Flying to Joburg: Qantas or South African Airways?

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johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

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NZ still have 744s

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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Yes I saw one at MEL yesterday... but I am pretty sure they are destined for life at Arizona once 787's come onboard.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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NZ's 744s are on rapid exit, unlike QF's 744s which will soldier on.

Ugh.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Personally, I'd like to see those ER's live a while longer. Not that old and a great plane. But if QF drops to the 9 newer refurb 747's this year, there will need to be some routes lose a 747 service.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Oh yes. The RRs need to go, but the GEs and ERs should stay a bit longer.

I still say QFi should have bought more A330-300s and put the A380 seats in all of them (J/W/Y).

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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I do like rumours - but where is this from?

FrequentFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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I highly doubt that would happen, Qantas have a monopoly running with SAA for most Australians and Kiwis. Almost every JNB flight I've been on has been full too 

Andrew_c

VA

Member since 17 Dec 2013

Total posts 19

Comes from the rumour mill. Operates out of Little COllins Street

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

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JNB makes money, so they want axe it.

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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JNB makes money, so they will not axe it!

Yusef Danet

Member since 20 Oct 2011

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Other JNB options include Air Mauritius out of Perth with VA connections to the East Coast.

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