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Old 27th May 2014, 10:19 AM
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I had the privilege of being on the gauges for her last in service fuelling.

Gave her a pat on the number 2 engine to say goodbye.
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Old 20th June 2014, 10:25 PM
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Does anyone know who is next to go to VCV? OJA, OJI, OJM or OEB?
I flew on OJM and it would be sad to see it go to VCV. The same with OJA.
Hopefully for OJA, LRE!!!!! LRE!!!!! LRE!!!!!
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Old 21st June 2014, 01:32 AM
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QF have said 2x B744s will go this year and the fleet will remain at 11 airframes until all the A330s are back from JQ, it will then reduce to the planned 9 airframes.

My guess is OJA/OJI will be next two to go….
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Old 21st June 2014, 08:03 AM
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All speculation but wouldn't it make sense to withdraw OEB and OJM next as they are the only two in the fleet with first class?
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Old 21st June 2014, 09:54 PM
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But OEB is an ER?
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Old 21st June 2014, 10:01 PM
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Nope. Its a regular 744 (with GE engines).

My guess is that OEB is probably in the mix as it has a different type of engine and as Zac noted earlier, it is fitted with the old F. seats OJM also fits the bill. The last withdrawal was OJL which was also fitted with the old F seats.

I travelled on OEB in May from LAX to SYD and I have to say the plane did look a bit worn and tired.
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Old 21st June 2014, 10:49 PM
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OEB has looked tired and worn since the day Qantas got hold of it!
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Old 29th June 2014, 11:03 AM
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I wonder if OEB is the next to go as it hasn't flown for a few days now. The only second hand QF 747 left.
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Old 14th July 2014, 12:07 PM
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Please don't tell me OJM Gosford is the next to go. I flew on it QF108 JFK-LAX-SYD with my brother after a trip of a lifetime to the USA and Canada and it will be sad to see it go.
It hasn't flown since last Friday 11th July 2014.
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Old 14th July 2014, 12:12 PM
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3-4 days off a retirement does not (necessarily) make... as OEB proved only a couple of weeks ago.
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