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Onboard The Longreach Fleet To Brisbane  
User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11455 times:

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Hi everyone.

The beginning of the year 2013 means the break I'm taking has officially over. Throughout the few months break at the end of last year I did several trips, as you might have seen in the forum, including a trip to ICN and CJU, along with shuttling between SIN and CGK a few times.

As my end-of year break is over, it is time for me to catch a flight to Melbourne, Australia where I am currently posted. This time round, my mum decided that she wanted to join me to MEL for a week.


Background


As our family used to live in BNE ten years ago, I would think a trip to BNE to catch-up with some old family friends would be a good idea for my mum, before we continued our journey to MEL. On the other hand, I get to fly on Qantas Boeing 747 which I have never flown before.

The jumbo jet started its operation with Australia's flag carrier in 1971, when Qantas take delivery of their first B747-238B. Ever since, the B747 has been the carrier's backbone for their trans-continental flights, especially on their Australia - UK "Kangaroo Route."

After taking delivery of the SP and Combi 747s, Qantas became the only carrier to order the Boeing 747-438 Extended Range (ER) version. It enables the airframe to fly extra 500 miles, extra fuel tanks, along with enhanced cargo capacity.
Their first Boeing 744ER delivered on 2002. To date, the carrier operated the only six frames of 747-400ER in the world. Along with the rest of QF 744 fleet, this 744ER bear the nickname of "Longreach".

Please join me in the honor of flying one of the only six "Longreach" Boeing 747-400ER in the world.

Check-in

Instead of taking a cab ride to the airport, my mum and I decided to take the train to the airport. It took approximately 45 minutes from the city centre to reach Changi Airport.



Airport entrance from Changi Airport MRT Station



As there is no direct link between the Airport train station to Terminal 1, where QF flights operate from, we must take the 'skytrain' which links between terminals at Changi Airport (except the former Budget Terminal).



Our bags on that day.



British Airways/Qantas Check-in desks at Terminal 1.
Check in was fine apart from the minor issues with my mum's passport validity, which turns out to be not an issue.



After check-in was done, we proceed to immigration, which is always as efficient in Singapore.
Then we get to spend another one hour before boarding in the Terminal 1 transit area.

Boarding

Flight details

Flight Number : QF 51
Type of Aircraft: B747-438ER
Registration: VH-OEH (l/n 1321, Delivered to QF 16/01/2003)
Seat Number: 46K
ETD: 2130
ETA: 0635




We proceed to our assigned gate, C22 around 10 minutes prior to scheduled boarding time. There was a long queue for the pre-boarding security check.



Our aircraft on that day, the 10-years old Boeing 747-438ER "Hervey Bay"

Following the security check passengers could board the aircraft directly as boarding calls were already made that time. I would guess the loads today could almost reach a full-house.



Our seat 46 H and 46 K. There was a friendly German national sitting beside me on 46 J flying from FRA.



There was a smaller section of Economy cabin in front of us, consisting of only 2 rows of seats.



Being an emergency exit seat, the legroom is certainly spacious.

As the flight was extremely full on that day, the overhead luggage bins on my section were filled to the brim, this will soon become an issue for me due to my seating just over the R3 emergency exit.

The crew on my section, which I would guess a more senior purser on the flight came to me and warn me to put my bag on the overhead compartment and lectured me about safety and hazards of the bags blocking the R3 exit.

I was stoned for a moment because I was just about to seek her assistance regarding the fully loaded overhead compartments. Then I replied her that I understand the importance of the flight safety and explained to her there is no space for my bags in the overhead compartments.

She then tell her younger colleague to collect my bags and find an empty overhead bins. The purser then leave to the J class section and later on return to her jump seat which was just opposite mine before take-off.

Her younger colleague asked me, "May I help you store your bags, thank you for your cooperation Sir/Madam"
I replied " Certainly, thank you"

Since the first day I am flying Qantas, their casual and friendly service always wins me. I was just surprised that their senior crew member choose to lecture me over safety, or at least question if there is any problem hindering me from storing my bag up in the bins.


Qantas in-flight magazine, and B744 safety card.

Shortly after my bags were stored in, the last batch of passengers boarded and we pushed back.
Take-off was around 2205hrs



In-flight



Shortly after take-off menus were distributed by the crew.



Our meal service guide for the red-eye to BNE.



The 'Q' In-flight entertainment system



Our flight routing tonight, with estimated 6 hours 45 minutes of flying time.



A bottle of water was distributed shortly after.



After around an hour after take-off the crew started to roll the cart and commenced the meal service.



My meal tray with the beef fried rice option.



Closer look to my beef fried rice meal.



