! AKL lounge...oh how I will miss you!
     

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  16. eminere

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    I can think of a certain resident canine that will be quite upset by this news. ;)

    At least SYD-CHC still exists... for now.
     
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  17. eminere

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    And also announced in the Qantas News Room: link
     
  18. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Makes sense, the life of these flights was surely limited from the time EK started AKL-DXB non-stop, noting CHC flight preserved in the absence of a non-stop to DXB.
     
  19. ALH

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    Damn. I was enjoying F Class trans-Tasman
     
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  20. moa999

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    Will 330s be moved to JetConnect or still based in Australia?
     

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