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Info. Request On Last QF 747-338 Flight  
User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Does anyone have any info. on the final QF 747-338 flight? Acft. #, route?
Cheers.

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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

should have done MEL-LAX yesterday, its not coming back and that a/c is VH-EBY.


not sure about VH-EBV and W.

[Edited 2008-12-29 22:44:23]


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User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3310 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 1):
should have done MEL-LAX yesterday, its not coming back and that a/c is VH-EBY.

Can a 743 fly LAX-MEL and why is QF flying a 743 not a 744 or was it just so they can park it in the desert, and then why would they just not have flown it to GYR or one like that



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3286 times:



Quoting N104UA (Reply 2):
Can a 743 fly LAX-MEL

it was the flight that goes via AKL.

I know it was a 1way flight, the flight back to MEL on the 29th was 744 operated, where the 743 is now is anyones guess, I suspect its going to a storage facility.



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3286 times:



Quoting N104UA (Reply 2):

Can a 743 fly LAX-MEL and why is QF flying a 743 not a 744 or was it just so they can park it in the desert, and then why would they just not have flown it to GYR or one like that

It would have been QF25 which runs MEL-AKL-LAX 743's have been doing this flight on certain days for about 6 months now



Vhq



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

its off to Marana, not sure if its there yet or is going in the coming days.

the flight on the 29th was the final commercial flight of a QF 743.



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6335 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Yeah, and pretty full up with 406 p.o.b., inbound from MEL to AKL. I went to see it and unfortunately the pics I took weren't great due to the dreary conditions at AKL and I didn't stay to watch it depart for LAX. I would assume it'd head straight to the graveyard because it has no use standing around LAX. I think I'll miss the loudness of this classic. You could really distinguish it from other planes at the airport when it was taxiing to the gate, especially last night when it was quiet.


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3200 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 6):
Yeah, and pretty full up with 406 p.o.b., inbound from MEL to AKL.

Sweet departed with 331POB to LAX. Required full length off 05R and used every bit of it. No photos as was nearly dark departed 2040 almost an hour late. and weather was terrible , was in the clouds by about 200ft.

I was out on Saturday and saw it depart aswell was even later got some shots of the arrival. On departure they were having a good chat with the apron guys and they gave it a water salute send off for the engineers final flight! Unfortunatly was even later at 2115 departure.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6335 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

This is one of the photos of it that I took taxiing back to the terminal. You really do expect better quality from a $1000 camera! Too bad the weather turned against me.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cYYIjMZbEQA/SVnwP_55rLI/AAAAAAAABVc/T4VwKenfM3Q/s800/IMG_8965reformat1resize.jpg



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Nice. Oh well the weather got worse after that. I was going to go for the arrival but didn't make it.

Hmm, maybe I've seen you spotting? Do you go regularly?


User currently offlineAllpress From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

its sad to see her go =[ .... i like the look of the bare metal engines


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 7):
I was out on Saturday and saw it depart aswell was even later got some shots of the arrival. On departure they were having a good chat with the apron guys and they gave it a water salute send off for the engineers final flight! Unfortunatly was even later at 2115 departure.

Sad to see the 747-300s go. Nice classic planes. I knew a couple of the FE's that did a lot of the recent LAX flights.

Nice people. The man still couldn't work out why on earth I'd be so determined to photograph a red and white Airbus A380..  Wink

[Edited 2008-12-30 02:24:27]

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6335 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Who knows! Possibly.. I go when I can or when I know something special's on. Generally around holiday times. That makes it 2 times in the last 2 days! I usually have a 400D around my neck and nowadays a scanner with ipod earphones. Mainly 3 spots for me: domestic carpark (my car was the only one parked up there today), NZ MX carpark, lookout area at the end of the runway. I really need to upgrade my lens.


It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 898 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3004 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
This is one of the photos of it that I took taxiing back to the terminal. You really do expect better quality from a $1000 camera

thank you for the photo, I have heaps, but that is a special one (last flight and all)

Quoting Cpd (Reply 11):
Nice people. The man still couldn't work out why on earth I'd be so determined to photograph a red and white Airbus A380..

LOL yes, his comment does have some merit, I still reckon the "Queen of the skies" is a better looking ac. (says one who has 2 framed QF A380 photos in the study side by side with the 744 and one of an SP).



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User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Awww so sad to see the 743s go, my first 747 flight was on 743 VH-EBT, QF25 MEL-AKL back in Nov 2006, one of the best flights I have ever had  Smile and those engines  cloudnine 

It's sad to see the classics go, are all of the 743s now in storage in the desert, or are the others still to be ferried over? and does anyone know whats going to happen to them...are they to be scrapped, or are they up for sale?

Oh well, atleast there are new big birds entering the fleet...



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User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

I've had the privelage to fly on VH-EBY from HNL to SYD two years back - was by far one of the best aircraft in the QF Fleet. I'll miss those 743's rotating at PER for an eastbound destination.

 Sad


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2868 times:



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 5):
its off to Marana, not sure if its there yet or is going in the coming days.

the flight on the 29th was the final commercial flight of a QF 743.

Here ya go!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6012



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6335 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2800 times:



Quoting United_fan (Reply 16):

Oh, it's still in flight... Just! And that concludes QF's Classic Era. I didn't have a chance to fly in one unless I wanted to pay $500 for Monday's flight.. Only if I had more money..

Quoting TN486 (Reply 13):
thank you for the photo, I have heaps, but that is a special one (last flight and all)

No worries. I hoped to get photos of A.Net quality but the weather gods prevented me from getting a good shot.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Anyone who knows the flight hours/cycles of those QF 743s? Beyond 100.000 hours I guess.
Are all going to be scrapped or is there a chance to see one of them flying the Hadj next year?


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

I never got up to RME to see the other QF 743 there. I wonder if they scrapped it?


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

VH-EBW leaves SYD on the 4th for HNL, its a ferry flight.


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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

There was a note up on the departures board in MEL today say Melbourne farewelled the classic 747. Interesteding must be some Av nuts upstairs lol!

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