- Sep 1, 2014
Yeah domestic timing isn’t great, from ADL I would have to spend a night in SYD or in DRW. Obviously depending on border restrictions I’m happy to spend some time in DEL and then head to the UK via the ME. I don’t mind multiple transits it’s just a matter of when they will be allowedIt's not a well timed flight - 6am departure from SYD means no domestic connections outbound - and doesn't connect with the BA flights to LHR.
It's not a well timed flight - 6am departure from SYD means no domestic connections outbound - and doesn't connect with the BA flights to LHR.
Agree about the flights not connecting with BA, although I don't think it's in Qantas' interest to redirect passengers flying to the UK via DEL when QF can sell them a direct DRW-LHR flight?
Theoretically, there may be some connections available from other cities to DEL via DRW - although the DRW-DEL leg also leaves before most of the QF domestic flights arrive in DRW.
Those flights would have to leave well before 0600 in the case of ADL/BNE/PER and at 0600 for MEL so I very much doubt they'd add extra domestic flight just to connect to a oneway flight.
There is a huge Indian population in Sydney, so even though not timed well for connections, dont think they will have too much trouble selling 3 flights a week to NSW residents looking to do family reunion, business and holiday trips.
Yeah, I take your point. I was thinking more of connections from places like ASP or CNS, but even the morning ASP-DRW flight arrives too late. I wonder if their schedule was constrained by the availability of slots at DEL?
Everyone is different but for me personally I wouldn’t mind flying up to DRW the day before and spending a night there or catching a evening flight to SYD and spending a night there. I probably would prefer to catch it from SYD as you get the J class in the A330 all the way rather than the 737 J class ADL-DRWThose flights would have to leave well before 0600 in the case of ADL/BNE/PER and at 0600 for MEL so I very much doubt they'd add extra domestic flight just to connect to a oneway flight.
The BA connection just adds a few extra seats to the flight to make its business case stronger. There's no way this route is going to survive long term just with VFR - especially being light on premium pax.
But not too sure Alice Springs has a huge Indian community