Thursday 27th of April - 12:15pm
Qantas have confirmed that from March 24th 2018, it will cancel its Melbourne-Dubai-London A380 Service.
This coincides with the commencement of the new Perth-London direct flights which will commence the following day as the new QF9 MEL-PER-LHR. This new flight will depart Melbourne at 15:20pm, arriving in Perth at 17:20pm with an hour and a half layover in Perth before the epic journey to London commences.
Emirates have just announced that from the March 25th (which ties in nicely with the Qantas shift), every service into Melbourne Airport will be A380 metal. The most noticeable difference for EK travellers will be upfront, with the flat bed business class seats, replacing the angled ones onboard the B777's.