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Old 1st August 2022, 02:12 PM
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VH-ZNK is now returning to Sydney as QF6008.

Still haven't found a reason for the original sector of this rotation ?
Qantas Conducts 3 Special Flights To Buenos Aires Amid Rugby Championship

These flights will be performed from July till September to coincide with the dates the Australian National Rugby Team is scheduled to play.

The Rugby Championship is a long-standing international tournament contested by four countries, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. With the kick-off scheduled for August 6th and the games lasting till September 24th, Qantas is planning to operate three chartered flights to Buenos Aires for supporters to catch a glimpse of the sporting action.
Supporting the Wallabies

Qantas will be performing the trio of dedicated flights over the months of July, August, and September, utilizing its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The first of the three chartered flights departed Brisbane Airport on July 29th at 11:50 and arrived at Ministro Pistarini International Airport on the same Friday at 11:20 local time. All departure dates to Buenos Aires coincide adequately with the dates the Australian National Rugby Team is scheduled to play.

https://simpleflying.com/qantas-3-sp...-championship/

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Old 1st August 2022, 10:08 PM
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Qantas Conducts 3 Special Flights To Buenos Aires Amid Rugby Championship

https://simpleflying.com/qantas-3-sp...-championship/

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Thanks Greg

It will be interesting to see whether the last flight also returns via NZ.
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Old 4th August 2022, 10:36 PM
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VH-OQB heading home from Abu Dhabi this afternoon, due into Sydney Friday lunchtime.
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Old 5th August 2022, 08:29 AM
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Thanks for the information, Neil. VH-OQB is due to land at 11:52 this morning, according to FlightAware.

This will give QANTAS a fifth operational A380 and enable them to add another aircraft to the QF11/12 SYD-LAX-SYD route, making it a six day a week service from next Thursday 11 August, 2022. The Tuesday QF11/12 will be operated by a B789 until early December.

QANTAS will need a sixth A380 from 2 December, 2022 to operate QF93/94 MEL-LAX-MEL three times a week and the seventh A380 from 25 March, 2023 when this flight will operate six days a week.

Maybe QANTAS will have another operational A380 as a spare for the Christmas/New Year peak period. The timetable has an A380 operating QF18 from LAX-SYD on 7 January, 2023, making two A380 flights from LAX to SYD on that date, but this could be achieved by utilising the QF94 A380.
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Old 6th August 2022, 04:05 PM
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A380, VH-OQB is returning to service today, 6 August operating QF1 SYD-SIN-LHR.
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Old 9th August 2022, 10:37 AM
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787 deliveries recommence Wednesday, QF are down the line a bit, AA first up.
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Old 9th August 2022, 11:10 AM
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Do we know roughly what month Qantas will commence deliveries of their remaining 3 x 787's?
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Old 9th August 2022, 01:50 PM
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787 deliveries recommence Wednesday, QF are down the line a bit, AA first up.
As noted back in June ...

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With the way the undelivered 789's are stored in two groups at VCV, with one Qantas 789 in the western group ~8 from the head of the line, and the other two (one of which is ZNN) in the eastern group also ~8 from the head of the line, they are way down the queue.
I haven't found any change to these positions in the available aerial photography nor aircraft photo sites in later reviews.

It should also be noted that in addition to the 787s in storage at VCV, there are, according to the production spreadsheet, also 22 787s on the Everett Flight-line.
Boeing 787 production

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