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Anyone Know Why This A345 Was There?  
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Hi all,

This may sound like a silly question to ask  Big grin, but am I right in thinking that this is a one off? An EK A345 that was spotted at LGW..


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Does anyone know why it was there?

I just never really associated LGW with A340's...

Many thanks,

Best Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

Well, I live near Gatwick and have received promotions in the post from EK advertising the 345 at LGW.

Why don't you associate LGW with 340s?

Don't forget that BA and VS operate with 340s, 777s and 747s from there!

Besides the 767s of charter airlines and 767s/777s of US airlines.

GoAround



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

No fake, that's EK015 coming in to LGW - and it's scheduled as an A345 every day except thursday...



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Well, not a site that I would see every day @ LGW... How wrong I was  Sad

You say that an A345 is scheduled every Thursday, every week?

I knew that VS operate with their A340's but thats only periodically ie: the summer or something (I think).

Justin  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

Jkw777, not quite - actually the other way around: it comes in daily, only on Thursdays it'll be an A332 - Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday it's an A345.

At least according to Amadeus, that schedule is set until 30 April 2004 (with one change: from 1 January 2004 the once-weekly A332 will also be replaced by an A345) - after that they're back to flying 772/773/332s into LGW.

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Don't forget that BA and VS operate with 340s, 777s and 747s from there!


BA has (wisely) never operated an A340 from anywhere.


User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

But why use an ultra longhaul aircraft on this route? I thought they would use it for the Australia and America nonstops?

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

CB  Big grin

I knew he didn't mean BA operating A340's Big grin

Edit:

Sorry posted a poke @ CB too quickly  Big grin Big grin

Leskova:

Do you know what time does that EK A345 arrive on the Sunday?

Justin  Big thumbs up



[Edited 2003-12-15 21:13:19]

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3158 times:

Kl911, I guess it's probably a scheduling issue - although I could be wrong: maybe they don't have enough A345s yet to open up another long route with them, so they're using one on this rather short route...

Just a guess...



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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3086 times:

Thank you ConcordeBoy  Smile

Nice to know there's someone on my intelligence level on this forum!

I'm sure the only reason BA don't fly the 340 is because it would look ghastly in their livery.

GoAround



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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3084 times:

Forgive me if Im wrong...

But I am sure Emirates were advertising earlier this year. that they are operating the A340-500's from London Gatwick to Australia (Perth, Sydney or Melbourne) via Dubai without having to change aircraft.

If I am correct this should be a good move for Emirates as no other airline offers direct flights to Australia from Gatwick.


User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3068 times:

What is the distance between DXB and LGW ? And what is the A345's range?


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3030 times:

Scf158:

LGW-DXB = 6,806miles (10,954km)

Just done a search on Expedia and look  Wow!: A340's

Total price for this trip: £663.60


1 Review the flight details


Thu 1-Jan-04

London (LGW)
Depart 13:40
Terminal N to Dubai (DXB)
Arrive 00:30 +1 day
Terminal 1 3403 mile(s) (5477 km)
Duration: 6hr 50mn

Flight: 16

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Economy/Coach Class, Meal, Airbus A340


---------------------------------------------------------------------------


Total miles: 3403 mile(s) (5477 km)
Total duration: 6hr 50mn


Thu 8-Jan-04

Dubai (DXB)
Depart 07:55
Terminal 1 to London (LGW)
Arrive 11:40
Terminal N 3403 mile(s) (5477 km)
Duration: 7hr 45mn

Flight: 15

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Economy/Coach Class, Meal, Airbus A340


---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total miles: 3403 mile(s) (5477 km)
Total duration: 7hr 45mn



Tip: Flight terminals may change. Please confirm the terminal with the airline before leaving for the airport.

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2985 times:

LGW-DXB
3403miles (source: Expedia website)

A340-500 Range
8500miles (source: Airbus website)


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2925 times:

A345's range is 8650 nautical miles

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2895 times:

Thanks for that info.

BA with A340's?!  Laugh out loud How silly would that livery look on that plane...

Has any one got an image of an A340 that they have created with the BA livery?

If so could I see it please Big grin Just for giggles...

Regards,

Justin


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7379 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2863 times:
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They've just been delivered. Therefore, might they not be getting used to them being in operational service (witness BD's use of their A330s on MAN-LHR when they got them).

David


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2766 times:

Looks like Emirates will be operating the A340-500 on a permanent basis between LGW-DXB (well atleast until 27th March 2003) on flight no 16.

Nice to see a variety of equipment on the route, you have a choice of the A340-500, A330-200 or the B777-300.


Source: Emirates Website
Leave Arrive Flight Eqp/Class ElapsedTime Frequency
2025 LGW 0715* DXB EK 010 773-FJY - 6:50 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Schedule valid From 01-DEC-03 To 27-MAR-04

1000 LGW 2050 DXB EK 012 332-FJY - 6:50 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Schedule valid From 26-OCT-03 To 27-MAR-04

1340 LGW 0030* DXB EK 016 345-FJY - 6:50 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Schedule valid From 26-DEC-03 To 27-MAR-04



User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2614 times:

27th March 2004?  Big grin

Its going to make spotting @ LGW interesting with the possibility of an A340-500 now.

Especially for me, I haven't actually seen one with my own eyes yet  Sad

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2558 times:

EK is just using this craft on this route until the next wave get delivered.

They have begun operating their SYD route.

N


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

The first service by the A345 was on the 9th Dec and fog caused it to visit LHR too on a diversion. The A345's will operate to LGW until May 04 on the UAE15/16 then they will operate to Europe probably only to FRA.

Cheers

Paul


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