- Jun 27, 2006
Apparently there are rumours that QF are going to start flying to SFO again soon. Anyone heard anything?
Would they ever consider refurbishing some older 747s if they're expected to stay in service longer (I don't believe there's any more A380s joining the fleet any time soon).so that thread says they will bring 2 747's OUT of retirement, it's a nice idea but I wonder how true it is.
Maybe the drop in oil prices means using the 747s is cheaper and easier than financing new planes, so why not run it on an oligopoly route where the cost base won't be such an issue
A consideration would be that these are non refurbed 744's... which in terms of product, is actually worse than UA's current 772 product on the same route. Their ability to charge more than UA would potentially be an issue...
I could see this happening but v with a 787 so think it'll be put off for a few years until they get their 787s. I don't think bringing 747s out of retirement is as simple as just sending a pilot over to fly it back.
Would depend on the aircraft and what is being done with it at the boneyard.Did anyone watch the 60-minutes story when they flew the (767?) to the aircraft graveyard. They did a segment in one of the 747s and started up the plane. It almost seemed that they could've taken the engine covers off and taxiied it out to take off.... [or am I being too optimistic..?].