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Topic: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-12-06 21:21:31 and read 7660 times.

I am flying to LHR in about 3 weeks. I wanted to know what airlines are flying the A380 into LHR and the aproximate times. My 11 y/o son is hoping to see one as much as I am.

I did look to see if there was a thread started. I did not see one.

I will arrive in LHR around 8:00 PM on VS and will depart VS around 4:00 pm for my retun flight. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,


Mark in MKE

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: 747438
Posted 2008-12-06 22:14:29 and read 7625 times.

Hi Mark,
At present, both Singapore and Emirates are using the 380 into LHR.
Singapore has 2 each day, the first arrives around 0555 and departs 1155. This is usually towed to a remote stand near T5 after passengers have disembarked for cleaning etc. The second arrives early evening and departs around 2200.
Emirates arrives 1130 and departs 1345 approx.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-12-06 22:53:51 and read 7584 times.

747438,

quote=747438,reply=1]Emirates arrives 1130 and departs 1345 approx.[/quote]

Thanks for the info. What terminal will the Emirates flight leave from?? I will be in Terminal 3.

Again thanks for the help.

Mark in MKE




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Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: 747438
Posted 2008-12-06 22:55:03 and read 7583 times.



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 2):
What terminal will the Emirates flight leave from?? I will be in Terminal 3.

Both airlines use T3

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-12-06 23:02:15 and read 7561 times.



Quoting 747438 (Reply 3):
Both airlines use T3

Great. Both my son and I will try and take lots of pictures. Is there an observation area in T3?

I might have to buy you a pint for all of the information.

Thanks,

Mark in MKE

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: 747438
Posted 2008-12-06 23:18:25 and read 7539 times.



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 4):
Is there an observation area in T3?

Not really although a wander up the piers will give some fairly good views.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-12-06 23:29:53 and read 7522 times.



Quoting 747438 (Reply 5):
Not really although a wander up the piers will give some fairly good views.

Ok we will do that.

I do miss the days of the open air observation area in MKE. It was on the roof of D Concourse. It cost .10 to go up there and was worth every penny.

I remember having a NW 747 being only 100 ft away or so.

Ah the good old days. It makes me sad that the kids today cannot experience that.

Regards,

Mark in MKE

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Afriwing
Posted 2008-12-07 01:46:39 and read 7375 times.



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 6):
Ah the good old days. It makes me sad that the kids today cannot experience that

So true!

When inside T3 go directly to the south pier (pier 6, stands 301 to 307) .. Both A380s park there.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: CPH-R
Posted 2008-12-07 02:12:14 and read 7291 times.



Quoting Afriwing (Reply 7):
When inside T3 go directly to the south pier (pier 6, stands 301 to 307) .. Both A380s park there.

And if you're lucky, you'll get an SAS Maddog at the end of the pier to help compare sizes Big grin

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Rutankrd
Posted 2008-12-07 02:19:23 and read 7265 times.

Actually its quite likely that your arrival flight may well park within a very few stands of the Singapore 388 as both airlines use pier 6 in Terminal 3.

So far A388s only seem to use two stands on this pier (excepting the remote parking after unloading of the morning flight)

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Sr176
Posted 2008-12-07 03:01:52 and read 7194 times.

I just was and soon will be transitting in SIN and as much as you wished, I also wished to see the big bird.
I really did and I was happy about it. However among all the long 777-300 it did not look that impressive. But at least I can say : "I have seen the bird".

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Richardw
Posted 2008-12-07 03:25:28 and read 7148 times.

Perhaps

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...rchid=4187416&s=richardw#ID4187416

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Glom
Posted 2008-12-07 03:32:37 and read 7132 times.

What classes do SQ have on their Whales? I might shell out some DC miles for a cruise to Singapore.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Planesailing
Posted 2008-12-07 07:14:39 and read 6891 times.



Quoting Legacytravel (Thread starter):
I am flying to LHR in about 3 weeks. I wanted to know what airlines are flying the A380 into LHR and the aproximate times. My 11 y/o son is hoping to see one as much as I am.

If you time it right, you can see both together!

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Glom
Posted 2008-12-07 08:20:20 and read 6810 times.

Nice capture, Planesailing. What time was that? I may hang around LHR for the fun of it some days.

One note of feedback: focus infinity is your friend.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Qantas744
Posted 2008-12-07 09:10:46 and read 6729 times.

