QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJQ Withdrawn From Service.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ operated QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles today and was then withdrawn from QANTAS service. The aircraft will position Los Angeles – Victorville tomorrow. This brings the Boeing 747-400/747-400ER fleet down to 18 aircraft.

QF107 Curtailed at Los Angeles.

The QF107/QF108 Sydney – Los Angeles – New York JFK rotation again terminated at Los Angeles today due to Hurricane Sandy closing New York JFK.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF1 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF1 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow turned back to Sydney after just over an hour of the flight due to an odour on board. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.

31/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF107 Los Angeles – New York JFK
QF108 New York JFK – Los Angeles
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF451 Sydney – Melbourne
QF490 Melbourne – Sydney.

QF107 Terminated at Los Angeles.

The QF107/QF108 Sydney – Los Angeles – New York JFK rotation again terminated at Los Angeles today due to Hurricane Sandy closing New York JFK.

30/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF107 Los Angeles – New York JFK
QF108 New York JFK – Los Angeles
QF957 Brisbane – Canbera
QF960 Canberra – Brisbane.

QF107 Terminated at Los Angeles.

The QF107/QF108 Sydney – Los Angeles – New York JFK rotation terminated at Los Angeles today due to Hurricane Sandy closing New York JFK.

29/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF107 Los Angeles – New York JFK
QF108 New York JFK – Los Angeles
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF507 Brisbane – Sydney.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGQ Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGQ, which spent from 7th – 24th October under maintenance at Brisbane, positioned to Sydney on 24th and then operated one Sydney – Brisbane flight in service that day, undertook a three hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6116.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Positioning Flight.

Following its religious group charter arrival into London Heathrow this morning Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM positioned London Heathrow – Frankfurt as QF6010 early this afternoon in order to operate QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney tonight.

26/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1000 Perth – Karratha
QF1122 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1123 Port Hedland – Perth.

25/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF409 Sydney – Melbourne
QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF423 Sydney – Melbourne
QF455 Sydney – Melbourne
QF485 Melbourne – Perth
QF502 Sydney – Brisbane.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGQ Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGQ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 7th October, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight then positioned Brisbane – Sydney this evening both as QF6113. This is the first Boeing 767-300ER to receive a cabin upgrade and now features new fabrics and Ipad and wi-fi in flight entertainment.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Operates Religious Group Charter.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM positioned Sydney – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6017 in order to operate a Melbourne – Singapore – London Heathrow religious group charter as QF6051. The aircraft will then position London Heathrow – Frankfurt tomorrow to operate QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney. As a result no QF5 Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt service operated today.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Sydney Test Flight.

QANTAS Airbus A330-300 VH-QPE, which has been out of service at Sydney since arriving as QF130 from Shanghai on 22nd October, performed a one hour Sydney – Sydney test as QF6003 this afternoon.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE Operates Religious Charter.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE positioned Sydney – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6005 in order to operate a Melbourne – Los Angeles religious group charter as QF6053. As a result of this charter there was no QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles today.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQF Returns to Service.

Following its altercation with a catering truck, JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF positioned Auckland – Sydney this afternoon as QF6174 then re-entered service as QF49 Sydney – Auckland.

24/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF87 Sydney – Hong Kong
QF88 Hong Kong – Sydney
QF114 Auckland – Sydney
QF141 Sydney – Auckland
QF420 Melbourne – Sydney
QF455 Sydney – Melbourne
QF460 Melbourne – Sydney
QF490 Melbourne – Sydney
QF503 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1084 Perth – Newman
QF1085 Newman – Perth.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYE Positioning Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE positioned Perth – Kalgoorlie this evening as QF6132  in order to operate QF1065 Kalgoorlie – Perth following the earlier technical issue encountered by sister VH-VYE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXC Returns from Seletar Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC, which has been under maintenance at Seletar since 10th october, positioned Seletar – Darwin this morning as QF6020 then re-entered service as QF839 Darwin – Melbourne. The aircraft has been repainted into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXC Returns from Seletar Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC, which has been under maintenance at Seletar since 10th October, positioned Seletar – Darwin as QF6020 this morning and returned to service as QF839 Darwin – Melbourne. The aircraft has been repainted into New ‘Roo livery.

