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Qantas to Fly Non-Stop Perth to London with B787-9

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#21 David.W

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:20 PM

That’s why we have features in our Economy seats that other airlines reserve for Premium Economy. 


Let me guess?


A 2 4 2 seating for economy?

#22 Alif A. F.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:08 PM

One of the latest slews of point to point ULR flights. Being 16-17++ hours non-stop up in the air will be a new normal.

#23 KK Lee

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:14 PM

One of the latest slews of point to point ULR flights. Being 16-17++ hours non-stop up in the air will be a new normal.

Like 744 brought 13 hours non stop flight, a progress.

#24 RaymondT

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:44 AM

That’s why we have features in our Economy seats that other airlines reserve for Premium Economy. 


Let me guess?


A 2 4 2 seating for economy?

If it's 2-4-2, then I would commend Qantas for doing so, and I would retract my statement on 1 stop with a better aircraft being the ultimate better alternative.

But, if it's going to be something trivial like USB connector?.... I don't know what to say...

#25 flee

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:25 PM



Passengers flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles will be the first to experience the Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner when the inaugural international service takes-off on 15 December next year*.
The Qantas Dreamliner will carry 236 passengers in a three-class configuration and complement the daily Airbus A380 service already flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Operating six times per week, the Dreamliner will replace the 747 service that currently operates on this route alongside the A380.
Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the arrival of the Dreamliner would be a step change for the airline and for customers, both in terms of operational efficiency and passenger comfort.
“The Dreamliner is a game-changing aircraft that opens up a new era for Qantas, and it’s been designed with passenger comfort in mind,” said Mr Evans.
“The aircraft itself offers passengers larger windows, a smoother ride and better air quality to reduce jetlag.
“In Economy there’s more room and plenty of storage. In Business, our suites will offer a fully flat bed and direct aisle access. We’ll be unveiling our Premium Economy in the first quarter of next year and it will set new standards for the industry.”
Mr Evans made the announcement while visiting the Boeing Aerostructures Australia facility at Port Melbourne with Victorian Tourism Minister John Eren. The factory manufactures parts of the 787 wing, which are then shipped to the United States for the aircraft assembly.
“We’ll be working with Visit Victoria on joint marketing campaigns to highlight what Victoria and the Qantas Dreamliner have to offer,” said Mr Evans.
Today’s announcement follows Qantas confirming it will fly non-stop from Perth to London from March 2018. Travellers on the East Coast are expected to also use the service, cutting up to an hour off their total travel time.
The 787-9 Melbourne-Los Angeles service will operate six days a week. This takes the total number of Qantas services on the route from nine to 13 return flights per week and will give customers the convenience of a morning or afternoon departure from Melbourne on most days. As it replaces a larger, 364-seat 747 that operates twice a week, the net capacity increase is approximately 1,400 seats in total.
Fares will be on sale from Christmas Day 2016.
*subject to final government and regulatory approval

#26 S V Choong

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:33 AM



PER-LHR direct.  The beginning of the end of the lucrative Kangaroo route


Next March, Qantas will inaugurate its new non-stop flight from Perth, Western Australia to London. The first ever non-stop scheduled flight between Europe and Australia.

"When Qantas created the Kangaroo Route to London in 1947, it took four days and nine stops," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement during the flight's announcement last December. "Now it will take just 17 hours from Perth non-stop."

In fact, the 9,008 mile-long flight will be the third longest scheduled commercial flight in the world, right after Air India's 9,400-mile flight from Delhi to San Francisco and Qatar Airways' 9,032-mile flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand.

The Perth to London route will overtake the airline's 8,531-mile non-stop flight between Sydney and Dallas, Texas. That flight is operated by Airbus A380 superjumbos. 

Last week, Boeing rolled out the new plane Qantas will use to operate the Perth to London flight, a 787-9 Dreamliner. It's one of eight Dreamliners Qantas has on order. 

The Sydney-based airline is expected to take delivery of the plane on October 16 before it enters service in December on Qantas' flight between Melbourne and Los Angeles. 

Here's a closer look at Qantas' shiny new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.



Edited by S V Choong, 15 October 2017 - 11:34 AM.

#27 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:56 AM

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