Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
I flew this route last year and if im not mistaken, something like 4hrs 30 mins.
As for equipment, Ansett Australia use A320s and B767s. Qantas use B767s, B737s and four times a week the B747-300/400(flights operate onwards to Johannesburg). If you happen to be flying South African Airways then it could be from a range of its 747s, the SP, -200, -300 or -400.
Tim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
I agree with you. I cant understand why they are ditching it either. Its bad for Perth Spotters to. Less QF 747's!
My source is a couple of travel agent contacts.
They definently wont be doing direct SYD-JNB with the 744's.
"Qantas will discontinue its Sydney/Perth/
Johannesburg QF63/64 services from 3/01.
With QF 23/24 finishing on THU26OCT/FRI27OCT.
It is almost certain that from this date South African Airways flights SA280/281, will terminate in Perth when Qantas eventually pulls off the route.
Rumour has it that South African Airways may also uplift the aircraft size to B744, and that services could run daily. "
Possible codeshare I suppose?
I dont understand why they are handing it all to SAA. But if the SAA 744 terminates in Perth, QF must be flying the PER-SYD sector with 747 classic or 763 aircraft?
Should make for some interesting observations.
Night Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
Im rather dissappointed to hear this news as well. Being one of the few Perth spotters here it will be a sad day when that flight stops. We've already lost our only daily 744 service when BA pulled out of Perth to be replaced by QF 763's.
I get the feeling that SAA will be moving to 744's as there was one in Perth today. Im not sure if it had anything to do with the olympics or not but its certainly a first as far as I know in Perth. Myself and TAA_Airbus got pics of it and will have them online ASAP (As long as Airliners.net accepts them)
Lxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
Personally I dont think QF will cancel their Oz flights
from South Africa.
QF have cancelled QF 064/063 for 06/13/20 Nov
but only for those dates.They will discontinue their
Harare flights because of the fuel situation and low
yields there.This was the flight via Harare
It would be interesting to see BA RSA/OZ but I dont
think it will happen.Up to the 80s we had a BA flight
JNB SEYCHELLES COLOMBO HONG KONG/TOKYO and
return but it is doubtful whether SA government would
grant rights to BA for JNB PER.