The other option, which was fish and potatoes.



Economy Class cabin view on the 744, I noticed that the overhead bins has also been renovated that it have the similar shape as the ones in B777

After the meal service was completed, the lights were later switched off to allow passengers to rest. Throughout the flight, cabin crews distributed fruits such as banana or apple. Drink runs consisting of water or apple juice were also conducted in-flight, with the cabin crews using little flashlights to navigate around the cabin.



I decided to get some sleep, with half of the flight to go.


After several short videos I watched to pass time, the lights were again switched on approximately two hours before arrival, and breakfast were prepared.



My breakfast tray, consist of a croissant, yoghurt, and my hot English tea.



First sunlight while having my breakfast.



Sunrise and the wings of the mighty jumbo jet.


Landing into Brisbane

After breakfast trays were cleared, the captain announced that we were on descent into Brisbane Airport. This were followed by the arrival announcement by the cabin crew, which includes outlining the restrictions of food into Australian territory.

Due to my camera bag were being stored in overhead bins for landing, I could not take pictures of the approach into BNE. Our flight landed around 0645hrs local time.

After around 15 minutes of taxi, we reached our parking spot and I was one of the last few to deplane.



Goodbye "Harvey Bay"



An Air Niugini Boeing 737-800



Walking towards the immigrations at BNE.

The immigrations at BNE airport was a mess. There were extremely long queues forming, which took an hour to complete immigration itself.

After baggage claim were done, we were selected randomly for checking of food items by the K9 unit, and yes, we returned to BNE after ten years.

Final thoughts of the flight

Having the honor of flying the Qantas Boeing 747-400ER, I found that the refurbished product on the B744 were as good as the A380. The seat features and its entertainment system were the same as the A380.

Apart from the minor misunderstanding I had with their senior crew during boarding, I found there is nothing I could fault on Qantas. The meal service were sufficient for the flight, the seats were comfortable, IFE was great, and certainly for the price deal Qantas had when I book the flight, it was certainly value for money.

It was a pleasure to share my experience on the with you all in the a-net.
Should you have any questions or thoughts, do drop a comment.
Thanks for reading.

Regards,
Dirktraveller

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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11330 times:

Nice report, thanks for posting

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Their first Boeing 744ER delivered on 2002. To date, the carrier operated the only six frames of 747-400ER in the world. Along with the rest of QF 744 fleet, this 744ER bear the nickname of "Longreach".

I didn't know about the ER version. I wonder why no other airline wanted it?

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Economy Class cabin view on the 744, I noticed that the overhead bins has also been renovated that it have the similar shape as the ones in B777

I noticed that too. Looks like QF like to keep their cabins updated (unlike BA)



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User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11245 times:

Hi gabrielchew,

Thanks for reading

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 1):

I didn't know about the ER version. I wonder why no other airline wanted it?

The ER version was produced but I guess it was less popular because only one carrier operated it. I guess other airline did not order it because they do not find there is a need to have this ER version.

Qantas, however, operated 747-400ER due to Australia's geographic location which I believe required the ER's range to do nonstop missions to places such as DFW, SCL, or EZE.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 1):

I noticed that too. Looks like QF like to keep their cabins updated (unlike BA)

Yes, I like it the idea that they refurbished the B744 cabin, especially these B744s also operated long flights like the A380. However this seems not good enough to the Australian media, after reading a recent article that bashing QF and its B744 fleet.

Regards,
Dirktraveller


User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2591 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10687 times:
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Thanks for the trip report. I'd like to fly on the 744ER one day. I've been on the 744 three times, but never on an ER.

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Economy Class cabin view on the 744, I noticed that the overhead bins has also been renovated that it have the similar shape as the ones in B777

They didn't. The 744ER were delivered with the Boeing Signature Interior.

The renovated 744s come with Signature Interior lookalike bins and ceilings, but the passenger service unit remains the same as on the older 744s.



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1216 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10648 times:
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Dirktraveller,

A nice little report on Qantas! Always great to fly the 747-400 and even better if it's an ER version!

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
especially on their Australia - UK "Kangaroo Route."

Now of course in partnership with their biggest rival, Emirates!

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Shortly after take-off menus were distributed by the crew.

Dhokla! was not expecting to see that on the menu lol

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
My meal tray with the beef fried rice option.

Hardly looks like Egg Fried rice to me, just steamed rice.

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Drink runs consisting of water or apple juice were also conducted in-flight, with the cabin crews using little flashlights to navigate around the cabin.

Yes I love this about Qantas. They in fact have the lights attached to their ties so it is bright up enough for one to see the tray of liquids in the glass.

