QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 22nd April, positioned Dubai – Sydney this morning as QF6012. The aircraft has been repainted from QANTAS New Roo into QANTAS Silver Roo livery and is the second A380 to receive this scheme.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Returns from Los Angeles.

Following its return to the gate last night whilst preparing to operate QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL returned to service late tonight operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates Delayed QF2.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into London Heathrow as QF9D, yesterday’s delayed QF9 arrival from Melbourne and Dubai, then turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF1 Larnaca Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating the Dubai – London Heathrow sector of QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 14th December) was to the north of Istanbul this morning when it turned due south and diverted via Larnaca due to a medical emergency on board. The complete routing was therefore Sydney – Dubai – Larnaca – London Heathrow. This was the first visit of a QANTAS A380 to Larnaca.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

Following its medical diversion via Honolulu yesterday, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 5th October) additional diverted via Brisbane this morning as crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Sydney. The full routing was Dallas-Fort Worth – Honolulu – Brisbane – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 5th October) diverted via Honolulu in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Returns from Dubai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL departed Dubai early this morning operating the delayed QF10 Dubai – Melbourne sector. Yesterday’s QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai had been cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Dubai Cancellation.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into Dubai in the early hours of this morning as QF1 from Sydney, however the onward service to London Heathrow was cancelled, which appears to be due to a technical issue. As a result QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai was also cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates Delayed QF2.

Following its delayed arrival into London Heathrow as QF9 late last night, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operated last night’s QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney early this morning.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Takes Over QF9.

Following the earlier diversion of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow to Sydney, the flight was taken forward Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow by QANTAS A380 VH-OQL.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Dubai Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into Dubai late this morning as the delayed QF9 from Melbourne (QF9 of 23rd January which departed this morning), then turned around to operate today’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL London Heathrow Flight Switch.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into London Heathrow this afternoon with a three hour delay as QF9 from Melbourne and Dubai, then turned around to operate the delayed QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne. This used callsign QF10D from Dubai to Melbourne.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 5th September) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to weather at Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates QF18.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operated QF18 Los Angeles – Sydney late tonight. No QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney was scheduled today.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Rapid London Heathrow Turnaround.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into London Heathrow as QF1 from Sydney and Dubai this morning, then, following the A380 technical issue last night, the aircraft turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL positioned Sydney – Melbourne as QF6002 this evening in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Quick London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into London Heathrow early this morning as QF2 from Sydney and Dubai (depart Sydney 28th March), however due to the A380 technical issue at London Heathrow yesterday, the aircraft turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney rather than operating QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne this afternoon as scheduled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Los Angeles Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 19th November) diverted to Los Angeles in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Passengers have been accommodated and the aircraft departed Los Angeles in the evening operating as QF8D to Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates Short QF9.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operated QF9 as a Melbourne – Dubai flight tonight with no onward service to London Heathrow. As a result the aircraft will operate Dubai – Melbourne in the early hours of 15th October as QF110.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Departs Again for Dallas-Fort Worth.

Following its technical return to Sydney last night, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL departed Sydney again this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth as QF7D. The aircraft operated around 40 minutes after today’s scheduled QF7 service. The aircraft then returned operating today’s scheduled QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF7 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth was to the east of Fiji when the aircraft turned back to Sydney due to a fuel pump issue. Dispensation was granted for an arrival at Sydney just past the 11pm curfew.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates Dallas-Fort Worth A380 Inaugural.

QANTAS switched the QF7/QF8 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth service from Boeing 747-400ER to A380 operation with VH-OQL operating the inaugural A380 service. QF8 will now operate as a direct Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney flight. To mark the event VH-OQL had decals of a ten gallon hat and neckerchief added to the tail logo.

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QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF12 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 6th July) diverted via Brisbane for fuel this morning due to turbulence causing higher than expected fuel burn en route.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL positioned Sydney – Melbourne early this afternoon as QF6004 in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Returns from London Heathrow.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 16th April, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL departed London Heathrow early this afternoon operating the delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney of 16th April as QF2D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL London Heathrow Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into London Heathrow as QF1 from Sydney and Dubai this morning, however its scheduled departure this evening as QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney has been delayed by 24 hours due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Dubai Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 27th March) arrived into Dubai early this morning. However after departure on the onward flight to London Heathrow the aircraft was forced to return to Dubai due to an engine issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF2 Bahrain Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 21st February) diverted via Bahrain this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was London Heathrow – Bahrain – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates Final QF9 via Singapore.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operated today’s final Melbourne – Singapore – London Heathrow QF9 service today before the flight switches to its new Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow route tomorrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Returns from Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 14th October, positioned Manila – Sydney as QF6026 in the early hours of this morning. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 14F/62J/35W/371Y.

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.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL in Sydney Photoshoot.

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQL, which arrived into Sydney yesterday as QF2 from London Heathrow and Singapore was used today alongside Emirates A380 A6-EDE to publicise the new alliance. The aircraft then operated QF1 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow.

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