Qatar Airways daily Canberra flights commence 12 February 2018

Discussion in 'Qatar Airways Privilege Club' started by emirates777, Jul 22, 2017.

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  1. emirates777

    emirates777 Member

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    Qatar Airways new flight into Canberra will be operated effective 12FEB18 and the schedule is as follows:




    Days: Daily



    Aircraft: B777-300ER




    QR 906 Dep DOH 0810 Arr SYD 0615+1

    QR 906 Dep SYD 0725 Arr CBR 0825




    QR 907 Dep CBR 1345 Arr SYD 1445

    QR 907 Dep SYD 1555 Arr DOH 2230


    Looks to me they are prepared to fly a near empty aircraft between Sydney and Canberra just to get a 2 daily service into Sydney under the current bilateral agreements. I can only assume once the new bilateral agreements is signed, Canberra will be dropped.

    Bit disappointing to see as a Canberran :(
     

  2. kevrosmith

    kevrosmith Established Member

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    Wow. This really does demonstrate the stupidity and lack of financial concern of the ME3. CBR airport will think it's a win, but really does show how the ME3 has such a sway in global aviation to the detriment of true competitive free markets.
     
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  3. Virgin Bart

    Virgin Bart Established Member

    Interesting. I assume no hope of flying the domestic leg on its own?
     
  4. ftm

    ftm Active Member

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    They didn't want to fly to SYD for years and now they are being super creative in finding a way to get two flights! Will be a busy sector for the crew... not too many 777 services in the world on such a short flight.
     
  5. Simo

    Simo Established Member

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    Wheels will just stay down!!!
     
  6. Simo

    Simo Established Member

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    Also a short time in SYD to load all the luggage and also the catering and any delays will have big flow on effects
     
  7. kermatu

    kermatu Senior Member

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    The best J product CBR-SYD will ever see!

    Presume pax won't get off in transit in SYD given the timeframe?
     
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  8. clifford

    clifford Established Member

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    But not such a good J product for SYD-DOH, being 2-2-2. A 359 would have been much nicer.
     
  9. Daver6

    Daver6 Established Member

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    Aren't they upgrading those to the new Q-Suites?

    Regardless, while not the best J hard product, its still pretty decent and certainly the best J soft product.
     
  10. Himeno

    Himeno Established Member

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    I would expect that they would get off and have to go through international connections security.
    When UA had the SYD-MEL tag, did people going to/from MEL have to get off in SYD?
     
  11. kermatu

    kermatu Senior Member

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    Not enough time for a lounge visit so rather irritating if that's the case.
     
  12. Strategic Aviation

    Strategic Aviation Established Member

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    I love to travel Active Member

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    Shame there is no opening special
     
  14. ozbeachbabe

    ozbeachbabe Senior Member

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    I believe that's the case on any one plane through service. Just ask all the happy campers who flew QF8 in the past DFW/SYD and were unaware about stopping in BNE first and having to disembark in the wee hours to do transit security. Same same for pax on JQ58 SIN/CNS that didn't know about going via DRW and having to wave bye bye to a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue label at 0430.
     
  15. Aussie_flyer

    Aussie_flyer Established Member

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    Regarding the old United arrangements...

    For Mel-syd-lax You got off straight into the departure gate area with your cabin bags then boarded again with everyone else an hour later. Usually the Mel-syd aircraft went to sfo though so it was a change of aircraft but if you were going to SFO you'd be on same plane. Security was already passed through in Melbourne and did not need to do it again . In reverse you went through security at international connections iirc.
     
  16. harvyk

    harvyk Senior Member

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    Not half wrong there.

    This is of absolutely no surprise, when Qatar announced out of the blue that they where doing a DOH-CBR flight everyone (including many in CBR airports management) went "Um, what???"
    There was rumors that this was simply a tag flight, and it's now obvious that it is.

    Whilst CBR airport wants to count this as a "win", I hardly see it as such. All it is is a tag flight which arrives / departs from SYD T1. Yes no terminal transfer for us CBR'ns, but it's that final hop after a long haul is the thing we hate.

    Of course despite all this really being is another CBR-SYD flight (albeit on a much bigger plane than normal), that won't stop CBR from using it in all their promotional materials, and of course it may be used to get other carriers to fly here directly.
     
  17. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    Yes but that saves a good hour, possibly more at SYD
     
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  18. wanderer_au

    wanderer_au Member

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    I'm intrigued by the possibility of this providing an alternative to the usual QF Dash-8 or B717 - Plus with F Lounge access! Wey-hey!
     
  19. Danger

    Danger Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, Qatar does not have uplift rights so the flight can't be booked as a standalone SYD-CBR.
     
  20. TomVexille

    TomVexille Enthusiast

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    You'll have to have a ticket to or from DOH
     
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