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by HM7
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

I've just done SYD-JFK return on them, and they are starting to feel a bit shabby. The Skybed product is now decidedly yesteryear, as is the 2-3-2 J config. I'd love to see them around for another decade; but only if that included a total cabin refit. I agree they do feel a tad outdated compared to...

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

So what will happen to the the 747-438ER's? Would a P2F conversion be worthwhile? Likely not, as 17 years of service might be too much to justify the cost of a P2F But that was 17 years of service on transpacific routes which decreases cycles. They sat for hours during the day at LAX waiting to tak...

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44687

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

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VH-OQC is in dire need of a paint job

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44687

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

[img]<a%20href="https://ibb.co/dyr4KJ"><img%20src="https://preview.ibb.co/mCgh6y/801_D5_F01_E296_4_BFA_8_EE2_9_FA8_A7_CBA7_A0.jpg"%20alt="801_D5_F01_E296_4_BFA_8_EE2_9_FA8_A7_CBA7_A0"%20border="0"></a>[/img] VH-OQC is in dire need of a paint job

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

flyingclrs727 wrote:
So what will happen to the the 747-438ER's? Would a P2F conversion be worthwhile?


Likely not, as 17 years of service might be too much to justify the cost of a P2F

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Does anyone know when syd-hnl and syd-per starts with the 747?

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Other International Routes QF25 SYD-HND - Daily - Depart 20:50 - Arrive 5:15* - Duration 9:25 QF26 HND-SYD - Daily - Depart 22:00 - Arrive 8:30* - Duration 9:30 QF27 SYD-SCL - Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri - Depart 12:35 - Arrive 11:10 - Duration 12:35 QF28 SCL-SYD - Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri - Depart 13:30 - Arrive ...

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

USA Routes QF11 SYD-LAX (End Nov 27) - Tue - Depart 9:35 - Arrive 6:20 - Duration 13:45 QF 12 LAX-SYD (End Nov 27) - Tue - Depart 22:30 - Arrive 6:30** - Duration 15:00 QF11 LAX-JFK (End Aug 31) - Daily - Depart 8:20 - Arrive 16:40 - Duration 5:20 QF12 JFK-LAX (End Aug 31) - Daily - Depart 18:10 - A...

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 37933

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

If anyone would like to discuss “QF 747 Retirement” specifically, I recently opened a new thread of the same name. There is tons of info regarding aircraft, flight schedules, and more. I won’t post the link per qf789’s request, but it should be easy to find.

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

No data of retirement about specific aircraft could be retrieved. First, Qantas will retire the sole oddball 747 configured (OEB , ex-OZ , could be perfectly this year), then the 3 RR-powered last standard 747-438 and finally the 6 -ER. I think withdrawn dates could be accelerated or postponed , de...

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Aircraft 747-48E VH-OEB - 1993 (with Qantas 1998) - Old interior (14F/52J/32W/255Y) - Phillip Island - Retirement ? 747-438 VH-OJS - 1999 - A380 interior (58J/36W/270Y) - Hamilton Island - Retirement ? VH-OJT - 1999 - A380 interior (58J/36W/270Y) - Fraser Island - Retirement ? VH-OJU - 2000 - A380 i...

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by HM7
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6541

QF 747 Retirement

As many know, Qantas has marked 2020 as the final year for their 747s. This is both an historic and significant date as the Qantas 747 is an aviation icon that holds a special place in many people’s hearts. I created this thread to gather and share information about their retirement and the Qantas 7...

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by HM7
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 37933

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Hi, Long time reader but first time posting. RE QF747 retirement, Didn't they announce a life extension earlier this year at the investor on 4 aircraft until next year iirc? I do see their point about OEI and OJT, it will be interesting so see what comes of it. Regarding the QF B744 flights, it can...

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by HM7
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 37933

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Where is QF getting the 747s to operate syd-per?

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by HM7
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how much bigger the 747 feels than the 777 in terms of cabin width and height? Just curious for when the QF 747s leave pretty soon Worlds apart. It's bigger cabin width is significant as is the lesser wall curvature of the 744 cf. the 777. I flew on a QF 744 ...

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by HM7
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how much bigger the 747 feels than the 777 in terms of cabin width and height? Just curious for when the QF 747s leave pretty soon

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by HM7
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Any project sunrise updates? I.e. more details from boeing or airbus other than “a plane with extended range”

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by HM7
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55283

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Can anyone explain QF12 ‘s current flight path?? I'll preface this by saying that I don't work in the New York area, so I can only speculate based on what I know about their flows. It looks to me that the line of weather moving through the Midwest definitely played a factor. They may have been requ...

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by HM7
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55283

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Can anyone explain QF12 ‘s current flight path??

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by HM7
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

It only operated during Dec/Jan during peak period I used to see it available every tuesday this upcoming august, but it is no longer there. It was my understanding they operated it every tuesday to swap out the bne 747. QF11/12 ex SYD is usually a 744 on Tuesdays to cover A380 maintenance, and it ...

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by HM7
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Does anyone know if the weekly QF18 LAX-SYD has been terminated? I can no longer find it on qantas.com It only operated during Dec/Jan during peak period I used to see it available every tuesday this upcoming august, but it is no longer there. It was my understanding they operated it every tuesday ...

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by HM7
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Does anyone know if the weekly QF18 LAX-SYD has been terminated? I can no longer find it on qantas.com

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by HM7
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

RyanairGuru wrote:
HM7 wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:

8+ hours in a all-Y 230seat A321Neo? No thanks. I'll believe this one when I see it!

