Last ever QF pax flight on a 747

Old Mar 28, 20, 11:50 pm
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Last ever QF pax flight on a 747

QF28 is going to land at 1715 or thereabouts Sydney time as the last ever 747 flight for Qantas in regular passenger operations, sad day! https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f.../qf28#2449cf89

I wonder if qf2 will be the same for the A380.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 12:36 am
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Pretty sad that it'll be having such a low key farewell. Off the top of my head this leaves BA and LH as the only operators of B744s right? I imagine those relatively new build ERs will see a future life as freighters.

I'm sure we'll still see QF operating the A380 once all this is over, they seem to be operated quite profitably on trans-pacific routes, and QF have just invested a lot of money on refurbs.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 1:12 am
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Other airlines seem to have them according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._747_operators - if it was the last 747 in service being retired, could understand it being something newsworthy and reported

When did Qantas announce that today would be the last 747 service?
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Glad to see she did a flyby down the harbour and the news chopper is filming her landing.
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post

When did Qantas announce that today would be the last 747 service?
It hasn’t. Rumours were circulating in aviation circles in the last few days that Qantas had sold all its 747s to GE on Friday morning. That rumour has been picked up by a few second-tier aviation news websites that are reporting it as fact. Given that the flight in question was the last Qantas 747 flight before international flights are suspended, it is being reported as the last Qantas 747 flight ever.

There are so many blanks and people are just making up details as they go along.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
...When did Qantas announce that today would be the last 747 service?
I’m waiting for an email from Olivia in the fullness of time.
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How many pilots has the QF 747 fleet got? I hope their futures are safe - as much as any future can be at the moment, of course.
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Video of the harbour fly past https://twitter.com/mackenziepricee
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Do they really have enough 787's to fill the GAP in a few months time?
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Do they really have enough 787's to fill the GAP in a few months time?
This is what I'm wondering as well
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I believe future ops will be very different to what we were used to, for instance the A380 is unlikely to do LAX MEL on return despite the routes popularity. I also believe the refurbs are halted at 5 for the A380. Qantas mentioned the 747 may still operate charters and has not ruled out ops in the future. I suspect small capacity flights will be the future we are headed for.
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I believe future ops will be very different to what we were used to, ..... I suspect small capacity flights will be the future we are headed for.
Domestic 737s island hopping across the pacific to the USA!
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker View Post
Domestic 737s island hopping across the pacific to the USA!
It wasn’t that long ago you could do just that with UA out of CNS!
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Old Mar 30, 20, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker View Post
Domestic 737s island hopping across the pacific to the USA!
The QF “Fiesta Route” was the choice one. IIRC it was SYD-AKL-PPT-ACA-MEX-NAS-BDA-LHR. This was in the 707 days.
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