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EK's First 777-2LR Delivery  
User currently offlineAmax1977 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4918 times:

Hello,
When is EK going to receive it's first 777-2LR? I cannot wait for the non-stop SFO-DXB flight Big grin

Thanks.

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User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

Quoting Amax1977 (Thread starter):
When is EK going to receive it's first 777-2LR? I cannot wait for the non-stop SFO-DXB flight

Well being they announced DXB-GRU doubt you will see SFO for some time.

Anyways i'm sure they wouldn't even consider a 772LR on that route. 772ER would do the range.



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User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Reply 1):
Anyways i'm sure they wouldn't even consider a 772LR on that route. 772ER would do the range

It would not. There are winds and it is necessary to overfly a variety of countries in Africa, so the best route may not be a straight line. The ER would have a payload penalty.


User currently offlineAmax1977 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Reply 1):
Anyways i'm sure they wouldn't even consider a 772LR on that route. 772ER would do the range.

Does EK currently have any 772ER? If so, why still they haven't launched the SFO-DXB route? Thanks.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

Quoting Amax1977 (Reply 3):

Does EK currently have any 772ER? If so, why still they haven't launched the SFO-DXB route? Thanks.

Their -200ER's certainly couldn't do the route...The -200LR will possibly used in the route..SFO is on the list of potential routes, but I dont' expect EK to serve SFO for another 4-5 years...

I would say ORD, LAX, IAH are first on the list...



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User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Quoting Amax1977 (Thread starter):
When is EK going to receive it's first 777-2LR? I cannot wait for the non-stop SFO-DXB flight

I don't think that you'll be saying that when you're stuck in the back of the plane mid flight!!


User currently offlineNz748 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

Quoting Incitatus (Reply 2):
There are winds and it is necessary to overfly a variety of countries in Africa, so the best route may not be a straight line

This flight most certainly wouldn't go over Africa. It will be similar to SQ SIN-EWR flight and track very close over the north pole.



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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Quoting Nz748 (Reply 6):
This flight most certainly wouldn't go over Africa. It will be similar to SQ SIN-EWR flight and track very close over the north pole.

Think the reference was to DXB-GRU.



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User currently offlineAmax1977 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

So going back to the main question: When is EK going to get it's first 772LR? Thanks.

User currently offline777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3747 times:
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Quoting Amax1977 (Reply 8):
When is EK going to get it's first 772LR?

Ballparking it at July to August 2007. After Air Canada.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

EK´s 772-3ER / A343 / A345 can do SFO-DXB with eez, why the need for -LR?

SFO-DXB - 13.041 Km

Micke// Big grin



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 10):
EK´s 772-3ER / A343 / A345 can do SFO-DXB with eez, why the need for -LR?

Payload, payload and payload. Why fly an aircraft that has to fly the distance with less than the normal pax payload + bags, when you can fly the route with an aircraft that increases the revenue by a large margin?


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3414 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 10):
EK´s 772-3ER / A343 / A345 can do SFO-DXB with eez, why the need for -LR?

DXB-SFO and Continental's EWR-HKG are roughly the same length (DXB-SFO is 32nm farther) and they would take similiar polar routes... I agree, I don't see why a 777-200ER or A340-500 couldn't fly this route. Heck, Singapore Airlines flies SIN-LAX with a 340-500.. albeit with limited payload, but this route is 600nm farther.


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3346 times:

EWR-HKG is also not taking off in 115 degree's no matter what time of the day it night it is!

ASLAX



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User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1244 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3304 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 12):
don't see why a 777-200ER or A340-500 couldn't fly this route. Heck, Singapore Airlines flies SIN-LAX with a 340-500.. albeit with limited payload, but this route is 600nm farther.

The A345 is not the direct replacement for the 772ER. The A343 is similar in payload and range to the 772ER, but the A345 is similar in range and payload to B772LR. Hence the argument that a 772LR is required for the route to have a successful payload.



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