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      Hardly makes much difference for WA passengers. Just a longer stint in one go on a plane. The attractive thing would be for WA to offer enticing deals to stop over in Perth/WA for a few days or longer. It would need to be attractive though and not the rip off costs that have been the way of things here for the past decade.

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      Not worth it unless you live in WA- still at least 4 hours over to the East and a couple of hours wait for a connecting flight. Plus you still have to face the boring Australian custom officers.

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      It's a shame that Perth was chosen and not Darwin. This would have opened up the east coast for connecting domestic flights and made the flight a bit shorter.

      The more I think of it, the more I think Qantas are going to struggle with this.

      Hopefully i'm wrong!
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      Quote Originally Posted by starlight7 View Post
      Not worth it unless you live in WA- still at least 4 hours over to the East and a couple of hours wait for a connecting flight. Plus you still have to face the boring Australian custom officers.
      That's my thought and ditto at the UK end - fine if you fly to London airports but with Emirates, Qatar and possibly others flying direct from the North (Newcastle, Manchester) & Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh) the thought of an hours flight, a 3-4 hour wait and a 17 hour flight is less appealing than current options to me.

      We flew to LAX recently via Dublin & on the way back had a 5 hour wait at Dublin, just horrid. We chose that route to avoid 3* airlines but fly direct and suck it up in future.
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      Quote Originally Posted by srh82 View Post
      It's a shame that Perth was chosen and not Darwin. This would have opened up the east coast for connecting domestic flights and made the flight a bit shorter.

      The more I think of it, the more I think Qantas are going to struggle with this.

      Hopefully i'm wrong!

      I have to to disagree with this. With such a huge Brit population I reckon they are on to a winner. Time will tell I suppose.

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      Quote Originally Posted by LovelyWA View Post
      I have to to disagree with this. With such a huge Brit population I reckon they are on to a winner. Time will tell I suppose.
      If I was in Perth, I would take this mad flight to Blighty.

      Good call Alan Joyce.

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      Should be cheaper as they don't have to use fuel on the second takeoff. Plus, less chance of crashing, as this often happens during landing or takeoff. I would do it, but not with kids. That's a bit too long in the air for little ones.

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      Apparently they are saying it will be cheaper than Qantas current flights with the stopover so win, win I reckon. I agree too long for young kids and I certainly wouldn't want to be sat next to one

     

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