How many Qantas Boeing 787-9s are assigned to each route.

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Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

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Hi

Quick Question, how many Qantas Boeing 787-9s are assigned to each route? Thanks.

DanV

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2017

Total posts 64


MEL-PER-LHR (x2 Aircraft)

MEL-LAX (2 weekly)/SFO (4 weekly) (x2 Aircraft)

- 4 Aircraft out of BNE

BNE-LAX-JFK (x2 Aircraft)

BNE-SFO (x3 weekly)/ORD* (x4 weekly)

- 4 Aircraft out of MEL

SYD-SFO (x2 aircraft)

SYD-AKL (x1 aircraft)

- 3 Aircraft out of SYD


*ORD is replacing the current x3 weekly BNE-LAX (QF55/56) from March

Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

Total posts 64

Thanks DanV, another question how many aircraft are assigned to SYD-HKG and how many aircraft will be assigned to SYD-SCL when it starts?

DanV

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Member since 04 Nov 2017

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The 789s aren't currently on SYD-HKG and are instead on MEL-HKG (QF29/30) on days when a aircraft is not required out of MEL or BNE.

SYD-SCL will require 2 aircraft, so I would assume they're waiting for the next delivery sometime later this year before starting SCL. I would assume it'll replace the current SYD-AKL runs.

Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

Total posts 64

Thanks once again, last question, The MEL-HKG flights (QF29/30) Boeing 787-9 is rostered on for 7 days a week. How are they getting the aircraft for this?

Macca-BNE

Member since 01 Oct 2019

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The SYD-AKL-SYD rotation operates between the aircraft arriving from and departing to SFO again. So only two aircraft are needed out of SYD, allowing for daily MEL-HKG.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

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DanV it is not quite that clean as time (around 7 hours) is spent on the ground in London and the same in New York. Closer to 2.5 planes for each. But the (implied) point they work them hard is true.

DanV

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Member since 04 Nov 2017

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There's some swapping of the 789s on the HKG route. Late Feb to end of March the 789 will be swapping from MEL-HKG (QF29/30) to BNE-HKG (QF97/98). The A330 currently used on BNE-HKG will be moved to MEL-HKG.

In addition both MEL-HKG and BNE-HKG will be cut back from daily to x5 weekly due to the virus going around.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-trims-hong-kong-flights-as-coronavirus-takes-hold

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