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Qantas international network: good or bad?

Old May 9, 19, 11:46 pm
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Qantas international network: good or bad?

What do you think about Qantas's international network today, compared to their network in the past?
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Old May 9, 19, 11:48 pm
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Old May 10, 19, 12:26 am
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Old May 10, 19, 12:45 am
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Where can I find the QF forum?
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Old May 10, 19, 12:58 am
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Where can I find the QF forum?
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Old May 10, 19, 1:16 am
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Thank you, NewbieRunner! What do you think about the network of destinations Qantas has today compared to the old days?
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Old May 10, 19, 6:30 am
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Its different. Its a commercial operation that tries to maximise revenue within its constraints of cities, slots, aircraft, rules, alliances and FF programs. New long range aircraft change everything - stopovers are rare instead of essential.
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Old May 10, 19, 11:58 am
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How about you let us know what you think is missing from the network? It’s a very vague question.

I use most of it and for my south-eastern based purposess (travel to UK, Asia and US) it does the job well. Partners like AA and BA help too. But for someone centred on Africa I guess not so good for them?
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Old May 10, 19, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by lucas.zhu View Post
What do you think about the network of destinations Qantas has today compared to the old days?
It's less good for me.

I use those words advisedly, because what's less good for me may be much better for someone else. There is no absolute answer to whether today's network is better or worse than yesteryear's. It depends very much on your personal travel patterns and needs.
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Old May 10, 19, 4:35 pm
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Many of the en-route destinations served in the past were the result of range limitations... As for actual long haul destinations? Its a different world...with far more competition. In the years of QF's most widespread network the ME3 didn't even exist.
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Old May 10, 19, 4:38 pm
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An extreme example was the old “Fiesta Route”. SYD-LHR via Tahiti, Acapulco, Mexico City, Nassau, Bermuda. Short sectors and lots of interesting places to stop. Compare that with today’s SYD-PER-LHR with that bum numbing 17 hr sector. Each has advantages and disadvantages (as per #6 above). Perhaps OP could clarify the question so more specific answers can be given.
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Old May 10, 19, 6:34 pm
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I just finished reading "The Flying Kangaroo" by James Eames... its NOT a "proper" history of QANTAS...more a collection of stories... Well written and enjoyable (if a bit too "gushing" about QF..lol) It relates some very interesting (and amusing) accounts mainly of the Post WW2 expansion of QEA/QANTAS..(and some earlier stuff) . Amazing how many places QF staff had to be based in those days...
The stories of New Guinea operations are particularly good...
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it depends on what your aim is.

NZ is well covered.

regular hoppers to mainstream Asian cities via direct routes. For peripheral Asian cities partner connection is available. North America again covers main hubs. You cant expect QF to fly direct to Atlanta for example.

Europe is weak unless London is all you are after. i think AY or Me3 offers better alternatives to redude stop overs.

Africa or South America aint their main businesd target segment.

it serves my needs. If it doesnt serve yours, find better options.
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Old May 10, 19, 7:11 pm
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regular hoppers to mainstream Asian cities via direct routes. For peripheral Asian cities partner connection is available. North America again covers main hubs. You cant expect QF to fly direct to Atlanta for example.
Why can't it - it manages to do New York , not sure why other cities cannot be served

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Europe is weak unless London is all you are after. i think AY or Me3 offers better alternatives to redude stop overs.

it serves my needs. If it doesnt serve yours, find better options.
No airline covers every location - I agree that if wanting to go to where Qantas goes to its network is good , otherwise there are plenty of other airlines that will hopefully serve. Every airline picks locations to fly to where it reckons it can maximise revenue based on the finite number of aeroplanes available.
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Old May 10, 19, 9:01 pm
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Let's start with Task Number One!

Why did Qantas terminate services to Nagoya, Japan?
What aircraft did they use prior to termination?
What was the flight number?
NOTE: QF serviced Komaki Airport NOT Chubu Centrair. NGO came a few years later.

I'll accept any answers regarding these questions!

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