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Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 7:19 am

Could somebody please support me with the airports which "VH-OJB" served from january 1st till now and how often. In addition keep me up to date where this nice plane flies to.
Last saturday i saw it @ FRA and i got my first good photos of it.
 
ZK-NBT
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 9:44 am

Usually used on LHR and FRA via SIN or BKK, also been to AKL, EZE, JO'BURG.
More aswell I guess, EZE is no longer served. This is along with all the Australian ports SYD, MEL mainly though.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 11:09 am

Wunala is almost NEVER seen doing the Pacific routes as its an atlantic machine. Mainly used on the Kangaroo Route (SYD-SIN-LHR/FRA, SYD-BKK-LHR) and sometimes to Asia like to Hong Kong.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 11:14 am

An "atlantic machine"? Really?

Bwahahahaaaaaaa.

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 1:02 pm

Just to note VH-EBU was on QF43-44 SYD-AKL-SYD on Fridat 15th Nov 02.

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 1:29 pm

And again today VH-EBU is in AKL as QF43-44!
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 2:36 pm

ZK-NBT you serious? I saw Wunala took off at around 12:20pm today....much later than the scheldued QF43!

Best Regards
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 2:48 pm

lol was typing too fast was I?  Big grin
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:19 pm

Sorry Bigo747 and I were off topic we were talking about Nalanji! QF43 departs SYD at 1135!

Wunala may have been going to HKG then.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:34 pm

So, the airports which Wunala visits very often are: SYD, MEL, SIN, BKK, LHR, FRA and HKG.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:58 am

Correct - BUT, it is one of the aircraft scheduled to be converted to two-class, and so will operate on the AKL-LAX route, as well as to CDG and FCO. Not sure about FRA.

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:50 am

This is a little off-topic but does anybody have any information on what the scheduling of the planes to FRA looks like? I have seen all the special livery 747's there and they divide up between the 747-400 and the 747-300. So is there any regularity on which type of 747 is sent there or does it just depend on the moments situation and availability of aircraft in Austrailia?

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:03 am

I think the flights to FRA are now operated only by B747-400.

Has QF cancelled their flights from BNE and CNS via SIN to FRA?
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:58 am

As for FRA, we only get the 744, but Wunala was not pretty often here, mostly LHR...
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:58 am

I was in LHR on 31st October.
It was there on that date (it was a Thursday.)

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:20 am

I doubt very much that Qantas would convert Wunula to 2 class configuartion. It is considered to be the "flagship" of the 744 fleet.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 8:44 am

Seems like a few folks here are getting confused between "Wunala" (B747-400) and "Nalanji" (B747-300). Nalanji is being configured to 2-class config, which will see it primarily on Asian routes (Japan) and Southy Pacific. Wunala (also due for a repaint soon) will retain it's "Kangaroo" config as opposed to the Trans Pacific configuration.

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:11 am

I was under the impression that Nalanji Dreaming already had 2 class configuration.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:12 am

Oz777 - As Nalanji is a 747-300, it is already in 2 class configuration. I definitely recall reading somewhere that Wunala would be converted to 2 class configuration,a nd it came from a credible source (or so I thought at the time)

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:28 am

I second what VirginFlyer had to say. I too did some reading on the reconfiguration of OJB. With that said, LAX will start to see her soon!
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:59 am

Oz777 - You say Wunala is due for a repaint. Do you mean back to standard QF scheme? I hope not!
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:38 pm

Didn't Wunala have a D Check this year?. I saw Wunala @ CHC a couple of months ago.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:09 pm

I heard that VH-OJA through VH-OJJ which is 10 aircraft would be converted to 2 class!

I certainly hope that Wunala will keep her colours surely she will.

Nalanji has been 2 class for I don't no how long 10 years maybe.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:45 pm

Wunala Dreaming was doing CDG-SIN-PER for the whole of 2 weeks ago....

Yes, OJA-OJJ will be 2 class... they're doing the 2 class 744 routes.... OJB's colour has faded somebits.
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 2:34 am

VH-OJB is DEFINITELY one of the aircraft to be converted to two class next year. This is to enable it to visit more ports - LAX (via the flight from AKL), CDG (which will become two-class if it isn't already), etc.

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 3:14 am

A repaint!? Let's just hope to brighten up what is already the most spectacular skin in the sky.

Qantas has hit the bullseye in clever marketing of late...I hope they don't stumble and "plain down" VH-OJB...

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 5:18 am

VH-OJB had a D-check a few month ago , if i remember correct, and they didn' t paint it to the normal colors. Why should QF repaint it now?
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 7:44 am

My apologies for 'Nalanji' folks - yes I knew it was already 2-class, but she is due to go in for the cabin upgrade and will retain the 2-class config.

As to OJB getting 2-class. It is not about the aircraft, but the market. And Trans pacific is certainly a F/J/Y market. While the new QF 747's will displace most of the Trans Pacific configured aircraft, when you add up the number of aircraft QF will have in 24 months, the number they need for their F/J/Y markets, according to my arithmetic, OJA-OJJ as 2 class aircraft will leave QF short in that department. And if as some of you claim she underwent a "D" check recently, then why was the reconfig done at that time?

Wunala is a high maintenance paint scheme, and they are looking to redo certain parts of it that are not standing up well. Add to that is that QF are re-negotiating rights with Belarinji now (there has been a shift in "ownership" of the colour schemes as evidenced by the B737-800). That agreement term needs to be (has been?) extended to allow continued use of the colour schemes

From the 'rumours' I have heard (from senior QF people), OJB will be left as three class, but redirected to other markets as required (as a floater). She will used a bit like Air NZ with their B747-400's. I had the pleasure the other day of flying in the F cabin, when they upgraded all their Gold/Elite J class pax on a transTasman sector, and the Gold Y pax were shifted to the J cabin. A good bit of PR I thought, and QF might score a few points by doing the same with OJB in the future.

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 1:42 pm

OJB is to go to 2 class,even though its not long had the cabin upg with the ife in its current Kangaroo config.
 
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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 2:23 pm

Once again VH-EBU on the QF43-44 route (Tuesday 19th Nov 02)

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RE: Wunala Dreaming

Tue Nov 19, 2002 2:45 pm

OJB has got the new IFE