Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 11 Dec 2016
Total posts 65
I've been watching the Atlas Air 747 freighter plane number N492MC fly around the world on flightrader for the past 18 months or so and it seems to be permanently contracted to Qantas for 95% of that time flying QF flight numbers.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
Very unlikely, Qantas get a VERY good deal out of Atlas - and I daresay it will continue throughout most of the next decade.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 137
Question - would the extra fuel weight in a 400-ER be a direct offset to cargo load? As in, if one of them was converted to a freighter by say Atlas or UPS would they actually be able to take advantage of the extra range?
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
Qantas ran 747 combis back in the early 90,s.half cabin pax/pressurized cargo and another QF failure.
Member since 16 Nov 2011
Total posts 47
What makes you say the combis were a failure?
They were 4 engine fuel guzzlers and multi stop Thu at times auckland,Tahiti,fiji,and rarely full for freight.
Interesting points. Yes, I'm sure they get a good deal with Atlas.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
I'm not sure there would be any economic benefit to keeping one, or even two 74s as Cargo machines.
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