Member since 20 Oct 2013
Total posts 64
Will Qantas still do seasonal flights from Sydney to Vancouver after the Boeing 747 aircraft are retired?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 121
While YVR would make the perfect daily Dreamliner destination from 2020, the current QF fleet plans don't have enough aircraft to service that destination without the loss another route.
Here's hoping for additional aircraft orders in the next quarter.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 07 May 2019
Total posts 16
Surely they could rotate some 787s out of Asian routes and replace them with A330s? I guess it depends on whether they actually need all the A330s on the domestic / Syd - Auckland runs
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 11 Dec 2016
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Originally Posted by jason.ng174
787 is probably the only option at this point.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
There is also the issue of three 787-8s that Jetstar are thinking of getting rid of. QF could take them over and refurbish them for sectors like Vancouver but more likely regional Asia like Manila or Jakarta.
Member since 07 Aug 2013
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Originally Posted by patrickk
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 135
I'm not sure Qantas is committed to YVR going forward and retirement of the 744's could mean the end of that service. Is there enough traffic to justify a QF non-stop 789 (or a333) competing with Air Canada? If not, LAX and SFO provide plenty of connecting flights (just 2 and bit hours ex-SFO).
Tommygun this may be a good route for the 787-8s they may or may not inherit from Jetstar
Given they will be short of planes for the next couple of years with 747 all going and not being replaced seat for seat they may take the 788s with the ‘just' cost of a refit to add better galleys, business class etc.
Member since 08 Aug 2017
Total posts 46
Originally Posted by tommygun
Batteryben your post would be interesting if we knew what you're talking about. Fewer acronyms makes it much easier for the rest of us. What is YYZ, YHZ, YYC and YUL referring to pray tell.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 287
If Qantas were to keep the YVR seasonals after the removal of the 747 fleet, their options would be to use an A380, divert a 789 from another route or run an A330 via HNL.
The JQ788s are unlikely to be used. Apparently, due to their fit out and customized options, they don't have the range for a AU-YVR non stop.
YYZ - Toronto
YHZ - Halifax
YYC - Calgary
YUL - Montreal
Member since 30 Jul 2015
Total posts 52
Originally Posted by Himeno
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 295
The Qantas timetable shows 747s on all the current routes (Johannesburg, Santiago and Tokyo) plus Vancouver for the 2020 northern summer seasonals, yet the next 747 retirement is in February, reducing the fleet to just 5. Keeping capacity on Tokyo for the Olympics would seem likely, so I'd expect changes on Johannesburg and Santiago soon.
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