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Emirates A380 JFK Inaugural On 1/08: Confirmed!  
User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 53
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14549 times:

I just recieved a call from EK office asking me that the flight that i had booked on 1 October will now operate on 1 August instead, and if i wanted to change my reservation.


The inaugural flight details are as follows:

DXB-JFK on 1 August:

EK 3801 Dep: 11:00 Arr: 16:45

JFK-DXB on 1 August:

EK 3802 Dep: 21:00 Arr: 17:45+1


Regards,
Roni


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User currently offlineEmirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14487 times:

Excellent!!! Congratulations! Wish I could be that lucky, but since it will be a Friday (day off), I will be at the airport to see the big bird fly.  bigthumbsup 

I think this puts a lot of the rumors to bed in terms of the first EK A380 flight date; first commercial A380 flight to the US; etc.

All the best for your trip!


Emirates2005  wave 



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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14475 times:

WOW!!!! They will received the plane on the 28th of July and throw it into service on the 1st of August. Barely 2 days of preparation! I guess all the tests and preparations are being held as we speak in Hamburg!

But what about the crew training? Is simulator training enough?

What about the pilots, have they been training at the Airbus Facilities?


User currently offlineLambert747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14428 times:



Quoting Emirates2005 (Reply 1):
I think this puts a lot of the rumors to bed in terms of the first EK A380 flight date; first commercial A380 flight to the US; etc.

Interesting that Emirates is going to trump both Singapore Airlines and QANTAS with the first A380 regularly scheduled service to North America. Does anyone know what kind of special events that Emirates has brewing for the inaugurals in both Dubai and at JFK?

Congrats to JFK, yet again the airport writes a page in history!

Quoting EK156 (Reply 2):
WOW!!!! They will received the plane on the 28th of July and throw it into service on the 1st of August. Barely 2 days of preparation! I guess all the tests and preparations are being held as we speak in Hamburg!

I am surprised that the aircraft is only being given a few days of crew training prior to entry into service. Is there perhaps substitutions coming to regional routes for the first few days in order to get the crews familiar. Perhaps DXB-KWI, DXB-BAH, DXB-DOH? Of additional interest has Emirates completed training the Flight Attendant crews that are dedicated to the A380?


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10938 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14418 times:

Why have they not unveiled the cabin interiors yet?

SIA did it well ahead of time so did Qantas. Why doesn't Emirates want to show what it will look like inside their Big Bus?  Confused



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User currently offlineCaribbean484 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jan 2007, 2667 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14387 times:

Wow I would like to have been at JFK at the time to see her first flight to the US. Hope I'll be seeing her sometime alter in the year though.

Quoting EK156 (Reply 2):
WOW!!!! They will received the plane on the 28th of July and throw it into service on the 1st of August. Barely 2 days of preparation! I guess all the tests and preparations are being held as we speak in Hamburg!

You need to have about 40hrs flight sim training before you are certified to fly A380, it takes about 21 days I think, anyone can correct me.



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14329 times:
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This seems to be only the one-off special flight (as is obvious by the flight number), but it doesn't mean that JFK will see daily EK 380s right after that. Those will begin in October as previously announced.


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User currently offlineThaiflyer From Thailand, joined Oct 2007, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14329 times:

Great news !!
Does this means that the new terminal at DXB will be opened before 1 August ?
I believe that the 380 only can dock at the gates at the new terminal, if they want to use the double airbridge.


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2989 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14272 times:

Well now I'm surely going to purchase a ticket on the inaugural flight of the DXB - JFK flight!!!

Hopefully they have decent fares on the BOM-DXB-JFK route.



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14165 times:
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Quoting Thaiflyer (Reply 7):

I believe that the 380 only can dock at the gates at the new terminal, if they want to use the double airbridge.

No, 2 gates at the current terminal have been equipped for the A380.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2840 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 13893 times:



Quoting EK156 (Reply 2):
I guess all the tests and preparations are being held as we speak in Hamburg!

Exactly, see the pictures at the end of this thread: http://www.aviation-community.de/forum-nord/viewtopic.php?t=4406


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 13826 times:

Congratulations for being on that flight  Smile Make sure to write a nice, long detailed trip report afterwards.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27342 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13667 times:



Quoting Fly-K (Reply 6):
This seems to be only the one-off special flight (as is obvious by the flight number), but it doesn't mean that JFK will see daily EK 380s right after that. Those will begin in October as previously announced.

Also 3rd August :::

DXB JFK 1100 1645 EK3803 P0 AC J7 CC Y9 EC WC MC BC UC#380


User currently offlineLX001 From Austria, joined Jun 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13630 times:

Will the new airport/terminal be open by 1.August???

User currently offlineLIA310 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Mar 2008, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13630 times:



Quoting EK156 (Reply 2):

EK has a full size A380 cabin traning simulator at its training college.


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13496 times:

Dubai: Emirates, the biggest customer for the Airbus A380 superjumbo, will operate its first flight with the plane from Dubai to New York on August 1.

The A380 service will operate alongside the carrier's two existing daily flights to New York before taking over one of them after August 3, Emirates said in an e-mailed statement.

The 489-seat aircraft is due to be delivered on July 28.

Emirates has 58 A380s on order, worth $18.8 billion at list price.

Taken from Gulf news


So it seems the A 380 will replace on of the 777-300ers on the JFK route!!!

