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Monthly Archives: December 2012

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF Operates Bangkok Extra.

December 20, 2012

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF operated an additional Sydney – Bangkok rotation today as QF61/QF62.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXF Operates Karratha Extra.

December 20, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF operated an additional Perth – Karratha rotation this morning as QF1216/QF1217.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH QF8 Auckland Diversion.

December 20, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 18th December) operated via Auckland on the first leg this morning due to headwinds. The full routing was Dallas-Fort Worth – Auckland – Brisbane – Sydney.

20/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 20, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF405 Sydney – Melbourne
QF461 Sydney – Melbourne
QF730 Adelaide – Sydney
QF818 Melbourne – Canberra
QF2406 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2407 Emerald – Brisbane.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGN Late Night Freight Flights.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGN operated a late night Melbourne – Brisbane freight flight as QF7339 tonight followed by QF7443 Brisbane – Sydney in the early hours of 20th December.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYG Positioning Flight.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG positioned Melbourne – Sydney this evening as QF6123.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJI Loses Winglet at Johannesburg.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI had its right winglet removed at Johannesburg before operating QF64 Johannesburg – Sydney today after it was damaged in an altercation with a blast fence. The winglets are not part of the minimum equipment list but fuel burn increases by 1-2% when one or both is missing.

QANTAS/Emirates Tie-Up Receives Draft Approval.

December 19, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a draft decision today granting QANTAS and Emirates permission for their alliance on the Kangaroo route. However the commission indicating that permission will be granted for a five year period and not the ten years requested. QANTAS codeshare flight numbers will now rapidly appear on Emirates services from Dubai – Europe.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXE Positioning Flight.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE positioned Sydney – Melbourne early this afternoon as QF6113  then took up service as QF693 Melbourne – Adelaide.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE Positioning Flight.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE positioned Sydney – Brisbane this morning as QF6013  then took up service as QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYD Operates Karratha Extras.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-838 VH-VYD operated an additional Perth – Karratha sector this morning as QF1204/QF1205.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYC Operates Karratha Extras.

December 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC operated an additional Perth – Karratha rotation early this morning as QF1202/QF1203.

19/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 19, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF405 Sydney – Melbourne
QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF440 Melbourne – Sydney
QF502 Sydney – Brisbane
QF503 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1218 Perth – Karratha
QF1219 Karratha – Perth
QF2061 Melbourne – Devonport
QF2282 Launceston – Melbourne
QF2283 Melbourne – Launceston
QF2425 Brisbane – Newcastle
QF2426 Newcastle – Brisbane
QF2460 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2461 Moranbah – Brisbane.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGP Late Night Freight Flights.

December 18, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGP operated a late night Melbourne – Brisbane freight flight as QF7321 tonight followed by QF7343 Brisbane – Sydney in the early hours of 19th December.

18/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 18, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF502 Sydney – Brisbane
QF503 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1212 Perth – Karratha
QF1213 Karratha – Perth
QF1460 Canberra – Sydney
QF1834 Perth – Paraburdoo
QF1835 Paraburdoo – Perth.

QANTA B747-400 VH-OJI QF21 Cairns Diversion.

December 17, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI operating QF21 Sydney – Tokyo Narita diverted via Cairns this evening due to an unruly passenger on board.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

December 17, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 18th November, positioned Avalon – Sydney late this afternoon as QF6196.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF Continues to Jakarta.

December 17, 2012

Following yesterday’s diversion to Denpasar, QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF continued Denpasar – Jakarta this afternoon as QF41D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed QF42 Jakarta – Sydney using callsign QF42D.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH Positioning Flight.

December 17, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH positioned Brisbane – Sydney this morning as QF6014 after arriving into Brisbane as QF16 from Los Angeles.

17/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 17, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF440 Melbourne – Sydney
QF441 Sydney – Melbourne
QF444 Melbourne – Sydney
QF449 Sydney – Melbourne
QF500 Sydney – Brisbane
QF509 Brisbane – Sydney
QF896 Perth – Karratha
QF897 Karratha – Perth
QF1472 Canberra – Sydney
QF1493 Sydney – Canberra
QF1915 Karratha – Perth
QF1916 Perth – Karratha
QF2148 Hobart – Melbourne.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF QF41 Denpasar Diversion.

December 16, 2012

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF operating QF41 Sydney – Jakarta diverted to Denpasar this evening due to a radar failure at Jakarta.

16/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 16, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF624 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF631 Brisbane – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJL Melbourne Training Flight.

December 15, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJL operated a Melbourne – Melbourne training flight this afternoon as QF6116.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXA Positioning Flight.

December 15, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXA positioned Canberra – Sydney early this morning as QF6126.

15/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 15, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF447 Sydney – Melbourne
QF462 Melbourne – Sydney
QF872 Canberra – Sydney
QF2422 Newcastle – Brisbane
QF2282 Launceston – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJL Melbourne Training Flight.