23/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF114 Auckland – Sydney
QF141 Sydney – Auckland
QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF549 Brisbane – Perth
QF773 Melbourne – Perth.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZB departed Boeing Field on delivery today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 53 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 61 aircraft.

22/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF87 Sydney – Hong Kong
QF88 Hong Kong – Sydney
QF444 Melbourne – Sydney
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF465 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGG Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGG operated the QF824/QF825 Brisbane – Darwin rotation today however it was unable to operate its next scheduled flight as QF551 Brisbane – Sydney owing to a technical issue.

19/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF446 Melbourne – Sydney
QF463 Sydney – Melbourne
QF551 Brisbane – Sydney
QF762 Perth – Melbourne
QF1091 Newman – Perth
QF1124 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1125 Port Hedland – Perth.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE QF64 Flat Tyre Sydney Landing.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE operating QF64 Johannesburg – Sydney (depart Johannesburg) landed at Sydney this afternoon with emergency services on stand by due to a flat tyre indication on the left side main gear. The aircraft rolled out safely but tyre debris was left on the runway and some damage was sustained to the fuselage skin where it was struck by debris.

15/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF456 Melbourne – Sydney
QF916 Perth – Karratha
QF915 Karratha – Perth
QF960 Canberra – Brisbane
QF2309 Cairns – Townsville
QF2310 Townsville – Cairns.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Returns from Frankfurt Maintenance.

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQC, which has been under maintenance at Lufthansa Technic in Frankfurt since 8th September, positioned Frankfurt – London Heathrow this afternoon as QF6001. The aircraft then re-entered service as QF10 London Heathrow – Singapore – Melbourne.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Positions to London Heathrow.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM positioned Frankfurt – London Heathrow as QF6006 this morning after operating QF5 into Frankfurt. The aircraft will later operate a religious charter. There is no QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney scheduled this evening.

This is the first appearance of a QANTAS Boeing 747-400 at London Heathrow since VH-OJH operated the final QF2 London Heathrow – Bangkok – Sydney on 24th March 2012.

QANTAS A380s VH-OQK and VH-OQL QF2 Singapore Swap.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK positioned Manila – Singapore as QF6006 this afternoon and took over the operation of QF2 London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney (depart London 12th October) routing Singapore – Sydney. This aircraft has been reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.

Sister VH-OQL, which had operated the London Heathrow – Singapore sector of QF2, will overnight in Singapore before positioning to Manila tomorrow.

13/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF447 Sydney – Melbourne
QF462 Melbourne – Sydney
QF2254 Sydney – Lord Howe Island
QF2255 Lord Howe Island – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Returns to Service.

Following the bird strike it encountered on 10th October, QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD returned to service this evening operating QF30 Hong Kong – Melbourne.

12/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF436 Melbourne – Sydney
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF910 Perth – Karratha
QF911 Karratha – Perth
QF1122 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1123 Port Hedland – Perth
QF1124 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1125 Port Hedland – Perth
QF1728 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF1729 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF1736 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF1737 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF1824 Perth – Newman
QF1825 Newman – Perth
QF1898 Perth – Karratha
QF1899 Karratha – Perth
QF2410 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2411 Emerald – Brisbane
QF2416 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2417 Emerald – Brisbane
QF2420 Newcastle – Brisbane
QF2448 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2449 Moranbah – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Rapid Hong Kong Turnaround.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA operated QF29 Melbourne – Hong Kong today and was turned around immediately to operate a delayed QF30 Hong Kong – Melbourne. This was scheduled to be operated by sister VH-QPD but this remains out of service following yesterday’s bird strike.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB QF1 Darwin Medical Diversion.

