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Qantas A380 Questions Please?  
User currently offlinejumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 293 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

Nothing about exploding engines on this thread! Simply a couple of questions....

Can anyone tell me how many new A380s Qantas are expecting to have delivered between now and July 2011 please?

Also, are any of our numerous antipodean friends and colleagues, perhaps with inside knowledge, able to advise as to which routes these aircraft will be used on? I take it that they will slowly replace the 747-400s?

Many Thanks....

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User currently onlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5828 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7651 times:

Quoting jumpjet (Thread starter):

Can anyone tell me how many new A380s Qantas are expecting to have delivered between now and July 2011 please?
VH-OQG,H & I are due Dec2010/Jan2012 (Numbers 7, 8 & 9)

VH-OQJ & K are due in 2011, but I think, in the 2nd half. (Numbers 10 & 11)

Quoting jumpjet (Thread starter):
Also, are any of our numerous antipodean friends and colleagues, perhaps with inside knowledge, able to advise as to which routes these aircraft will be used on?

These aircraft and VH-OQL(No 12) will normally only be used between SYD/MEL-LHR/LAX as they will be 1st class equipped and 1 st class is being withdrawn from everywhere except LHR/LAX.

VH-OQL completes the first QF order. The remaining 8 will have J, Y+ Y only. I am sure you will see these at LHR & LAX also but from BNE and via BKK/HKG. Any other ports are pure speculation, but JNB, FRA and DFW would not surprise me.

This all assumes that the fall out from QF32 is dealt with fairly quickly by all concerned. If it isn't, who knows?

Gemuser

[Edited 2010-12-09 03:20:52]


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User currently offlinejumpjet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7614 times:

Thanks for this. The reason I've asked is that my family and I are booked from LHR - HK - SYD at the end of July 2011 and returning SYD - SIN - LHR a month later. I know that we're coming back on an A380 but at the moment our outbound flight is a B744-400. What are the chances of our outbound flight changing to an A380?

User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

Quoting jumpjet (Reply 2):
What are the chances of our outbound flight changing to an A380?

slim to zero at this stage. not enough frames to run that route as yet

Mal787



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User currently offlineeoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

If everything is back to normal by July, your flight via HKG won't be an A380.

Of course with all that is going on at the moment anything is possible, but the odds are very very low.


User currently onlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5828 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7128 times:

Quoting jumpjet (Reply 2):
The reason I've asked is that my family and I are booked from LHR - HK - SYD at the end of July 2011 and returning SYD - SIN - LHR a month later. I know that we're coming back on an A380 but at the moment our outbound flight is a B744-400. What are the chances of our outbound flight changing to an A380?

QF does not operate LHR-HKG-SYD, the flight QF30 is LHR-HKG-MEL, so you would be connecting in HKG to QF 128. QF128 is listed as a B744 in Jul2011, for Dec 2010 it is an A333, so who knows what will happen by Jul 2011. But even if QF30 became an A380 by Jul2011, which is very, very unlikely, HKG-SYD is even less likely to be one.

Having said all that, with the current turmoil in QF schedules, who the h*ll knows? If issues continue with the higher thrust versions of the Trent 900 and QF can't use them on SYD/MEL-LAX, it is possible that all four LHR-SYD/MEL flights will be A380 by then.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

When is Qantas expected to return the A380s to service after the December 2nd incident? It seems as though now that the oil pipe problem has been discovered, they've likely found the culprit. In the meantime, why aren't airlines like SQ and LH taking notice of this new development?


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User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

Quoting Thrust (Reply 6):
When is Qantas expected to return the A380s to service after the December 2nd incident? It seems as though now that the oil pipe problem has been discovered, they've likely found the culprit. In the meantime, why aren't airlines like SQ and LH taking notice of this new development?

In most cases they have different specs or at least different ratings. SQ did some precautionary checking, as did LH. I understand (but dont quote me) that LH may also be requiring an engine change on their bird.


User currently offlinelegs From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Qantas is flying A380s on the Kangaroo route (SYD/MEL to LHR). According to the newspaper this morning, Qantas is still waiting on guidance from Rolls-Royce as to when they can resume operations to LAX. More information here.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Quoting gemuser (Reply 1):
This all assumes that the fall out from QF32 is dealt with fairly quickly by all concerned. If it isn't, who knows?

Slightly off topic, any updates on VH-OQA repairs..???

Quoting Thrust (Reply 6):
When is Qantas expected to return the A380s to service after the December 2nd incident? It seems as though now that the oil pipe problem has been discovered, they've likely found the culprit. In the meantime, why aren't airlines like SQ and LH taking notice of this new development?

I must of missed the band wagon, when did QF ground the fleet of A380's AGAIN???

EK413



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User currently onlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5828 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 9):
Slightly off topic, any updates on VH-OQA repairs..???

See Aust Aviation thread, supposedly return to service is expected by August 2011.

Gemuser



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User currently offlinelegs From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 9):
I must of missed the band wagon, when did QF ground the fleet of A380's AGAIN???

The only routes Qantas A380s have been flying since resuming service post-QF32 are SYD and MEL to LHR. They have not flown an A380 to or from LAX since the grounding, on advice from Rolls Royce.

Technically, they could resume services, but Rolls has adivsed them against using full thrust on their A380s. This makes the route unprofitable.


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