britannia191a
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Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:27 am

Does anyone know why Qantas was at Manchester this morning. It took off at about 0800hrs GMT, and i think it was either QF156 or 158, but these relate to internal Australian flights.

Can anyone shed any light

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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:29 am

A QF 744 @ MAN???

Hmmmm, interesting!

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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:34 am

It wasn't the Flightline BAe146 doing shuttle runs for connecting Qantas passengers from LHR was it?
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:38 am

Apart from the fact that they both have 4 engines, I'm not sure how anyone who pays for the privilege of posting here would confuse a BAe146 and a 744 (and I doubt it was a 146 in QF c/s).  Nuts
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:44 am

and I doubt it was a 146 in QF c/s

No, it was G-FLTC.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:25 am

Yeah nothin special im affraid  Sad
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:52 am

I thought the main reason for the shuttle was to hold open QF slots at LHR?
 
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:13 am

"Apart from the fact that they both have 4 engines, I'm not sure how anyone who pays for the privilege of posting here would confuse a BAe146 and a 744 (and I doubt it was a 146 in QF "

I'm guessing he didn't actually see the aircraft, but saw it listed on a departures board...

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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:35 am

Just to add some more information, i heard it on the airband scanner, climbing out of Manchester. It was a Qantas call sign, and an Australian Pilot. I thought i heard him say Qantas 158 or 156. He was flying south and at the time was cleared to at least FL190 before he transferred to London. Was he a diversion bound orginally for London. Its the flight number that confused me as well as the fact Qantas was at Manchester.
 
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:41 am

Just to add some more information, i heard it on the airband scanner, climbing out of Manchester. It was a Qantas call sign, and an Australian Pilot. I thought i heard him say Qantas 158 or 156. He was flying south and at the time was cleared to at least FL190 before he transferred to London. Was he a diversion bound orginally for London. Its the flight number that confused me as well as the fact Qantas was at Manchester.

I highly doubt Qantas flew into MAN at all, the flightline aircraft will use a Qantas call sign.

As he was transferred to London, I am 95% sure that it was G-FLTC, doing another shuttle run to Heathrow.

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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:28 am

Just a pity that the real QF havent restarted back to MAN. Damn BA and their London hogging ways  Big grin
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:22 am

Just a pity that the real QF havent restarted back to MAN. Damn BA and their London hogging ways

And losing money.

SQ and MH are marketing one-stop services from MAN to Australia. Qantas and BA offer a nightmare transfer at Heathrow, then a long flight with another stop.

Even EK and eventually QR will offer the regular traveller from the north of Britain much better service with one less stop. SQ in particular market the service to Australia heavily and codeshare with NZ.

A QF service would not need to be daily, but should generate decent loads. Maybe the rumours of AO doing a lower-frills service to Europe would fit the Manchester traffic profile and make them some useful cash.
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:08 pm

It is for charter. Qantas also fly to Athens, Spain (cant remember name of the city) and other european cities.
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:50 pm

The Manchester departures/arrivals are not charters like those services. They are linked to cruise holidays and fly passengers to meet the liners at ports.
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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:02 pm

QF158 is a 146
MAN LHR 0615/0715

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RE: Qantas At Manchester , UK Today

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:01 pm

Qantas 158 is a shuttle flight out of LHR that I often hear on the scanner down here in London.



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