I don’t think 18 hours in a 9 abreast QF dreamliner is any better.


Other than 4 inches more legroom.

The 787 trolling is getting old IMHO.

It’s the seat width that’s the issue

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by HM7
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietjet-inks-deal-to-open-direct-flights-between-hcm-city-brisbane/127982.vnp Vietjet air to start SGN-BNE from 2019 after a deal was signed to start direct flights to BNE. This is a good start as we can expect many new airlines and routes over the next few days with Route...

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by HM7
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I dont think QF is looking to put 744s on new routes. Right now they need 8 to run syd-sfo, syd-nrt, syd-jnb, and syd-scl, which is why they want to keep js, jt, and ju. The 789s have only freed up two frames, and QF only wants to keep them to help with Asia capacity.

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qf789 wrote:
VH-OQD has departed DXB and will arrive in SYD around 9am tomorrow

https://twitter.com/YMMLaviation/status ... 0516003840


So was it repainted?

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by HM7
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Any update on the qf a380/747 repaint?

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qf789 wrote:
QF 744ER VH-OEE is currently operating with one winglet missing

Image

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https://twitter.com/www16Right/status/9 ... 6443376640


Does anyone know why?

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by HM7
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

With all these repaints going on, does anyone think QF will ever repaint their atlas 747s? Or does their agreement prevent it?

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by HM7
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

US carriers want 797 for transatlantic routes, not domestic flights. They want a 757 with the range of a 767

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by HM7
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

I wonder if the same would be true for syd-lax-jfk

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by HM7
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Does anyone know when vh-znd will have paint scheme released?

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by HM7
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Not really aviation related but hey let's hope it keeps driving up American tourists to Australia. Well played Tourism Australia! https://twitter.com/Australia/status/960315894550364162 It played a couple of times during Super Bowl, but I was watching in Australia so don’t know if it featured in th...

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by HM7
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57271

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Sad to see the 747 leave the BNE-LAX-JFK route

On a different note, is QF 12 SYD-LAX operated only by the a380 or does a 747 cycle in there somehow?

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by HM7
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Ive noticed a couple evening departures coupled with the daily qf 747 morning departure from BNE to LAX. Has it always been this way or is this a peak season operation? Are you sure? There is an evening SYD-LAX 2-3 weekly operating for the peak season with a 744. Nothing extra ex BNE AFAIK. I know ...

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by HM7
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Ive noticed a couple evening departures coupled with the daily qf 747 morning departure from BNE to LAX. Has it always been this way or is this a peak season operation?

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by HM7
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44687

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

That would explain why they haven't announced another route (existing) for the second frame that will be freed up from MEL-DXB-LHR Was the 380 reconfigure to occurs in FY19 or Calendar19? That’s going to be a significant period out of service for that too. Looking forward to hearing the new route r...

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by HM7
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Any news on the Brisbane-based 787s for QF? I.e. routes/booking dates?

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by HM7
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Up till 2014 Virgin Australia was continuously growing its share of the market. On face value this was going to be a successful transformation of the airline. ......but there was a considerable amount of cost associated with this. Virgin Australia: a. effectively started a new airline, Virgin Austr...

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by HM7
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Anyway now that thats over with, would it be ridiculous to propse the 747-8 as a viable answer to project sunrise?

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by HM7
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Could a super efficient 747-8 be a viable answer for project sunrise?

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by HM7
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Honestly I dont think Qantas cares about delays. Theyre happy running a super tight, cost-efficient operation to the US despite constant delays because whose going to choose United over Qantas? Or American? Brand-wise you cant get any worse than the US big three. And VA cant match capacity/route cho...

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by HM7
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

So jfk pax will miss connections to bne and syd and will be rescheduled on mel flights; 3 weeks ago when something similar happened, they mel flights left on time and the bne/syd flights were delayed

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by HM7
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27166

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

Will the 747ERs be painted?

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by HM7
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73695

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Could QF split the second pair of Brisbane 787s on different routes, ie 4 days ord 3 days sfo?

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by HM7
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 39403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Will qantas get the A350? Nobody knows! QF is seeking proposals from both Airbus & Boeing, AFAIK neither has been finalised let alone a decision made. Gemuser Althogh no decisions have been made, the 777x is the plane to beat. QF has been leaning towards it given its better economics. However a...

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by HM7
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 39403

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Anyone know when qantas will announce new bne route or when bne-lax bookings start for 787?

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by HM7
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 stats
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: Your 2017 stats

Total flights: 17 Total miles: 46191 Countries visited: 2 Airports: 10 Airlines: 3 Top 3 Airports JFK 6 BNE 5 LAX/LGA 4 Airlines Qantas 5 (excluding connections) Delta 4 American 2 Widebodies 747-400/400ER 8 Narrowbodies 757-200/A320 3 Q400 2 737-900ER 1 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=bne-lax-jfk,+jfk-e...

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by HM7
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27166

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

Anyone know why qantas never repaints the engines on their 747 non ERs? They’re all a faded grey/white color. The GE’s which are the ER’s and oddball OEB have white cowlings and always have while the RR birds always had grey cowlings, no idea why but it’s always been like that. If you look at old p...

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by HM7
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27166

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

Anyone know why qantas never repaints the engines on their 747 non ERs? They’re all a faded grey/white color.

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