Member since 07 Jan 2016
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Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Good information. Long term, the 787 makes economic sense, as they are cheaper to operate than the 747. This means more planes can be in the sky, and services be offered and operated to more locations.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 97
Sad to see them dissapearing. I still think they are the most beautiful looking planes out there.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
Absolutely agree. An iconic pioneering aircraft that will always be looked at forever.
Member since 27 Nov 2018
Total posts 9
This is great news, I am booked on QF 55 and 56 in Feb/ March and was anxious as to whether the change was going to on schedule. So is it pretty much locked in its happening this week? Very cool to have multiple options out of BNE and a great landing time of midday in LA! Luke
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
I am actually going to be onboard the last flight from Brisbane to Sydney QF56 in Business. I’ll be sure to let you guys know how it went :)
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 449
In the main cabin we'll be serving up one last dish of that wonderful 747 engine noise followed by a desert of nostalgia!
Member since 11 Nov 2012
Total posts 6
Thank you for this, I changed my flight for Saturday to Sydney to be on this QF 56 flight too.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2012
Total posts 85
@PacketMan21, @gj - I believe Ch7 are planning to be at the check-in counter around 6am interviewing passengers going onto the flight. See you there !
Member since 05 Aug 2017
Total posts 49
What happens to VH-OJS now? Is she retiring for good or used ex-SYD?
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 307
Has flown BNE-SYD today. Â I guess they will retire OJS or OJU next, but with the peak travel period starting it might not be immediately.
Pilot told us it’s next service was to be Honolulu...
Member since 11 Dec 2016
Total posts 74
Yep. It went to Honolulu last night. I expect they're holding onto the rest of the 747s to fill in for A380s while they're having their overhaul over the next 2 years. Which explains why the 747 fleet retirement date is set for 2020 after the A380 fleet refurbs have been completed.
Member since 06 Dec 2018
Total posts 1
I wonder if the fact the 747 service has stopped is the reason that if you want to fly Bne to JFK you can no longer book a reward business class seat for 256k points.. its now 292k points.
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