Mikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months ago) and read 1146 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%.
QANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1802 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1099 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:
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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