Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1646 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3541 times:
I was looking for some Qantas help. I'm booking a trip to Australia, and I wanted to know what the best flights to take are. We are going LAX-SYD-CNS-MEL-LAX. I'm more interested on the LAX-SYD and MEL-LAX route. Will there be any chance that by May 08 that the A380 will be flying either route? What would the flight number be if they were to switch by then? What about the 747-400ER with the new interior? Is it on all of those flights between SYD and LAX and MEL and LAX? Or is it on certain flights only? What flight numbers would those be?
Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1570 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3506 times:
As Trueman stated QF will not be flying A380's by May.
QF93 (MEL-LAX) is almost always a 744ER. SYD-LAX flights could either be 744ER or one of the 3 ugly sisters AFAIK those aircraft are all in one 747 subfleet with a common seating seating configuration. You most likely wouldn't know until you see the aircraft at LAX.
Also just so your aware. CNS-MEL is not flown by QF Mainline you will be put on a Jetstar A320/A321 for that sector unless you want to connect in BNE or SYD.
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well its not really new...its just a new fabric and as far as I know VH-OEJ is the only one fitted in the ER family. non ER fitted to date are VH-OJH/M/N/S/T but I'm not sure how often they go to LA or SF because they are non-pacific configured 744's. I would forget premium economy too..you could get a cheap business class ticket for the same price.
well its not about the flight number but the designated sector for that aicraft, Wunala can do SYD-LAX one day then that evening turn around and fly back to MEL...very hard to predict what sector it will be on, if it will be on US sector at all. Its been in Asia and Europe recently.
I'd say just buy your ticket and be thankful...unless you want to purchase the evening of your departure to be certain of the a/c you'll be on, but this far out, impossible to tell. Qantas will also be sending the A330 to LAX starting in early first 1/4 of 2008.
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Jetstar315 From Australia, joined Sep 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
In reply to VHXLR8, JQ will have A321s on the MEL-CNS-MEL and MEL-OOL-MEL route by April. At this point it looks like double daily to CNS and more than that to OOL. The first 3 A321s are due in Feb/Mar from Spirit Airlines USA and the next 14 will be new builds. No info on delivery dates for those as yet