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Old 13th December 2019, 09:51 AM
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After arriving in SYD on Wednesday evening, OQJ returned to service operating QF11 to LAX yesterday.
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Old 18th December 2019, 08:00 AM
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OQH still in DRS, getting a bit tight as they need all 12 on Friday???
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Old 18th December 2019, 09:06 AM
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Yes, I thought that OQH, as the 12th A380, would be needed for QF127/128 A380 operations which are scheduled to commence tomorrow 19/12/19. However, QANTAS can skimp another day from the few days that an A380 is not needed for QF17/18 on Friday evening to Tuesday morning to operate QF127 tomorrow.

As you say Dennis, OQH is needed for one of the four A380 flights scheduled on Friday 20/12/19, the latest which departs as QF17 at 18:25.

QF1 departed yesterday and is scheduled to depart today so it looks as though OQH will be ferried back to SYD and not re-positioned to LHR to operate QF2. Therefore, she would need to leave DRS, via a refuelling stop, early afternoon local time tomorrow at the very latest to be here in time to operate QF17.

We'll see what happens between now and tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 19th December 2019, 08:20 AM
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A380 OQH is finally on the move. According to FlightAware she is departing DRS in just under 2 hours at 11:10 local non-stop to SYD. Flight time 18 hours 15 minutes with an arrival time of 5:25 tomorrow morning in SYD. DRS must have a long runway. I checked it out - a single runway of 2850 metres, configured 04/22.

Wow. No refuelling stop for this baby. This is like a Project Sunrise flight in itself.

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Old 19th December 2019, 08:32 AM
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A380 OQH is finally on the move. According to FlightAware she is departing DRS in just under 2 hours at 11:10 local non-stop to SYD. Flight time 18 hours 15 minutes with an arrival time of 5:25 tomorrow morning in SYD. DRS must have a long runway.

Wow. No refuelling stop for this baby. This is like a Project Sunrise flight in itself.
DRS has a 2800M long runway. The A380 will be well under Max take off weight and will easily get airborne with a good safety margin . The A380 for any given weight has a far superior runway performance than a 747 .

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Old 19th December 2019, 10:40 AM
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OQH as QF6016 was airborne from DRS five minutes ago at 11:35 local.

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Old 19th December 2019, 02:30 PM
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Is OQJ refurbished too? It says so in the refurbished A380 seat map it along with OQH and OQK.

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Old 19th December 2019, 03:30 PM
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Only 2, H and K
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Old 19th December 2019, 04:56 PM
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Only 2, H and K
No J has been done as well, so there are three.
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Old 19th December 2019, 08:28 PM
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Chris, QANTAS has previously stated that three A380s would be refurbished by the end of the year but apart from OQK and OQH the only other A380 to be to DRS was OQL for just over three weeks in October. She was there for maintenance only.

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