QF63 via PER today

Old Jul 17, 11, 5:12 pm
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QF63 via PER today

QF63 today will be carrying a new engine for the grounded 747 in JNB. This means a stop in PER for refuelling. Delayed arrival in JNB by 2.5 hours
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Old Jul 17, 11, 5:12 pm
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Old Jul 17, 11, 6:14 pm
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You're point? QF63 spent a number of weeks going via PER due to the ash cloud. What difference does it make that today's QF63 is carrying an extra engine for VH-OJL?

You're lucky you (and half the pax) don't need to be offloaded like when QF73 had to run a v-pod to SFO during September last year.
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Old Jul 17, 11, 7:11 pm
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Thanks for the info

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Old Jul 18, 11, 4:15 pm
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Ms. 747-444 got a Y+ - J upgrade on JNB-SYD, 18/07, 6hr delay due to 5th engine ferry

QF 64 on the 16th of July had engine problems and returned to JNB.

On the 18th QF 63 ferried a 5th engine and landed up routing SYD-PER-JNB with a new engine for the stricken flight that returned to JNB.

Ms. 747-444 was meant to be on the return flight that ferried the 5th engine. The flight was delayed 6 hours due to the PER routing and also as they had to remove the 5th engine.

When she got to check in they informed her she had been upgraded from Y+ to J, complimentary.

She is now on route, which means she arrives into MEL at 11:30 or so instead of 5:30.
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Old Jul 19, 11, 8:59 am
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Here is a picture of the aircraft

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...-johannesburg/
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Old Jul 19, 11, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by millionmiler View Post
oh wow...first time ive seen anything like that..

i would think they would have the engine in the cargo? obviously it is too big.

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Old Jul 19, 11, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by millionmiler View Post
Here is another one (my brother is th photographer).

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Old Jul 19, 11, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by millionmiler View Post
Here's one I took from inside
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Old Jul 19, 11, 4:39 pm
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And another one ..
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Old Jul 19, 11, 11:08 pm
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And here is one I totally created myself with PaintShop Pro.....

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Old Jul 20, 11, 7:10 am
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so it is a photoshop fake?
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Old Jul 20, 11, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by frankxinyu View Post
so it is a photoshop fake?
Of course not! Everything coming out of PSP is 100% legitimate, everyone knows that.

And here is the photo I meant to post, before other things happened and I hit "Send" a lot earlier than I wanted to. And again, my brother is the photographer.

http://avherald.com/h?article=43fbde15

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