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What I'm surprised about at the moment though is there used to be a 747 running year round when the 380 wasn't scheduled. In addition to the 330 that is also always scheduled.
Since the 747 was dropped to the 787, the 330 continues as before, but the overall capacity Sydney - hk is quite reduced overall in the off peak parts of the year.
I thought the 747 was mostly relatively full when I flew it on this trip though.
Could this be the addition of the Virgin flights taking some of the excess capacity that Qantas used to have on this route??
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Originally Posted by born2fish
There's logically extra traffic to Tokyo with the Olympics looming next year so I would think the A380 would be used leading to that as a replacement for the 747 and afterwards at least. Although it's debateable how much extra capacity is needed for the Olympics from Australia anyway I don't recall much extra capacity was added for other Olympics in the past besides the chartered flights for the athletes themselves.
Still it's a possible consideration though.
A380 would have to go to Narita though. Hanaeda is too crowded. Also qf has their own lounge at Narita and not Hanaeda. So makes sense to keep it all based there.
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