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A great publicity coup by QF and one has to admire them for it’though doubt it is an efficient route, even most QF pax have to transfer at PER, and pay A$2k more in J to fly the route than a transfer at SIN.
To say nothing of the alternative SQ customer service.If it was a practical route why didn’t BA try it, they’ve had the same aircraft for at least a year ‘though without 5th freedom rights onward to MEL and SYD.
The aircraft is obviously weight limited and QF is considering underfloor bunks for this and other non-stop routes because they can’t carry freight and pax over the distances.
With weight restrictions they’d have more success with an A380 for the distance and a lot more room to move around – and add underfloor bunks?28 Mar 2018
at 23:1011 Apr 2018
The review is ready to go in the back office – I will post it this afternoon, I hope. Just having trouble loading all the photos.
Cape Town! – Wonderful to go back after a gap of six years.
The new museum on the waterfront was certainly interesting
But my time in the city was far too shot, unfortunately.
Stayed at one of the Radisson Hotels.
It had an egg timer in the shower11 Apr 2018
With weight restrictions they’d have more success with an A380 for the distance and a lot more room to move around – and add underfloor bunks?
Isn’t that beyond the A380’s range?
Probably, with opposing winds,etc, ‘though Airbus does say the “enhanced” A380 can do 8500nm with a payload reduced from the current 52 tonnes to 42 tonnes. Less pax and maybe more sleeping berths in the hold and very little cargo! LHR-PER is 7834nm ‘though longer the way the B787 routes.
Add 10% and its even less payload, maybe 40 tonnes! However it would be much more comfortable, Economy plus, First and Business only?12 Apr 2018