OEB is surely the next QF 747 to go into retirement, it's amazing to think they've kept her around longer than they did with OJT (a newer and refurbished aircraft retired only yesterday). Why? Because it's the oddball? Ever hear of hours and cycles? Fleet planning doesn't work like that. They aren'...Jump to post
Am flying SFO-SYD on QF in November and wondering if anyone would know if this route is usually served by a 747-400(ER) and if the QF74 service is generally featuring the A380 interior style? It will very likely have A380 interior style, as VH-OEB is the only bird with the old interior and she usua...Jump to post
VH-OJT has just completed her last commercial flight as QF55 into LAX. This brings the Qantas 747 fleet down to 9 (6 ER’s, JS, JU, EB). Notably, JT was the first QF747 with the “new” A380 configuration to be retired (VH-OEB, the only 747 with the old first class configuration, still remains in the f...Jump to post
My understanding is OJT has flights scheduled through to around 22 Sept... Thanks for that, guess the plan changed, as it always happens in the industry Michael I should clarify because of something that occurred to me a couple of hours ago - the info I have is that OJT is scheduled to fly to LAX o...Jump to post
vhebb wrote:Anyone know the date of the final QF B744 service to HKG?
Does anyone know if qantas updates their international ife on the first of the month? In theory, yes, but I assume the plane may need to be loaded with the new content when it is in AU so it is possible that a flight returning to AU on the first of the month may still have the previous month's cont...Jump to post
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 I agree they do feel a tad outdated compared to...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
qf789 wrote:VH-OQD has departed DXB and will arrive in SYD around 9am tomorrow
https://twitter.com/YMMLaviation/status ... 0516003840
qf789 wrote:QF 744ER VH-OEE is currently operating with one winglet missing
https://twitter.com/www16Right/status/9 ... 6443376640