Member since 08 Aug 2017
Total posts 46
Saw QF63 diverted to MEL today. Curious to hear why if anyone knows.
Member since 27 Aug 2013
Total posts 4
I believe it was medical
Thanks! It was a reasonably lengthy delay in Melbourne; I guess they had to re-crew which would account for that duration.
Member since 17 Feb 2017
Total posts 8
It may be completely unrelated but it had an aborted take off out of Melbourne too!! It looked like it was heading back to the gate but then it turned around and took off on it's second attempt. I can only imagine what was going through the passengers minds after the initial diversion to Melbourne and then an aborted take off.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 138
It was medical, I read the story on a newspaper website yesterday (think it was The Age). Apparently a passenger needed urgent medical attention so the captain made a call to divert to Melbourne.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
Why do we use acronyms, rather than just say the Qantas South Africa flight. Just saying!!!
Member since 13 Sep 2013
Total posts 110
Why do these sorts of AvGeek questions make it onto the Ausbt website?
S, I asked because I fly that sector often and I was interested to know if it was equipment related. Surely it is a reasonable question? There was no article in the press at the time of writing.... I checked first.
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 104
I'm not saying it was aliens. But it was aliens.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
QF63 diverted to MEL
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