Old Jan 23, 20, 9:38 pm
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: HND
Programs: AA EXP, UA 1K
Posts: 1,195
Perhaps I'm missing your point...

It seems that there are lots of connecting options to elsewhere in Australia from BNE, including Sydney, are there not?

As a leisure traveler (again, business travelers are generally less likely to be making decisions based on upgrade chances), if I wanted to fly LAX-Australia (or even to Sydney specifically) and my options were LAX-SYD with low chances of an upgrade or LAX-BNE with a higher chance of upgrade and then connecting, this would seem to be a positive development.
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