Good summary. Yes, QF
8 is always the tricky one with bags, cargo, and possible diversions.
Sometimes the diversion to say, AKL
, happens inflight, but other times it is determined in the early evening before takeoff.
Obviously, the bags left behind is the biggest passenger issue, and the one that causes the most controversy.
The solution will not happen until a better solution to the mighty 744ER's comes along, either with a IGW 380 or 787.
Hopefully, there will be both! A 380 to SYD
and and a 787 to BNE
By the way, could any of the DFW
enthusiasts tell us what happened to the QF
7/8 flights in early December 2013 with the
huge ice storm. I saw on Flightaware that QF
7 left every day as scheduled, but obviously the QF
8 flights were cancelled
for days. It would be much appreciated.
Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.