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8th Nov 2012, 08:14
On flightaware, QF8 is showing DFW - AKL with the less than normal info.
So is this a planned fuel diversion enroute to Brissie?

Then going on over to the Auckland airport website it says "diversion".

8th Nov 2012, 08:37
Just dropping off a few staff they no longer need.

8th Nov 2012, 08:37
Well I guess it's a diversion then....?

8th Nov 2012, 09:19
Turns out it's ops normal for QF 8 - divert somewhere across the Pacific.
Just checked my sms's and got something from a family member on the flight whilst they were in the lounge, "any chance of a scenic stop in an island paradise on the way, odds?"

Well NZ could be considered under all those categories.

FedSec, well it is post AGM so anything is a possibility.

8th Nov 2012, 09:22
It's apparently nicknamed - QF8 - Qantas Late

8th Nov 2012, 11:21
Warp speed to AKL. Pre- position some crew. Warp speed to Brissie and you're not too far behind the original plan.

Capt Claret
8th Nov 2012, 11:45
QF8 - Transition Checklist complete

PF - "Chewie, lock in the auxiliary power"

PM - "Warp power selected". :8

8th Nov 2012, 12:30
QF8 probably has less diversions than the SP's used to have on the direct LAX-SYD. Certainly far less than the PANAM SP's.

8th Nov 2012, 19:27
Trying not to be to much of a smart arse but I don't think today's passengers are relieved that there are fewer diversions than PANAM used to have on 747 SPs. That route doesn't work on a -400. More evidence of Joyce's inexperience.

8th Nov 2012, 19:55
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