I was reading The West Australian at work this morning (and don’t have a copy on me) - so what I’m about to quote is not verbatim.
The West has an ‘inside cover’ – a satirical approach to W.A news and gossip.
The article basically quoted a Perth QF representative named “Ms Q” – who was informed Inside Cover of the poor reliability of the domestic 747s – particularly on the PER route, basically quoted as saying that there was more likelihood of such services being delayed or cancelled than running on time.
She then made an analogy comparing the domestic 747s to a ‘Datson 120Y’ (or similar), and that you “wouldn’t hop in one of these if you were rushing to an important meeting funeral”.
‘Ms Q’ went further – suggesting that pax should do their best to avoid 747 services.
Ouch. From the sounds of this article, perhaps QF staff are starting to get fed up with this equipment?