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LGWFAN
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Qantas A380 status

Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:57 pm

Hi all,

I hope we are all doing well?

Does anyone have any update on Qantas’ A380s?

Particularly interested to know the status of the refurbishments and if all aircraft coming back into service have the new cabins. If not, do we know which have the new cabins?

Also, saw that Reginald Ansett has returned, still sporting the previous livery! A new retro roo!

Cheers!
 
TUGMASTER
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:36 pm

Think E& F will not return.
 
smi0006
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:38 pm

I believe they are all returning to service with the new cabins.

Curious if anyone has flown and tried out the new bar/cafe space up the front? Much better usage of space than the old red couch and fish bowl!
 
skipness1E
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:45 pm

Pretty sure two are being dismantled and parted out at Victorville as we speak...
 
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:59 pm

skipness1E wrote:
Pretty sure two are being dismantled and parted out at Victorville as we speak...

Correct. Only 10 of the 12 are returning to service.
 
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:39 am

6 of the 10 A380’s have been reactivated.

-OQB, -OQD, -OQG, -OQH, -OQJ, OQK


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ABpositive
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:33 am

EK413 wrote:
6 of the 10 A380’s have been reactivated.

-OQB, -OQD, -OQG, -OQH, -OQJ, OQK


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Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?
 
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:38 am

ABpositive wrote:
Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?


I spotted one incoming from LHR into SIN the other day.
 
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:38 am

ABpositive wrote:
EK413 wrote:
6 of the 10 A380’s have been reactivated.

-OQB, -OQD, -OQG, -OQH, -OQJ, OQK


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Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?

Currently A380s are doing SYD-LAX and SYD-SIN-LHR. It is unlikely SYD-HKG or SYD-DFW will revert back to A380s. The next A380 route added would probably be MEL-LAX.
 
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:53 am

tullamarine wrote:
ABpositive wrote:
EK413 wrote:
6 of the 10 A380’s have been reactivated.

-OQB, -OQD, -OQG, -OQH, -OQJ, OQK


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Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?

Currently A380s are doing SYD-LAX and SYD-SIN-LHR. It is unlikely SYD-HKG or SYD-DFW will revert back to A380s. The next A380 route added would probably be MEL-LAX.


MEL-LAX is next. SYD-SIN-LHR, SYD-LAX, MEL-LAX use 7 to be daily, either 1 more long haul to use 2 aircraft or a couple of shorter ones that use 1 aircraft MEL-SIN would be 1, and probably 1 more route. Leave 1 spare, it can do additional SYD-LAX in peak season.
 
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:12 am

ABpositive wrote:
EK413 wrote:
6 of the 10 A380’s have been reactivated.

-OQB, -OQD, -OQG, -OQH, -OQJ, OQK


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Are they in service or still going through refurbishment? Which routes are currently being served by A380?

-OQG currently under going heavy mx in AUH & -OQB recently returned from heavy and reconfigure.


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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:33 am

And with OQB now refurbed (post Covid it did do a few flights in unrefurbed state). That gives us seven namely:
OQB, OQD, OQG, OQH, OQI, OQJ, OQK as refurbs
(OQI is the only one inactive and still at Victorville, and per above OQG has been at AUH for a week)

OQC has been in AUH since mid-2021, possibly getting refurb and other maintenance.
OQA, OQL remain at Victorville.

And OQE and OQF have been photographed in Victorville in partout.

Of the returnees think only OQH and OQI in the old (2007 Roo) paint.
 
LGWFAN
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:43 am

smi0006 wrote:
I believe they are all returning to service with the new cabins.

Curious if anyone has flown and tried out the new bar/cafe space up the front? Much better usage of space than the old red couch and fish bowl!


The new lounge area absolutely great. Comes with a new dedicated lounge menu with crew staffing the area. Can use it to dine in too.
 
LGWFAN
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Re: Qantas A380 status

Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:21 pm

Thank you all for your input! Much appreciated!

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