For how long who knows.So exciting for Adelaide!
Are you sure syd-del won’t be all year round to, why would they only choose Mel-del only when Sydney was chosen first?For how long who knows.
When I was speaking to someone from the state government yesterday they said that MEL-DEL is scheduled to run all year with the ADL stop planned “indefinitely”
The SYD-DEL service has been earmarked as a seasonal service only for possibly as little as 3-4 months per year.
Any news on why the SYD flights were changed from DRW to ADL now? Is it anything to do with Covid situation/rules in NT?
I wonder what the international transit arrangements will be for the ADL stopover - from what I can seen online it seems to be a very small international section of the airport, and I'm not sure if they ever did international-to-international transits there previously (prior to covid/March 2020)?
Off-topic : I think a lot of interest is being generated around ADL & SA in the past couple of years. I think the government is moving towards with the idea of making next level of cities ready for immigration, jobs, resources etc.DRW to ADL
MEL-DEL (via ADL) starts 22 December - flex Y seats available ex ADL at $2,235 o/w ... Happy Christmas, Pooch!Though, I have to ask, when is/was it supposed to start, I mean the ADL -> DEL flights, ...
Schedules on the QF website now passes pax via MEL/SYD.
Most flights around this time have practically sold out and are overselling economy with available j class seats.MEL-DEL (via ADL) starts 22 December - flex Y seats available ex ADL at $2,235 o/w ... Happy Christmas, Pooch!
Are you over selling the redevelopment last time I was there it was open but not finished and does look modern.The ADL int terminal dep zone has been redeveloped in the past few months, now very modern.
First go to check in, as with dom pax.
Go through dom security.
Go to QP/J lounge if you want.
Go downstairs to outgoing immi and int security screening.
Then go upstairs to the closed off area, which is really just the dom zone, but closed off.
I suspect it would be the same as when Qantas flew SYD-ADL-SIN (this used to be QF81/82, before they dropped the ADL stop). As I never took this flight though I can't comment further.
No, I don't gain anything by mentioned the newly redeveloped area of ADL airport.Are you over selling the redevelopment last time I was there it was open but not finished and does look modern.
- Sure go through dom security and go to QF lounge which is on the QF side and about a third of the way on the QF side located around gate 21/22.
- Go down stairs - last time I was there escalator/stairs are at the VA end past the new VA lounge and around gate 13/14 area. Once downstairs you now head back in the direction one has just come from go through immigration and security
- Then go back upstairs to the fish bowl area around gates 18-20. You end up in a place that was once 2-3 minutes walk from the QF lounge but suspect it will now take 15-25+ minutes to get there.
Not sure why there was a need to bold, increase font size etc. my comment was not meant to be taken personally. I live in ADL and pre covid flew in and out of ADL at least weekly for 10+ years and never (out) international. When the ADL airport redevelopment plan was announced I personally thought it was a good idea but after seeing the plans I just started to wonder why this. As for international travel I am happy to fly back into SA but flying out I will continue to catch a dom flight to MEL or SYD and leave from there.Not that I would take it, but like I mentioned above, I know someone who would be in a better travel position, if she were to be able to do the flight direct, than go through SIN/KUL/BKK.
She has been in Aust a long time, but English is not like mine, ..., several times, her husband (not me), couldn't travel with her, it would help her a great deal when she wants to go visit family over there.
Would have to tell her coming back would be via SYD/MEL.
No, I don't gain anything by mentioned the newly redeveloped area of ADL airport.
I don't own any shares in AAL either, grin, once CX and MH comes back, that place to fly out of, will be a great one.
OT: pity that (Air)NZ is only using its neo planes ADL -> AKL, not their 787s when they come back flying to ADL.
The last time I cam back from AKL, incoming immi loos were bad, just 2 loos cubicles, and 2 ceramic trays for males to do #1, in 2 toilet zones, this was after deplaning, and prior to passport/incoming customs.
HKG CX came in the same time as my NZ 777, and it was full on with chinese people and their worldy possessions, this was pre covid of course.
Will have to check the QF schedule, non busy school holiday times, to see what the flying time out of ADL -> DEL is like.
Pretty sure its an overnight stopover for the SYD -> ADL sector, as a dom flight.
All the dates that I enter, into QF schedule, one way ADL -> DEL, even Sep shows sector not available, ... ah, maybe a person has to start in SYD to get it, I have kept starting ADL...
If this is so, then it would not serve my friend any good.
Further into 2022, its all SYD -> MEL -> DEL.
Cut and paste from QF schedule, as below
aircraft_23737 (narrowbody)beverage_15Alcohol & beverages providedentertainment_23On demand entertainmentfresh_food_57Snacks providedpower_14Chance of power & USB outletseat_576 cm seat pitchwifi_515Netflix streaming capable
aircraft_5A330 (widebody)beverage_16Nonalcoholic beverages providedentertainment_20Seatback on-demand videofresh_food_13Meals providedpower_7Power & USB outletsseat_1879 cm seat pitchwifi_135No Wi-Fi
Total duration 25h 15m
SaverNo seatsYou cannot add this to your flight selection.
Qantas Points earned None, Status Credits earned None, Changes Yes, Cancellations $200 fee, Included bags Yes, Standard seats Yes, Request Points Upgrade Yes,
After having a look at it, it will be too expensive for her, and complicated too, for my friend, will have to tell her that.
$1760 above is only Au - India sector, one way, coming back, additional $25xx flex Y fare, one week after the outgoing flight.
For her, ADL -> DEL $1735 is too $$$, thats for sure.
DRW got shunted off to the newly formed Australian Airlines flying CNS-DRW-SIN (and later transferred to JQ) and ADL went direct before losing it completely.
Presumably Australian was after QF flew CNS-DRW-SIN? I remember catching the QF747-StumPy once on a domestic CNS-DRW before it on-flew to SIN ... but we digress, massively!