They also use the lights when serving the bowls of fruit, which I am not sure if it was the same case as on your flight.

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Sunrise and the wings of the mighty jumbo jet.

I always thought sitting over the wing would be so annoying but it's actually really amazing. It gives you a sense of the mighty wings.

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
Having the honor of flying the Qantas Boeing 747-400ER, I found that the refurbished product on the B744 were as good as the A380. The seat features and its entertainment system were the same as the A380.

Fortunately it is starting to look like the A380 from the inside. The 744 will always be the Queen of the skies!!


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10490 times:
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Nice report, thanks for posting.

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
The other option, which was fish and potatoes

- The beef option looks much nicer!

The Boeing Signature overhead bins make the 744ER look very modern indeed, quite a contrast to the rest of the 744 fleet which look really dated these days.

Is the ER model the usual spec on the SIN-BNE sector? - seems a tad short for it's usual segment length.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9929 times:

Thanks for reading  

Hi CXB77L

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 3):
I'd like to fly on the 744ER one day.

You should try it, especially since the 744ERs are based in Australia.

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 3):
They didn't. The 744ER were delivered with the Boeing Signature Interior.

Wow, I didn't knew that it was delivered with the Boeing Signature Interior. Thanks for the information update.


Hi flightsimboy

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 4):
Now of course in partnership with their biggest rival, Emirates!

Yes, since its partnership with their 'biggest rival', its an all A380 service. Would be curious to see how QF SIN-BNE/MEL flights continue when EK also have flights on the route.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 4):

Hardly looks like Egg Fried rice to me, just steamed rice

Haha! there is only little egg in the so called fried-rice. But it tasted fine though

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 4):
Yes I love this about Qantas. They in fact have the lights attached to their ties so it is bright up enough for one to see the tray of liquids in the glass.

They also use the lights when serving the bowls of fruit, which I am not sure if it was the same case as on your flight.

Yes, agree, I wonder why other carriers can't come with this idea. They also used the small flashlights to serve fruit on my flight too.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 4):

I always thought sitting over the wing would be so annoying but it's actually really amazing. It gives you a sense of the mighty wings.

Also, in my opinion, the sunrise looks better with the mighty wings of the aircraft.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 4):

Fortunately it is starting to look like the A380 from the inside. The 744 will always be the Queen of the skies!!

Yes, she will continue to be the Queen of the skies. We will see how the 748 continue the legacy soon.

Hi Mark,

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
The beef option looks much nicer!

Yes, it is, although I feel the other option end up tasted better than the fried rice, actually.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
Is the ER model the usual spec on the SIN-BNE sector? - seems a tad short for it's usual segment length.

Yes, it is a bit short for the length of the 744ER. However, a reason I could think of why QF deploy the ER on BNE route is because the interior are fitted with the new long-haul interior as in the A380s, considering the competition on this particular route, with EY, EK, and 3x daily SQ flight operating daily.

As far as I knew, some of the normal 744s still had the older interior, although I can't be certain how is it today.


Thanks for dropping by everyone, see you.

Regards,
Dirktraveller


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9799 times:

Hi

Nice tripreport, thanks for sharing this one with us.
Good job on scoring the Boeing 747-400! I've only logged it once myself  
QF looks to have a good product with comfortable Y seating (based on the pics they look similar to Y+ on other carriers).

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9560 times:

Hi Marc,

Thanks for dropping by.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 7):

Good job on scoring the Boeing 747-400! I've only logged it once myself

Thanks, I'm sure there's still lots of opportunity to log it, especially in Europe where mainline carriers still operate their 744 extensively.  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 7):
QF looks to have a good product with comfortable Y seating (based on the pics they look similar to Y+ on other carriers).

Indeed, it's good that QF refurbished the 744 with a newer and fresher product. And I agreed, their long haul economy product might be comparable to what offered as "Premium Economy" in some other parts of the world.

Regards,
Dirktraveller


User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9275 times:

One question, relating to an issue I had with Qantas a few years ago.

When they took your cabin bags and stowed them elsewhere as "your" bin was full already, did they tell you where they put them, and if the overhead locker was a few seats away, did they get them for you after landing, or did you have to wait for the hordes to get off and then locate your bags?


User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9131 times:

Hi fiscal,

Thanks for reading.

Quoting fiscal (Reply 9):
When they took your cabin bags and stowed them elsewhere as "your" bin was full already, did they tell you where they put them, and if the overhead locker was a few seats away, did they get them for you after landing, or did you have to wait for the hordes to get off and then locate your bags?

