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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:45 am

x1234 wrote:
Yes. Also one reason why Qantas's SYD-SCL airfares are so expensive is due to the B744 on the route versus LATAM's 787 which is much more fuel efficient.


the Oz-Chile flights are expensive because QF and LA have a monopoly. Plentiful businesses have to visit mines and wines and VFR/tourists that pay the high price because there's no other option.
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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:13 pm

Hopefully a top off order for 789'S 6 to 8 frames and 4-6 787-10'S for asian routes. Has their been any rumors on the project sunrise aircraft?
 
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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Qantas earning date is August 22, 2019, information about more 787-9 could come then. Maybe Project sunrise will get announced.
 
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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:40 pm

x1234 wrote:
Yes. Also one reason why Qantas's SYD-SCL airfares are so expensive is due to the B744 on the route versus LATAM's 787 which is much more fuel efficient.


It's not a deal breaker when fuel is at the current rates and considering that the B787 has a higher capital cost than the B744's.
Fuel efficiency is not everything when oil prices are low.

QF is expensive by nature.
 
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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:18 pm

x1234 wrote:
First of all for the most optimal route SCL-SYD requires ETOPS 330 (like Air New Zealand has on their 772 flying AKL-EZE or LATAM on their 787's SCL-AKL & SCL-MEL) and JNB requires it too I believe for the most optimal route. When VA was flying MEL-JNB on their 77W's the flight took 2 hours longer due to ETOPS flying northward. The Australian regulator CASA needs to learn from the USA & New Zealand and approve ETOPS 330 for QF. I believe QF like Air New Zealand can exploit South America to Asia traffic (like NZ does on their recent US$1800 EZE-AKL-NRT/PVG/HKG/SIN sale on their Argentina website).

It is past due to accept ETOPS 330.

The hubs are impacted, time to bypass them.

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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:24 pm

Project Sunset.... it's been and gone and the rumour amounted to little. Bring it on I say.
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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:16 am

A better replacement for the Qantas 747-400 would have been the 777-9 as it has the same passenger capacity as the 744 with twin engines.
 
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Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:51 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
A better replacement for the Qantas 747-400 would have been the 777-9 as it has the same passenger capacity as the 744 with twin engines.


After Qantas got their a380s they have been moving away from larger aircraft on the whole. The new 789s have largely replaced the old 747 routes and the new order for the for the a321xlr look like they'll replace a few of the a330s.

Part of the reason for the VLAs in the past was due to CASA preference for more than 2 engines and the main base being Sydney. Now with more importance in other bases and CASA not being as strict on twins (EDTO), the need for larger aircraft is smaller.

I don't see Qantas ordering too many 777-9s in the next 8 years, due to the current a380 refurbishment programme and the overall migration to thinner routes.

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