QANTAS A380 VH-OQC QF94 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 8th November) diverted to Brisbane this morning in a planned operation. The aircraft positioned Brisbane – Melbourne as QF6005 early this afternoon then operated today’s delayed QF93 Melbourne – Los Angeles as QF93D.

QANTAS B787-9 Dreamliner Names Announced.

Following a public vote on 24 names, with over 45,000 votes cast, QANTAS today announced that the names of the initial eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be (in no particular order), Skippy, quokka, boomerang, Waltzing Matilda, The Great Barrier Reef, Ulura, Dreamtime and Great Southern Land.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXL Returns from Darwin.

Following technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXL positioned Darwin – Alice Springs as QF6200 this afternoon then returned to service operating QF1948 Alice Springs – Cairns.

QANTAS Unveils Dreamliner Premium Economy Seat.

QANTAS today unveiled the Premium Economy seat for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The seats will be in a 2 – 3 – 2  configuration with a 38″ pitch and maximum 22.8″ width. The seat will have a new “Z” recline feature and a new style leg and foot rest.

17/09/16 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF439 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1518 Canberra – Sydney
QF1519 Sydney – Canberra
QF1532 Melbourne – Canberra.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQT Canberra Test Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQT, which has been under maintenance at Canberra since 31st December 2015, undertook a Canberra – Canberra test flight late this morning as QF6200.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 28th February) diverted to Brisbane this morning. The diversion was decided upon either before departure from Dallas-Fort Worth after the aircraft was delayed by a steering issue. Crew has sufficient hours to reach Brisbane but not to reach Sydney. Passengers were dispersed onto Domestic services and the aircraft positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6001 with a new crew.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Operates Return RAAF Charter.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM operated a Minhad Air Force Base – Darwin – Brisbane – Sydney charter for the RAAF this morning using callsign ASY1 but internally coded as QF6032 in QANTAS systems.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGO Withdrawn.

On the final day of QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER passengers operations, Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGO was the second aircraft to be withdrawn after operating QF524 Sydney – Brisbane.

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.


QANTAS Announce Extra Peak Season Melbourne – Los Angeles Services.

QANTAS today announced a series of 11 additional Melbourne – Los Angeles rotations to operate between 17th December 2014 and 18th January 2015. The Boeing 747-400ER services will operate to the following schedule:

QF101 Melbourne 1800 – Los Angeles 1315
QF100 Los Angeles 2330 – Melbourne 1020+2

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB QF2 Bahrain Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 5th March) diverted via Bahrain this morning due to fog at Dubai

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGG Operates “Planes” Premiere Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGG operated a Sydney – Sydney flight as QF6620 this morning for the Australian premiere of the Disney film “Planes”. The aircraft has had a special “Planes” livery applied.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGG In Special “Planes” Livery.

13/01/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF446 Melbourne – Sydney
QF463 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1712 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF1713 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF1716 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF1717 Gladstone – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF Returns from Xiamen Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF, which has been under maintenance at Xiamen since 12th August, positioned Xiamen – Sydney this evening as QF6024. The aircraft has been repainted into new ‘Roo livery with OneWorld Titles. Prior to positioning to Xiamen the aircraft was reconfigured to 58J/36W/270Y configuration at Avalon.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Returns from Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 8th October, positioned Manila – Melbourne this evening as QF6008. The aircraft has been repainted into all white livery with QANTAS titles.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYI Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYI began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 30 aircraft.