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QF31 SYD-SIN this afternoon

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Does anyone have access to something that can tell me which aircraft is operating QF31 SYD-SIN this afternoon (13/4/06).
Just wanted to know if I can expect AVOD or not (fingers crossed!)
 

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747-400.

Not sure how QF are progressing with the AVOD rollout on 747s, but I don't like your chances.
 

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More of a concern is if there is an AVOD, is it working? Not had much luck of late
 

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duffshot said:
More of a concern is if there is an AVOD, is it working? Not had much luck of late
Definately... AVOD is only worthwhile if it is working... If it it not 100% functional, then you are better having the old 2.5 hour loops!

Like duffshot, I have recently had some bad experiences with QF AVOD. It is super frustrating when you can see it working in the one seat, but all other seats in 2 rows do not work!

infoworks said:
As the 747-400 goes on to LHR I would think you have a fair chance of it being kitted out.
infoworks, I am sorry, but I do not believe that this is the rationale as to which routes the AVOD equipped planes are on. All of the 744 routes I have been on that have been equipped with AVOD, I have also been on since where the equipment has not been AVOD enabled..

I think the likelyhood of being on an AVOD equipped plane is more to do with plane rotation than route.

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infoworks said:
As the 747-400 goes on to LHR I would think you have a fair chance of it being kitted out.
How did you draw that conclusion?

The LHR flighst are generally operated by 3-class 744's with the 50J seat config. QF has 15 aircraft of this config in its fleet. Only 4 of this config aircraft have been upgraded with AVOD.

So unless the flight is operated by a 64J config (usually found on the trans-Pacific routes), I would say that being an LHR flight makes it closer to a 25% chance of getting AVOD.
 
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Danielribos flight is being operated by VH-OJL - no AVOD. No need for him to worry about the issues everyone is having with the system.
 
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