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None of those flights are happening this side of January, most likely this side of next March, very few of them this side of next July. That's 12 months away. That's a bit of our lives. So much will happen between now and then it's a waste of time thinking about it unless you are on the Qantas executive. Qantas and the Fed Govt are both saying there will be next to no international flights in the next 12 months with the exception of NZ.
 

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Seriously?????

None of those flights are happening this side of January, most likely this side of next March, very few of them this side of next July. That's 12 months away. That's a bit of our lives. So much will happen between now and then it's a waste of time thinking about it unless you are on the Qantas executive. Qantas and the Fed Govt are both saying there will be next to no international flights in the next 12 months with the exception of NZ.
This is a transport forum - it's the perfect place for speculation.
 

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Qantas is to farewell its last 747 with a series of joy flights and events this month.
The airline’s staff were advised today that there will be three joy flights in Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra in mid-July with tickets available to the public

 

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I've read elsewhere that the first of Qantas' A380's is set to leave Australia this week for long term storage at Victorville, California. VH-OQE is set to depart Melbourne on the 6th of July and will be joined in Victorville a day later by VH-OQJ. I understand more 380's will arrive in fairly quick succession, with VH-OQA leaving Sydney later in the week.
 

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Why can't they store them in Alice Springs like SQ is doing? That'd save a lot of fuel flying across the Pacific.
Alice is nearly full and is probably already commited to other customers us it may be cheaper for QF to send then the US yards as they might've bought space there. Plus there are scrapers there.
 

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Why can't they store them in Alice Springs like SQ is doing? That'd save a lot of fuel flying across the Pacific.
Simple answer. Where they are being stored is close to LA where Qantas has maintenance staff. As the planes are going for storage rather than scrapping the planes will need regular maintenance. Two A380’s are to remain at the Qantas facility at LAX.

Will be interesting to know if SQ has based any maintenance staff in the Alice.
 

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Simple answer. Where they are being stored is close to LA where Qantas has maintenance staff. As the planes are going for storage rather than scrapping the planes will need regular maintenance. Two A380’s are to remain at the Qantas facility at LAX.

Will be interesting to know if SQ has based any maintenance staff in the Alice.
The boneyard in Alice has mechanics to maintain the aircraft. No need for singapores staff.
 

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According to a QF fan page VH-OEJ Scheduled for pushback 1400hrs Wed 22 July. Will fly direct to HARS for low level pass and to dip the wing to VH-OJA and then back up the coast to do some flybys of Sydney and surrounds.
 
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