'Roo route' flights to double

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  1. NM

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    From news.com.au:

    As the article says, SQ will be watching this one very closely.

    I wonder if this is in preparation for QF's 787 deliveries? I can't see them justifying a 744 into places like MAN, but the 787 will make non-LHR destinations in the UK and other European destinations viable.
     

  2. adamonline

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    #2 adamonline, Jul 7, 2006
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    So anybody willing to guess who will be the first to take maximum advantage of this?
     
  3. cssaus

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    MIght improve the opportunity for FF award redemptions.
     
  4. Kiwi Flyer

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    But redemptions to europe are relatively easy to get. It is awards to US that are hard to get.
     
  5. cssaus

    cssaus Active Member

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    You think so..I was looking to see if I could get a business class return flight to London in October.....nothing!!
     
  6. Mal

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    Won't be BA... I'm pretty sure of that with their recent reductions in services. ;)

    Virgin Atlantic probably won't. I don't think they have the pax needed.

    Qantas will, but I don't see them as having the capacity (planes) spare (until 787's arrive).

    So think nothing will really happen until A380/ 787 time...
     
  7. NM

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    The limiting factor is that nearly everyone going to the UK wants to go to LHR, and landing slots at LHR in the times that work for flights to/from Australia (working around curfews and midnight arrivals/departures) are very expensive to purchase.

    So airlines can add services to places like MAN, but that is not going to run to multiple daily services.
     
  8. oz_mark

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    Singapore calls for payback

    From The Australian

     
  9. serfty

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    #9 serfty, Jul 9, 2006
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    Yeah. ... right!

    Tell me you can't get a QFF award return Oz to/from Europe in May next year and then I'd worry.

    Look at many posts in this web site; award J/F seating anywhere on QF less than 6 months out is a lottery.

    With pacific routes, deamand for paid travel is far greater you'll need to conder 11 months. So much so, that Qantas advertise that certain SYD/LAX flights generally will not have any award seats available at any time.
     
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