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Anyone been in 747 first class lately? VH-OEB

Anyone been in 747 first class lately? VH-OEB

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Old Oct 9, 17, 7:18 pm
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Anyone been in 747 first class lately? VH-OEB

Was seeing if anyone had a review of this rare birds refreshed first class and or comments. It appears i am flying on it in december from syd to hnd and snagged the last seats available in "first".
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Old Oct 10, 17, 4:30 am
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See this article. Basically just a small change in the colour Pallete of the seat walls and coverings

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-refreshes-boeing-747-first-class
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Old Oct 11, 17, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by kar don View Post
Was seeing if anyone had a review of this rare birds refreshed first class and or comments. It appears i am flying on it in december from syd to hnd and snagged the last seats available in "first".

As pointed out, only a change in colours, but you definitely want a seat in the F cabin. Biz class is angled beds.
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Old Oct 11, 17, 4:09 am
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It's still a great product on the Queen of the Skies. Old school glamour.
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Old Jun 2, 19, 11:21 pm
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VH OEB.Finally retired today. Just landed in SFO on qf73. Theres no qf74 tonight. Instead she is off to the desert tomorrow. Was not the greatest flight as a 1.40 hour delay (had to wait for OEB to arrive from HNL as there was no other frame that could do the 73 today) then no IFE, not much power, ovens etc (but the engines did work...) Still. This was the F cabin that was state of the art for 15 years or so ... and heres the last picture of zone A just after arrival today..... empty and off to the scrap yard, but I bet more than a few of us got our first taste of F on an opup or, for the younger ones, a points upgrade (or great value redemption courtesy of FT or AFF) .. in these very seats. Here is is for the nostalgic, one last time....
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Old Jun 3, 19, 12:18 am
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I have so many memories in 1A. She will be missed.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 12:23 am
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Still. This was the F cabin that was state of the art for 15 years or so ... and heres the last picture of zone A just after arrival today
It was not state of the art for 15 years. It was very good when it was first introduced, but was not that long before it was surpassed
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Old Jun 3, 19, 3:18 am
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I have so many memories in 1A. She will be missed.
1A was good for the forward view during take-off and landing, but row 1 was a fair bit shorter in length than other seats. Row 3 was better for sleeping (and often possbile to move if the cabin wasn't full).
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It was not state of the art for 15 years. It was very good when it was first introduced, but was not that long before it was surpassed
A little hyperbole is allowed when speaking of the dead
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Old Jun 3, 19, 5:47 am
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A little hyperbole is allowed when speaking of the dead
Factual accuracy is far better - it is an aeroplane , it was a machine and never alive

That seems to be the time that Qantas stopped trying to be a leader in airlines - once the others overtook it, Qantas never made an effort to leapfrog ahead
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Saw her flying overhead on approach to LAX yesterday evening and thought to myself: why is there a QF 747 coming to LAX? Now I see why.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 7:09 pm
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The aircraft has not retired from QF fleet. @dkc192 you saw its final flight as a QF plane. It left Australia last Sunday as QF73 and is not to return.
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Old Jun 11, 19, 11:41 pm
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The aircraft has not retired from QF fleet. @dkc192 you saw its final flight as a QF plane. It left Australia last Sunday as QF73 and is not to return.
It sure has left the QF fleet, sold to GE and ended up at Tupelo where no doubt her fate will be the same as the former VH-ANA, ie broken down.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 3:04 am
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It sure has left the QF fleet, sold to GE and ended up at Tupelo where no doubt her fate will be the same as the former VH-ANA, ie broken down.
Wow. Looking at the pics of VH-ANA it reminds me of AN’s massive investment in the 2000 Olympics only for QF to skilfully “ambush” all the publicity and get the benefits without the investment.
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My first first class experience was in that cabin, when the 747 still flew SYD-MEL-SIN-LHR. Redeemed using QF points to fly SYD-MEL in First.
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