Qantas Boeing 747 flying Sydney to Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane

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alexlips99

Member since 16 Jun 2017

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Qantas has just scheduled Boeing 747 flights between Sydney and Melbourne/Brisbane/Adelaide on a few dates between November 2019 and Feb 2020. Adelaide and Brisbane get 1 return flight each and Sydney gets 2. Dates and flight numbers here: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284681/qantas-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-service-in-nw19/

I'd love to think QF is doing this as a victory lap for the queen of the skies before she gets put out to pasture but its still several months (at least) before the final 747 will be retired. Does anyone know why they've put on these flights?

mrc82

Member since 04 May 2014

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Positioning for Antarctica flights would be my guess, the dates line up

lach64

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Oct 2018

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Long live the queen.

QFP1

Member since 05 Mar 2015

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I believe these are domestic legs before Antarctic flights, the actual flight details from that website linked are:

Sydney – Adelaide
QF743 SYD1840 – 2015ADL 744 23NOV19
QF736 ADL1235 – 1500SYD 744 25NOV19

Sydney – Brisbane
QF524 SYD1200 – 1230BNE 744 09NOV19
QF529 BNE1205 – 1440SYD 744 11NOV19

Sydney – Melbourne
QF417 SYD0830 – 1005MEL 744 31DEC19
QF439 SYD1400 – 1535MEL 744 15FEB20

QF438 MEL1400 – 1525SYD 744 01JAN20
QF400 MEL0600 – 0725SYD 744 17FEB20

dm12

Member since 08 Feb 2018

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Wonder if they’ll extend the 747 on the honolulu run longer

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 324

would this be out of the domestic terminals? Now, that would be a sight to savour.

TJS

Member since 14 Jun 2018

Total posts 43

would this be out of the domestic terminals? Now, that would be a sight to savour.

Yes. I’ve seen the B747 at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne domestic terminals. A rare sight these days indeed!

Milo

Member since 02 Apr 2018

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Am on QF743 SYD-ADL, it’s showing departure from T3

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

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would this be out of the domestic terminals? Now, that would be a sight to savour.

Yes all departing from domestic.

Carrots

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Oct 2017

Total posts 39

Might've accidentally booked some J reward seats to get on the old girl for a whirlwind romance.

Ladtsmt

Member since 23 Jul 2017

Total posts 12

Mr Joyce, 2021 is the Golden Anniversary of the first 747 flights from Australia. How about keeping at least one to celebrate that great day, or even a few more days in 2021? You'd get more appreciation and love from passengers who dread the squeezy 787 nightmare liner.

Mikebeder

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

Member since 13 Sep 2018

Total posts 1

Does this mean we’ll finally be seeing the end of the QF63 & 64 747s that are way past their prime? Incredible flying machines, however these particular ladies’ internals have been neglected.

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