2 jumbos at island paradise (A380 diversion & 747 backup at Noumea)

Those who’ve visited Noumea know it is a small island airport, so an A380 diversion there is a big deal.  When Qantas then sent backup crew on a 747, locals had the rare sight of 2 jumbos at their little airport.  An FTer was onboard (of course) – read a first hand account of the A380 Noumea diversion.