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Monthly Archives: October 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD Operates Freight Flights.

October 31, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD operated a Perth – Melbourne freight flight this evening as QF7391, returning overnight as QF7392.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Positioning Flight.

October 31, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6111 this evening after arriving as QF772 from Perth. The aircraft then operated QF497 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXO Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

October 31, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXO operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector early this evening as QF1356.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXM Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

October 31, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXM, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 24th October, returned to service this afternoon operating QF524 Sydney – Brisbane. The aircraft remains in 12J/156Y configuration.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXB Operates Karratha Extra.

October 31, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB operated an additional Perth – Karratha rotation early this morning as QF1338/QF1339.

31/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 31, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF454 Melbourne – Sydney
QF509 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1650 Perth – Karratha
QF1651 Karratha – Perth
QF2339 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF2260 Sydney – Lord Howe Island Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQV Cairns Rescue Mission.

October 30, 2016

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQV operated QF1790 Brisbane – Townsville this morning. However following the earlier B717-200 technical issue at Cairns, the aircraft then positioned Townsville – Cairns as QF6201 in order to operate the delayed QF1751 Cairns – Brisbane. As a result QF1791 Townsville – Brisbane was cancelled.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYC Operates Perth – Melbourne Extra.

October 30, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC operated an additional Perth – Melbourne sector this morning as QF1200.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZK Operates Brisbane – Port Moresby Inaugural.

October 30, 2016

QANTAS commenced service on the Brisbane – Port Moresby route today with Boeing 737-838 VH-XZK operating the inaugural QF57/QF58 rotation.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXR Cairns Technical Issue.

October 30, 2016

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXR overnighted at Cairns after arriving as QF1750 from Brisbane yesterday, however it was unable to operate this morning’s QF1751 Cairns – Brisbane due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Cairns – Brisbane early in the afternoon then returned to service operating QF1549 Brisbane – Canberra.

30/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 30, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF1422 Canberra – Sydney
QF1479 Sydney – Canberra.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZE Operates Cloudbreak Fifo Rotation.

October 29, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZE operated a Perth – Cloudbreak Fifo rotation late this morning as QF1390/QF1391.

29/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 29, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF1467 Sydney – Canberra
QF1468 Canberra – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

October 28, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 11th October, returned to service this morning operating QF651 Brisbane – Perth.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXN Perth Test Flight and Return to Service.

October 28, 2016

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXN, which has been out of service since 14th October and at Perth since 26th October, undertook a Perth – Perth test flight as QF6200 this afternoon then returned to service operating QF1840 Perth – Karratha.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Operates Melbourne – Coolangatta Extra.

October 28, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP operated an additional Melbourne – Coolangatta rotation this morning as QF1228/QF1229.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZC Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

October 28, 2016

After overnighting at Ginbata, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZC operated a Ginbata – Perth Fifo sector this morning as QF1357.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXQ QF1908 Karratha Diversion.

October 28, 2016

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXQ operating QF1908 Perth – Port Hedland diverted via Karratha this morning to accommodate passengers from the cancelled QF1600 Perth – Karratha.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYL Operates Cloudbreak Fifo Rotation.

October 28, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYL operated a Perth – Cloudbreak Fifo rotation late this morning as QF1390/QF1391.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Operates Freight Flight.

October 28, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO operated a Melbourne – Perth freight flight as QF7392 in the early hours of this morning.

28/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 28, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF450 Melbourne – Sydney
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1486 Canberra – Sydney
QF1600 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1601 Port Hedland – Perth
QF1604 Perth – Port Hedland Read more »

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP Enters Brisbane Maintenance.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP entered the Brisbane maintenance facility late tonight after arriving as QF594 from Perth.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ Operates Freight Flight.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ operated a Perth – Melbourne freight flight this evening as QF7391.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYL Takes Over QF1114.

October 27, 2016

Following the earlier technical return of QF1114 Perth – Port Hedland to Perth, the delayed QF1114/QF1115 Perth – Port Hedland rotation was subsequently operated this evening by Boeing 737-838 VH-VYL.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Positions to Victorville Maintenance.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH positioned Sydney – Honolulu – Victorville for maintenance this evening as QF6003.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC QF580 Melbourne Diversion.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC operating QF580 Perth – Sydney diverted via Melbourne early this evening. The diversion appears to have been medical.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXC QF1114 Perth Technical Return.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC operating QF1114 Perth – Port Hedland was at 17,000 ft on descent into Port Hedland this afternoon when it turned back to Perth for a safe landing due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 19th October, returned to service this morning operating QF502 Sydney – Brisbane. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXP Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXP operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector as QF1350 this morning, returning this afternoon after eight hours on the ground as QF1351

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZC Operates Christmas Creek and Ginbata Fifo Service.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZC operated a Perth – Christmas Creek Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1380/QF1381. The aircraft then operated the QF1060/QF1061 Perth – Kalgoorlie rotation before operating a Perth – Ginbata Fifo sector as QF1356.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZI Operates Cloudbreak Fifo Rotation.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZI operated a Perth – Cloudbreak Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1386/QF1387.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZK Operates Solomon Fifo Rotation.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZK operated a Perth – Solomon Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1388/QF1389.

