QF B747s operating for JQ SYD-HNL | Page 3 | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

QF B747s operating for JQ SYD-HNL

Jrdeacs

Newbie
Joined
Feb 9, 2017
Messages
3
Was also on the flight on 14/04 (OEG as well which was a welcome change!) - seemed to be a few spare seats in the business cabin (but couldn’t bag an upgrade from the lounge on the way out as I was only in economy!) Premium Economy was just the seats with Economy service, completely unsure how they allocated it (kind of interesting because I had paid for up the front seats with JQ).

As has been mentioned was full QF service with baggage included, and I was in 43C, being the first row of economy and was a very welcome change compared to JQ.
161027

Excuse the shocking photo but full QF service as you can see and included free alcohol throughout the flight!
 

Matt_01

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 12, 2016
Messages
1,220
Flights
My Map
Just my 2 cents worth - the old QF 747 F is not great by todays standard and has not been sold as F for quite a few years however last time I few it (a couple of years back) the seat was still comfortable. The IFE was rubbish.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DC3

Jrdeacs

Newbie
Joined
Feb 9, 2017
Messages
3
That meal looks disgusting... as if someone has eaten it once already... low grade slop. I hope it tasted better than it looks :)
It isn’t pretty that’s for sure - but actually wasn’t too bad to be honest! Was the Chipotle Chicken option out of the three on the menu! Breakfast looked a lot better! ;-)
 

Matt_01

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 12, 2016
Messages
1,220
Flights
My Map
That meal looks disgusting... as if someone has eaten it once already... low grade slop. I hope it tasted better than it looks :)
The poster apologised for the poor pic and stated that there was free booze, so my interpretation is that meal was half eaten before the person realised they had not taken a picture. As for low grade slop, although the aircraft was QF it was still a LCC JQ flight. ;)
 

Pushka

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jan 26, 2011
Messages
14,999
Flights
My Map
Son and partner who were rebooked on the Qantas service were very happy with the flight.
 

Melburnian1

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 7, 2013
Messages
16,228
I got the inside word on this from a mate I know at JQ over the weekend.

Apparently the bird in question suffered a fuel contamination.

The QF charter is costing JQ $550k per return service.
Brettmcg, this cost equates to $820 for a one way trip per passenger (assuming every one of the JQ B788's seats were booked in each direction).

Expensive, but there's little alternative as it would be impossible to find 335 spare seats five days a week each way unless passengers were rerouted via indirect routes with a stopover (AKL and maybe even LAX - impractical). The cost to JQ of doing the latter might well be even higher.

JQ B788 VH-VKJ remains in Osaka as far as I can see.
 

Melburnian1

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 7, 2013
Messages
16,228
moa999, I didn't know how fuel tanks could be cleaned out, but this may be of minor help:

How are fuel tanks cleaned out?

The lack of information as to when VH-VKJ may be again carrying passengers continues. It's close to 3.5 weeks since it was in revenue service.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,648
Flights
My Map
The lack of information as to when VH-VKJ may be again carrying passengers continues. It's close to 3.5 weeks since it was in revenue service.
May be waiting for investigators to release the aircraft...

The NTSB appointed a representative to the investigation a few days ago.
 

jb747

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2010
Messages
8,050
Flights
My Map
May be waiting for investigators to release the aircraft...

The NTSB appointed a representative to the investigation a few days ago.
The Japanese are notorious for this. A friend of mine was involved in an investigation up there, and they thought he should stay in the country for however long it took (well over a year). If you have a problem with an aircraft, and a choice of Japan, or anywhere else to land, take anywhere else.
 

MEL_Traveller

AFF Supporter
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Messages
18,241
Brettmcg, this cost equates to $820 for a one way trip per passenger (assuming every one of the JQ B788's seats were booked in each direction).

Expensive, but there's little alternative as it would be impossible to find 335 spare seats five days a week each way unless passengers were rerouted via indirect routes with a stopover (AKL and maybe even LAX - impractical). The cost to JQ of doing the latter might well be even higher.

JQ B788 VH-VKJ remains in Osaka as far as I can see.
I got the fare a little cheaper than $820? But regardless, it’s possible QF is putting freight onto the plane to offset the costs.
 

jfl

Junior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2019
Messages
14
thanks for the report! Any details you observed about other economy passengers seated in business seats? or premium economy seats?
didnt observe much im afraid. i was jsut stoked to be off the jetstar flight to be honest.

sorry for the late reply!
 

Community Statistics

Threads
81,273
Messages
1,874,273
Members
49,141
Latest member
happydas
Top