Taking QF 26 takes 2 hours plus than taking Air New Zealand. Comparing the two, QF 26 takes bizarre routes over Honolulu and Fiji adding 700 miles and going over Tahiti adding 700 miles to the flight plan. 2 Air New Zealand flights complete the journey in 12.5 hours and QF 26 taking 14. Waste of fuel and time? Looking at the satellite, it looks fairly quite to the southeast of Hawaii, so what is the reason for the deviations? Is the A330 that much slower than the 777? The 747 from San Francisco… (flightaware.com) More...