Qantas Longreach Question

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  1. Driver

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    My sister and I have been arguing! Could someone please let me know about the Qantas Longreach - I thought it was the name of a type of plane - as in the 747-438 and that there were lots of them. She thinks it is the name on one particular plane. We once flew to the US on the Longreach and she says that's the only plane with that name on it. Who is right please :confused::confused::confused:
     
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  2. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Longreach (oddly) is that they call all the non "Extended reach" 744's

    Flying with Us - In the Air - Seat Maps - Boeing 747-438 Longreach
     
  3. Driver

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  5. Driver

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    Thanks - it's nice to get one up on her - I'll admit she usually knows more but then she's older :lol:
     
  6. serfty

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    To puit it into perspective; "Longreach" is the name of a model of a Boeing 747 that Qantas use.

    Sort of like the difference between a Holden Commodore Executive and an Acclaim, even a Berlina.
     
  7. v8Statesman

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    Longreach the Executive model?????:lol:
     
  8. medhead

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    Do they name the longreach aircraft? ala the 737s are named after cities/towns.

    Or are they all longreach?
     
  9. oz_mark

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    They all have individual names, cities, towns etc. One of them actually is called Longreach.
     
  10. nlagalle

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    Yes the 747-438 are called the "Longreach"

    VH-OJI is also called Longreach (747-438).

    QFlyer - Unofficial Qantas Group Fleet Information

    So you are both "right" in a sense!

    Cheers,

    Nick
     
  11. medhead

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    Thanks
    I've never taken the time to notice the individual city names against the big yellow longreach. I look for it. Strangely knowing the name is reassuring.
     
  12. serfty

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    Back in the 90's I too believed the "LONGREACH" was a particular Qantas 744, until one day I flew in it "LONGREACH" from SYD to MEL and pulled up at MEL international beside 2 other "LONGREACH"'s! :confused: :confused:

    I guess epiphany is the word to describe that moment for me.:oops: :rolleyes:
     
  13. Driver

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    So, I'm thinking Mr Driver and I might be on the 'Longreach' when we fly to SFO Saturday week :!:

    And, when we come home we might be on the 'Longreach' again :cool:

    Do any other planes have names on them?

    Do any other fleets of aircraft have particular names?
     
  14. THE TRIMMER

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    Question. What is a 2 class 747-438 & where do they fly to?
     
  15. milehighclub

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    A 2-class 747-438 only has Business Class and Economy Class. There is no First Class.

    They operate on the following routes
    QF5/6 Sydney to Frankfurt via Singapore vv
    QF175/176 Brisbane to Los Angeles vv
    QF25/26 Melbourne to Los Angeles via Auckland vv (though this flight is currently operated by the Airbus 330-200 and 747-300 but from October will resume as 747 2 class)

    Of course the aircraft can fly on any route in case of a last minute aircraft change, but the above routes are where you will generally find 2 class 747's
     
  16. serfty

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    What milehighclub posted.

    Here are two seat map to give you an idea; the first id that of a 2 class 744 which is the main equipment for QF175/QF175 BNE/LAX, the second is a three class "Pacific" configuration more often used for QF11/Q12 SYD/LAX:
     
  17. markis10

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    Qantas have had city names on all their jet fleet since the first 707, with the exception of aircraft acquired from Australian airlines which had birds, people and inspirational names and the aboriginal specials.

    "Longreach" is a name given to all 747-400s and has a double meaning (less significant today) highlighting the longer range compared to the previous model and of course highlighting the first home base for Qantas where they made aircraft (Winton was the home at foundation of course).

    ATC had their own names for some aircraft - VH-TAA was "try another aircraft" (it was something of a lemon from what I remember) and TJJ was Tango hooks, on that note the British Airways callsign of Speedbird occasionally came out as Birdseed LOL.
     
  18. nlagalle

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    QFlyer - Unofficial Qantas Group Fleet Information

    lists all the QF fleet with Regos and names. Great site...
     
  19. Driver

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    What an interesting site - we are on the Longreach and I've found the plane type we'll travel on between Bris/Syd on the way to SFO (767-338) - I'll be looking for the name of the plane when we travel. Thanks for the site!
     
  20. Harpoon

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    #20 Harpoon, Sep 5, 2008
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    Be aware that 747-400s dont actually have the aircraft name written on it under the pilot windows like the 737/767s do and I think the A330's do too.

    Not sure why but I guess they figure Longreach is enough for the 747s.

    I think the 747-300s have the name though?

    EDIT: i stand corrected :D
     

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