MS861 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 37 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
Yes, I have heard that rumour too and can now confirm it. The aircraft is due for arrival in Australia in November, and will be used whilst Qantas is upgrading inflight entertainment (PTV's in economy) on one of its own 744's, although i dont know which.
Supposedly the aircraft will be used on Qantas' daily Melbourne-Sydney-Narita service, or the famous Kangaroo route from Melbourne and Sydney to LHR.
Also the aircraft may be used on the Syd-Lax serivices.
I hope this helps.
Crosscheck From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
I agree that this aircraft would only be used to fill capacity whilst normal Qantas 744's are offline being refitted, I however doubt very much if it would be used on the NRT sectors. Currently Qantas only operate 747-300's or smaller on all sectors to NRT & NGO. There is no First Class offered by Qantas, JAL or ANA on these sectors due to their large tourist load factors. I'm sure you will find the ex-BA 744 operating to LHR, LAX, CDG etc