Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4749 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8834 times:
QF's 6x744ER are all configured as Pacific birds... so they usually fly MEL-LAX, SYD-LAX, and SYD-SFO. Sometimes LAX-JFK. They will soon be flying SYD-EZE.
If a Kangaroo configured aircraft is out then yes sometimes they will fly to Asia/UK but not very often.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5134 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6961 times:
The ERs are as above mainly used onSYD/MEL to LAX and SFO flights plus the LAX-JFK tag sometimes. The will be the main aircraft for the new SYD-EZE flight and I think can be quite regular in JNB. They appear elsewhere from time to time aswell like LHR, SIN, HKG, BKK, AKL, BNE.
Divemaster08 From Cayman Islands, joined Jul 2008, 312 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6252 times:
Its a pity that only QF was the only operator of this aircraft. Perhaps if boeing had released this aircraft earlier, it may of had a couple of more customers (this is the passenger varient im talking about as the ERF has done quite well).
I have always liked these QF 744s (ER or not) as my father was part of getting the financing for these aircraft and he was able to fly one of them recently (on his SYD-LAX segment) so i feel that they have something special about them to me!
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5463 posts, RR: 6 Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4853 times:
Quoting Loran (Reply 22): Btw, is the MEL-LAX sector going to be completely replaced with A380s next year or will some 744ER's stay on this service in the medium term?
It's not yet announced, but I would guess that the MEL-LAX, non-stop, services, which is currently one daily will be totally A380, in normal ops, from when numbers 4 & 5 arrive, both of which are currently due in Q1 2009.