It’s well known and often sad to think Qantas are getting rid of their 747’s, It’s really sad to see as they were the aircraft I flew on as a small child to the US and back so I have fond memories of the aircraft.
The airline is receiving newer and much more fuel efficient 787-9 aircraft to replace the Queen of the skies and services are slowly being taken over by the Dreamliner.
Qantas are giving passengers and fans of the 747 the chance to fly onboard the aircraft domestically on a number of services at the end of this year and into early next year. This isn’t the first time Qantas have done this and it’s great to see them give travellers and Avgeeks this opportunity.
Here’s the dates of the services per Qantas,
SYD-BNE QF524 9 Nov 2019
SYD-ADL QF743 23 Nov 2019
SYD-MEL QF417 31 Dec 2019
SYD-MEL QF439 15 Feb 2020
BNE-SYD QF529 11 Nov 2019
ADL-SYD QF736 25 Nov 2019
MEL-SYD QF438 1 Jan 2020
MEL-SYD QF400 17 Feb 2020
When booking the flights, you’ll just want to note the aircraft type:
Qantas’ 747-400’s feature 58 Business Class seats, 36 Premium Economy Seats and 270 Economy seats.
The Economy seats have a pitch of 31” a width of 17.1” and 6” in recline. The Premium Economy seats feature 38” of pitch, 19.5” of width and 9” in recline. The fully flat Business Class Skybeds feature a pitch of 80” and has a width of 24.”
With Qantas set to fully retire the 747 fleet by 2020, this is a great opportunity to get onboard these amazing aircraft while you can.