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Why Is Qantas In Lima Now?  
User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

I have seen a QF 744 in Lima for over 3 days now. Does anybody know why they are here? Perhaps someone from inside QF can give some ideas. My only thoughts were some sports/government or similar events. I also thought about a mechanical problem on their flight from South America to Australia and thought this could be why. Any ideas?

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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

Quoting Notdownnlocked (Thread starter):
their flight from South America to Australia

It is LA who flies from SCL to SYD via AKL, not QF.

Maybe, as you say, it is because of some sort of sporting event. I hope someone can snap some pics.



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6029 times:

And the SYD-LAX flights don't come anywhere close to LIM so mechanical problem doesn't make sense.

Could it be a political/government/diplomatic mission? Does the Aussie government use QF like the Brits use BA?

Humanitarian mission? Food or medical supplies?


User currently offlineEastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

Someone head over to LIM and grab a picture, quick!


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User currently offlineEK773 From Malta, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5832 times:

Could it be another www.captainschoice.com.au charter tour?

Although their website doesnt specify that the south american tour leaving Australia on 06Oct is not a QF charter journey the tour does pass through Lima on 19/20 Oct.


User currently offlineChupame From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5766 times:

The Qantas 747 is indeed a Captain's Choice charter tour. The group is visiting Cuzco from Oct. 16 till the 20th. The plane stays in Lima while they take smaller domestic flights to Cuzco.

User currently offlineEastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5692 times:

Somebody needs to take some pictures.


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User currently offlineMdutch From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5685 times:

OK, that also explains why I saw the Qantas 747 at GIG last saturday. Was already wondering about that.

User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5587 times:

Quoting Chupame (Reply 5):
The plane stays in Lima while they take smaller domestic flights to Cuzco.

I would love to see the 744 try and land in Cuzco?  Smile


User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

Thanks for the replies. Getting decent photos are almost impossible in LIM unless you are flying out on a domestic flight and can take some pics of the plane you are flying on without being caught. I say domestic because they have no jetways there otherwise the photos are through the cabin windows and are not very good. If a tour was available there are easily almost 100 planes just being reclaimed by mother nature.

User currently offlineChupame From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5465 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 8):

May be they will discover a huge secret ancient runway in the future
And, you will be surprised by the amount of people who have no idea of Cuzco

[Edited 2006-10-19 00:23:36]

User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5304 times:

There really are ancient runways not too far from Cusco, but they have a name and that is Nazca.

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

That sounds expensive, having a 744 sitting on the runway for several days... and did they charter the WHOLE plane? Surely most tour groups are 30-40 maximum. Are QF's 767s ETOPS capable?

Mind you, there aren't many flights across the south pacific from Aus or NZ, so perhaps the LA flight isn't convenient or available?



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 12):
Are QF's 767s ETOPS capable?

There original 763's are 180m ETOPS not sure about the Ex BA 763's with rarely see International ops. IIRC Captains choice has used a QF 763 in the past.


Jason



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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 13):
There original 763's are 180m ETOPS not sure about the Ex BA 763's with rarely see International ops. IIRC Captains choice has used a QF 763 in the past.

The 763 would seem a better size (unless they plan on taking a group of 350 people around Machu Pichu!)



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User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4860 times:

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 6):
Somebody needs to take some pictures.

Yeh, definetly! Anyone in the area with a digital cam?!

Tom



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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

Quoting Notdownnlocked (Reply 9):
I say domestic because they have no jetways there otherwise the photos are through the cabin windows and are not very good. If a tour was available there are easily almost 100 planes just being reclaimed by mother nature.

Last time I was there, there were jetways for domestic. The planes park away from the jetways when not flying or overnight, but I believe they use jetways for domestic now. However, there certainly aren't ENOUGH jetways for all planes yet. That's in the near future.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11438 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4754 times:
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/maniacb/VHEBT_GIG_16_OCT.jpg


Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 6):
Somebody needs to take some pictures.
Quoting Mdutch (Reply 7):
OK, that also explains why I saw the Qantas 747 at GIG last saturday. Was already wondering about that.

Yes! Probably the same 747-300 (not 744), registration VH-EBT " City of Wagga Wagga" . The plane arrived on friday night and departed monday morning. It come from MAO and departed to IGU.

Also at GIG:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/maniacb/VHEBT_GIG_15_OCT.jpg

Felipe

[Edited 2006-10-19 21:29:11]


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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11438 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4730 times:
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Okay, here is the complete route of this 743 trip:

SYD-PPT-MID-HAV-MAO-GIG-IGU-LIM-IPC-SYD


Felipe



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