The younger crew that stowed my bag told me during the flight where my bags were. However, after our arrival in BNE we still have to wait for the hordes to disembark and collect the bags on my own. Hence, we were the last few to deplane in BNE.

I was just wondering if the issue you encountered were similar (or same) with the ones I had on this flight?

Regards,
Dirktraveller.


User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8179 times:

Quoting dirktraveller (Reply 10):
I was just wondering if the issue you encountered were similar (or same) with the ones I had on this flight?

My problem was being a member of Qantas Club (at the time). It allowed me to go down at the last minute, only to find that someone had place a notebook bag in "my" spot. They did not take much room, so I placed my bag on top. Half way through the flight, someone (the FA I think) opened the locker and my bag "fell out" as it had slid on of the bag underneath. The FA said that my bag had nearly fallen on a passenger, and that I needed to stow the bag under my seat. I did not want that as QF domestic were not known for comfortable seats and legroom. So I suggested that I rearrange the locker contents to make it fit. She said NO (in a very aggressive tone) I must stow it or have it placed at the rear of the plane. I said that I was not letting my bag out of my sight as it contained valuables and subsequently had one of the worst flights ever, with my feet cramped up with no ability to stretch out.

In the end I filed a complaint about her attitude and unwillingness to find an amenable solution.


User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7140 times:

Hi fiscal.

Somehow I really find it disappointing to have encounter (or heard) such uncomfortable incidents on QF. Generally I found Qantas service to be casual and friendly. But seems crew attitude is still either a 'hit or miss'.

Quoting fiscal (Reply 11):
So I suggested that I rearrange the locker contents to make it fit. She said NO (in a very aggressive tone) I must stow it or have it placed at the rear of the plane.

I wonder why in these situations they don't try to explain themselves in a more polite manner, since air travel is a customer service business.

Quoting fiscal (Reply 11):
In the end I filed a complaint about her attitude and unwillingness to find an amenable solution.

Did Qantas come back to you with any response or compensation?

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Dirktraveller


User currently offlinea36001 From Australia, joined Sep 2012, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

Great Trip Report.... thanks for posting. I have never had a bad experience with Qantas, always professional but with a hint of casual (almost cheeky) friendliness. The storing of your bag could have been handled a little more politely, at least her colleague made up for it. It may also of been the 30th time she asked people to move their bags, and you may have been the last straw so to speak. I have flown OEH many times and it's a great bird and hopefully will be in the fleet for many more years.  

User currently offlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6693 times:

Great TR!!

What a coincidence.... I'm about to write a trip report onboard the same aircraft, VH-OEH, except for QF 7 (SYD-DFW). I have many pictures that were taken in the same spot as yours!!! Haha



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User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6661 times:

Quoting dirktraveller (Reply 12):
Did Qantas come back to you with any response or compensation?

They thanked me for bringing this matter to their attention, but what action, if any, took place I have no idea. I made no mention of any compo, and none was offered, not that I was expecting any, so I was not concerned. I just wanted QF to know that the staff member had failed to deal with a simple situation by being nasty.


User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6224 times:

Thanks for reading, everyone.  

Hi a36001

Quoting a36001 (Reply 13):
I have never had a bad experience with Qantas, always professional but with a hint of casual (almost cheeky) friendliness. The storing of your bag could have been handled a little more politely, at least her colleague made up for it.

Yes, thankfully her nice colleague made up for it. Well regarding the bag issue could definitely use a more polite approach, then see my response. It is a minor drawback but I hope it won't change my entire perception of QF service.

Quoting a36001 (Reply 13):
. It may also of been the 30th time she asked people to move their bags, and you may have been the last straw so to speak.

It could've been so. Unfortunately before the red-eye it was already a long day for me, and on the past 48 hours it was not the only flight I've been. So I guess I was totally taken aback with her attitude.

Quoting a36001 (Reply 13):
I have flown OEH many times and it's a great bird and hopefully will be in the fleet for many more years.

Its a great bird indeed. I hope that it stays for years to come. At least recently QF announced the 744s will stay until 2021. As OEH is one of the last batch of 744 delivered to QF, it may still be around for the next five years  


Hi kann123air,

Quoting kann123air (Reply 14):

What a coincidence.... I'm about to write a trip report onboard the same aircraft, VH-OEH, except for QF 7 (SYD-DFW). I have many pictures that were taken in the same spot as yours!!! Haha

Thanks. What a great coincidence. Would be looking forward to check out your SYD-DFW trip report!


Hi fiscal,

Quoting fiscal (Reply 15):

They thanked me for bringing this matter to their attention, but what action, if any, took place I have no idea. I made no mention of any compo, and none was offered, not that I was expecting any, so I was not concerned. I just wanted QF to know that the staff member had failed to deal with a simple situation by being nasty.

