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QF to fly BENDIGO to SYD!

BgoFlyer

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The service is proving so popular around weekends that a second flight has been scheduled today.
QLK 1409 is heading to Bendigo from Sydney this morning, and QLK1410 (with passengers, since I checked ticketing), returning at 11:20.

Anecdotally, flights around the weekend are full, and mid-week typically 65-95% loading.
 

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This is good news.

If there was one departing Bendigo around mid morning and returning in the arvo, I may use it a bit.

The timing at the moment still does not suit me and I drive past Bendi to MEL.
 
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I think there is some religious congregation in Bendigo this weekend that Qantas have perhaps added capacity for. I wanted to book flights for this weekend about two months ago and the flights were ridiculously expensive even back then and I couldn't figure out why. Looks like Qantas responding to strong forward bookings by scheduling the extra flights.
 

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The service is proving so popular around weekends that a second flight has been scheduled today.
QLK 1409 is heading to Bendigo from Sydney this morning, and QLK1410 (with passengers, since I checked ticketing), returning at 11:20.

Anecdotally, flights around the weekend are full, and mid-week typically 65-95% loading.
They are very strong loads for QFLink if accurate and sold at a reasonable price - those dash 8’s don’t need many bums on seats to make money.
 

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3 more weekly return flights commence on March 30. Will run Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Basically a midday turnaround in Bendigo (ex- Sydney 10:30, ex-Bendigo 12:30):

Anecdotally, it seems to be a popular FIFO worker route. The Fosterville Gold Mine expansion is perhaps a factor.
 
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3 more weekly return flights commence on March 30.
Wonderful news. Awesome to see a morning ex-SYD service, and the option to leave BXG a little later without having to wake up for a 6:35am flight!

Wonder if this has anything to do with the 5 additional Q300’s QantasLink now has at their disposal thanks to the withdrawal of regional NZ Jetstar services. The first of which, VH-TQK, operates its first revenue service later today (SYD-CBR) after leaving Flying Colours Townsville in QantasLink livery only just yesterday.
 
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The first of which, VH-TQK, operates its first revenue service later today (SYD-CBR) after leaving Flying Colours Townsville in QantasLink livery only just yesterday.
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The earlier flight plans with VH-TQK were re-filed with different aircraft so its been on the ground in Sydney all day today, however the flight plan for tonights QF1407/QLK407 has just been filed and it looks like VH-TQK will be operating it. So Bendigo should be the first destination to receive revenue pax from any of the recently repatriated Q300's that were flying around NZ only a couple of weeks ago in Jetstar colours.
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Edit: Maybe not. Fight plan has been re-filed with a different aircraft!
 
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