Extra A380's for Qantas.

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chap6595

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Member since 17 May 2015

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Extra A380's for Qantas. Is Qantas ever going to take these? I can see they would be great for extra flights into Heathrow (such as Brisbane, Dubai LHR) or Brisbane to LAX or Upgrade 747s to A380s. Any news on when they are going to take these?

GgFlyer

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Member since 30 Mar 2015

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I think they pushed back the order to 2018 although QF have stated they may take anither aircraft (like the 777x or the a350 instead) 

Wombus

Member since 30 Mar 2015

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I agree with this sentiment - would be very unlikely for Qantas to take more a380s in the current environment. With a380neo rumoured/in works and 777x launching in 2018. More likely to see Qantas rely on Emirates alliance for the europe services until next generation of aircraft arrive and operational restructure is complete and stabilised. They'll make future fleet decision after that and take on the new generation aircraft. 777-8X non-stop east coast to Europe - that's what I want to see, and will break down some of the market leadership from middle east airlines.

Shoudy Chen

Qantas

Member since 13 Jun 2015

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That would be great for a350s. Wished they could launch this on Perth-Paris flight soon. Perth needs Europe routes. 

11sjw

Member since 11 Mar 2012

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Perth needs international routes period. :-)

johnaboxall

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QF has done you a favour and will send you almost anywhere in Europe thanks to their EK Partnership :)

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

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QF won't fly to Paris (or anywhere in mainland France) unless the bilateral changes to allow more then 3 747/A380 sized aircraft/week. In order to fly daily to mainland France, QF would have to use an aircraft with less then 200 seats. A 200-239 seat aircraft would allow 6 weekly and up to 279 seats, 5 weekly.

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Member since 07 Feb 2013

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Give it up with the perth pleads all the time, it ain't hapenning! Why on earth would it? 

reno

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Member since 20 Sep 2013

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The order for A380s has not only been cut back but also pushed back.What they need is the aircraft listed by GgFlyer and Shoudy and maybe just maybe some fleet consistanty.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 289

Where are you getting this idea of the A380 order being cut down?

I can find nothing stating that the 8 remaining A380s of the total order of 20 being cut down, only pushed back.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 289

QF confirmed an order for 12 A380s and 12 options on 6 March 2001. They converted 8 of those options into firm orders on 21 December 2006. There has been no change to the order book since then besides deferring new deliveries past 2018.

This leaves QF with 12 delivered, 8 orders and 4 options.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

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Update 747 with 380? I would rather say that 747-8 is an update to 380!

Shoudy Chen

Qantas

Member since 13 Jun 2015

Total posts 38

The B748 has a length of 76.8m compared to the A380 (72m) long. However the wingspan of the B748 is 11.5m short than the A388. With a range of 14800km, I do think that this might be enough for the B748 to fly direct from PER to Rome. 

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