Qantas A380 to LHR returning sooner?

aus_flyer

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So far all commentary I've seen about QF A380 returning to LHR has been from November next year. These flights are now loaded into GDS.

BUT... in the December Qantas magazine, Alan's little column says "We're also bringing back our largest aircraft, the A380, earlier than anticipated, to fly to Los Angeles from late March and to London from July".

Hope this is correct!!
 

RichardMEL

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Remember those magazines are prepared some months in advance. I am not sure how much you can take from that line given the constantly changing landscape.
 

jakeseven7

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I don’t click on ET links, so do we actually have a new start date. And more importantly which date will the points plane be! Because l will be booking this one!
 

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At the welcome home event for the a380 on Nov 9th Alan Joyce said April 2022 for SYD-LAX and July 2022 for SYD-SIN-LHR…I was there 😉

 

henrylam359

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Hi all, am trying to book a Syd - Ldn return for Jun 28 returning Jul 29. I can see Classic Reward First Class availability on QF1 and QF2 (on A380s) for both these dates. However, when I searched for the flights on the Qantas site (using money), the exact same flight shows up on these dates as B787. Furthermore, if I click on the flight information, this is what's showing up:

Notice the aircraft type is showing as A380 but under 'Inflight Amenities', it mentions aircraft type as 787. The same information is displayed for the QF2 flight for Jul 29.

My question is, would it be a waste of my time (and money / points) to go ahead and book these flights? Or should I wait for further concrete information from Qantas regarding their plan for the A380 for these routes in June/July? Many thanks

QF
QF 1
Operated by Qantas

Departure:Sydney - Terminal 1
Date:Tue, 28 June 2022
Time:15:55
Arrival:London (Heathrow) - Terminal 3
Date:Wed, 29 June 2022
Time:06:35
Meal:Refreshments - All cabins
Hot Meal - All cabins
Stopover: Singapore
Total duration:23h 40m
Aircraft type:Airbus A380-800
In-flight Amenities
src-sprite.png
aircraft_39 787 (widebody)
src-sprite.png
beverage_9Premium alcohol & beverages provided
src-sprite.png
entertainment_20Seatback on-demand video
src-sprite.png
fresh_food_19Premium meals provided
src-sprite.png
power_6Power & USB outlets
src-sprite.png
seat_52Full flat all aisle access
src-sprite.png
wifi_135No Wi-Fi
 

Princess Fiona

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Hi all, am trying to book a Syd - Ldn return for Jun 28 returning Jul 29. I can see Classic Reward First Class availability on QF1 and QF2 (on A380s) for both these dates. However, when I searched for the flights on the Qantas site (using money), the exact same flight shows up on these dates as B787. Furthermore, if I click on the flight information, this is what's showing up:

Notice the aircraft type is showing as A380 but under 'Inflight Amenities', it mentions aircraft type as 787. The same information is displayed for the QF2 flight for Jul 29.

My question is, would it be a waste of my time (and money / points) to go ahead and book these flights? Or should I wait for further concrete information from Qantas regarding their plan for the A380 for these routes in June/July? Many thanks

QF
QF 1
Operated by Qantas

Departure:Sydney - Terminal 1
Date:Tue, 28 June 2022
Time:15:55
Arrival:London (Heathrow) - Terminal 3
Date:Wed, 29 June 2022
Time:06:35
Meal:Refreshments - All cabins
Hot Meal - All cabins
Stopover:Singapore
Total duration:23h 40m
Aircraft type:Airbus A380-800
In-flight Amenities
src-sprite.png
aircraft_39 787 (widebody)
src-sprite.png
beverage_9Premium alcohol & beverages provided
src-sprite.png
entertainment_20Seatback on-demand video
src-sprite.png
fresh_food_19Premium meals provided
src-sprite.png
power_6Power & USB outlets
src-sprite.png
seat_52Full flat all aisle access
src-sprite.png
wifi_135No Wi-Fi
Book them ASAP
 

henrylam359

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I suppose my concern is that given there is still no concrete information regarding the deployment of A380 on QF1/2 for June/July 2022, how likely is it that Qantas will change the plane type back to B787 (thus no First Class), which means I'll have to cancel the First Class classic rewards booking (forget about letting Qantas rebooking me lol)
 

TheRealTMA

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I suppose my concern is that given there is still no concrete information regarding the deployment of A380 on QF1/2 for June/July 2022, how likely is it that Qantas will change the plane type back to B787 (thus no First Class), which means I'll have to cancel the First Class classic rewards booking (forget about letting Qantas rebooking me lol)
Just fly EK F. It’s proper F not J+ with attitude as with QF.
 

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