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24th Aug 2016, 22:43
Was it a Qantas 747, that operated the flight from Rio to Sydney yesterday?

What was the flight number and aircraft call sign?

24th Aug 2016, 23:11
It was a 744 ER - VH-OEG
Came via Santiago as QF6032.

Technical types were sporting their shiny new uniform!:D

24th Aug 2016, 23:51
It was possibly VH-OEJ which flew to Rio as QF 6001 (The Qantas Source)

24th Aug 2016, 23:51
Thanks C441!

Capt Fathom
25th Aug 2016, 02:33
Flightaware shows a 2nd flight. QF28 Rio-Santiago-SYD. VHOEH.

25th Aug 2016, 07:59
Why did it go from San Francisco to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitz(SCL/SCEL), and not direct to Rio?

Do the crew get to bid for those flights or are they assigned?

25th Aug 2016, 08:37
Technical issue forces Qantas to send another plane to collect Olympians (http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/sports-life/qantas-olympic-plane-in-workshop-as-athletes-return-home/news-story/8c9fea45e728d8840ef318e3d4c96630)

To infinity & beyond
25th Aug 2016, 10:36
How did the athletes go through customs, or was the plane dragged over from international?

Fris B. Fairing
26th Aug 2016, 03:24
Spirit of Wunala

Spirit of Longreach

I'm all for naming aeroplanes but the seeds of this confusion were sown long ago.

Ken Borough
26th Aug 2016, 12:45

Were these names true or the figment of the imagination of a NewsCorp writer?

Fris B. Fairing
26th Aug 2016, 23:24

Sorry should have been clearer. These names were used in the article referenced in post #7.