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Old 13th June 2019, 02:42 PM
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Maybe the September date is when the cabin refurbishment will be officially introduced by QANTAS with a good number of the A380s having been converted. If introduced with only one A380 converted there will only be a one in twelve chance that you will fly on that particular aircraft.

Hopefully, we will have one of our Board members on board QF2 who can confirm. Otherwise I am sure there will be a Australian Business Traveller on board who will post on their site.

Unusual for them to wait until a few are in the fleet to announce, this has not been the case for last refurbs.
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Old 13th June 2019, 08:32 PM
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Looks like OQA is still stuck in LA clearly with a tech issue....no QF94 tonight as well
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Old 13th June 2019, 08:57 PM
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I was looking at the LAX departure board online earlier to see if OQA was fixed and it had QF94 departing at a revised time of 10:00 the next day, Thursday (LA time), nearly 12 hours late. If the flight departs then it could turn around in MEL to arrive back in LAX at 18:00 to 19:00 Friday evening and return to SYD or MEL on time Friday night, LA time, arriving on Sunday morning. This scenario would depend on OQA being fixed and returning OQA to LAX from MEL on Friday. The joys of having two A380s off line at once in AUH and DRS.
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Old 14th June 2019, 08:01 AM
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Maybe the September date is when the cabin refurbishment will be officially introduced by QANTAS with a good number of the A380s having been converted. If introduced with only one A380 converted there will only be a one in twelve chance that you will fly on that particular aircraft.

Hopefully, we will have one of our Board members on board QF2 who can confirm. Otherwise I am sure there will be a Australian Business Traveller on board who will post on their site.


OQE has NOT been refurbished. The first aircraft to be refurbished will not into go to DRS until next month. OQE was only over for maintenance.

Not to mention that article says the first aircraft goes in for refurbishment in July and wonít be in service until September... so clearly itís going to take a LOT longer than 16 days.
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Old 15th June 2019, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the information, Rowan. Is it usual that QANTAS would have two of their twelve A380s in scheduled maintenance concurrently in different locations - AUH and DRS, with AUH having the more major work done? I thought that any work in DRS was for the cabin refurbishment.

Separately, OQA is still in LAX after 4 days with its technical issue. Overnight, LA time, QF12 (OQK) had an 11 hour delay leaving LAX and is due to arrive in SYD this afternoon around 17:00. The night before QF94 (OQF) had a 12 hour delay leaving LAX and is now on its way back there arriving in two hours. Hopefully, the Friday night A380 departures from LAX will be on time.
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Old 15th June 2019, 10:56 AM
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I read somewhere that OQA had been hit by a catering truck and has damage that needs replacement parts, has anyone else heard this?
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 AM
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It's been 9 days since OQA has flown and it's still sitting at LAX. Whatever happened must of caused a decent amount of damage? Interesting that there isn't anything on qantassource about it or pretty much where for that matter!
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Flap damage.
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