Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 140
VH-ZND Qantas' 4th Dreamliner arrived into Alice Springs this morning and the fleet now is ready to do the Melbourne - Perth - London. David and Chris I am assuming one of you will be on the first London flight.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
To quote David: "For example, Sid Raja is doing the Qantas Perth-London Boeing 787 inaugural because both Chris and myself have done Qantas Boeing 787 trips, so it's good to get a different perspective (it also clashes with the SQ trip..."
but I am looking forward to what Sid has to say...
Member since 18 May 2011
Total posts 36
VH-ZND has a special colour scheme doesn't it?
Yes it does. Should be a great sight to see. Flew direct into Alice Springs.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 990
Sanj747: yes, Sid will be covering the Perth-London inaugural for Australian Business Traveller.
David and MRYJDrake many thanks. Looking forward to reading Sid's review. I have a close pilot friend who has left Cathay Pacific and joined Qantas and will be flying the Perth London flight.
Here are some snaps of Qantas' newest Dreamliner in its suitably 'dreamtime' Indigenous art livery, based on the painting Yam Dreaming by late NT artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye (for whom the Boeing 787 is now named).
Member since 19 Feb 2013
Total posts 28
Just watched this bird on final approach to SYD from my office. Wow, truly stunning. It stands out even from a distance.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 184
I wonder how immigration would work on this flight. Would Qantas have to fly up immigration workers?
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 287
For the delivery flight US-ASP? There would only have been 10-20 people on board, if that. Likely would have been handled like a private jet flight.
@Gaschom absolutely. I was lucky to see it from the car when I was driving. A great sight to see in the air.
Member since 23 Sep 2017
Total posts 10
I know no one would want to be in the economy cabin if they can be in business, or worse comes to worse, premium economy, but it would be ‘interesting’ to read an economy review for the PER-LON!
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 41
Let me start by saying the paint job is well done, and it’s always great to see a bird in something other than the “corporate colours”.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Mark, ZND will be a showcase to the world. Initially, it will park at either LHR and LAX, and will be a talking point due to its striking design. It will hopefully inspire potential tourism to our great country. Ideally, it would be good if also inspires Australians to travel more in this great country.
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 190
Qantas make use of many Indigenous employment and recognition programs and have for some time. They are an airline of Australia, a country with an Indigenous people. I wouldn't consider that an 'obsession' by any measure. Frankly, it would be a positive thing to see other organisations in Australia pay as much attention to First Australians as Qantas. Don't confuse the responsibilities of an airline with a those of a Government.
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