Qantas. That was - if you were going to NYC via Los Angeles, you could travel on the same plane most of the time. No changing planes or shifting terminals and all that palava.
Now it appears this slim advantage is to be cut. Qantas is rumoured to be cutting flights between LAX and NYC - which will in future be handled by their US partners American Airlines. Now I don't have a lot of love for Qantas anymore, but I would prefer to travel in their planes over almost all of the USA's domestic carriers bar Virgin America.
So why would you travel Qantas to the US from Australia, when you can get cheaper fares, better service, and newer planes (except A380) on V Australia?
I have this feeling that Qantas if progressively shooting itself in the landing gear (so to speak)
Source: Sydney Morning Herald