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QF 744ERs MEL-LAX: Quick Ques  
User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

Just a quick question; am flying to SFO rtn in Jan for a conference via LAX on QF 93/94. Can someone confirm whether this route is flown exclusively by the new 744ERs now?
Also to LHR in FEB: And what about Qantas's MEL-SIN (QF 9/10) and SIN-LHR (QF9/10/31/32) runs-does anyone know if the 744ERs are ever used on these long haul routes as well?


Long Haul is the only way to go
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User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

The QF 93/94 is just about exclusivly ER's now. Can't remember the last time i saw a non ER model doing the route. As for the LHR routes, the ER's are sometimes used on these but am not sure how often this occurs. I would count on getting a standard VH-OJ* series aircraft.

Cheers


User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

The 744ER's were delivered in Pacific config, so unlikely to get them on a LHR run.

You'll be impressed with the 744ER's on the MEL-LAX flights. A huge improvement over the already good 744's.


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Yeah, thanks PER744. Been on them once already on a LAX-MEL when OEB was only 1 week old! Love those bathrooms and 777 interiors.
I hope the 747 has a long way to go before they stop making them.



Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineQANTASpower From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 516 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

I don't think you mean OEB QFClub. This is not a 744ER. I think this was bought 2nd hand from Asiana.


[Edited 2003-11-30 11:49:22]

User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

VH-OEB is a 744-ER, and the first of the LRs delivered to QF. Look it up.


Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Actually, Qantaspower-you're RIGHT. Sorry, my mistake. OEB is a reconfigured 744 (ex MH). It must have been OED then; as the captain did say it was the first of the 744ERs to be delivered to QF. I assumed it was OEB. You're on the ball!!
Will add you to my RU list.

cheers,

Qantasclub



Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

VH-OEB is not an -ER model!! The six ER's delivered to QF are -OEE, -OEF, -OEG, OEH, -OEI and -OEJ. VH-OEB is a 747-48E, with CF6-80C2B1F engines (all -ERS have GE's). VH-OED is not an -ER either. -OED is a 747-4H6 that came from Malaysian Airlines

Cheers


[Edited 2003-11-30 12:57:31]

User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Must have been OEE then.
What happened to OED then, Melbflyer?



Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

I edited my post as you must have been writing yours.

Cheers


User currently offlineBeno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

OEB,OEC and OED are all second hand 744s from MAS and Asiana.

OEE-OEJ are the 6 744ERs

The reason they all share a common rego is because all 9 are GE powered.

All RR powered 744s have OJ* regos



User currently offlineBOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

What type of GE engines are on Qantas 744ERs? Thanks.

User currently offlinePhilaboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

I had the pleasure of travelling of VH-OEG and VH-OEF, both of which are 744ER's. When it comes to the difference between the cabins, i didnt notice anything different when i was in VH-OJR, it seemed the same. Only i guess the lavatories seemed cleaner.

User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

In August I flew MEL-LAX on OEI, which was only 3 weeks old at the time, whilst I was away OEJ (the new Wunala) was delivered, and I ended up on it for LAX-SYD a few weeks later. They both still had the 'new plane smell'  Big grin

The cabins are hugely different from the old 744's. Even the cabin crew who hadn't gone through the 744ER familiarisation course found the cabin to be different. (Job boxes located in different areas, etc)


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

There aren't any pictures of the interiors of these birds eh?


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Get some pics of the upper deck, would ya??

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

Yes, MrBA. If yougoto the Qantas website at www.qantas.com.au, go to the interactive travel classes menu and click on economy class-all those pics are from the new 744ER. You can have 360s of the cabin.
cheers



Long Haul is the only way to go
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4824 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

The 744ER is strictly based on the Australia - USA routes. Very rarely are they pulled off US routes & onto Kangaroo routes,Trans Tasman or Asian destinations, BUT, I know -OEJ was placed on the QF127 Sydney - Hong Kong route back in Oct or Nov & havent seen it placed on any other international route since. It would be a waste to have these aircraft used for anything else than US routes considering they have extra range & payload.


Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

The biggest waste of the -ER's was a couple of weeks ago during the Rugby World Cup fianl week. -OEH taken out of service to have the 'Go Wallabies' title painted on the belly, then flying SYD-MEL-SYD services for two days before it was meant to do a flyover of the final. Of course as many know this never occured due to poor weather so a bit of a waste really. Sh*t happens i suppose. It did operate the Antartic flight on the monday though so i suppose this flight was a worthy candidate for an -ER.

Cheers


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