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Rio Olympic Flight

Old 24th Aug 2016, 22:43
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Rio Olympic Flight

Was it a Qantas 747, that operated the flight from Rio to Sydney yesterday?

What was the flight number and aircraft call sign?
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Old 24th Aug 2016, 23:11
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It was a 744 ER - VH-OEG
Came via Santiago as QF6032.

Technical types were sporting their shiny new uniform!
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Old 24th Aug 2016, 23:51
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It was possibly VH-OEJ which flew to Rio as QF 6001 (The Qantas Source)
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Old 24th Aug 2016, 23:51
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Thanks C441!
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 02:33
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Flightaware shows a 2nd flight. QF28 Rio-Santiago-SYD. VHOEH.
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 07:59
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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?
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 08:37
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Technical issue forces Qantas to send another plane to collect Olympians
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 10:36
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How did the athletes go through customs, or was the plane dragged over from international?
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 03:24
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Spirit of Wunala
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I'm all for naming aeroplanes but the seeds of this confusion were sown long ago.
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 12:45
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Fris,

Were these names true or the figment of the imagination of a NewsCorp writer?
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 23:24
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Ken

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

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