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747-300 To Operate BNE-AKL-LAX  
User currently offlineJetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2225 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

BNE/AKL/LAX Aircraft changes during NOV 2005

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To all those interested I HEAR Qantas are operating 747-300s during the month of November Brisbane-Auckland-Los Angeles. 743s will operate on SUN, WED and FRI while the 744 does the rest.

This is most likely due to the 2 Class 744s undergoing a Skybed upgrade


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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

Quoting Jetfuel (Thread starter):
This is most likely due to the 2 Class 744s undergoing a Skybed upgrade

I do think that is the case , I believe that the 743's were operating the LAX routes earlier this year for the same reason.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 21 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Sweet! Always nice to see 743s still plying long-haul routes today...


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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6433 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 2):
Always nice to see 743s still plying long-haul routes today...

Do you call SYD-NRT long haul? They still operate flights to Asia..

I'd still prefer a QF 744 to LAX.

Are they upgrading the 743's?



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User currently offlineZeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

A question:

When did QF start flying the AKL-LAX direct? I know they used to fly the QF101/100 MEL-AKL-LAX but were there direct AKL-LAX services before that?

Cheers

Zeekiel


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5912 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 16 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
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I believe QF flew MEL-AKL-LAX prior to their delivery of 747-400ER's. Now that they have a MEL-LAX flight, they shifted the direct flight from MEL to BNE...even though there is a BNE-LAX nonstop. I think they should shift the BNE-AKL-LAX route to CNS-AKL-LAX.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26538 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
Are they upgrading the 743's?

I do believe those have already been upgraded

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):

I believe QF flew MEL-AKL-LAX prior to their delivery of 747-400ER's.

QF introduced the non-stop MEL-LAX flights with their normal 747-400s after United introduced the same service earlier. Both had to take decent weight restrictions. With the introduction of the 747-400ER, QF was able to undercut UA and forced them off the non-stop



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User currently offlineZeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
I do believe those have already been upgraded

If you mean to Skybed configurations, not so. I haven't seen anything on the QF site lately about any upgrade. I guess we are waiting on the next QF fleet order to see what happens. It seems pretty likely and quell the endless speculation on the forum.

I travelled on a QF 743 last December to NRT from SYD and it was still in its Dreamtime J configuration.

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):
I think they should shift the BNE-AKL-LAX route to CNS-AKL-LAX.

I'm not so sure that a CNS-AKL warrants a daily service. I mean NZ barely operates there twice a week (once a week at one stage). Of course I checked the timetable ages ago and it could have changed in the interim.

Someone could be quite mental and go PER-AKL-LAX. Actually I can recall that QF operated a SYD-AKL-LAX sort a service with 767 or 737 connecting to a 744 in AKL. I know it wouldn't happen but hey lets experiment!

Cheers

Zeekiel


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
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Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
Are they upgrading the 743's?

The B743s apparantly are not getting skybed upgrades, but have gotten the old B744 style seats upgrade.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
I'd still prefer a QF 744 to LAX.

But nothing bets a classic operating the route thou.

Quoting Zeekiel (Reply 4):
When did QF start flying the AKL-LAX direct?

QF have operated AKL-LAX for as long as I can remember, in other words for ages


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5344 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Quoting Zeekiel (Reply 4):
When did QF start flying the AKL-LAX direct?

Not exactly sure. I think it was around 1990 when they first got the 744's. I think it may have originated in SYD at first.

I believe MEL-AKL-LAX started in 1994.

Yeah good to see the 743's a bit more on this run for a while! LAX-AKL can be a bit of a push if head winds are strong! Atleast Y has the new interiors! No Skybeds in J!


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