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The countdown is on for the delivery of the first Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Australian Business Traveller will be aboard the invitation-only 'ferry flight' from Seattle to Sydney (and we hope to share with you some great 'behind the scenes' snippets and snaps) – but for now, we can confirm the following details for the delivery flight.
The flight number is QF7879, and it's scheduled to depart Seattle at noon (local time) on Tuesday October 17, and arrive at Honolulu at 2pm the same day – where we will have an overnight break before being wheels-up at 11.30pm on Wednesday October 18.
The current timetable – which could vary a bit, as these things are wont to do – will see QF7879 touching down at Sydney on Friday October 20 at around 7am. It'll then taxi around past the Qantas lounges at T3 (a good chance for some sticky-beaking from the windows!) to pull into the T3-adjacent Hangar 96 for a special (also invite-only) arrival event which will run through to mid-morning.
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David can confirm, but it is to do with arrival timings into SYD and the PR aspect of the flight.
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They will probably have at least some in PE seats not just J considering they called the new PE seat 'revolutionary'. In any case they'll probably allow the press to move around the plane during the flight so even if they're all seated in J they'll move around and see what the other seats are like.
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We're hopeful of that, Bob – and if so, we'll run a reader contest here :)
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And well done on getting a seat on the flight. I can't wait for the reviews
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