QF 747 from JNB. refurb?

By tuzza1 | Aug 31, 2017, 11:14 AM
Good morning. I have just booked business class redemption flt QF64 on Mar 10 2018 and on selecting seat found that its the old un-referbished 'plane.

As I understand it there is only one 747 that hasnt had a refit. As this booking is 6 mths off does anyone know if it is likely that the plane will have a refurb before that date.

Im staggered that they still havnt upgraded all of these aircraft. Also surprised that I cant automatically get exit row. Also cannot get either row 1 or 2 on domestic sector. [blocked] I am and have been a platinum member for 10 years.  Sigh
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By tuzza1 | Aug 31, 2017, 11:16 AM
And BTW. I couldnt get a seat in the lower old first section either!
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By RobH | Aug 31, 2017, 03:34 PM
I flew back on the non-refurbished plane on this Tuesday night. Managed to score a seat in the old F section up front luckily (Platinum, points upgrade). Advantage was the extra, roomier toilets and uncramped feel up the front but the IFE really old cf the other versions. Not sure how much longer the plane is scheduled to be around for. Had one of the other 747s on flight from Sydney.
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By williamford1809 | Aug 31, 2017, 03:43 PM
The 744 (QF64) on 10 March is the old unrefurbished, i.e. the one with old F in the front of the plane.  I am surprised that you as a QF Plat cannot book the old F class seats or the exit rows, as I have no problem in doing so (including rows 1 and 2 - see below -and exit rows other than those on the lower deck) in a dummy booking in Amadeus CRS (being ex QF Plat/LT Gold, but now a OW Emerald/AY Plat member) .
QF 063 J 10MAR 6 SYDJNB DK1  1135 1635  10MAR  E  0 744 DL
  5 SSR RQST QF HK1 SYDJNB/01KN,P1/S2   SEE RTSTR
  6 *SSR FQTV YY HK/ AY...... EMERALD/1

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By moa999 | Aug 31, 2017, 03:49 PM
No refurb scheduled, the old-First Cabin has recently had a refresh.
This aircraft is expected to operate till March, then go on some charter duty, and then leave them fleet.
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By GregXL | Sep 01, 2017, 09:29 AM
No refurb scheduled, the old-First Cabin has recently had a refresh.
This aircraft is expected to operate till March, then go on some charter duty, and then leave them fleet.
The Constellation Journeys charter is advertised to depart 22 April for 3 weeks.  Perhaps retirement after that for VH-OEB, or they may keep it for other similar duties if it still has some hours available before expensive maintenance.
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By tuzza1 | Sep 01, 2017, 10:00 AM
Thanks folks and thanks for the reminder re the front refurb.
Just went in again and it was all still blocked then as I was on the phone to QF it suddenly opened up and I got 1A :)

now happy, cheers.
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By tuzza1 | Sep 01, 2017, 01:31 PM
gosh, where did that come from?
1/ I started a thread to ask a question of more knowledgable members
2/ I got helpull responses and advice [other than yours]
3/ I acted on that generous and helpful information.
4/ I got results through that help
5/ I said thank you to those involved

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By ChrisCh | Sep 01, 2017, 01:50 PM
BNE0077: Please be reminded of AusBT's comment policy, which asks users to add value to the discussion.

Stopping by to offer a remark which bears no relevance to the actual topic of discussion isn't necessary, and we've removed that comment.

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By mannej | Sep 01, 2017, 03:48 PM

OP, you may find that your FF number hasn't attached itself properly to your booking, hence why you don't have a large selection of seats for selection. As you have done a phone call should fix it. Do note that as the flight as ~6 months away, there is plenty of time for OEB to get moved off the flight for that day.

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