Qantas's presence in Asia and America

By ljot | May 20, 2019, 08:08 AM
I think the best part of Qantas is that their best destination network is in Asia and America. But (like the Middle East and Europe) they still have some terminated destinations. So my question is:


Why did Qantas terminate the following Asian and American cities?


Honiara:

Seoul (both airports):

Taipei:

Atlanta:

Boston:

Chicago:

Washington DC:

Ho Chi Minh City:


What aircraft did they use on the routes prior to termination?


OPTIONAL: What was the flight number?


Anyone who knows the answers, thank you and please write it as I did above. If you have more information on one of these particular routes, fabulous!


Thank you!


P.S. This is my first post on the site, so I hope I get used to it.

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By H2SO4 | May 20, 2019, 09:36 AM
Lucas, you asked this question before on FlyerTalk too and led everyone around on a goose chase...

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By John Phelan | May 20, 2019, 10:14 AM
Qantas has never flown its own aircraft to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Washington or Ho Chi Minh - these were codeshares on other airlines.

Taipei was served by a Qantas subsidiary - Australia Asia Airlines. This was to avoid offending the Chinese government - ridiculous.

To the best of my knowledge, QF has never flown its own aircraft to Seoul, either.
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By newflyer | May 20, 2019, 10:20 AM
Qantas does a codeshare flight with Asiana on the Sydney - Seoul flight (QF367/368)
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By afloskar | May 20, 2019, 10:35 AM
Qantas codeshares from BNE/SYD/MEL to TPE with China Airlines (CI) and from BNE-HIR on Solomon Airlines (IE)
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By ausengineer | May 20, 2019, 10:40 AM
Qantas has never flown its own aircraft to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Washington or Ho Chi Minh - these were codeshares on other airlines.

Taipei was served by a Qantas subsidiary - Australia Asia Airlines. This was to avoid offending the Chinese government - ridiculous.

To the best of my knowledge, QF has never flown its own aircraft to Seoul, either.

Qantas definitely flew to Chicago in 2003, from Melbourne using a 747. From memory they also flew their own planes to Seoul from Brisbane in the mid 2000's

Last edited by ausengineer at May 20, 2019, 10.49 AM.
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By Neil R | May 20, 2019, 11:00 AM
I wish Qantas would re start its Mumbai service in light of the Jet Airways collapse.
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By ljot | May 20, 2019, 12:08 PM
This is the info I know:

TAIPEI
After the demise of Australia Asia, QF started their own services to TPE, using 767s or 747SPs. Nowadays they operate the route with a codeshare with CI. Not sure why it was stopped.

HO CHI MINH
QF did operate using their own aircraft to Vietnam, but it was mostly to transport Australian soldiers to the Vietnam War. Then a few decades later, QF introduced their own (non-veteran) services to SGN, using A333s. Also not sure why the route was paused.

CHICAGO
True that QF operated the MEL-ORD services using a Boeing 747. But why did they terminate services to the city of broad shoulders???

SEOUL
QF did operate their own route to ICN/GMP in the late 90s using Boeing 747-200s (like the Sydney to Tokyo route at the time). Again not sure why terminated.

HONIARA
I am clueless about the Solomon Capital. Anyone have helpful info?

ATLANTA, BOSTON, WASHINGTON DC
Didn't the famous John Travolta visit Atlanta and Boston in his infamous Boeing 707-100B? But check some archived QF timetables. Then you'll change your mind about QF operating services to the three cities.

If anyone has more info on why they were terminated, the aircraft used or the flight number, good and thank you!!!
Last edited by ChrisCh at May 20, 2019, 12.59 PM.
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By jubbing | May 20, 2019, 12:59 PM
Lucas, you asked this question before on FlyerTalk too and led everyone around on a goose chase...


This was honestly one of the oddest threads I've read on Flyertalk. Expect it to be the same here.
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By deanr | May 20, 2019, 01:04 PM
You're asking all this information here instead of searching on Google because..?
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By Timthemonkey | May 20, 2019, 01:13 PM
I’m not sure what you mean when you say you don’t know why the route was stopped. I’m not sure what answer you are expecting other than the blatantly obvious explanation that the route was not commercially viable.
Last edited by Timthemonkey at May 20, 2019, 01.31 PM.
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By djtech | May 20, 2019, 02:38 PM
Taipei:
The route was operated by Qantas before I believe but I believe a codeshare with China Airlines worked best as the route wasn't entirely profitable without it being a oneworld hub.

Seoul:
Again, not a oneworld hub as such Qantas worked out a codeshare agreement with Asiana

Ho Chi Minh:
The market is more 'low cost' and so the route was shifted to Jetstar.

Atlanta, Washington, Boston:
Non-oneworld hubs and therefore lack of connecting oportunities in the US. If you look at the route network of Qantas flying to US, they fly to oneworld hubs like LA and Dallas.

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By patrickk | May 20, 2019, 04:18 PM
The short answer like other have said is ‘viability’. Most of those are not big business destinations for Australian business. Most others are.
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By ljot | May 20, 2019, 04:44 PM
Dear djtech,
Thank you for that scoop of information! You are very knowledgeable in the aviation industry! You didn't say what aircraft were used, but that's OK! I figured it out. Atlanta, Boston and Washington, since they are 3 cities that are extremely far from Oz, QF would have used their Boeing 747s (mostly the 747-300 and 747-400 and maybe the -400ER). And that brings this thread to. A. CLOSE!!!! Now I wonder how you close a thread on AUSBT. If anyone knows, tell me, thank you!!!
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By ChrisCh | May 20, 2019, 04:53 PM
ljot: Users don't close discussions: if people want to contribute more information or carry on with the discussion, they're most welcome to, as this is an online community.

(From the admin side, we also only close threads where it's necessary, in any case.)
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By S | May 20, 2019, 08:51 PM
Lucas, you asked this question before on FlyerTalk too and led everyone around on a goose chase...


This was honestly one of the oddest threads I've read on Flyertalk. Expect it to be the same here.

Agree!!
This was the most hilarious post on FlyerTalk. I was actually laughing out loud whilst reading it. Prob the oddest thing I’ve seen in a while.
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