QANTAS  A380 VH-OQB operating the Sydney – Singapore sector of QF1 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow diverted via Darwin this evening due to a medical emergency on board. This was the first A380 to visit Darwin.

11/02/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF410 Melbourne – Sydney
QF419 Sydney – Melbourne
QF428 Melbourne – Sydney
QF442 Melbourne – Sydney
QF447 Sydney – Melbourne
QF455 Sydney – Melbourne
QF560 Canberra – Sydney
QF1098 Perth – Newman
QF1099 Newman – Perth
QF1768 Brisbane – Mackay
QF1769 Mackay – Brisbane
QF1898 Perth – Karratha
QF1899 Karratha – Perth
QF2396 Brisbane – Biloela
QF2397 Biloela – Brisbane
QF2410 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2411 Emerald – Brisbane
QF2427 Brisbane – Newcastle
QF2580 Charleville – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Hong Kong Bird Strike.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD operating QF29 Melbourne – Hong Kong suffered a bird strike on approach to Hong Kong and may not be able to operate back to Melbourne tomorrow as scheduled.

10/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF462 Melbourne – Sydney
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF509 Brisbane – Sydney
QF560 Canberra – Sydney
QF1084 Perth – Newman
QF1085 Newman – Perth
QF1702 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF1703 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF1736 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF1737 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF1879 Adelaide – Kalgoorlie
QF1897 Kalgoorlie – Perth.

09/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF406 Melbourne – Sydney
QF634 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF676 Adelaide – Melbourne
QF1713 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF1744 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF1745 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF1835 Paraburdoo – Perth
QF2285 Melbourne – Launceston
QF2286 Launceston – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJE Withdrawn from Service.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE was withdrawn from service after operating QF853 Canberra – Melbourne today. This brings the Boeing 737-400 fleet down to ten active members.

08/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne – Sydney
QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF446 Melbourne – Sydney
QF451 Sydney – Melbourne
QF2393 Biloela – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB Operates British Airways Charter.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB operated Singapore – Sydney as QF6050 this morning. This flight carried passengers from BA15 Singapore – Sydney of 5th October which did not operate due to a technical issue encountered by Boeing 747-436 G-CIVC.

07/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF2260 Sydney – Lord Howe Island
QF2261 Lord Howe Island – Sydney
QF2262 Sydney – Lord Howe Island
QF2263 Lord Howe Island – Sydney
QF2440 Brisbane – Lord Howe Island
QF2441 Lord Howe Island – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Frankfurt Turnaround.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG turned around immediately on arrival into Frankfurt this morning in order to operate yesterday’s delayed QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney as QF6D.

06/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF2210 Albury – Sydney
QF2280 Launceston – Melbourne.

QF2209 Sydney – Albury diverted to Wagga Wagga.

05/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS  flights did not operate today:

QF412 Melbourne – Sydney
QF446 Melbourne – Sydney
QF449 Sydney – Melbourne
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF471 Sydney – Melbourne
QF472 Melbourne – Sydney
QF551 Brisbane – Sydney
QF2289 Melbourne – Launceston
QF2309 Cairns – Townsville
QF2310 Townsville – Cairns.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Continues from Darwin.

Following yesterday’s QF5 diversion to Darwin, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC was scheduled to continue to Singapore as QF5D and operate from Singapore – Frankfurt one hour ahead of today’s QF5 operated by Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG. However departure from Darwin was delayed and the aircraft will overnight in Singapore before continuing to Frankfurt as a day flight tomorrow.

As a result VH-OEG will turn around in Frankfurt and operate today’s QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney as a day flight tomorrow. VH-OJC will arrive in Frankfurt in time to operate tomorrow’s QF6 as scheduled.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC QF5 Darwin Technical Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC operating QF5 Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt was over the Drysdale River National Park south west of Darwin when it turned and headed direct for Darwin due to a burning smell in the cabin. Passengers have been accommodated overnight in Darwin.

