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What Was Qantas Doing At PDX?  
User currently offlinePaddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

I know its a bit after the fact, because this picture was taken last May, but does anyone know why this plane was in Portland? The caption says there was two QF 744's in PDX that day...strange.

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User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4701 times:

From memory, there were 2 744's at PDX for a few weeks in May or June 2003. Both were undergoing a repaint.

User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2771 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

I believe that would be for a repaint. But why do they go all the way to PDX for a repaint? Cheaper, possibly?


User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

They paint NZ planes at PDX also. They painted John Travolta's 707 at PDX.

User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

PDX is sometimes used for test runs (pre-delivery) for some flights out of boeing field. I have seen ANA, Japan, Qantas, American's 777. ANA was a touch & go 777-very cool!

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

That is a confirmation on the repaint at PDX. I remember seeing a photo in an aircraft magazine (Airliner World I think) as well as in Australian Aviation under Aircraft movements.

Do not know why as 747's are painted in Sydney as well, maybe to test try it or maybe it was cheaper or the previous job was under warranty.

Qantas in February recently sent one of its A332's back to Tolouse for a repaint as it was still under warranty.

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