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Old 30th March 2020, 08:35 PM
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Thanks Greg ; I read that article this morning and it's great to know that the B747s are "parked" and not "retired".

And a nephew in Sydney told me on Saturday that the B747 QF26 flight from Tokyo and its lap over the harbour on 27 March was reported by various media outlets as the last flight by a QF B747.

Why does the media get things so wrong ?
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Old 30th March 2020, 09:08 PM
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The media weren’t alone by wrongly reporting a premature retirement. There were a few 'experts' not being journalists just as guilty. Invented speculation presented as fact.
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Old 30th March 2020, 09:57 PM
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Guys, I heard that same rumor last week but whenever a source was requested the whole thing went quite.

I think the confusion was because it was announced as "the last QF B747 Flight"

The bit that was left off was "until COVID-19 was resolved"

They are parked in SYD in-case the government requires another rescue flight.
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Old 31st March 2020, 09:15 AM
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I personally don't believe they are definitely retired.

If they need them after the coronavirus is over, then what. You'll find that it is undecided but possible.

Imagine the boom in travel once this is over. The first thing I am doing myself is going on a trip.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 07:10 AM
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VH-OEG to leave our shores for the last time 0800 Monday 6th April 2020.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 07:52 AM
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The Constellation Journeys around the world charter using a QANTAS 744 between 29/4/20 and 16/5/20 has also been cancelled, which along with COVID-19 may have also contributed to the earlier retirement of OEG.
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Old 5th April 2020, 09:35 AM
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Quote:
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VH-OEG to leave our shores for the last time 0800 Monday 6th April 2020.
They appear to have brought this forward - currently taxiing, FR showing departure for LAX.
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Old 6th April 2020, 11:15 AM
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from QF Source

Withdrawn QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Leaves Australia.

Apr 5, 2020

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG positioned Sydney – Los Angeles this morning as QF6001.

Expected to ferry to Mojave on the 06/04 (local time) without the Tail Roo painted over.
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Old 6th April 2020, 05:59 PM
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Apparently four crew off QF28 that landed on the 29th have now tested positive to COVID19, not good.
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Old 11th April 2020, 10:17 AM
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VH-OEG positioned from LAX to MHV (Mojave Air and Space Port) as QF6001 on 10/4/20 US local time.
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