Member since 22 Nov 2018
Total posts 2
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
I think it is 2 months per plane after the summer rush so from March 2019, so they re all done by the end of 2020. it will be nearer four planes by Septbut QF1 may be at the front of the queue.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Sep 2018
Total posts 1
Meanwhile the good old Qantas droop bed can be rescued by:
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Agree it's more likely to be two months. The equivalent A330 refurbs took 30-60 days depending on whether major checks were also conducted.
Best reply I’ve read on this website for quite a while!!
Member since 14 Sep 2017
Total posts 8
I guess at some point Qantas will update the seat plan for busines class when they know which routes a refurbished A380 will be flying on and when. This would then be visible when you manage your booking. Not sure when that is likely to happen though?
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 990
I expect we'll see the revised A380 seat plan shortly before or around March 2019 when the first superjumbo goes under the knife.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 287
They are likely to do the refurbs during heavy checks when they have to strip the cabin out anyway.
Member since 15 Nov 2016
Total posts 5
Fascinated by this 12 year check. Is that a D check based on hours or cycles or is QF on some other regime?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 11 Dec 2016
Total posts 65
What I'm interested in, is when VH-OQA will be done. As i expect it should be last. It had about 2 years less flying time on the clock while it was being repaired after the QF32 situation and was substantially rebuilt then, so may not need it's check as soon as the others will.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Qantas Airbus A380 refurbishment schedule
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox