Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Jan 2015
Total posts 6
Does anyone know if QF have plans to refurb their remaining 747's. I see they are still flying them to South Africa at least for this year?
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 287
QF plans to retire the entire remaining 747 fleet by the end of 2020. One can safely assume that they won't be refurbing any more 747 aircraft.
Member since 30 Jul 2015
Total posts 52
They did consider doing so prior to the decision to retire them in 2020, but decided against it, due to high costs in doing so.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 173
OEB had a mini-refresh prior to the charter it was on, that is about the extent of any planned works. That is the only 747 without the A380 refurb.
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 110
anyone have any insights into what type of aircraft they would use to Johannesburg and Santiago once the 744's are retired.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Subject to CASA giving them ETOPS 330 approval, I'd expect the 787 to both.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Does anyone know when Perth hope to have the new International Terminal up and running? Then Qantas will also be able to use it for their international service. Perth are currently a stick in the mud, and it was a no brainer to not allow a Qantas A330 to use the Qantas terminal for JNB flights.
Wouldn't it make sense for QF to have their operations fully based out of T3/4 and not having a single flight based out of T1?
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
The new terminal isn’t due until the early 2020s. There are rumours swirling about that Alan Joyce has locked down a very good deal for QF with Perth Airport, it’s just a matter of finding spare aircraft before they commit.
and if CASA remain uber-conservative and doesn't give ETOPS330?
Either qantas scraps SCL and JNB or flies A380's on them
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