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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5495 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Just looking at the QF schedules it seems that the 742's have returned for the Northern Winter schedule starting OCT 27! I had noticed that they had been removed but have since returned!

They look to be on the following routes


So good news then that these great birds will be around for a little longer!

Anyone got an official retirement date? Sad to see these birds going. It is now just VH-EBQ and VH-EBS left!

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Aren't those routes operated by a B743? Why the change? Anyway EBQ had an engine failure last night.

Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Actually, I am booked on QF 30 SIN-DPS on OCT 19 and the flight shows as 742 on both Qantas web page and in Galileo reservation system.

According to Bill Harm´s census, only three 742s left at QF, all of them leased out to Air Pacific at some point. So I wonder myself what the deal is. Any QF insiders can shed some light into this ?


User currently offlineKrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

I'm coming back from SYD to PER on a 742 on the 14th of oct so i'll tell you how the old lady is....

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5495 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Engine failure where was that? Singapore? 743's do these flights regularly aswell!!

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1097 times:


VH-EBQ - Engine Failure
VH-EBS- Replaced EBQ
VH-EBT Replaced EBS as QF43-44

Dates Aircraft Subject retirement......

EBQ 26 OCT 02
EBS 8 NOV 02
EBR ???????????

VH-EBR/DQ-FJE (FJ) " Leased from QF "


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