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Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:02 am

Hi all,

A few hours ago, a brand new QF B738 arrived in HNL for its delivery flight as QF6024. I'd like to know where its next destination is and what time it will leave HNL.

Thanks for your help!  Smile

Jerrold

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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:03 pm

I'm taking a wild guess and saying.........


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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:20 pm

Does the 737-800 have enough range to go from Hawaii to Australia? Seems kinda far. Just a rough estimate, LA to Hawaii is five hours. LA to Sydney is 14. That's a 9 hour difference. Although they could always land in Cairns for fuel.

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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:52 pm

I'm sure with no payload it can make it. Air Pacific flys Fiji-HNL with pax in their -800's.
 
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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 2:12 pm

A/C is VH-VXQ.

Dinker225 - Yes they do when empty. I think all of QF's and DJ's deliveries have done it through HNL-BNE or somewhere similar.
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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 6:40 pm

Thanks for your replies!  Smile

I thought QF's last B738 was VH-VXO?!?! How many more B738s do they have on order? (I thought they had 15 on order—VH-VXP was already delivered and that would make 16!  Confused

Actually, DJ delivered their B737-700/800s through OGG instead of HNL. I would have loved to photographed them in HNL!

Can anyone please find the departure date/time it'll leave HNL? I just have to photograph VH-VHQ leaving, since I missed all 15/16 B738s delivered before!  Wow!  Sad

Thanks once again!

Jerrold
 
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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:44 pm

Dinker,
Those empty -800's can make Hnl-Syd no trouble at all.
Virgin Blue's first -700 did Sea-Wlg non-stop on delivery as a bit of a publicity stunt to bid for Trans-Tasman rights.  Smile

 
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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:58 am

I just noticed that QF's -800 just departed HNL and is bound for Nadia.
 
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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:55 am

I ended up missing her, since I didn't know the departure time. I went to the airport at about 09:20 and she was gone!  Sad Oh well, just hope QF still has a couple more B738s on order . . .

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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Mon Jun 16, 2003 5:06 pm

The 738's were of course deferred American Airlines slots and at the time Qantas to take as many as 75 new 737's though obviously these have not all been taken up. Many would wonder where all these 737's would be used. I can't figure it out.
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RE: Another New Qantas B737-800 On Delivery

Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:35 pm

ERJ135 - These 4 new 737s that are being delivered now (VXP onwards) are unfortunately QF's order and not AA's.
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