Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Mar 2018
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Member since 18 Dec 2016
Total posts 20
Unfortunately, there is no way to tell if your aircraft will be changed at the last minute
Member since 14 Jun 2018
Total posts 45
I don’t think QF97 from BNE to HKG is ever a 332. Safe to say it will be a 333
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 301
You can see where the 2 non refurbished A332s are being used by looking on TheQantasSource jet tracker page. They are VH-EBL and VH-EBG. SYD-BKK appears a few days in a month. I didn’t see any SYD-SIN or BNE to anywhere in Asia. The good news is that refurbishments are planned for both these aircraft, but I couldn’t find the announcement that had the dates.
Thanks GregXL, will bookmark this for future.
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 59
Looks likes every flight to PEK uses non refurbished A332. Pity.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
The PEK flights are supposed to use these unrefurbished A332s as the flight attendants (or pilots, or both) have more suitable rest areas on these. SYD - PEK is also longer than most A333/ A332 routes and these two planes have larger galleys if I remember.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 173
There are reasons for this
Yeah, I do remember that considering the highly competitive market on this route and long distance, the old version of 332 is the best/only available aircraft for pek-Syd. But does the refurbishment affect ability of the aircraft delivering this route?
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
As I understand it SYD-PEK (and SYD-HNL) is long enough that it requires a specialised type of crew rest. This is only present on EBG/EBL and the 333s.
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