Jun 27, 2020, 05:30 AM
And why is this still news?Having spent the last four years travelling intensively on the 744 QF63/64 in Economy, PE and Business they were really showing their age. Bring on the new fleet.The one thing that always struck me about that flight is the general vibrance of the passengers . . But I d...
Jun 16, 2020, 07:15 PM
It is going to be very interesting to see what Qantas puts onto the SYD-JNB-SYD route. Will miss sitting upstairs looking at the Antarctic ice shelf in winter. But on the last few trips the ageing 744s were really showing their age. I'll be on one of the first flights back to Aus when flights ...
May 07, 2019, 08:38 PM
Added to this, is the capacity of this route, it is very seldom I see the QF63/64 flight less than 80 or 90% full. would have to put on another flight to accomadate current passanger number if a 787 is used.
May 07, 2019, 08:29 PM
I too have heard the current ETOPS is a problem with SYD/JNB especialy in the winter months where the polar circle is often crossed, fantastic sight by the way. Maybe, hopefully, they hold out as long as posable on this route and put a new A350 with ETOPS 420.
May 07, 2019, 12:56 PM
As a regular business traveller on QF63/64 to JNB, serviced with a 747, I am really keen to know when and what with, Qantas will be replacing the 747s. As nice as they are their age is very telling. I get the feeling that this might be the last regular route to be changed to a newer plane. BTW...
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