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Topic: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: emirates202
Posted 2012-08-19 06:09:18 and read 12797 times.

I flew into JFK on CX 888 the morning of the 15th, and noticed that an EK A380 was still there, meaning it hadn't departed for Dubai the night before. I checked the status, and due to mechanical reasons, it was delayed until 1:30am on the 16th. A few hours later, they cancelled it.

Anyone have any info on what was wrong with the aircraft? Also, what do they do with the extra plane? Does it fly back to DXB empty with the crew that were supposed to fly it back, or what?

Any help is appreciated!

-ek202

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: michaeljp
Posted 2012-08-19 08:20:17 and read 12548 times.

Can't answer what was wrong however they will do a positioning flight whereby an empty ac is flown to JFK (depending on loads of course), the crew from empty airplane stay and operate the tech ac back while the op crew from the tech airplane would operate the working aircraft back to dxb.
Duty time regs etc.

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: Auchmithie
Posted 2012-08-19 10:37:37 and read 12133 times.

No positioning flights occurred.

The tech aircraft, A6-EDB, operated JFK-DXB as EK202D at around 0700 on 16th August.

Source: http://www.theeksource.com

[Edited 2012-08-19 10:38:56]

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-08-19 10:45:43 and read 12064 times.

Quoting Auchmithie (Reply 2):
The tech aircraft, A6-EDB, operated JFK-DXB as EK202D at around 0700 on 16th August

I'm really surprised I didn't see it depart. I flew out of JFK on the morning of the 16th and was at JFK from 0600 to 1015 (Two hour delay) but didn't see it.

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: Mark2fly1034
Posted 2012-08-19 20:56:39 and read 7665 times.

They could of still used it for pax protection DL does that all the time if one of the overseas flights go tech they will fix it and use it for pax protection.

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: Josh32121
Posted 2012-08-20 12:17:49 and read 3437 times.

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 4):
They could of still used it for pax protection DL does that all the time if one of the overseas flights go tech they will fix it and use it for pax protection.

Pax protection? What does that mean?

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: spiritair97
Posted 2012-08-20 19:25:08 and read 3096 times.

Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 5):

I believe that it means they run an extra flight, incase of cancellations of delays.

Topic: RE: EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12
Username: MEL
Posted 2012-08-20 19:53:07 and read 3026 times.

Pax protection means pax rebooking options. Often the term "no protection or no pro" means no rebooking options are available on the same airline due to all other flights being full already.


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