Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 23 May 2013
Total posts 24
What are the loads like on QF63/64?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 30
You can check the loads through ExpertFlyer (sorry I don't have a subscription, although you can get a 4-day trial). I reckon QF would have already chalked-up plans to put 380 on JNB if it was sustainable.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Can't see it ever getting an A380 - Qantas doesn't have enough and I suspect not enough demand.
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
Qantas 787-9 will be the perfect option to replace 747-400 for SYD-JNB/SCL route, or hand SCL over to LATAM (they're going to use 787-9 anyway)
Member since 06 Sep 2017
Total posts 1
I flew this route one way every three to four weeks for work, the flights were often busy but mainly full during school holidays, with services 6 days a week. A daily A380 would probably be overkill, I believe, so a reduction in the number of weekly services may have to occur for it to be viable..
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 306
The Qantas graphic for Project Sunrise (ultra-ultra long range aircraft shopping), shows SYD-JNB as one of the target routes. Well, at least the suggested timing fits with the last of the 747ERs going.
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