I see, at least its great that Qantas acknowledge the problem through their response to you, and hopefully rectify the issue with their staff members.


Thanks for dropping by, everyone.

Regards,
Dirktraveller.


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5052 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

Quoting dirktraveller (Thread starter):
The crew on my section, which I would guess a more senior purser on the flight came to me and warn me to put my bag on the overhead compartment and lectured me about safety and hazards of the bags blocking the R3 exit.

I was stoned for a moment because I was just about to seek her assistance regarding the fully loaded overhead compartments. Then I replied her that I understand the importance of the flight safety and explained to her there is no space for my bags in the overhead compartments.

She then tell her younger colleague to collect my bags and find an empty overhead bins. The purser then leave to the J class section and later on return to her jump seat which was just opposite mine before take-off.

Her younger colleague asked me, "May I help you store your bags, thank you for your cooperation Sir/Madam"
I replied " Certainly, thank you"

Since the first day I am flying Qantas, their casual and friendly service always wins me. I was just surprised that their senior crew member choose to lecture me over safety, or at least question if there is any problem hindering me from storing my bag up in the bins.

= Wow. That's poor!

Otherwise, seems like an average flight. Thanks for sharing. QF still remains absent from my flight log.

Saludos,
Alex



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User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5248 times:

Hi Alex,

Thanks for dropping by.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 17):
= Wow. That's poor!

Otherwise, seems like an average flight. Thanks for sharing. QF still remains absent from my flight log.

Yes, that's really poor coming out from an airline like QF. Its quite an average flight other than the fact that it is operated by the 744 extended-range (ER) variant.

QF itself is a great airline that I guess you should try one day!  

Regards,
Dirktraveller


User currently offlineQF744ER From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4359 times:

QF operates the ER on QF51/52 as the aircraft rotates onto QF15/16 which is BNE-LAX and vice versa.

From the 9/3 here's what -OEH operated to give you a perspective:


9/3 QF51 BNE-SIN
9/3 QF52 SIN-BNE
10/3 QF15 BNE-LAX
10/3 QF16 LAX-BNE
12/3 QF51 BNE-SIN
12/3 QF52 SIN-BNE
13/3 QF15 BNE-LAX
13/3 QF107 LAX-JFK
13/3 QF108 JFK-LAX
13/3 QF16 LAX-BNE
15/3 QF51 BNE-LAX
15/3 QF52 SIN-BNE
16/3 QF15 BNE-LAX
16/3 QF107 LAX-JFK
16/3 QF108 JFK-LAX
16/3 QF108 LAX-SYD

If you read the QF inflight magazine Alan Joyce is quoted as saying only A380 and refurbished B744 operate to the USA but we all know isn't the case.

The 3 refurbished non ER B744's also operate similar rotations to the ones listed above.


User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1118 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4199 times:
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Hi dirktraveller,

Another great report as usual, thanks once again for sharing  
QF looks quite OK here except for the incident with the senior Purser which is quite poor IMHO

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Hi QF744ER,

Thanks for the insight into QF 744ER operations. I wasn't aware that the 744ERs are operating into LAX route, especially the SYD-LAX route on QF108. I thought LAX were all A380s.

I was expecting to see something like DFW, EZE or JNB on the flight log of a QF 744ER.

Quoting QF744ER (Reply 19):

From the 9/3 here's what -OEH operated to give you a perspective:


9/3 QF51 BNE-SIN
9/3 QF52 SIN-BNE
10/3 QF15 BNE-LAX
10/3 QF16 LAX-BNE
12/3 QF51 BNE-SIN
12/3 QF52 SIN-BNE
13/3 QF15 BNE-LAX
13/3 QF107 LAX-JFK
13/3 QF108 JFK-LAX
13/3 QF16 LAX-BNE
15/3 QF51 BNE-LAX
15/3 QF52 SIN-BNE
16/3 QF15 BNE-LAX
16/3 QF107 LAX-JFK
16/3 QF108 JFK-LAX
16/3 QF108 LAX-SYD

From the flight log given, it seems VH-OEH itself is doing quite a number of visit to SIN lately  



Hi Brendan,

Thank you, was a pleasure to share the TR.  
Quoting adamspotter (Reply 20):
Another great report as usual, thanks once again for sharing
QF looks quite OK here except for the incident with the senior Purser which is quite poor IMHO

Apart from the unfortunate incident, QF itself still is a great airline in my opinion.


Thanks for dropping by everyone. See you.

Regards,
Dirktraveller.


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