Last Qantas Boeing 767 service

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Last Qantas Boeing 767 service

Postby Brandon Giacomin » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:19 pm

Introduction:

The Boeing 767 is my favourite aircraft type. So with Qantas retiring them I wanted to be on the last flight. When the final flight was announced I figured I wouldn’t be able to do it due to work. But thankfully the final flight was changed from an 8pm departure from MEL to a 5pm departure. Meaning I only had to take the Saturday off and I could catch a flight home to Brisbane that night.

My mate Zac was able to secure me a seat on QF452 (which was changed to QF767). I booked the cheapest flight down to MEL which was with VA and the cheapest flight from SYD-BNE that evening which was with JQ. This report will just include the last Qantas 767 flight.

Melbourne Airport:

My Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane arrived at 1130. I met up with Zac and local spotter Aaron at the arrivals area in T3. We then walked down to T1. Aaron wasn’t on the flight; he just went in to get a couple of photos. So Zac and I then went up to the Qantas Business Class lounge where we met up with many spotters throughout the day who would be travelling on QF767.

Here are a few shots I took from the lounge.

OGU operating her penultimate Qantas service. She flew MEL-SYD-BNE.
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United Boeing 787-9
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OGM operating her last Qantas service from MEL-SYD
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OGL arriving on her penultimate Qantas service, she would be operating QF767 to Sydney
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Media taking photos before the flight
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About an hour before departure we left the lounge and waited at the gate.

XZP “Retro Roo” operating the Sydney service before us
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OGL nearly ready to operate her last service for Qantas
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FIDS
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Balloons at the gate
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December 27, 2014
Qantas
QF767
MEL-SYD
VH-OGL B763
Seat 38B


Boarding
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There was a bag on each seat which included a shirt, book and 767 sticker. I also pinched a couple of safety cards.
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Wing view, I didn’t get to many wing shots as I didn’t have a window seat.
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Prior to pushback the pilots walked through the cabin filming with gopros. They also had gopros set up in the cockpit. Haven’t seen the footage yet, hopefully Qantas share the videos.

Pre-flight safety demo
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Pushback
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Taxiing out
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Water cannon salute prior to departure
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En-route
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Most people were out of their seats and walking around the cabin. Everyone had to return to their seats so the crew could hand out dinner and drinks. There were two options, some kind of Pasta or Chicken and Rice. I took the chicken and had a glass of champagne.
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Quick cabin shot before we started decent
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Prior to landing we were lucky enough to do a few loops of the city at 2000ft which was awesome!
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FR24 and flightaware screenshots of the flyover
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After that we looped back around and landed on RWY16R. We received another water cannon salute prior to parking at gate 6.

Business Class seat prior to disembarking
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End of an era!
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Well after sitting around the gate for a little while chatting, I walked over to T2 for my Jetstar flight home.

Conclusion:

Definitely the best flight I have been on! Very glad I could be a part of it. It was good to see Qantas give the 767s a fantastic send off. They will definitely be missed by most spotters.

Also here are a couple of fantastic videos by the 'YMML Spotting Team' on youtube.

MEL departure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9aBj3k8j1k

SYD flypast and arrival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SnunYABPRQ
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