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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 00:41
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Do it like Dick Smith once did:
Use the aircraft named Kingsford Smith
Leave from Kingsford Smith airport
Everybody on board is named Smith
Fly over every town in Oz that has Smith in its name.
What a waste of time and money, even at the best of times, let alone now.
Let’s be realistic, a staff and media day in the hangar, then fly over the bridge as it departs for LAX. Anything more is a waste, it’s just a jet.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 04:10
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QF did a domestic tour which concluded in Feb this year. I was one of the passengers on the SY - ML leg. Quite a lot of fun and lovely to say farewell to The Queen.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 04:37
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Use the aircraft named Kingsford Smith
Was the aircraft temporarily renamed for the flight?
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 06:21
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And here we go! Qantas to run Boeing 747 'farewell flights' from Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane in mid-July

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...sbane-canberra
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 07:04
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There's an obvious reason why Melbourne isn't included, it's a shame as there would be a lot of enthusiasts there who won't get an opportunity to farewell the true "Queen of the Skies".
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 08:37
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Every flight four crew!
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 09:19
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Originally Posted by chazwazza14 View Post
it’s just a jet.
I hope I never become this cynical about the things I love
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 09:23
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Originally Posted by A little birdie View Post
Every flight four crew!
Every flight four DIFFERENT crew! (Tongue firmly planted in cheek)
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 09:39
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With fares like that it should cover costs,and as Keg mentioned, good pr, why not!
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 10:33
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How about a fly over of Sydney Harbour, with some quality footage taken from a chopper, go via Longreach, a couple low fly overs of the birthplace of QF and then continue on in the same flight direct to the desert? Heaps of spare gas for that if they do it without much of a payload.

Surely that’s a good compromise and a fitting farewell. She will be missed 😢

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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 10:50
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Are Virgin not doing one also? I heard they are flying a formation flight over Borghetti’ estate. F100, A330, 777, ATR, 320 that is going to be quite a show.

Apologies if if I missed a fleet type. Can’t remember them all anymore.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 11:18
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Wheels_down we wouldn't be flying over it we would be bombing it.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 11:55
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Are Virgin not doing one also? I heard they are flying a formation flight over Borghetti’ estate. F100, A330, 777, ATR, 320 that is going to be quite a show.

Apologies if if I missed a fleet type. Can’t remember them all anymore.
Gave me a chuckle!
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 12:04
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Are Virgin not doing one also? I heard they are flying a formation flight over Borghetti’ estate. F100, A330, 777, ATR, 320 that is going to be quite a show.

Apologies if if I missed a fleet type. Can’t remember them all anymore.
maybe a Tiger 737 and/or A320 for good measure
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 12:07
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Are there any crew still current to fly the ‘farewell flights?’
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 14:15
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Well,
’certain” crew, yes.
line crew? Maybe not..
after all, only supervisories are of the quality required for such an arduous exercise.
hopefully #1 will be stood up for the disposal flight
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 14:40
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Are Virgin not doing one also? I heard they are flying a formation flight over Borghetti’ estate. F100, A330, 777, ATR, 320 that is going to be quite a show.

Apologies if if I missed a fleet type. Can’t remember them all anymore.
Getting a 190 and the Fokker 50 would be a testament to the fleet diversity too.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 15:41
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Originally Posted by A little birdie View Post
Every flight four crew!
mmm.....is there enough female 747 crew for such flights? The PR, HR, LGBTIQ & PC protagonists would be insisting on it!
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 15:42
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To those that love to make fun of 11000 (VA & QF) jobs about to go redundant I was going to write something nasty to you
but I'm not going to lower myself to your level.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 23:23
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Originally Posted by Going Boeing View Post
There's an obvious reason why Melbourne isn't included, it's a shame as there would be a lot of enthusiasts there who won't get an opportunity to farewell the true "Queen of the Skies".
How ironic that theres no issues running 737's full of passengers in & out of melbourne every day.
I guess the hepa filters are better in the 737😷
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