United Airline
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Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:06 pm

As you may know, Qantas has leased in a B 747-436 from British Airways to fly on its HKG-SYD route exclusively, since they are installing PTVs on their B 744s.

Does anyone know whether or not, this aircraft is still with Qantas? If yes, when will they return it back to BA?

Two more things......

Does it still fly on the HKG-SYD route? Also, after the lease has expired, will it be flying for BA again?
 
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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:12 pm

I think Qantas is still having this B744 from BA, VH-NLH. Not too sure when will it be returned though. Sometime this year or next?
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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:16 pm

Saw it in SYD last week.

With the current situation in Australia, I imagine QF will keep it as long as possible. In fact Qantas are suggesting using further BA capacity in the near future.

I'm sure BA wouldn't mind with all the service cuts occuring across the Nth American network.
 
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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 1:01 pm

Will they resume B 747-438s on the HKG-SYD route? I really hope they will. Coz VH-NLH is a disgrace........ The interior I mean
 
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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 2:00 pm

United Airline,
I remember you asking a lot about this, and you were tossing over Qantas or Ansett.
Well, I think (as said) Qantas will keep the aircraft for a while (probably to next year).
Yes, they are still using it on HKG-SYD.

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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:50 pm

I saw it at LHR two weeks ago. So it's not exclusively used on the HKG-route.
 
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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 7:27 pm

LHR never thought you would have seen it there but I believe you.
It is used on SYD-HKG 6 days I think.
It used to come to Auckland every Wednesday as QF43 but I haven't seen it here for a while now though!

Scott.  Smile
 
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RE: Qantas's Leased B 747-436. Is It Still With QF?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 8:56 pm

When Qantas leased this B744 it was used exclusively only on the HKG - SYD route. But after that, it is seen around Asia, in Singapore, Jakarta.. etc. Recently it just passed through Singapore... operating as QF 9 to London. I guess there's when you see it!

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