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When Will EK Fly To LAX  
User currently offlineCaliatenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1482 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

i know A.net was discussing this last summer in detail...if im correct, but is EK waiting for the A380 to start these flights???

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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5550 times:

My friend started thought that EK would start serving LAX by August, but no such plans have been made, the newest destinations of EK in the americas were KIAH and Sao Paulo Garulhos.


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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2311 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5546 times:

I don't think the A380 has the range for DXB-LAX nonstop. The only EK planes that can do DXB-LAX nonstop are the 777-200LR and the 777-300ER (if they lighten it up with 3-3-3 seating). That being said, I think the likely 777-200LR destinations are to be Sao Paulo, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5543 times:

Quoting Caliatenza (Thread starter):
but is EK waiting for the A380 to start these flights???

I think they approached Boeing regarding the new 747s, EK wanted them espcially designed for the LAX route, probably long range...


User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2311 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5497 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 3):
I think they approached Boeing regarding the new 747s, EK wanted them espcially designed for the LAX route, probably long range...

Emirates did not want to buy the 747-8 just for LAX. They were interested in the 747-8 and simply gave Boeing criteria to meet: Full load, LAX-DXB-LAX non-stop. Meaning, if Boeing can get the plane to do that, and offer a reasonable price, Emirates would buy it.


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5467 times:

Quoting Caliatenza (Thread starter):
but is EK waiting for the A380 to start these flights???



Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
I don't think the A380 has the range for DXB-LAX nonstop

It's stated range is 8,000 nm. DXB-LAX flying over the N.Pole is 7,246 nm.



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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2311 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5422 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 5):
It's stated range is 8,000 nm. DXB-LAX flying over the N.Pole is 7,246 nm.

Winds? I remember hearing the A380 cannot do DXB-LAX-DXB with a sufficient payload.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

I did read that EK might be looking to fly their -200LR's to LAX.....now if I can only find the bloody link....

I think EK would clean up house.....



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User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
The only EK planes that can do DXB-LAX nonstop are the 777-200LR and the 777-300ER (if they lighten it up with 3-3-3 seating).

...and the A340-500


User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7330 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5221 times:

This has been a rumored service for a long time. My hopes were high that LAX would be EK's next destination, but now I think they will try another before it. Probably further east. I remember thinking that there was no way EK would choose IAH over LAX, but I was dead wrong. The Oil industry is just too large in both cities.


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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 9):
This has been a rumored service for a long time. My hopes were high that LAX would be EK's next destination, but now I think they will try another before it. Probably further east. I remember thinking that there was no way EK would choose IAH over LAX, but I was dead wrong. The Oil industry is just too large in both cities.

...add the fact Halliburton is moving corporate HQ (at least part of it) to DXB, and one expects to see DXB-IAH be a good money maker up in F/J class



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
I don't think the A380 has the range for DXB-LAX nonstop.

However, the A380 can free up some planes that do have the range.

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
only EK planes that can do DXB-LAX nonstop are the 777-200LR and the 777-300ER

Don't forget the A345, however I do not expect to see that plane in LAX with EK ever.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

In the period Apr 2008 to Mar 2009 Emirates will commence the following new services using B777-200LRs. Precise dates of launch of the routes haven't been finalised yet.

DXB-SFO (Daily)
DXB-LAX (Daily)
DXB-GIG-EZE (4-5x weekly)

Rgds
Emirates777


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 12):

sources?

If true, great news!

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCaliatenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 12):

thanks very much...any word on the aircraft planned for use?


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4831 times:

Quoting Caliatenza (Reply 14):
thanks very much...any word on the aircraft planned for use?



Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 12):
commence the following new services using B777-200LRs



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User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

Or serving LAX via HAM would be cool too... Big grin

User currently offlineLurveBus From Philippines, joined Mar 2007, 283 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Wasn't there also a proposed AKL-LAX route? What happened to that?

User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4736 times:
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Quoting CXfirst (Reply 11):
Don't forget the A345, however I do not expect to see that plane in LAX with EK ever.

-CXfirst

CX,

Why do you say that? Does the A345 have the range to make it to LAX? While I'm a die-hard 777 fan, it's still a nice aircraft, I've flown it DXB-JFK-DXB twice. Great flight.

The one I'm looking for is DXB-SFO! Not far from home!!!

Thanks,

Marc



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11368 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4694 times:
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Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 12):
In the period Apr 2008 to Mar 2009 Emirates will commence the following new services using B777-200LRs. Precise dates of launch of the routes haven't been finalised yet.

DXB-SFO (Daily)
DXB-LAX (Daily)
DXB-gig-EZE (4-5x weekly)

Would be very good news a DXB-GIG-EZE service ! Hope they can begin this by 2008

Felipe



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User currently offlineEYFlyer88 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Quoting LurveBus (Reply 17):
Wasn't there also a proposed AKL-LAX route? What happened to that?

Yeah I heard about that too.. no idea what happened though.



