QF A380 to DFW; QF9/10 retiming

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  1. pm3207

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    Just released:

    QF 7/8 to become A380 service 6 days per week (no TUES) from September. No BNE stop on return.

    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.
     
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  2. Red Roo

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  3. serfty

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    #3 serfty, May 7, 2014
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    The new schedule for the QF9 Melbourne-Dubai-London is effective from 20 July 2014.

    The flight will depart Melbourne each day at 2255, arrive into Dubai at 0705 and land in London at 1340.

    On the return journey on 21 July, QF10 will depart London at 1330, arrive into Dubai at 2325 and land in Melbourne at 2055+1.

    The DFW service will drop to 6 days per week (No Tuesday services).
     
  4. sydstar

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    Some positive QF news! If DFW is going as well as QF claim then it makes sense to have the flagship product on it

    Wonder what will happen with the 2 (or is it 3?) 744ERs that are currently used? Speed up the retirement of the non-refurbs maybe? It seems unlikely they'd need 3 for HKG alone
     
  5. kevrosmith

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    This will be interesting.

    Opportunity to spend all day in the F Lounge! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner, before your flight).
    Lunch time arrival into LHR will make check-in to hotels smoother.

    Though a 2055 arrival into MEL will limit onward connections arriving back into Australia, forcing a night in MEL before you get back home if travelling to other places.
     
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  6. Ben174

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    Finally Melbourne's F Lounge will be open all day?!?!?! Hell yeah!

    This has made that late night CX flight so much better
     
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  7. deejo77

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    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?
     
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  8. VHOEJ

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    So losing a service a day can't be good either.

    Red Roo - any payload restrictions on the 380? As much as the payload was an issue, it gave people in economy more space, which was reallly needed for such a long flight. If every seat in economy can be sold, it won't be fun in economy
     
  9. serfty

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    #9 serfty, May 7, 2014
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    I can envisage the QF1/QF10/QF9/QF2 rotation.

    Code:
    [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]
     
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  10. RooFlyer

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    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:

     
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  11. Ben174

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    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
     
  12. Himeno

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    About bloody time. Sure took them long enough.

    Now to go over all the details and see if the new timings will work for what I had been planning.
     
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    #13 kevrosmith, May 7, 2014
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    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....
     
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  14. Brettmcg

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    This is the question on everyone's lips! Any ideas Red Roo? :p
     
  15. VHOEJ

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    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
     
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  17. Himeno

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    Why not keep it daily and use the 747 once a week?
    Where are the 2 freed up 747s going? Just to cover an earlier retirement of 2 older 744s?
    Why are they dropping the BNE QF8 stop? Just because a 388 can do DFW-SYD, shouldn't mean they have to drop the stop. Lots of people have been getting off QF8 in BNE and connecting to other flights there instead of going through SYD...

    The face sheet on this suggests other routes are getting retimed. Any details as to which ones? The press release mentions the QF9/10 MEL and LHR depart times and the DXB/LHR/MEL arrive times. Anyone seen the DXB depart times?

    There is a video on Youtube announcing the DFW change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efg1nl9XDV0
    They use VH-OQF for the photo op... ;) Just coincidence, or preplanned?
     
  18. anna2103

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    And any implications for retention or dropping of first class on this route?
     
  19. Himeno

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    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.
     
  20. Brettmcg

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    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.
     
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