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Jc31
8th May 2018, 14:38
Just seen a qf 747 parked up in Havana Cuba. Anyone have any idea what itís doing here?

compressor stall
8th May 2018, 14:41
Probably a luxury charter.

A320 Flyer
8th May 2018, 14:42
Captains tour

Keg
8th May 2018, 14:44
Next stop New York, then Tahiti I think.

angryrat
8th May 2018, 14:45
Just seen a qf 747 parked up in Havana Cuba. Anyone have any idea what itís doing here?Charter. Previously they were called Captainís Choice tours but Iím not sure if thatís the case now. They are usually 2-3 weeks long and fly in to multiple destinations where the pax spend a couple of days each time. Like a cruise but with an aircraft.

Derfred
8th May 2018, 15:33
Yes,

Except they arenít called Captainís Choice anymore... itís a part of the ongoing devaluation of the Pilot Profession.

The last thing they want to do is promote the significance of a Captain.

Itís said but true. This name change would have gone to Board level.

Anyone remember the Captainís Club?

Traffic_Is_Er_Was
8th May 2018, 15:36
It's the new Caribbean hub.

roundsounds
8th May 2018, 21:17
Yes,

Except they arenít called Captainís Choice anymore... itís a part of the ongoing devaluation of the Pilot Profession.

The last thing they want to do is promote the significance of a Captain.

Itís said but true. This name change would have gone to Board level.

Anyone remember the Captainís Club?
the naming of these flights has nothing to do with the QF board. These are simply charters, the naming is determined by the company who organise the event. The company who ran the ďCaptains Choice ToursĒ has recently changed ownership and for whatever reason the new management decided to change the name.

markis10
8th May 2018, 21:24
the naming of these flights has nothing to do with the QF board. These are simply charters, the naming is determined by the company who organise the event. The company who ran the “Captains Choice Tours” has recently changed ownership and for whatever reason the new management decided to change the name.


Captains Choice has not changed ownership or name, they just ceased using QF for tours and now use a BAE146 and 757, while next year they are using a BBJ. Constellation journeys are running the current tour using OEB which will retire after the tour.

https://www.captainschoice.com.au/styles/by-private-jet

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/promotions/qantas-constellation-journeys.html

compressor stall
8th May 2018, 22:28
Actually Captains Choice has changed ownership a few years ago. It is (or was until very recently) still trading the same name but was sold to a larger travel operator.

They’ve used many operators over the years besides QF and would often use smaller and long range aircraft to get to more out of the way places. , They were great fun tours and generally nice pax too.

WingNut60
9th May 2018, 00:11
Actually Captains Choice has ........... They were great fun tours and generally nice pax too.

Is there a story behind that "generally"?

compressor stall
9th May 2018, 01:17
Nothing really. Get any group of 40 people and youíll get a couple of oddballs who despite seeing the most amazing sights and experiences canít muster any sort of smile, happiness, warmth or enthusiasm.

mrdeux
9th May 2018, 06:35
Nothing really. Get any group of 40 people and youíll get a couple of oddballs who despite seeing the most amazing sights and experiences canít muster any sort of smile, happiness, warmth or enthusiasm.
Oh, the cabin crew....

Dee Vee
9th May 2018, 07:10
Just seen a qf 747 parked up in Havana Cuba. Anyone have any idea what itís doing here?

probably fitting in nicely with all the other wrecks that litter the airfield :)

https://i.imgur.com/TNBv0aW.jpg

Capt Fathom
9th May 2018, 07:29
In decades past, hearing the words "Take Me to Cuba" were a pilots worst nightmare!

maggot
9th May 2018, 11:27
In decades past, hearing the words "Take Me to Cuba" were a pilots worst nightmare!
not "we can make it"

"Just watch this" *click click*

:}

qfcabin
10th May 2018, 08:45
Oh, the cabin crew....

What a quick wit.

antechinus
13th May 2018, 00:39
Lucky to be on the Constellation Journeys RTW tour. Excellent crew, some interesting destinations including Kilimanjaro and Marrakech.

Dee Vee
13th May 2018, 01:12
Lucky to be on the Constellation Journeys RTW tour. Excellent crew, some interesting destinations including Kilimanjaro and Marrakech.



Wouldn't you think if they were going to all the trouble of chartering an aircraft for a RTW trip, with some fares almost $90k, they would have gone with a modern, quiet one, that had inflight WIFI capabilities?

JamieMaree
13th May 2018, 01:36
Wouldn't you think if they were going to all the trouble of chartering an aircraft for a RTW trip, with some fares almost $90k, they would have gone with a modern, quiet one, that had inflight WIFI capabilities?



Well I guess you have had no experience in putting together aircruises and understanding the economics thereof.
It is entirely possible that those who go on these aircruises have no interest in wifi in the air. They are much more interested in looking out, talking to each other and making new friends. They dont need to talk to each other via Iphones when they are next to each other, unlike the current generation.
Have you ever tried to look out of a passenger window on a B787 or an A380 given the seating configurations? On the 787 if one passenger or indeed a crew member doesnt like the light coming in the adjacent window, then the whole side of the cabin windows gets blacked out. Progress not!

Dee Vee
13th May 2018, 01:41
It is entirely possible that those who go on these aircruises have no interest in wifi in the air. They are much more interested in looking out, talking to each other and making new friends.

Nothing precluding you doing these things AND providing the "basic" necessities on a luxury RTW tour (like wifi, lower altitude pressurisation/humidity, and quiet cabins) for those that want them as well.

Capt Fathom
13th May 2018, 01:45
I guess if the Jumbo wasn’t a popular choice, the charterer wouldn’t use them. But they continue to do so and they continue to sell out!

JamieMaree
13th May 2018, 04:38
Nothing precluding you doing these things AND providing the "basic" necessities on a luxury RTW tour (like wifi, lower altitude pressurisation/humidity, and quiet cabins) for those that want them as well.

OK, Iíll go down another path. It is an Oz originating charter. There is only one company that can charter A380,B747,B787,A330. There is another company that theoretically do B777 or A330.
in the case of the former the only aircraft that they could competitively charter was a B747. Crew and aircraft availability come in to. Remember they used to do them in B767s, then B747 classics all based on aircraft availibility.
WRT the quiter cabins, all the noise is coming from the inside of the aircraft cabins.