Are all of Qantas 747 refurbished?

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Jayden

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Are all of Qantas 747 refurbished?

Chris2304

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Non-refurbished:

VH-OEB

VH-OJM

Refurbished:

-400s

VH-OJS, JT, JU

-400ER

VH-OEE, EF, OEG, OEH, OEI, OEJ

The older non refurbished B747s and 3 non ERs will be replaced from late next year by the B787-9s. 

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

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It is not yet confirmed that the 3 furbished non ERs will be retired as the 787s arrive. There is no doubt the 2 nonfurbished aircraft will be retired, but QF may keep the other 3 around for longer. It depends just what the first 8 787s will be used for.

They will need to keep them around if a midlife refresh on the A380s happens, they will also need to keep them if they open new routes with the first batch of 787s.

Chris2304

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Yes that's true. I guess the retirements of the 3 non ER refurbished 747s will depend on the fuel price, and so it will for the ER B747s. 

Chris2304

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Qantas probably needs to order another 12 for a total of 18 787-9s so they completely replace the b747 fleet and good amount of growth. 

Chris2304

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20 total I mean. That will mean an extra 4.5 aircraft of seating. 

moa999

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The two non-refurb aircraft do however still have the old fully flat First cabin in the nose which is a bonus for the (usually elite) J class pax who get allocated these seats.

Both aircraft are also meant to get a refresh - carpets, seat coverings etc soon.

Unfortunately they will still have the positively archaic Rockwell Collins tiny square screen IFE 

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