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User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

How long is this flight, and what equipment is normally used?

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User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1253 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.

User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

It depends on the time of year and the equipment being used.

Westbound, the domestic services (both AN's B767's and A320's and QF's B767's and B734's) take 5 hrs, and about 4:15 Eastbound. The B747's used by QF are about 10 min quicker.


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Try and get on either QF23 / 24 or QF 63/64. As these (as mentioned above) continue/come from Africa and the equipment used is 747-300/400.

I reccomend these flights as Qantas is to discontinue its Sydney/Perth/
Johannesburg QF63/64 services from 3/01.

The last flight of QF 23/24 will be THU26OCT/FRI27OCT.

So if you want a 747 flight get in before the above mentioned dates.

Perth, Australia

ICQ - 3008819

User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1196 times:


Why would QF stop their SYD-PER-JNB rtn flights? I thought Africa was quite profitable for QF. Is it they are going SYD-JNB direct (long trip - probably payload restricted) or codesharing with SAA?

What is your source for this as I have looked up a couple of sights and nothing displays this?


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1186 times:


The QF bit seems to be correct. There are also rumours in South Africa of this happening. The gist is that QF will codeshare on SA services.

I am sure one of the QF boys will be able to confirm this.



User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1183 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.


User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Hi All

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)



User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1162 times:


SAA operated a few 744's into Perth and Sydney before and during the olympics due to the games.

User currently offlineApioca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Was BA not to start operating LHR_JNB_PER?

If so this would account for the lack of QF service as the BA flights would "keep it within the one-world family"

User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (15 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1126 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
return but it is doubtful whether SA government would
grant rights to BA for JNB PER.

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