New Font, New, New Roo for VH-QPJ.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ was revealed at a media event in Sydney this morning with an updated, 2016 version of the QANTAS livery. This features a new QANTAS font, QANTAS titles on the underside, a further redesign of the flying kangaroo tail logo with silver shading and no front legs, a silver band between the red tail and white fuselage and a small, retro roo beneath the cockpit windows.

The new, new roo and font will form the QANTAS brand image going forward from today.

Twelve mainline aircraft remain in QANTAS 1984 livery and these, along with VH-QPJ, will transition to the new 2016 scheme without appearing in the New Roo livery introduced in 2007.

QANTAS B787-9 Dreamliner Configuration Confirmed.

October 27, 2016

QANTAS today confirmed that its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be delivered in a 42J/28W/166Y configuration.

Business Class will feature a slightly modified version of the A330 seat retaining the 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all passengers and with a moveable divider between the middle seats to make them more suitable for couples travelling together.

Economy Class will not feature the Thomson Aero Cozy Suite as had been rumoured but a Recaro seat in 3-3-3 configuration with a 12 inch touch screen and a flip down tablet holder Seat pitch will be 32″, however no mention has been made of seat width.

Details of the promised “revolutionary” Premium Economy seat have not been revealed except that it is known that these will be in a 2-3-2 configuration.

27/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 27, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF468 Melbourne – Sydney
QF471 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1485 Sydney – Canberra
QF1486 Canberra – Sydney
QF1818 Perth – Newman
QF1819 Newman – Perth Read more »

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB Operates Freight Flights.

October 26, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB operated a Perth – Melbourne freight flight this evening as QF7391, returning overnight as QF7392.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Enters Sydney Maintenance.

October 26, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM entered the Sydney maintenance facility this evening after arriving as QF559 from Brisbane.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYJ Positioning Flight.

October 26, 2016

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

October 26, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6113 this evening after arriving as QF449 from Sydney. The aircraft then operated QF3 Sydney – Honolulu.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZL Operates Perth – Kalgoorlie Extra.

October 26, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZL operated an additional Perth – Kalgoorlie rotation early this evening as QF1301/QR1302.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQV Positioning Flight.

October 26, 2016

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQV, which spent the day out of service at Canberra, positioned Canberra – Brisbane early this evening as QF6202.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXN Returns from Cairns.

October 26, 2016

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXN, which has been at Cairns since encountering a technical issue overnight on 14th/15th October, positioned Cairns – Alice Springs as QF6200 this afternoon, immediately continuing Alice Springs – Perth as QF6201.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYL Operates Ginbata Fifo Rotation.

October 26, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYL operated a Perth – Ginbata Fifo rotation this morning as QF1358/QF1359.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXC Operates Cloudbreak Fifo Rotation.

October 26, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC operated a Perth – Cloudbreak Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1386/QF1387.

26/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 26, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF446 Melbourne – Sydney
QF453 Sydney – Melbourne
QF462 Melbourne – Sydney
QF494 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1562 Canberra – Brisbane
QF1606 Perth – Kalgoorlie Read more »

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ Returns from Victorville Maintenance.

October 25, 2016

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ, which has been under maintenance at Victorville since 10th October, positioned Victorville – Kona – Sydney late tonight as QF6004. The aircraft is expected to be have been repainted from QANTAS 1984 however the unusual routing via Kona and the fact that the ferry flights are all under cover of darkness, and the fact that the aircraft will arrive into Sydney just in time for a press event announcing the first QANTAS Boeing 787-9 routes points to some sort of special livery.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Operates Freight Flights.

October 25, 2016

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC operated a Perth – Melbourne freight flight this evening as QF7391, returning overnight as QF7392.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZH Operates Ginbata Fifo Sector.

October 25, 2016

After overnighting at Ginbata, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZH operated a Ginbata – Perth Fifo sector this morning as QF1357.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZC Operates Christmas Creek Fifo Rotation.

October 25, 2016

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZC operated a Perth – Christmas Creek Fifo rotation early this morning as QF1380/QF1381.

25/10/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

October 25, 2016

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong
QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney
QF502 Sydney – Brisbane
QF1652 Perth – Karratha
QF1653 Karratha – Perth
QF2104 Sydney – Coffs Harbour Read more »




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