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Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:24
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we know the crew who flew it there, who will fly it back and how many hours before the original crew flies again?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:26
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a passenger review from "Y". (still not allowed to posts url's)
h t t p s://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/perth-london-direct-qantas-flight-on-board-the-maiden-flight-ng-b88785243z
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 07:42
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Well done QF.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 07:45
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Ha ha....17hrs in QF economy and an article released so soon??......methinks perhaps written before it even left PER! ...

Suspect Peter Beattie has a closing ceremony speech already written as well...no doubt "Best Commonwealth Games ever" will feature in it??
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 08:13
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Originally Posted by Fliegenmong View Post
Ha ha....17hrs in QF economy and an article released so soon??......methinks perhaps written before it even left PER! ...
Iím sure she had time to write it on the way.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 08:58
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
Does anyone know why the new service starts on the last day of Northern Winter instead of the first day of the Northern Summer scheduling period?
I suspect itís the revised arrival slot at LHR on the first day of the Summer sched that drove it, not the Dep slot out of Perth the day before.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 09:24
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Get stuff.

Any word on what they might do out of SYD or MEL? Any direct to EU?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 09:39
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Whinging about 17 hrs in economy. Back in the past, I'd travel to the UK 3 times a year to visit family. Work a full day in the office, jump on the burner in Sydney, land at LHR, jump in a hire car and drive to Newcastle in time or family dinner then clubbing in South Shields. The next morning was interesting, working out whos bed I was in and where the heck I was. Sigh, .........those were the days.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 16:39
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Wonder what it smelt like on arrival??????????
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 17:36
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Probably the same as the other flights that are as long or longer run by other airlines using similar aircraft .
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 18:43
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Aircraft interior was fine. Routine flight for which the aircraft was designed. It seems to have escaped QF PR that scores of B787 have been in service with many airlines for some years, and a few flying similar sectors!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 18:45
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Can anyone confirm the crew rest config for the QF 787? Is it the 1 seat, 2 bunk module which I believe is the standard option for the tech crew? Curious to know if they blocked another seat in the cabin for upright rest and which class of seat they used. I’ve been told that the 787 crew rest doesn’t meet ULH requirements (class 1 v 2 standards??) Cheers HH
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 23:27
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Originally Posted by Heathrow Harry View Post
Wonder what it smelt like on arrival??????????
Second sentence in this article sums that up.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/5894...economy-class/
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 01:55
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...and maybe this bit...

Like an archaeologist prizing open the sealed tomb of some long-dead Pharaoh, airport ground crew are often hit in the face by a primeval gust of rancid air when the plane door swings open following a long haul flight.

After nearly 18 hours, Iíd imagine ours was enough to knock a couple of Heathrowís bravest clean out.


Bring on the Boom airliners of the future...
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 02:03
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Reminds me of this quote from Craig Nelson's "Rocket Men";

"The bravest man in the Apollo program was the Navy frogman who had to open the hatch of the recovered capsule after three guys had been shoehorned into it for a week."
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 02:07
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Originally Posted by sydneyman View Post
I cannot see what all the fuss is about?? SQ, EK, CX and many more airlines do multiple flights the same distance and time, if not longer. QF made such a circus about the B787 arrival when JQ had them years ago.
QF are flying Aus to LHR, ok great, not knocking it, but i fail to see what everyone thinks its so great, heard a QF ops guy talk about all the challenges on the route, seriously? Ever flown Asia to Europe? Much higher terrain.

Talk about big fish in little bowl, Sometimes embarrassing listening to all the QF hype about such small feats.
Maybe you should do some research into the L888 route rather than having a closed view of QF.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 02:39
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Yeah well, shit. Qf has never done much Asia to London
Never over the Himalayas, Afghanistan, Iran, and all the other stans
crikey

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Old 26th Mar 2018, 02:48
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Maggot needs to be able to indicate 'heavy sarcasm' in his post. Where's the smilie?
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 02:54
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
Maggot needs to be able to indicate 'heavy sarcasm' in his post. Where's the smilie?
Haha better?
I thought it was dripping enough
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 03:23
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Some of the muppets will believe you! Many also forget that Qantas pioneered the art of long range flying and should read up on the flights of the double sunrise with Cats in WW2.
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