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Qantas 744s To LAX  
User currently offlineCX889 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 49 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Could anyone tell me which 744s QF flies into LAX from MEL, SYD, and AKL. Their website lists two different types of 744s.

Also, what is the status of PTVs installed in QF 744s? Way back, only 1 744 was fitted with PTVs, and was used primarily to LHR. Please tell me that more have been equipped.

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

They fly the special Long Reach 744s to LAX and well as LHR I think.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

All Qantas B744s are named Longreach. Due to the slightly different configuration, I think Lax sees the later OJs. VH-OJE is fitted with PTVs.
alvin



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User currently offlineMikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

I just flew from SYD to LAX today as a matter of fact. I flew on VH-OED. Flight QF107, There were no PTV's on this aircraft in E/C however both B/C and F/C had them. I flew the same configured A/C last week Saturday night as flight QF108 (I was suppose to fly QF12 but got bumped off as the QF12 flight was full). QF108 was about 60% full in Y/C and maybe 70% in B/C. QF107 today had a load factor of probably 95 to 97%.

Mike


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1927 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Qantas has specific planes for its LAX-SYD/MEL/AKL-LAX route. These have a little bit fewer seats for the long distance to make it just a little lighter. Of course, Qantas can change their setup and although these planes are used on this route 99% of the time, things change. But almost always, they use:

VH-OEB
VH-OEC
VH-OED
VH-OJI
VH-OJJ
VH-OJL
VH-OJP
VH-OJQ
VH-OJR
VH-OJS
VH-OJT
VH-OJU

And of course, the ones with "VH-OJ*" are the ones with the GE engines, not the RB-211 engines with the single engine pod.

I'm not sure which ones have the PTV's but I'm guessing, by now, half or so have them. I think that ALL Qantas 744s should have the PTV's by July 2002... but I'm not sure of the date. Definitely by mid-2002 though.

Hope this helps.



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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1927 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

I made a mistake!

The QF 744s with VH-OE* are the ones with the GE engines, and VH-OJ* have the RB211's. Sorry!



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User currently offlineCX889 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 49 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Hey QANTAS747-438, thanks for the reply.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

With reference to the QF 744 seating charts:
Those with slightly more business class seats are usually rostered onto LAX and BUE routes.

Economy class PTV's are not a priority for these aircraft as the other competition (NZ, UA) do not have PTV's in their cabins.


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

how about those flying to HKG??? are they likely to get PTV in Y class sooner than those for LAX routes????

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User currently offlineCrosscheck From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Only 2 of the Qantas 747-400 fleet have PTV's fitted in the Y Class Cabin.

VH-OJE Kangaroo Config
VH-OJR Pacific Config

OJE Tends to operate between Aust & Europe, while OJR is mainly seen on routes to the USA.

Qantas plans to have all 747-400 aircraft fitted with Y Class PTV's by end of 2002.

Thanks


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Whay do they use different engines?

Is it better for longhaul flights the 744 RR engined or the GE engined?


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2386 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

F.Pier,
there are a lot of threads, particularly in Tech/Ops on this exact subject that are very infomative!


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

If BUE is Buenos Aires that route actually uses a Kangaroo configuration aircraft. Buenos Aires is EZE!

The 3 with GE engines are ex OZ and MH aircraft also the new 747-438ER's will have GE engines!

Scott.  Smile


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