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Has BA thought about starting a 2nd daily SYD flight LHR-PER-SYD!?

Has BA thought about starting a 2nd daily SYD flight LHR-PER-SYD!?


Old Jan 10, 19, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by lcylocal View Post

A little left field maybe but I wonder if LGW-SIN-MEL could be made to work if Gatwick has some 787s at some point in the future. If timed around the same time as LHR-SIN-SYD so transfers between the two services were possible in Singapore, it would open up the Gatwick catchment to Australia as well as Melbourne without using up a Heathrow slot.
Might work better for Level now that Norwegian has given up LGW-SIN? Not sure if there is enough unmet demand for SIN-MEL though.

One thing I'd love to see: LHR-KIX/NRT/HND-BNE/MEL (/ being "or") but again, I am not sure about the demand between Japan and Australia as airlines have recently been increasing capacity.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 6:29 am
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It would be great for me if BA returned to MEL, so I could visit more regularly on the cheap. But as others have said there is a lot of options to get down there for reasonable prices and end up going via HKG/SYD/SIN which makes a nice change in different Airlines and Lounges.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 6:56 am
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Can non-Australian operators operate 8th freedom flights in Australia?
Only NZ ones.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:59 am
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DPS is 15 hrs from LHR.

Garuda are shortly commencing ops
Stupidly via CGK on the way back - which i assume is because they need the same metal for the DPS-MEL operation a few hours later same evening

Might be a good option as there is massive demand for both sectors i'm sure from both Australian and UK tourists.

AKL could be another option - Emirates are now doing a DXB-DPS-AKL service

I'm based out of DPS and it's a massive gripe for us Brits here flying back to UK not having a direct service
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