Quoting LIA310 (Reply 14):
EK has a full size A380 cabin traning simulator at its training college.

I think they actually have 4 of them. But even with that, can they get their crew certified with a simulator? The real thing will definitely have it's challenges. How will the crew handle the first mishaps on a 14 hour flight!

I am thinking that maybe EK will send some of the first crew to Hamburg for training on the plane. This would actually be the best thing to do! This way they can practise on the real plane while the plane does its test flights!!! Has any other airline done that in the past?

EK156


User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13355 times:

What about August 14th (the flight JFK-DXB)?
It does not show anything ''A380-planned''.
I know EK202 is scheduled for the 77W.
Any chance for upgrade to A380?


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13287 times:

Good stuff.

I wonder how much bling is going to be in first class..............will you need to wear shades for the whole flight. Wink

I look forward to seeing pics of the cabin.


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 12973 times:

The flight is fully booked sadly

Edit: There seem to be available seats

[Edited 2008-06-09 05:36:16]

User currently offlineJfklucky777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12384 times:

The A380 will be a 3rd flight Aug 1 and maybe Aug 3. After that, the A380 WILL replace the 77W on EK 201/202 3x a week until Oct 1 when it will replace 77W EK201-EK202 daily. From EK crewing sources, EK has some surprises up their sleeves on Aug 1-3 that I will not mention because they are BIG surprises.

I will let you guys know soon though!


User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12062 times:



Quoting Jfklucky777 (Reply 19):
A380 WILL replace the 77W on EK 201/202 3x a week

Is Aug 14th JFK-DXB flight included in this new schedule?????


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11829 times:



Quoting Jfklucky777 (Reply 19):
The A380 will be a 3rd flight Aug 1 and maybe Aug 3. After that, the A380 WILL replace the 77W on EK 201/202 3x a week until Oct 1 when it will replace 77W EK201-EK202 daily. From EK crewing sources, EK has some surprises up their sleeves on Aug 1-3 that I will not mention because they are BIG surprises.

I was told the same thing. However, also, i dont know what these big surprises are.



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User currently offlineJfklucky777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11398 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 20):

Not sure....from what I heard the 380 will operate on days 3-5-7 which would mean Wednesday-Friday-Sunday and the 14th falls on a Thursday so if it is operating 3-5-7 than you'll be flying on the 77W which is also a beautiful bird but just not as historical.


User currently offlineKPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8719 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 14):
EK has a full size A380 cabin traning simulator at its training college.

Are you referring to the Full D-class cockpit simulator or like a mock-up of the passenger cabin? If it's really the passenger cabin, that's got to take up a lot of room at the campus...  Smile


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8586 times:

The airline that I've really been waiting to see the interior for is EK. Its exciting to know that EK will shortly show us some pictures. any idea about when these pics will be available?

Also, is their first class on the upper deck, or lower deck as it is on SQ? (I would hope upper deck, it gives it a much more exciting feel)
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



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25 Baron52ta : The pilots have flight time not just sim to certify and are probably doing it in Hamburg and Toulouse while the planes are made ready. But several cr
26 Post contains links SYDAircargo : i found only one picture so far, that shows the EK Business class.not sure if it is the real thing http://airlineworld.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/a38
27 Ronerone : I hope they don't use this color
28 Airpearl : . Is that really the EK J class seating? This looks like the exact sametype of seat as LX F Class. I thought EK's would be something like what EY has
29 Toptravel : The way B/C looks on a GDS seating map, its a strange staggered arrangement, two on the outside and four in the middle but being staggered it will giv
30 Piskoto : F and J are on the upper deck. Economy is on the lower with rows accumulating up to 88. (from Forty-something) Also, I have read on another website th
31 Ronerone : You are right. The seatmap shows a configuration exactly the same as EY Pearl Business. According to what i have been told, the F cabin on the DXB-JF
32 Jfklucky777 : It can't be days 5-6-7 because they would need 2 aircraft to accomplish this. It will be 3 days a week, probably 3-5-7. That is definetly not the EK
33 Aleksandar : If you're having second thought, I'll gladly take your seat Anyway, I am watinig for your trip report and lots of pics. A.
34 Ronerone : Mr. Aleksandar! I will definitely do a TR And also, i can soon buy a model EK A380 Regards, Roni
35 Pilot21 : I know EK stated that DXB-JFK would be their first route, but why would they launch it with only 1 plane, and 3 flights a week???? They would be far b
36 N14AZ : According to the current list of A380-deliveries the second EK A380 (MSN 013) will be delivered in August 2008. This might be an explanation (althoug
37 LXA340 : Shouldn't a plane like the A380 first be used on crew familiarisation flights for a few weeks before they use it on one of their longest routes in the
38 Art :
39 Christao17 : Well maybe my Christmas trip back to the US will need to be through Dubai...
40 Aleksandar : Well. it goes without saying In fact, you can buy a kit and try to build one yourself
41 Post contains images Piskoto : EK 201/202 will get an A380 (from August 8th) on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. I hope this is not the case! [Edited 2008-06-11 11:52:24]
42 MadameConcorde : I did a dummy booking for the 2 flights in Economy Class on 1 August. There are still seats available for those who want to go. I find that the DBX/JF
43 Emirates773ER : There is absolutely no way you can compare UA/LH to EK on their first A380 flight, EK certainly gives more bang for the buck any day.
44 DABTH747 : on which program? where did u get that info?
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