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Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:58 pm

Airliner Geeks,

Heard from a QF internal source that QF's A388 VH-OQF is going to get a special livery paint job? Is this true? A fact that was confirmed was that QF will be holding a special A380 event on 8/17/2012 at the LAX Flight Museum. Maybe this will be the unveiling of the special paint job?

Anybody have any further insight on this topic???



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Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:11 pm

Perhaps another Aboriginal paint job? If it's in LAX, then we should catch it from where ever it flies from to get to LAX.
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Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:35 pm

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 1):
Perhaps another Aboriginal paint job? If it's in LAX, then we should catch it from where ever it flies from to get to LAX.

While I hope it is, does anyone else think it's odd that they would reveal a paint job, in honor of the Australian Aborigines people, in...Los Angeles??
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Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:06 pm

Celebrating its services to LAX maybe? Australian Olympic team support?
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Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:54 pm

A whale jet with Aboriginal art will look like $%#@. hows about a retro 70's scheme with the Ochre cheat line
  
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Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:15 am

More than likely the new advertising campaign QF have launched "You're the reason we Fly"... QF plans on unveiling a A380 & B737 with names written across the fuselage...

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Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:18 am

Quoting mal787 (Reply 4):
A whale jet with Aboriginal art will look like $%#@. hows about a retro 70's scheme with the Ochre cheat line

Highly disagree... A fully red or blue aboriginal scheme would look amazing. The retro scheme (especially QF's) just wouldn't go well with an A380 (though LH would be an exception IMO, or atleast the 1980's scheme).
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:17 am

It's getting two extra, special, letters. NS.
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:51 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):

Spirit Of Australians

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:59 am

Didn't QF specifically state that the Aboriginals scheme will not be applied on the A380? I thought they implied that the A330 will get the new scheme instead (probably one of the A330-300s when it get repainted into the new livery).
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:41 am

I heard it was gonna have a sticker on the side: Fixed VH-OQA got VH-OQF for free  
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:08 am

Quoting cbphoto (Reply 2):
Australian Aborigines people,

The correct references are: Australian Aborigines, Aboriginal Australians, Australian Aboriginals or simply Aborigines.
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:16 am

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):

Highly disagree... A fully red or blue aboriginal scheme would look amazing. The retro scheme (especially QF's) just wouldn't go well with an A380 (though LH would be an exception IMO, or atleast the 1980's scheme).

I don't know... They've done red, they've done blue, I think they should do yellow next... Specifically if they could somehow get permission to use the cover Midnight Oil did for their "Earth and Sun and Moon" album, that would be awesome...


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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:24 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 5):
More than likely the new advertising campaign QF have launched "You're the reason we Fly"... QF plans on unveiling a A380 & B737 with names written across the fuselage...

That would be the one.

There are pix of what the planes will look like in their advertising around currently, with names covering the planes.

Nothing overly exciting though.
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:56 am

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 13):
That would be the one.

Massively disappointing if true.

Oh, I hate those planes with thousands of small stickers...

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:40 am

Maybe the source got it wrong and a 744 has been stickered up with a boxing Kangaroo for the olympics.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-olymp...=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper
 
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Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:46 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 15):

Maybe the source got it wrong and a 744 has been stickered up with a boxing Kangaroo for the olympics.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-olymp...=flipper&utm_campaign=home-flipper

Cute. Not a special livery, but a nice ambassador for the Aussie team. I only wonder why on a 744 when all that flies to London are A380s!
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:58 am

Wonder what an A380 would like in the OneWorld colours?
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:18 am

Quoting na (Reply 16):
I only wonder why on a 744 when all that flies to London are A380s!

Because the 744 will be used to take the team to London.

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:26 am

Quoting mal787 (Reply 4):

A whale jet with Aboriginal art will look like $%#@.

I tend to disagree with that  
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Quoting na (Reply 14):
Oh, I hate those planes with thousands of small stickers...

Indeed. Quite often the intent is good, but the execution, not so much. The KLM Delft Tile 777, for instance. Loved the idea, but the plane just looks like the paint went blotchy.
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:36 am

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 19):
Indeed. Quite often the intent is good, but the execution, not so much. The KLM Delft Tile 777, for instance. Loved the idea, but the plane just looks like the paint went blotchy.

And then the KLM plane is the best execution. I remember a Canadian DC-10 or a TAM plane which looked like covered with shit.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 18):
Because the 744 will be used to take the team to London.

Thanks, I forgot reading  Still a bit surprising. Seems its either VH-OJS, T or U.
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:12 am

Here's VH-OJU heading out of Sydney bound for LAX and JFK as QF107 today:
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:37 am

Interesting to see that QF have altered the 'Spirit of Australia' strap line to 'Spirit of the Australian Team'
 
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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:53 am

This would explain why VH-OJU lost its oneworld titles.

Looks good, however I hope they replace those lost oneworld titles on an A380.

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:15 pm

Quoting AJ (Reply 21):

Makes it look like QF supports Anthony Mundine and nothing else!
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Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:29 am

Quoting AJ (Reply 21):

Love the boxing gloves on the tail.

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:21 am

Not the first time the Boxing Kangaroo has featured on a Qantas 747!
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Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:36 am

Quoting Crosscheck (Reply 23):

Hope so too!

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:52 am

Quoting AJ (Reply 26):
Not the first time the Boxing Kangaroo has featured on a Qantas 747!

Thats what i mean, throw thst cs on a whale jet. not dot pictures

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RE: Rumour: Special Livery On Qantas VH-OQF

Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:07 am

Quoting mal787 (Reply 28):
Thats what i mean, throw thst cs on a whale jet. not dot pictures

With the double row of windows I think a retro livery on a A380 wouldnt be looking good.