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A Tribute To Qantas 747 300s  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I just fond out that QF has started to sale of some there 747 300, and one is getting broken up. I could not see these beauty go with out giving them a tribute. Most who have read my past post know that I grew up near LAX, and in the 80's QF flew there 747 300 into LAX. Qantas was one of my favorite airlines at the time, and 747 300 was my favorite plane. In the 90 QF used there 747 300 on LAX-HNL-SYD and LAX-PPT-SYD routes, in 2005 and 2006 QF used 747 300 on LAX-ACK routes. When I visit Singapore and Hawwii in 2004, I was trying to find some QF 747 300 at there airport but I just did not see them. The deep sound there engine made at start up is going to be missed at SYD.

Long Live The QF 747 300! It sad to se them go.  Sad

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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

I believe QF 747 300 was also the only 747 300 to be power by RR RB 2:11 524 D4 ( CX 747 300 was powered by 524 C2). The 524 D4 was the most powerful RR engine used on 747 classic.

User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

What was the name of the other Australian carrier which use to fly the 747-300 as well with the gourmet chef on board from HKG-SYD?


747SP
User currently offlineQFATWA From New Zealand, joined Jun 1999, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Ansett Australia - bought out by Air New Zealand and failed - soon after September 11th, 2001.

They replaced 743 with 744 (two ex Singapore Airlines).


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4142 times:

Quoting Warren747sp (Reply 2):
What was the name of the other Australian carrier which use to fly the 747-300 as well with the gourmet chef on board from HKG-SYD?

I belive that was Ansett, they used ex- SQ 747 312 for there HKG-SYD route.


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

The 743's will still be around for a few more years yet, infact they will be on QF25/26 MEL-AKL-LAX from June 15th to July 28th 3x weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

I flew on VH-EBX back in 2003 before its cabin was upgraded, nice ride though with a very retro interior, was a short SYD-AKL sector in under 2hrs 20mins.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
QF used 747 300 on LAX-ACK routes.

Smelling a mistake here..I believe it should be AKL. (Auckland).


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3994 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 6):
Smelling a mistake here..I believe it should be AKL. (Auckland).

I was wondering why the QF 743 went to Nantucket Big grin

-CXfirst



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 5):
The 743's will still be around for a few more years yet, infact they will be on QF25/26 MEL-AKL-LAX from June 15th to July 28th 3x weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Thank you ZK-NBT

If anybody is in the Los Angeles area at that time and have video camera, please make a video of one of these QF 747300 taking off from LAX, and please send it to www.flightlevel350.com? Due to me living on the other side of the country and my job, I will be able to see it. Thank You


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Apprantly the QF 743's will now be on the MEL-AKL-LAX route until September 21st.

User currently offlineUNITED905 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Hi all.My lasting memoires of the QF 743 was a flight from SYD HNL.I was looking foward to this flight so much.My first classic.Well i can say it was the worst flight ever the turbulance was hurendouse and i spent over a hour bing sick in the rear tolete.Half the crew went bad saying it was the worst flight theyd had for a long time.Still love the 743.


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User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

The good old 747-300. My last flight on it was QF20 from MNL-SYD.A very interesting flight, not because of the actual flight but more of the circumstances surrounding the flight.The flight was late arriving into MNL because it was late departing SYD because a volcano erupted somewhere Papua New Guinea, and it had to divert around it.I t had to go around it on its way to MNL and on the way back to SYD.It left about 1hr 15 minutes late, but we arrived only 30 minutes late. It was a pretty good flight with the upgraded interior. The 747SP is still my favourite aircraft though  Big grin


#proudtobeabulldog
User currently offlineCX777Fan From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

I was a big fan of the pre-refitted QF743 cabins when they had the seemingly bigger, softer more comfortable dark coloured Y seats. I flew them back and forth NRT-SYD a few times. The cabin ambiance was much nicer and "sophisticated" before the gaudy slimline Y seats went in.

User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Whats the distance between SYD and LAX ?

I thought the 747-300 was a reduced capacity 400 to enable it to fly further ? but noticed it stopped on route anyway ?



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User currently offlineQuetzal From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 14):
I thought the 747-300 was a reduced capacity 400 to enable it to fly further ?

You might be confusing the -300 with the 747SP.....



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User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

As Quetzal has pointed out, it is the 747SP that had a reduced capacity for increased range and speed. It could get to higher initial cruising altitudes quicker. Check out the database here for more information.


#proudtobeabulldog
User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6991 posts, RR: 63
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 1):
I believe QF 747 300 was also the only 747 300 to be power by RR RB 2:11 524 D4

What about the 747-300s with Saudi Arabian Airlines? They still have -D4s.

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 14):
I thought the 747-300 was a reduced capacity 400 to enable it to fly further

No, the -300 was essentially a -200 with a stretched upper deck. The -400 came later and looked much the same (ignoring the winglets) but was in many ways a New Generation 747 (with a two-person cockpit etc.)

The 747-300 wasn't a great success in terms of sales but I too have fond memories of it. SR flew two all-PAX versions and three combis. I flew on all five from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Americas and I still kind of miss it.


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 17):
Quoting 747400sp (Reply 1):
I believe QF 747 300 was also the only 747 300 to be power by RR RB 2:11 524 D4

What about the 747-300s with Saudi Arabian Airlines? They still have -D4s.

OOP! I foregot Saudi Arabian Airlines had D-4 powered 747 300, please fore give me?  embarrassed 


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 16):
What about the 747-300s with Saudi Arabian Airlines? They still have -D4s.

Then Yippeee atleast I experienced flying in the 747-368 SV with the D4s



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3036 times:
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Well we were over in Australia in July 2006, and the 743 was flying PER-SYD.

It was our first and only time on QF's 743. NIce cushy upper deck seats (I forget if it was considered Business. Actually yes, Domestic J class.)

Beautiful silvery RR engines as seen from our seats. If I recall correctly, there were only 3 of them in service at the time. Is that still true? The teal/blue painted one....EBU I think, was in Avalon where I assume she still is.

I recall seeing EBT and EBV whilst in Australia. Actually we flew on EBT. Is there just one other 743 in service there?



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

They will still be around for a few more years to come.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Go to: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2724018/

User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 21):
Go to: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...4018/

When checking out that topic, look at the cabin. QF 747300 passenger cabins, are just as advance as there 747400ER. QF should keep them on transpacific flight.


User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Quoting QFATWA (Reply 3):
Ansett Australia - bought out by Air New Zealand and failed

Was it really necsary to make that point? Still needing to move on are we?  Yeah sure


User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2929 times:

Qantas still operate the classic B747-300 up to 3 times per day Syd-Per-Syd & up to twice daily Mel-Per-Mel. Apart from the Mel-Akl-Lax sectors coming up it's hard to see QF utilising these birds anywhere else, because they don't have the sky beds (as mentioned above) & therefore QF try not use them for international flights! Having said that htey are still used for last minute maintenance changes & additional frequencies, like the recent Mel-Hkg-Cns & Mel-Nrt-Syd flights.

Cheers - BZF



Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
25 Jfk777 : These 743 used to operate the Sydney - BKK-LHR route daily in the pre 744 era. I saw them at LHR several times.
26 Mirrodie : What are the registrations of the 747-300s that are left flying for QF?
27 Mendaero : When thousands of people loose their jobs, Yes When people are still waiting for their entitlements, Yes When people have taken their own lives due t
28 FlyingClrs727 : It didn't have to be a huge sucess. It just had to keep the 747 line moving while Boeing developed the 747-400.
29 Mendaero : VH-EBV VH-EBW VH-EBX VH-EBY
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