Final Qantas 747 flight fairwell

i was very fortunate to be able to get to the airport during this crisis and see the final flight of the 747.
a crowd had gathered at “the beach” to watch the queen make its last commercial flight, even the ranger came to have a look. As they say the first day is the easiest because you have something to do, cry and its all the rest that are hard as you just remember.


i was fortunate to fly on VH-OEI when it was painted with go the wallaby’s with the awesome @Adam_S to brisbane from sydney on one of its farewell flights

the QF 747 has been a huge part of how Qantas has operated and from 1979-1985 they only operated the 747 family.
VH-OJA he longest delivery flight from London to Sydney at 20 hours and 9 minutes it also has the record of the shortest delivery flight of a qantas 747 Sydney to Wollongong, the flight time was just 12 minutes. the aircraft now lives at HARS and i can tell you its worth it doing a day trip there!!! and if you haven’t gone definitely make plans too!
The 747 will be missed but id also like to bring a positive to this. with the 747 going it opens up new possibilities for new and more incredible aircraft like the A350
If you’d like to see more pictures

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I also flew VH-OEI! That was in 2016 on my first international flight from LAX-BNE.

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Wow amazing… it’s sad when a country lost their Queen of the Skies.

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Just so everyone knows Qantas 747 is not retiring yet. They are just being parked till the COVID-19 situation is over.

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I heard they are grounding you them for right now

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Yeah it really depends on how covid19 plays out

That’s so cool I got to go to the cockpit wbu?

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That’s awesome! I didn’t unfortunately. And I had a middle seat the whole flight so I was ready to get off as soon as I could.

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yeah i luckliy had a window so i was pretty happy

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I’m gonna miss this plane! I still remember when I flew in a air nz one.

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Love these photos, I will always remember the beautiful Queen of The Skies plus Qantas’s hospitality to make it a special flight! YSSY - RJTT

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That might be a little more like a 7+ day trip for me considering I live in Colorado.

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if you could be bothered id definitely do it when Covid19 is over

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i always love talking to the pilots theyre very friendly

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im not old enough to remember the nz 747 but i do severly miss the nz767 the blue livery was beautiful

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