The Boeing 747, fondly known as the Queen of the Skies, has been an integral part of the Qantas fleet for almost 50 years. But with a new generation of long haul aircraft in the way, the 747 is set to leave service by the end of 2020.
To give passengers a taste of the queen of the skies, Qantas has announced that they will be operating the jumbo on selected domestic services between four Australian cities.
The services will run between November and February 2020, giving customers the opportunity to fly on the 747 without the need for a passport.
See below for a full list of special 747 domestic routes and flight numbers:
- SYD-BNE QF524 9 Nov 2019
- SYD-ADL QF743 23 Nov 2019
- SYD-MEL QF417 31 Dec 2019, QF439 15 Feb 2020
- BNE-SYD QF529 11 Nov 2019
- ADL-SYD QF736 25 Nov 2019
- MEL-SYD QF438 1 Jan 2020, QF400 17 Feb 2020
Prefer to book with points? At the time of writing, there is solid award space available for each of these services, including in the business cabin.
A zone one business class award seat currently costs 16,000 Qantas Points (excl taxes). And while a one hour flight isn’t quite enough time to enjoy the fully-flat Skybed designed by Marc Newson, this could represent a rare opportunity to experience the 747 before it is retired.
Will you be booking in a domestic service on the jumbo?