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Member since 10 Apr 2013
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You are correct!
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 307
There was a pattern of SYD-JNB and SYD-HND (as psoted by smit0847), but in January they were used extensively elsewhere. OEB appeared in LAX 3 times, HKG twice, SFO twice and SCL twice. OJM in LAX 6 times and SCL twice. They do carry more J and Y+, so it could be a case of deploying them to maximise revenue.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
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I ended up on OEB on SYD-LAX in Y last year, was not happy... the IFE is very poor
Member since 30 Aug 2013
Total posts 148
Might that have been to do with the 747 that was stuck in JNB with the replacement engine that needed to be delivered?
Member since 30 Jul 2015
Total posts 52
the problem with replacing the 747 with the 787 on routes to Tokyo, Santiago,Hong kong and johannesburg is that it would result in a reduction of capacity, which would mean less revenue for Qantas.
Could always up the frequency. Qantas has stated that 8 787s will replace 5 747s so overall capacity is up
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 291
They might have said that, but there are other options. The only thing that is known is that the 2 remaining unrefubished 747s are going when the 787s arrive.
That the 3 non ER refubished 747s go at the same time is up for debate.
Agreed. I would expect that QF will keep those 3 refurbished 747s if they can show that they can be utilised to profitably closer to the time of the arival of the 787s.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 768
Once QF gets the 787's, they are not necessarily going to put them on the routes you mentioned. There could be a rejig on what planes fly where.
Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
Q400 to SCL, 717 to JNB? Scenic refuelling stops on the way...might not be bad after all...
that is absured and will never ever happen
Quite so, obviously the humour is lost on some....
If SYD-SFO is not the first 787 route I will eat my hat.
The issue they'd have with Tokyo is that while Australia has unlimited rights to NRT, there are only (currently) 7 weekly flights allowed to HND, and those HND flights are only allowed to arrive/depart between 10pm and 6am.
They often fill the 747 to HND. They are unlikely to want to give up that capacity. They'd need to replace it with 2 787s, 1 SYD-HND and 1 SYD-NRT.
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