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Qantas At Manchester , UK Today  
User currently offlineBritannia191a From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

Does anyone know why Qantas was at Manchester this morning. It took off at about 0800hrs GMT, and i think it was either QF156 or 158, but these relate to internal Australian flights.

Can anyone shed any light

Cheers

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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5379 times:

A QF 744 @ MAN???

Hmmmm, interesting!

Chris



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5345 times:

It wasn't the Flightline BAe146 doing shuttle runs for connecting Qantas passengers from LHR was it?


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12399 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5322 times:
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Apart from the fact that they both have 4 engines, I'm not sure how anyone who pays for the privilege of posting here would confuse a BAe146 and a 744 (and I doubt it was a 146 in QF c/s).  Nuts


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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

and I doubt it was a 146 in QF c/s

No, it was G-FLTC.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Simon



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User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Yeah nothin special im affraid  Sad
maybe one day , although i hear that connection will be scrapped soon as they are very low loads



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User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

I thought the main reason for the shuttle was to hold open QF slots at LHR?

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

"Apart from the fact that they both have 4 engines, I'm not sure how anyone who pays for the privilege of posting here would confuse a BAe146 and a 744 (and I doubt it was a 146 in QF "

I'm guessing he didn't actually see the aircraft, but saw it listed on a departures board...

Geoff M.


User currently offlineBritannia191a From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

Just to add some more information, i heard it on the airband scanner, climbing out of Manchester. It was a Qantas call sign, and an Australian Pilot. I thought i heard him say Qantas 158 or 156. He was flying south and at the time was cleared to at least FL190 before he transferred to London. Was he a diversion bound orginally for London. Its the flight number that confused me as well as the fact Qantas was at Manchester.

User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

Just to add some more information, i heard it on the airband scanner, climbing out of Manchester. It was a Qantas call sign, and an Australian Pilot. I thought i heard him say Qantas 158 or 156. He was flying south and at the time was cleared to at least FL190 before he transferred to London. Was he a diversion bound orginally for London. Its the flight number that confused me as well as the fact Qantas was at Manchester.

I highly doubt Qantas flew into MAN at all, the flightline aircraft will use a Qantas call sign.

As he was transferred to London, I am 95% sure that it was G-FLTC, doing another shuttle run to Heathrow.

Australian/Essex accents, they all sound the same  Big grin

Simon Nicholls



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Just a pity that the real QF havent restarted back to MAN. Damn BA and their London hogging ways  Big grin


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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Just a pity that the real QF havent restarted back to MAN. Damn BA and their London hogging ways

And losing money.

SQ and MH are marketing one-stop services from MAN to Australia. Qantas and BA offer a nightmare transfer at Heathrow, then a long flight with another stop.

Even EK and eventually QR will offer the regular traveller from the north of Britain much better service with one less stop. SQ in particular market the service to Australia heavily and codeshare with NZ.

A QF service would not need to be daily, but should generate decent loads. Maybe the rumours of AO doing a lower-frills service to Europe would fit the Manchester traffic profile and make them some useful cash.


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

It is for charter. Qantas also fly to Athens, Spain (cant remember name of the city) and other european cities.


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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

The Manchester departures/arrivals are not charters like those services. They are linked to cruise holidays and fly passengers to meet the liners at ports.

User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4461 times:

QF158 is a 146
MAN LHR 0615/0715

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4386 times:

Qantas 158 is a shuttle flight out of LHR that I often hear on the scanner down here in London.



Matt



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