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Old 8th Nov 2012, 09:14
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QF 8

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".
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 09:37
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Just dropping off a few staff they no longer need.
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Well I guess it's a diversion then....?
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 10:19
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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.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 10:22
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It's apparently nicknamed - QF8 - Qantas Late
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 12:21
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Warp speed to AKL. Pre- position some crew. Warp speed to Brissie and you're not too far behind the original plan.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 12:45
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QF8 - Transition Checklist complete

PF - "Chewie, lock in the auxiliary power"

PM - "Warp power selected".
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 13:30
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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.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 20:27
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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.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 20:55
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Step 1: Go to The Boeing Company

Step 2: Read about the Boeing 777 200 LR

Step 3: Order some

Step 4: Start running believable and reliable ultra long range routes like SYD-FW, SYD-ORD, PER-LHR

Step 5: Congratulate self on having done the right thing
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