Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
VH-OJT operated it's last passenger flight yesterday as QF 55 BNE-LAX as is to be removed from the permanently from service. Leaves 9 747s remaining in the fleet.
IPAd not working so well on Sunday morning - should read "and is to be removed permanently from service"
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
Really wouldn’t mind a few more widebody services from PER - MEL this week. Props to QF for throwing the spare A330 on the route this weekend but at this point it would appear they are capable of making some significant profits if they could spare the jumbo!
Member since 02 Nov 2017
Total posts 15
Wouldn't be surprised at all to see some of the 747 services to syd scrapped in favour of Mel this week if the existing flights fill.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 304
From J pax persepective, unfortunate that they have kept VH-OEB with its Skybed 1. Presumably relates to maintenance costs.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
As I understand retirements and refurbs are generally rarely carefully planned to get the most out of an aircraft before the next major maintenance
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 11 Dec 2016
Total posts 65
I see that constellation are doing their 747 global charter again next September -October 2019. They're possibly keeping the old bird for that. Surprised that they're putting VH-OEG on the Syd to Perth flights too. Would have expected that the better 747s remaining should be on the long distance journeys still running.
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