Dubai Switch Goes Ahead Regardless of Emirates Codeshare Approval.

QANTAS today announced the schedules for its London services to operate via Dubai from 31st March 2013. This will go ahead regardless of whether government approval is granted for codeshare services with Emirates beyond Dubai.
Northbound schedules are:

QF1 Sydney 1605 – 0035+1 Dubai 0205+1 – London Heathrow 0635+1
QF9 Melbourne 1625 – 2335 Dubai 0110+1 – London Heathrow 0540+1.

QANTAS Frankfurt Services Get Six Month Reprieve.

The QF5/QF6 Sydney – Singapore – Frankfurt service, which had been scheduled to cease at on 30th March 2013 will now continue through to the end of the Southern Winter 2013 timetable in late October 2013.

QANTAS Announce New B747-400 Melbourne – Singapore Service.

QANTAS today announced that from 31st March 2013 a new daily Melbourne – Singapore Boeing 747-400 service will commence with the following timings:

QF35 Melbourne 1340 – Singapore 1920
QF36 Singapore 2135 – Melbourne 0655+1.

QANTAS Announce New A330-300 Sydney – Singapore Services.

QANTAS today announced new direct Sydney – Singapore QF81/QF82 A330-300 services will be introduced from 31st March 2013. The direct service will operate 4 x weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The existing 3 x weekly service via Adelaide will continue to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Timings for the direct service are:
QF81 Sydney 0940 – Singapore 1600
QF82 Singapore 2015 – Sydney 0605+1.

04/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF492 Melbourne – Sydney
QF2132 Melbourne – Canberra
QF2133 Canberra – Melbourne
QF2309 Cairns – Townsville
QF2310 Townsville – Cairns
QF2478 Cairns – Weipa
QF2479 Weipa – Cairns.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZC commenced its delivery flight from Boeing Field this morning routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024.  The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 54 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 62 aircraft.

03/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney – Melbourne
QF418 Melbourne – Sydney
QF444 Melbourne – Sydney
QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF496 Melbourne – Sydney
QF515 Brisbane – Sydney
QF538 Sydney – Brisbane
QF1084 Perth – Newman
QF1085 Newman – Perth
QF1464 Canberra – Sydney
QF2429 Learmonth – Perth.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJJ Melbourne Training Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJJ, which has been out of service at Melbourne since 28th September, operated two twenty minute Melbourne – Melbourne circuits today, both as QF6160, before re-entering service as QF818 Melbourne – Canberra.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXQ and QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXM Loss of Seperation.

QantasLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXQ operating QF1936 Alice Springs – Darwin was cleared to descent through the flight level of QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXM operating QF839 Darwin – Melbourne close to Darwin this afternoon. There was no loss of separation however there was a loss of separation assurance.

02/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF416 Melbourne – Sydney
QF419 Sydney – Melbourne
QF470 Melbourne – Sydney
QF471 Sydney – Melbourne
QF674 Adelaide – Melbourne
QF779 Sydney – Adelaide
QF806 Canberra – Sydney
QF850 Melbourne – Canberra
QF853 Canberra – Melbourne
QF1084 Perth – Newman
QF1085 Newman – Perth
QF2050 Devonport – Melbourne
QF2066 Adelaide – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJS Melbourne Training Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJS arrived into Melbourne today as QF477 from Canberra then operated a one hour forty minute Melbourne – Melbourne flight as QF6160 before returning to normal service as QF818 Melbourne – Canberra.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB Operates Delayed QF1.

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQB arrived into Sydney this morning as QF2 from London Heathrow and Singapore and turned around immediately to operate yesterday’s delayed QF1 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow as QF1D.

01/10/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:
QF452 Melbourne – Sydney
QF545 Brisbane – Sydney
QF620 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF771 Sydney – Canberra
QF806 Canberra – Sydney
QF2061 Melbourne – Devonport
QF2452 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2453 Moranbah – Brisbane.

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