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Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

South Pole
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reviews: 39
Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

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Adelaide, Australia
Destination Expert
for Air Travel, Business Travel
posts: 6,994
reviews: 77
1. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

Interesting article. Thanks for posting.

Sydney/Melbourne
posts: 11,479
reviews: 47
2. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

Direct Sydney to London - I couldn't think of anything worse!

But I suppose some people will love it. SQs long haul non stop service from SIN to JFK is always full even though the cost of a ticket is much higher.

Dallas, Texas
Destination Expert
for Boston
posts: 16,392
reviews: 60
3. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

That remains to be seen.

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for New York City
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reviews: 11
4. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

Anything that gets me to my destination quicker is a good thing.

Portland, Oregon
Destination Expert
for Air Travel
posts: 17,389
reviews: 5
5. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

Interesting article, but those types of ultra long haul planes haven't been successful before. The A340-500 already has ultra long haul capability, but has been a flop. It's LAX-BKK service has been withdrawn by Thai, and the Singapore Airlines LAX-SIN and EWR-SIN services get the chop this fall.

I'd personally like one of these to be successful, so we could get more non stops from the US to south India (BLR, HYD) and to BKK (for short hop Star Alliance connections to India). But I don't think it'll happen.

Hong Kong, China
posts: 2,263
reviews: 130
6. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

Couldn't think of anything worse if flying economy. Even with all the trimmings up the pointy end of the plane, too long. Then again, I'm the kind of person who sees a stopover as an opportunity to indulge in an extra destination's offerings, so I'm perhaps not the target customer for such a flight, if it ever happens!

South Pole
posts: 15,408
reviews: 39
7. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

I really liked the SIN to LAX non stop with SQ.

obviously others didn't.

I would have no hesitation in flying SYD-LHR non stop in economy.

it's all a state of mind.

australia
posts: 2,551
reviews: 17
8. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

I would do non-stop, quick one hour stops I can handle but those 3 hour transits are a killer

Italy
Destination Expert
for Livigno, Lombardy
posts: 39,239
reviews: 139
9. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

I prefer a stop to stretch my legs so it wouldn't be for me but probnably good for business travellers that need to get there quick.

melbourne
posts: 150
reviews: 88
10. Re: Some Aircraft News/ (SYD-LHR non stop?)

I like the stop overs . It's like 2 holidays for the price of one . It also stops overindulging on the yummy cloud nine cocktails Cathay make .