Photography will be difficult:

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p55092005.html

That's one of the A380 gates on the new peir at T3 and the picture was taken from inside the gate lounge which can only be accessed with a boarding pass for the relevant flight.

Without a boarding card you will be behind the glass on the left side of the picture try to shoot an aircraft out on the tarmac to the right of the picture.

Might be best to shoot from the aircraft if possible.



Matt

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: RobKemp
Posted 2008-12-07 10:39:50 and read 6182 times.

SIA A380 Flights Daily as below:

SIA322 arrives at around 5am

SIA317 departs at 10.55 but is normally airbourne around 11.18am

SIA319 arrives at 18.55

SIA321 departs at 22.05 but leaves at around 22.30pm

EK001 arrives 11.35

EK002 Sheduled at 13.35 but departs at 14.20

Jan 16th Qantas will fly start flying in as QF31 arriving 06.20am

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-12-07 13:15:27 and read 5126 times.



Quoting Afriwing (Reply 7):
When inside T3 go directly to the south pier (pier 6, stands 301 to 307) .. Both A380s park there.

Thanks for info. I will try and get pics. I will also post a trip report when I return as well.

MY VS flight departs in the afternoon to Newark and I will make sure there I am there plenty early for plane spotting.

Regards,

Mark in MKE

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Planesailing
Posted 2008-12-07 15:09:29 and read 4448 times.



Quoting Glom (Reply 14):
Nice capture, Planesailing. What time was that? I may hang around LHR for the fun of it some days.

One note of feedback: focus infinity is your friend.

EK landed at 11:33 today, the SQ was late and delayed on the taxiway after it pushed back for some 45 minutes. This was around 11:40-11:45.

I just have a point and click compact camera.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Irobertson
Posted 2008-12-07 17:54:36 and read 3886 times.

I'm going to take as many pictures as I can... especially when I fly INTO LHR on Emirates 1 on Dec 26. I can't wait to fly the A380!

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: SB
Posted 2008-12-07 18:44:48 and read 3734 times.

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Got very lucky a few weeks ago in LHR. Taken from BA778 to ARN around 11:10.

Emirates will be starting their second daily service on 2 January (EK3/4) arriving 18:15, departing 20:00.

S.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Legacytravel
Posted 2008-12-07 18:51:55 and read 3714 times.

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 19):
I'm going to take as many pictures as I can... especially when I fly INTO LHR on Emirates 1 on Dec 26. I can't wait to fly the A380!

If you please could file a trip report? I would enjoy hearing about your experience on the BIG bus

Thanks,

Mark

[Edited 2008-12-07 19:07:54]

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Qantas744
Posted 2008-12-08 04:27:08 and read 3206 times.

I've flown the A380 and in all honesty I didn't think it lived up to the hype, but I would advise getting seats on the upper deck if possible as the economy section is quite cosy compared to the lower deck.



Matt

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Glom
Posted 2008-12-08 07:20:31 and read 3089 times.



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 22):
I've flown the A380 and in all honesty I didn't think it lived up to the hype,

To what particular hype are you referring? Genuine question. I'd like to know how you reckon it was a damp squib.

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Babybus
Posted 2008-12-08 07:41:32 and read 3058 times.



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 22):
I didn't think it lived up to the hype

I think any hype surrounding it refers to the First and Business class cabins. No other passenger aircraft in service will give you that amount of space and luxury.

A Yseat is a Y seat, on any aircraft on any airline.  Sad

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Irobertson
Posted 2008-12-08 09:02:12 and read 2969 times.



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 22):
I've flown the A380 and in all honesty I didn't think it lived up to the hype, but I would advise getting seats on the upper deck if possible as the economy section is quite cosy compared to the lower deck.

On Emirates, the upper deck is Business and First Class, lower deck is all Economy. I won't be on the upper deck so far as I know. Perhaps they'll let us go to the bar up there?

Topic: RE: A380 Flights To LHR
Username: Afriwing
Posted 2008-12-08 12:08:07 and read 2857 times.



Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 17):
I will also post a trip report when I return as well.

Great .. looking forward to that. I will be on EK's big bird on Dec 24th, when is your trip to LHR?

Will try to post my trip report on the A388 too after I arrive in Addis Ababa.

Here's a pic I took two weeks ago, SQ A380 at stand 503


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SQ A388 at LHR 28Nov08


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