This will be interesting.QF9 & 10 retimings out too; from 20 July:
QF9 MEL-DXB 2255-0705+1. Arrive LHR 1340.
QF10 LHR-DXB 1330-2325. Arrive MEL 2055+1.
[SIZE=3] QF1 SYD-DXB : 15:50 - 00:35+1 QF1 DXB-LHR : 02:15+1 - 06:45+1 QF10 LHR-DXB : 13:30+1 - 23:25+1 QF10 DXB-MEL : 01:35+2 - 20:55+2 QF9 MEL-DXB : 22:55+2 - 07:05+3 QF9 DXB-LHR : 09:10+3 - 13:40+3 QF2 LHR-DXB : 21:25+3 - 07:20+4 QF2 DXB-SYD : 09:20+4 - 05:10+5[/SIZE]
Here, here on some positive news! Any increase in capacity to Nth America is welcome. And I note better ex MEL connections in DBX for more European ports:Some positive QF news! If DFW is going as well as QF claim then it makes sense to have the flagship product on it
Customers travelling from Melbourne to Europe will have access to 17 round-trip connections within four hours of landing, compared with 4 under the current timings. Round trip connections for Melbourne customers are:
Athens Hamburg Prague
Copenhagen Milan Rome
Dusseldorf Moscow St Petersburg
Frankfurt Munich Venice
Geneva Nice Vienna
Is everyone on standby for the release of F Reward seats SYD-DFW....? Oops.. perhaps I let the cat out of the bag.... might go and set a few EF alerts....Tickets for the new A380 services will be available for sale from Wednesday 14 May at qantas.com or via travel agents
Do we feel a "SUPER SALE" is on the cards?
Double thumbs up from me RedRoo.You can see the details about these announcements here: Qantas customers to experience world-class A380 services to Dallas/Fort Worth
And any implications for retention or dropping of first class on this route?Adjustments will be made to the mix of A380s and B747s flying on the Sydney to Hong Kong route in order to facilitate the upgrade to Dallas services.
Any ideas what might happen here? A drop to 3 days a week only maybe? HK flights ive been on have always been half full in J on the 380
DFW announced in Feb, around the same time QF mentioned the QF9/10 retiming, that they were changing 2 gates to take A380s and didn't mention the airline. EK announced they were sending A380s to DFW a couple of weeks later.I think you will find DFW had a role to play - they were only able to handle A380s from a few weeks ago. If that airport was A380 compatable, they would have moved earlier
Unless the slot negotiations in LHR had not been completed by that time. That in itself could have jeopardised any pre-emptive announcement of DFW.DFW announced in Feb, around the same time QF mentioned the QF9/10 retiming, that they were changing 2 gates to take A380s and didn't mention the airline. EK announced they were sending A380s to DFW a couple of weeks later.
QF would have know at the time of their Feb announcement that DFW was building A380 gates. There is NO reason they had to wait 9 weeks to announce these changes to QF7/8/9/10.