Qantas Boeing 787-9 delivery schedule, registration numbers

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DeepAvThroat

Member since 21 Mar 2017

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Here are delivery dates for the first Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. These are tentative delivery dates, they could change.

  • 12 October 2017 (VH-ZNA)
  • 1 December 2017 (VH-ZNB)
  • 31 December 2017 (VH-ZNC)
  • 22 February 2018 (VH-ZND)


The one in bold is of course the first one which after arriving in Australia will do a series of domestic flights including some charity fund-raising flights. After VH-ZNB joins the fleet both Dreamliners will take on the Melbourne-Los Angeles route as QF95/QF96 running six days a week from December 15.


As AusBT has already reported the second four Boeing 787-9s will all arrive between July and December 2018, not through to June 2019 as Qantas first planned, see https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-brings-forward-boeing-787-deliveries

moa999

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I assume MEL-PER will be the most likely domestic route given the aircraft will be based in MEL and PER will be the 2nd domestic port

DeepAvThroat

Member since 21 Mar 2017

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I am hearing MEL-PER, SYD-PER and BNE-PER because Qantas want to show flyers from all those cities what the Boeing 787 will be like to encourage them to consider it for PER-LHR flights come March 2018, but also some 'surprise and delight' appearances on the triangle routes. Now that Qantas has committed to A330s for SYD-AKL after Emirates pulls off its A380s I wonder if the Boeing 787 will also end up doing some SYD-AKL runs? Time will tell!

Kitch

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I am hearing MEL-PER, SYD-PER and BNE-PER because Qantas want to show flyers from all those cities what the Boeing 787 will be like to encourage them to consider it for PER-LHR flights come March 2018, but also some 'surprise and delight' appearances on the triangle routes. Now that Qantas has committed to A330s for SYD-AKL after Emirates pulls off its A380s I wonder if the Boeing 787 will also end up doing some SYD-AKL runs? Time will tell!
Hey DeepAvThroat were you the one that told ausbt community that QF a380 re-furb config for first class. How do you get all this info?

DeepAvThroat

Member since 21 Mar 2017

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That was me but I'm not revealing my sources :)

Covo95

Member since 30 Jul 2015

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Hey, DeepAvThroat, do you think Qantas have placed orders for more dreamliners?

harrycarr6

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Member since 25 Jun 2015

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A Qantas exec "may" have mentioned that the 787 will be flying MEL-BNE for training routes. 

PaulST

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Fingers are crossed they put it on the triangle on a few weekends. I think I might be looking at doing a fly day in an attempt to chase it. :)

J-sh

Member since 29 Oct 2016

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"I wonder if the Boeing 787 will also end up doing some SYD-AKL runs?"

It would be OK in economy on a flight of that distance.

Metoo

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Member since 25 Nov 2016

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Are the 787's that small and cramped as some people say? QF making a big deal about their delivery but from what some posts are saying they are not going to be a great improvement to long haul flights. What's your insight? 

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

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Are the 787's that small and cramped as some people say? QF making a big deal about their delivery but from what some posts are saying they are not going to be a great improvement to long haul flights. What's your insight? 

The 787 is basically a longer range 767. The 787-8 is about the same length as the 767-300 and the 787-9 the same as the 767-400. The 787 cabin is 77cm wider then the 767 cabin.

The main issue people have with the 787 is the economy cabin. The aircraft was designed for 8 across, while every airline, other then JL, has configured their 787s at 9 across, which means narrower seats. With many airlines also cutting back on the space between rows to fit more seats in, this leads to a possibly very uncomfortable experience. Particularly in economy on longer routes.
The aircraft itself is just fine, it is how the airlines have decided to configure the cabins that has made it cramped.

patrickk

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I have been on the United 789 LA-Melbourne in the more leg room seats up front. This and a spare seat next to me made it bearable (apart from United's stingy [as in tiny servings] food offerings) but like the 773s at 10 across it would be very cramped down the back on full flight over 17 hours.

DeepAvThroat

Member since 21 Mar 2017

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Here are the latest delivery dates for QF Dreamliners #5 and #6 

  • 6 July 2018 (VH-ZNE)
  • 22 August 2018 (VH-ZNF)

This leaves just the last two of the first eight ordered, VH-ZNG and VH-ZNH, which are due sometime in September and November.

jamesysilber

Member since 03 Jul 2017

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Here are the latest delivery dates for QF Dreamliners #5 and #6

  • 6 July 2018 (VH-ZNE)
  • 22 August 2018 (VH-ZNF)

This leaves just the last two of the first eight ordered, VH-ZNG and VH-ZNH, which are due sometime in September and November.


Actually ZNE is being delivered today, which is great for Qantas as they're running 5 days ahead of schedule.

AJW

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Wonder when -ZNG will be delivered. Above says September but it’s now almost the end of October.

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