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Qantas Boeing 747 300  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4244 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4421 times:

I herd that Qantas has use 747 300 on the LAX-SYD route. Did Qantas have custom made 747 300 to fly this route. I always herd that 300 had a shorter range than other 747's with the exception of the 100. If somebody have any information on the Qantas 747 300 on these long non stop flight to LAX please tell me thank you.

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

Qantas had 6 747-338s. First delivered to QF in late 1984, these RR-powered 743s have been to LAX. I worked at the airport for about a decade, and I've seen all of QF's 747 series there, including some 767s too. Whether the 743s made it to LAX non-stop from Sydney, I don't know. As far as I know, the 6 743s are still in service with QF. I'm sure someone here will enlighten us. Regards.

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User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4250 times:

The 743's do not have the legs to do SYD-LAX non-stop, the only aircraft capable of it before the 744 came out was the 74L (SP), now retired and coming to a soft-drink fridge near you containing Coke.  Sad

Woudl probably have been via either HNL, AKL or NAN if a 743 was at LAX>


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