Qantas to stick with 747s for longest haul

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    Qantas Airways expects to stick with the Boeing 747 for its flights to Dallas/Fort Worth even after it takes delivery of the smaller 787 Dreamliners.
    Qantas group executive operations Lyell Strambi says the route to North Texas was best served by a big aircraft, rather than the Boeing 787-9, a stretched version of the plane.
    "I think Dallas/Fort Worth is one of those markets that probably will justify a larger plane now and into the future," Mr Strambi told reporters during a media briefing in Seattle on Tuesday (US time).


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    I believe they're even considering the A380, no?
     
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    Anyone know the difference in range for the 747-4 vs. the 787-9? SYD-DFW looks to be about 1,100 miles further than SYD-LAX that seems to be comfortably served with with both a 747 and 777.
     
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