Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3213 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13489 times:
God they don't need to do this to the 744s already. Does anybody know if its due for a D check shortly? (that could well be the reason).
Another thought. It's probably going to be easier to sell a GE frame then a RR frame purely because it was only basically parts of the British Commonwealth that operated the RR 744s in any number. So maybe they're first to go for that reason?
I tell you what, I wouldn't mind seeing that aircraft start flying domestic (australia) trasncons instead.
EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12785 times:
Quoting AAMD11 (Reply 3): Also, wasn't this one of the aircraft that was grounded a few years back because of fuselage cracks?
Yes this is the aircraft which was grounded due to cracks on the fuselage...
Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 4): I assume it will also operate back to at least LAX as QF108? If so, which a/c will they have in LAX to continue the 108 onto Sydney?
With 4 aircraft on the ground in LAX simultaneous I'm sure there will be another aircraft in LAX to continue the LAX-JFK-LAX leg.
I will update this space...
Quoting 777STL (Reply 8): I'm guessing it will operate 107 to LAX and then go from there to the desert.
Yes, off to the desert
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10): - Good question, I imagine VH-OEB & VH-OEC will go and perhaps VH-OJA?
From my understanding with SYD-LAX becoming A380 daily the 'Pacific' aircraft will be phased out 1st and once the SYD-SIN-LHR becomes daily the 'Kangaroo' aircraft will be phased...
I have heard VH-OJK will be one of the 1st to go... Don't quote me...
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That is correct...a recent article in The Australian/SMH stated that VH-OJK which had the recent diversion to Perth will be removed from service November. QF insist this was planned in advance and is not related to the PER and MNL incidents.
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 10712 times:
The QF website indicates Sunday's QF15 BNE-LAX will operate on 13SEP, but the return QF16 LAX-BNE will not operate on 13SEP, so presumably that flight is cancelled to operate the second daily LAX-SYD flight to replace VH-OED.
TN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10516 times:
Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 5): Any idea what the other three Boeing 747's to be disposed of are?
VH-OJF, OJK and OEC. Refer to current Australian Aviation Thread replies 25 and 28 respectively. These also list the 763 that are currently up for sale. For further info in respect of these ac, refer to the unofficial QF fleet website www.icns.com.au/qflyer/
remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back