|Quoting BY738 (Reply 20):|
Nope, the 748 can land anywhere the 744 can, and lots of other places the A380 cannot
QF only cares if their VLA's can land in LHR, SIN, LAX, DFW, HKG and NRT (maybe JFK/JNB/SCL). They can? Oh good, that means your point is moot.
|Quoting QFA380SYD (Reply 37):|
They Qantas should order 777-300ER because theirs a big gape between the A380 and 787-9 its 300 pasanger diference.
Also 777-300ER can replace some 747-400 and 777-200LR for 747ER.
Keep on dreaming buddy. First of all, it's more like 175 seat difference (QF has said 275 in their 789's, and there's 450 in the A380s), and many of these aircraft would be assigned to routes to Asia, where a 787-10, with around 350 seats, would make the most sense from an economic standpoint.
|Quoting sydscott (Reply 39):|
I'll go out on a limb and say that I doubt QF will order the 737Max in any significant numbers.
I disagree. If they're planning on having 100 737s by 2021 (see page 46 of their powerpoint), with a 30 frame increase post-2016 then they have no other option. There's also going to be a lot of replacements due in the early 2020's (ie the 20 or so frames delivered 2001-2003), and a steady flow throughout the 20's (ie their entire existing fleet will be 20+ years old by 2031) and any proper NB replacement from A or B won't realistically be around until 2028-2030.
|Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 40):|
Be careful, sometimes hell does freeze over.
Not in this situation it doesn't.
|Quoting BMI727 (Reply 44):|
Sure they can. Take the first class seats out and paint "Jetstar" on the side.
But that's not QF operating them. The point is that QF cannot hope to be a viable international airline without 787s operating on key international (mostly premium) routes out of Australia. Without serving key Asian destinations especially, plus upholding services to the US outside of LAX and to destinations like FRA, they instantly lose their corporate portfolio, who go running to another airline who can actually cater for their needs. Without the corporate portfolio, QF might as well get those last 6 A380s painted straight into JQ colours.