FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
OK, so the A345 gets in at a bit past noon to SFO and then sits for nearly 9 hours? That doesn't sound right. Do they hop from SFO to another location? Just seems like a poor use of a very expensive asset. Most wide bodies, after an international run, can be turned in two to three hours without any problems... so why the 9 hour sit?
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2008 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
OK, all you armchair airline CEO's out there... There is no way EK will generate sufficient traffic from SFO (my home city) to fill an A380. This is unfortunately the typical adolescent wishful thinking so prevalently found here on a.net. The A345 is perfect for the route because the capacity is a much better fit with the anticipated traffic. Why SFO? Bechtel & Chevron. Why have a plane sit 9 hours? Ask QF and NZ... they've been doing it for years at LAX.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4802 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3585 times:
The A 380 of EKs can only be filled up from NYC and LAX and maybe just maybe ORD...it all depends too onward alliance connections offered by CO (from EWR)-UAL (from ORD and LAX) etc.
Yes the A 345 is perfect for IAD-SFO and YVR...however I would prefer the A 346IGWs instead of the A 345s for ORD and YYZ launch flights as they have the potential to fill in the extra seats on the A 346!!!
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5618 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3458 times:
"SFO is ready to handle the A380-800 and LAX haven't made any changes to handle such an aircraft let alone the B747-400."
What the heck does this mean??? LAX is the #1 Pax 747-400 airport in North America.
4-5 Daily QANTAS
3-4 Daily Korean Air + 1-777
3-4 Daily JAL
3-4 Daily Air New Zealand + 763s
4- Daily UAL + many 777s/763/76s
2-3 Daily British
2 Daily Asiana
2 Daily China Airlines
1-2 Daily Lufthansa + A340
1-2 Daily Air France soon to be 1 744 + 2 777s
1-2 Daily EVA Air
2 Daily Cathay Pacific (A340-600 being replaced)
Daily Virgin Atlantic + A340
Daily Singapore + A340-500 + 777-200 (both daily
Daily THAI ( going to 4 wkly)
Daily Air China
Daily ANA (no 777 lately)
Daily Philippine + A340
6 wkly Malaysian
4 wkly Air Pacific
Plus Air India 744 coming this year!
That's handling quite a few 747-400s in my book!
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
Sparky747 From Ireland, joined Feb 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
Emirates always seem to park the aircraft up after the long trips. They did this in SYD and MEL before the introduction of the AUK flights. My guess is that it has to do with the flight connections in DXB. Most EK flights leave DXB at or around 0800 and then again at 0200. The arrivals into DXB are then timed at or around 0000 and again at or around 0500. If you are at DXB airport around these times then you will see what I mean. It gets very busy!
SV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3249 times:
A quick question:
What would the flight plan be like? Will they fly over Europe then cross the north Atlantic and into Canada, then north western US?
I can't see how they can do that in just 16 hrs? LHR-SFO takes 11hrs!!
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2994 times:
FA4UA...many carriers have their planes sit for a ong time. Why does it make no sense? If the plane turns around and leaves its get into Dubai at a bad time. NZ will do the same thing when they starts in June. CX currently sits 12 hrs. NW NRT flight sits 6 hours. Before the scedule change SQ had a 772 sitting for 12 hours. Thats just in San Francisco. Look at LAX with all the Qantas,Air Pacific, and Air New Zealand planes sitting like all day. Its all about schedule.
Why is it such a suprise SFO got Dubai over LAX? They stated a year ago that JFK and SFO were going to be first and everyone chatted about it. Now they decide on SFO and people are surprised?
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
LEGACYINS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2090 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
As As739x stated, the EK routes were announced last year to include JFK and SFO only. There is nothing on their web page specifically stating LAX, IAH or other N.American sites. Yes, there is a site stating possible future route expansion but nothing definite.
Besides some individuals beliefs, the world does not rotate around LAX. SFO Is a separate destination and has nothing to do with LAX. This EK flight really does not have to do much with the companies based in the Bay Area but with the diverse populations from the sub continent. DXB Is a short flight from India/Pakistan/Yemen. These are the individuals who are going to be on this aircaft.
I'm looking forward to the flight touching down on SFO's 28s