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User currently offlineCaliAtenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Quoting Legacyins (Reply 15):

ooops my bad...i didnt read, thanx Big grin


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 days ago) and read 4444 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7):
I did read that EK might be looking to fly their -200LR's to LAX.



Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 12):
In the period Apr 2008 to Mar 2009 Emirates will commence the following new services using B777-200LRs. Precise dates of launch of the routes haven't been finalised yet.

DXB-SFO (Daily)
DXB-LAX (Daily)
DXB-GIG-EZE (4-5x weekly)

Rgds
Emirates777

....I read an interview with Clark stating that had it not been for the A380 delays, ORD would have been a route EK wanted to fly...in fact, from what I remember, EK recently had a meeting with ORD officials regarding them flying to ORD....ORD has now provided EK with the gate space, ect...its just a matter of EK getting the aircraft it needs...

Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 18):
The one I'm looking for is DXB-SFO! Not far from home!!!

....me too!!



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User currently offlineEVA777SEA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
That being said, I think the likely 777-200LR destinations are to be Sao Paulo, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

How exactly would Vancouver support a flight to DXB?


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 12):
In the period Apr 2008 to Mar 2009 Emirates will commence the following new services using B777-200LRs. Precise dates of launch of the routes haven't been finalised yet.

DXB-SFO (Daily)
DXB-LAX (Daily)
DXB-GIG-EZE (4-5x weekly)

This will give me another option to fly to MAA(Chennai, India) from LAX. I hope they time the flights from LAX and SFO to minimise transit time at DXB in both directions for flights to/from India.


25 Post contains images Jacobin777 : ...given how EK operate, you can certainly bet on it..
26 Kaitak744 : How would Houston or Sao Paulo support a flight to DXB? They both seem very unobvious. However, Emirates is the kind of airline who, if they can, wil
27 MEACEDAR : They don't know what to do with all the cash they are getting. That's what I think. Also, I belive they used it for a JFK-DXB route for quite a long
28 Shanderawx : Houston: Oil.
29 CXfirst : I said that I doubt that the A345 will ever go to LAX, as I think it will get the -200LR immediatly. SFO might get the A345 as it is a smaller route.
30 Jacobin777 : Sao Paulo will see lots of cargo..... lower density premier seating....such as DXB-ZRH..where EK is contracted for their J and exceptioinal F-class s
31 Antskip : Also no ETPOS restrictions. Gives the A345 a handy flexibility of operation - not of any consequence over the USA, but not insignificant over big str
32 Jacobin777 : ....not of any consequences to EK in general, as they don't have any routes which would require very long ETOPS times..and if they needed it, they ca
33 ComeAndGo : EK has stated in the past that they want 400 passengers a day with 10 tons of cargo into LAX. There's no plane available today to do the route. Airbu
34 EVA777SEA : So do about 30 other cities in North America...
35 Emirates777 : Emirates management. Specifically head of Americas Commercial Operations - Nigel Page. Rgds Emirates777
36 LAXdude1023 : Sao Paulo is the first logical choice in South America being that it is the largest city on the continent and one of the largest in the world. Housto
37 LipeGIG : Sao Paulo is already confirmed as destination effective next november 6x weekly with 772LR. Also, the flight will be the easy and fastest option South
38 CaliAtenza : EK could always do a stop somewhere in europe....and then fly onwards to LAX. Is it possible for them to fly via asia to LAX? do they have 5th freedom
39 DYK : Vancouver would be able to support an EK flight. There seems to be a lot of traffic going to the Gulf area. Most of the traffic is from the large Ira
40 EVA777SEA : The Iranian population is only 20,000 and the Ethiopian population doesn't even show up on statcan's data table. Plus the U.A.E. and Dubai are trying
41 CaliAtenza : i do hope the connections are good...because i would be flying BLR-DXB-LAX.
42 DYK : good research i guess? Vancouver city does have a small Iranian pop. maybe check out the pop in West and North Vancouver it works out to be just unde
43 Post contains images Lightsaber : As others have noted, winds and diversion reserves. An O.K. rule of thumb is to map a route in Statute miles and compare that to a plane's range in n
44 Antskip : Please correct me, but I thought ETOPS was specifically targetted at twins, and calibrated on the ability of a one-engined twin to get to a safe airf
45 Behramjee : excellent news and most of all thank u for sharing it with us...seems that IAD and ORD are falling in stature with EK...though I bet they will closel
46 LAXDESI : The current bi-laterals entitle Korean airlines to 14 frequencies a week(2800 seats), and restrict them to BOM and DEL. Hyundai has an auto plant in
47 Post contains images Lightsaber : True. Now that engine reliability is an order of magnitude better, the FAA is getting ready to transition to LROPS rules. There are still details in
48 EVA777SEA : So you are saying West and North Vancouver are not part of the CMA defined by statcan? I have nothing against Vancouver, its just I am skeptical as t
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