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Qantas's First 737-800 Has Arrived In Australia  
User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Hi all,

The first Qantas 737-800 has just arrived in Australia. The aircraft departed the USA on Thursday and is currently in Brisbane.

I understand that the aircraft will enter immediate service and be also used for crew training

QFTJT


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User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

just curious - is it a common endorsement for the pilots of 733 and 734?

User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Yes

QFTJT


User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Any truth to the rumour that one of the -800's is coming in a Nalanji/Wunula livery?

User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

havent heard that one....

what colour now? yellow? "City of Redfern"? they are hideous designs.... would look cute on b717.


User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Possibly, but not the one that is already here.

QFTJT


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

VH-VXB (the next 73H) would be in Aboriginal colours.


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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

winglets, winglets, winglets, ?

User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

yes, with winglets.

QFTJT


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

So what routes will this be flying?

User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Not sure at this time.

QFTJT


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Let's hope to see a picture soon!


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1795 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Nice to see Qantas B737-800 with Winglets !!




Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1273 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

This is great news for Qantas.
I am glad they have finally received some new aircraft!

Regards
QantasAirways



Spirit of Australia
User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

It would be interesting to see a 738 in either wunala or nalanji colours

User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Well i wonder if i'd recognise the Qantas B738 as the DJ's B738s! Each day walking to school or during lessons get to see heeps of planes flying across our school.

Is it true that the plane is quieter installing the winglets? (From a advertisment i read in Flight International about the B737/8s)

Best Regards


User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Posts on aus.aviation report that QF has reverted to naming their a/c after Australian cities/towns/regions which has pleased many people.

VH - VXA named Broome.
VH - VXB stated to be in an Aboriginal colour scheme

And the other names will be:
- VXC Gippsland
- VXD Tenterfield
- VXE Coffs Harbour
- VXF Sunshine Coast
- VXG Port Douglas
- VXH Warrnambool
- VXI Oodnadatta
- VXJ Coober Pedy
- VXK Katherine
- VXL Charleville
- VXM Mount Hotham
- VXN Fremantle
- VXO Kakadu.

cheers
PGF


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

I can't tell if the winglets make the 738 quieter than without as I have not seen a 738 without winglets for a while.

User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

I'm booked on QF644 from Melbourne to Cairns on 23Mar, and the equipment is down as '73H'. Also looks like one leg of the return flight on QF639 on the 26th (via Brisbane) is also 73H.



User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2806 times:

Can anyone confirm yet which routes the 738s will fly on? I think I may have read at some point that they will be single class configuration. Is that right?

VH-EBV


User currently offlineQF717 From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2808 times:

Is the 73H the same as a 738? Is 73H the model after the 73G? Is 73H only a Qantas series designator, or is it used at other airlines. Think AA uses 738.

Cheers!

David
QF717


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Can't remember the exact details, but 73G and 73H have winglets, whereas the straight numerics (738, etc) don't.

Why on earth the winglets deserve a different aircraft type designation is beyond me.

Dave


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

Courtesy of Sydney Board and taken by John Wilson from AEGQLD.




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User currently offlineRushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Nice pic, is it just me or is the "Spirit of Australia" alot bigger than it used to be?


travel blogging enthusiast :)
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

This is mainly for VH-EBA benefit, I have seen it posted in a million other places already.


A/C 1 -
QF501 BNE-SYD 0500/0730
QF832 SYD-OOL 0815/0830
QF833 OOL-SYD 0925/1145
QF834 SYD-OOL 1235/1250
QF837 OOL-SYD 1330/1550
QF838 SYD-OOL 1635/1650
QF841 OOL-SYD 1730/1950
QF552 SYD-BNE 2035/2100

A/C 2 -
QF711 SYD-ADL 0610/0740
QF740 ADL-SYD 0820/1040
QF522 SYD-BNE 1135/1200
QF531 BNE-SYD 1240/1510
QF761 SYD-ADL 1550/1720
QF766 ADL-SYD 1805/2025


QF610 MEL-BNE 0705/0810
QF617 BNE-MEL 0845/1200
QF691 MEL-ADL 1240/1325
QF708 ADL-MEL 1400/1540
QF630 MEL-BNE 1705/1810
QF639 BNE-MEL 1845/2200


QF606 BNE-CNS 0835/1050
QF589 CNS-AYQ 1125/1335
QF688 AYQ-CNS 1420/1720
QF649 CNS-BNE 1755/2000

http://www.acay.com.au/~willt/yssy/enthus/welcome.html






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25 AJ : I saw VH-VXA land on Runway 34L as QFA501 from Brisbane yesterday as I taxied out. Funilly enough taxying for departure at the same time from 34R was
26 Acidradio : So how did they get it there, did they install extra fuel tanks or did they just ferry it the other way around the world?
27 CcrlR : Cool! It's just like Virgin Blue's plane and Polynesian and ATA. They all have winglets on their 737-800's
28 The Coachman : B737-700's are 73G's, since the 737 is for 'Boeing 737 All Series'. I expect that 73H is a special QF designator.
29 MEA : The "spirit of Australia" titles look out of place & the winglets should have kangaroos on them!
30 MEA : The QANTAS titles are too small for the "spirit of Australia" markings & the winglets should have kangaroos!
31 QANTASforever : On the picture of what the QF A380 will look like, the "Spririt Of Australia" titles are the same as on this 738. FINALLY A LIVERY CHANGE albeit a ver
32 Post contains links BNE : Virgin Blue was doing ferry flights that went, Seattle, Maui, Nadi-Fiji, to Brisbane and this is easily achievable according to the boeing website. ht
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