QF21 Sydney to Tokyo - will this be a refurbished 747?

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david22

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 8

I am travelling from Sydney to Tokyo on Qantas QF21 on Saturday, any ideas as to whether this will be a refurbished 747 or not?

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

Total posts 302

You might get lucky, however it is not one of the advertised routes for the refurbished planes

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

The seat map is showing an unrefurbished three class aircraft.

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Friend of mine flew route yesterday and it was an old bird. I have heard that every now and then a refurbished plane is put on the route.

Amjid

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2012

Total posts 34

Rather than take a chance, why not book with JL (I think you still get Status Points), plus their J offering is pretty good. 

david22

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 8

The ticket was bought by someone else, I was hoping that I would fly JL. I am just glad I am not on jetstar. Thanks everyone for the quick replies.

david22

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 8

just messaged qantas on facebook, to check they said all their 747s are refurbished, I don't think that is quite true.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

David - do you mind sharing whether your flight was in fact in a refurbed 747? Am planning on doing QF21 on a Friday soon.

david22

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 8

It was not refurbished however the old seats are quite comfortable the only problem I had was with the entertainment unit. Both QF21 and QF22 were good flights. Sorry for the late reply.

RustyTrom

Member since 15 Jun 2014

Total posts 1

I just flew QF21 and was surprised that they had not yet upgraded the skybed to the mark ii. Interestingly the front of the lower deck had what appeared to be old first class seats although were not sold as such as they were available for business class tickets.  Needless to say I have changed my seat preferences as skybed mark i don't cut the mustard these days

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