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Old 20th January 2020, 05:31 PM
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Probably fuel Sean, the Dallas flights are load challenged every day and when there is a possibility of a diversion they need to get more fuel. On a long flight the expected weather can change, triggering the requirement for holding or diversion fuel that didn’t exist prior to departure. Often the precursor is an amended TAF, or terminal area forecast, as there currently is at the time of this post, although this one indicates the issue is in hours, not tomorrow morn:

TAF AMD YSSY 200507Z 2006/2112
12012KT 9999 -SHRA FEW010 SCT030
FM201000 25005KT 9999 FEW025
FM201400 32005KT 9999 SCT005
FM202300 32008KT CAVOK
FM210400 08008KT CAVOK
FM210800 15012KT 9999 FEW010 BKN100
PROB30 TEMPO 2006/2010 VRB30G50KT 2000 TSRA BKN010 SCT040CB
PROB30 2014/2022 4000 BR
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T 27 24 23 22 Q 998 1000 1002 1003
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Old 30th January 2020, 07:29 AM
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Does anyone know when the next A380 will go to either Dresden or AUH for a refurb? I'm assuming once CNY has finished.
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Old 30th January 2020, 01:23 PM
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Now that QF17/18 have finished their seasonal flights an A380 is now available for refurbishment.
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Old 30th January 2020, 02:21 PM
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That’s assuming other line maintenance is not required for the fleet in the interim such as A checks
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Old 2nd February 2020, 01:29 PM
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VH-OQG departed SYD as QF6027 at 10.34pm 1/2/20 arrived in SIN on 02/02/20 at 03.01am, departed at 06.18am as QF6019 for ??? presumably DRS as Flight Aware did not show the destination
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Old 2nd February 2020, 10:20 PM
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VH-OQG/QF6019 arrived in DRS an hour ago at 23:22 local.
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Old 3rd February 2020, 08:06 AM
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If you look at QF127/128, SYD/HKG/SYD, it appears that the A.380 ceases at the end of February instead of 28 March, so that leaves 11 for service. So as before Christmas when there were 2 in maintenance and cabin refresh no doubt another will go leaving 10 to run the scheduled services with NO spare.
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Old 13th February 2020, 09:09 AM
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The seasonal operations by A380 on QF127/128 to HKG finished with the arrival of QF128 this morning. QF127 is now being operated by a mix of A330 and B744 equipment until B789 services resume from 2/3/20, ex SYD. VH-EBO is operating QF127 today.
Another A380 looks to be now available for QANTAS to send for refurbishment/maintenance, probably in AUH with VH-OQG currently in DRS. Also, the last three A380s are to be repainted in the silver roo livery in PUS this year. It will be a busy year to complete the A380 refurbishments in 2020.
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Old 13th February 2020, 10:03 PM
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VH-OQA left SYD at 21:51 this evening as QF6019 for SIN. Is DRS its ultimate destination? It would normally have flown non-stop to AUH if having maintenance and/or refurbishment there or non-stop to PUS if being repainted there. We shall see.
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Old 14th February 2020, 10:03 PM
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VH-OQA has arrived in DRS for maintenance and/or refurbishment making two QANTAS A380 there at once.
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