Catch Qantas’ 747s on Domestic Flights

Catch Qantas' 747s on Domestic FlightsWith all of the seven remaining Boeing 747s in the Qantas fleet due to be retired by next year, time is running out to fly with Qantas on the “queen of the skies”. There are only six destinations that are still served by Qantas 747s. And the airline will end Boeing 747-400 service to Honolulu and San Francisco later this year, leaving just Tokyo, Santiago, Johannesburg and a seasonal service to Vancouver. Luckily, Qantas will be using Boeing 747s on several one-off Australian domestic services later in the year!

These domestic Qantas 747 flights make it possible to take one last flight on these historic aircraft without having to catch a long-haul international flight.

According to Routes Online, Qantas 747 domestic flights are being offered on the Sydney-Brisbane, Sydney-Adelaide and Sydney-Melbourne routes in late 2019 and early 2020. The flights will depart and arrive at domestic terminals. The exact dates and flight numbers are as follows:

  • 9 November 2019: QF524 Sydney-Brisbane
  • 11 November 2019: QF529 Brisbane-Sydney
  • 23 November 2019: QF743 Sydney-Adelaide
  • 25 November 2019: QF736 Adelaide-Sydney
  • 31 December 2019: QF417 Sydney-Melbourne
  • 1 January 2020: QF438 Melbourne-Sydney
  • 15 February 2020: QF439 Sydney-Melbourne
  • 17 February 2020: QF400 Melbourne-Sydney

Seats on the domestic Qantas 747 flights are available for booking on the Qantas website. Many of these flights even have Classic Flight Reward seats available for booking using Qantas points, such as QF529 from Brisbane-Sydney on 11 November:

Fares on QF529, operated by a Qantas Boeing 747-400

Premium Economy is not being sold on these flights. Instead, some lucky Economy passengers will be seated in the Premium Economy cabin (but receive Economy service).

These domestic Boeing 747 flights are running because Qantas needs to position the aircraft for Antarctic sightseeing charter flights. Note that the schedules are subject to change.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: 747 to Adelaide


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