December 14, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJL operated a Melbourne – Melbourne training flight this afternoon as QF6111.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJX Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

December 14, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJX, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 15th October, positioned Avalon – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6115 then re-entered service as QF620 Melbourne – Brisbane. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6125.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

December 14, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR positioned Melbourne – Avalon for maintenance this afternoon as QF6102.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH Positioning Flight.

December 14, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBH positioned Melbourne – Perth this morning as QF6115.

14/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 14, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne – Sydney
QF404 Melbourne – Sydney
QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF447 Sydney – Melbourne
QF451 Sydney – Melbourne
QF458 Melbourne – Sydney
QF461 Sydney – Melbourne
QF466 Melbourne – Sydney
QF502 Sydney – Brisbane
QF503 Brisbane – Sydney
QF549 Brisbane – Sydney
QF818 Melbourne – Canberra
QF819 Canberra – Melbourne
QF1904 Perth – Karratha
QF1905 Karratha – Perth
QF2171 Port Macquarie – Sydney
QF2427 Brisbane – Newcastle
QF2452 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2453 Moranbah – Brisbane
QF2456 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2457 Moranbah – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

December 13, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Perth – Sydney this morning as QF6124.

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

December 13, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGI, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 2nd December, returned to service today as QF824 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been refurbished internally and now has Q-Streaming wi-fi entertainment.

13/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 13, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF460 Melbourne – Sydney
QF462 Melbourne – Sydney
QF463 Sydney – Melbourne
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF772 Perth – Melbourne
QF856 Melbourne – Canberra
QF878 Canberra – Sydney
QF1116 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1117 Port Hedland – Perth.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH Positioning Flight.

December 12, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6013 this morning prior to operating QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Operates Military Charter.

December 12, 2012

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD positioned Sydney – Darwin early this morning as QF6160 then operated a Darwin – Melbourne – Sydney military charter as QF1351.

12/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 12, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF438 Melbourne – Sydney
QF461 Sydney – Melbourne
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF519 Brisbane – Sydney
QF562 Canberra – Sydney
QF564 Canberra – Sydney
QF684 Adelaide – Melbourne
QF687 Melbourne – Adelaide
QF803 Sydney – Canberra
QF812 Melbourne – Canberra
QF856 Melbourne – Canberra.

Withdrawn QANTAS B767-300ER VH-ZXB Leaves Australia.

December 11, 2012

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXB departed Australia this morning routing Sydney – Honolulu – Roswell as QF6025.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJJ Melbourne Test Flight.

December 10, 2012

Boeing 747-476 VH-TJJ, which has been out of service at Melbourne since 5th December, undertook a Melbourne – Melbourne test flight this afternoon as QF6111. It was scheduled to re-enter service as QF442 Melbourne – Sydney however this flight was cancelled.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT QF516 Coolangatta Diversion.

December 10, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGT operating QF516 Sydney – Brisbane diverted via Coolangatta for fuel today due to long hold times at Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Positioning Flight.

December 10, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ positioned Brisbane – Sydney this morning as QF6014 after arriving as QF52 from Singapore.

10/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 10, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF410 Melbourne – Sydney
QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF442 Melbourne – Sydney
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF2281 Melbourne – Launceston
QF2282 Launceston – Melbourne
QF2412 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2413 Emerald – Brisbane.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXA Broome Technical Issue.

December 8, 2012

Following the earlier technical issue encountered by sister VH-VXS, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXA positioned Karratha – Perth as QF6127 this afternoon after operating QF904 Perth – Karratha. The aircraft then operated the delayed QF1073 Broome – Perth. As a result QF905 Karratha – Perth was cancelled.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXS Broome Technical Issue.

December 8, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXS operated QF1074 Perth – Broome this morning but was unable to operate the return QF1073 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Broome – Perth late in the afternoon as QF6137.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYE Positioning Flight.

December 8, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE positioned Sydney – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6126.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJI Positioning Flight.

December 8, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJI positioned Canberra – Melbourne this morning as QF6116.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

December 7, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 18th November, positioned  Avalon – Sydney this afternoon as QF6196.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

December 7, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT positioned Sydney – Avalon this afternoon as QF6195.

07/12/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

December 7, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney – Melbourne
QF406 Melbourne – Sydney
QF412 Melbourne – Sydney
QF450 Melbourne – Sydney
QF456 Melbourne – Sydney
QF463 Sydney – Melbourne
QF465 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1427 Sydney – Canberra
QF1428 Canberra – Sydney
QF1460 Canberra – Sydney
QF1463 Sydney – Canberra
QF1466 Canberra – Sydney
QF2412 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2413 Emerald – Brisbane.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Returns from New Zealand.

December 6, 2012

Following its diversion to Christchurch yesterday whilst operating QF121 Sydney – Queenstown, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM positioned Christchurch – Queenstown this afternoon then operated yesterday’s delayed QF122 Queenstown – Sydney.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-ZXD Positioning Flight.

December 6, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXD, which has been at Adelaide since diverting whilst operating QF594 Perth – Brisbane on 3rd December, positioned Adelaide – Melbourne this morning as QF6115.




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