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Old 4th Mar 2022, 05:21
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Originally Posted by Foxxster View Post
Just flew overhead. A380 Sydney to LA. Took off, just done a loop what seems to be a few hundred km out to sea and returned to Sydney.

Interesting to see what the issue was. Doesn’t happen often.

actually that’s an odd flight number. Is is mislabeled and simply a scheduled test flight.

there is a Qantas Sydney to LA scheduled for a 21.40 departure. Which was two minutes ago. But nothing prior. But that is qf11
You were using Flightradar24? It has a glitch where it assumes the re-use of a flight number is for a specific route, so test/ferry flights will tend to appear as whatever the last use of that flight number was. I'd wager that the last time QF6013 was used it was indeed on SYD-LAX.

EDIT: FlightAware confirms this, previous QF6013 was SYD-LAX on 27/02.
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