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SFO Spotter: EK A380 Aug 4th  
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6125 posts, RR: 23
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5619 times:

From a reliable source.


Emirates plans to fly the A380 to SFO August 4th. The plane will be here for fitting and a possible SF downtown fly-over. More info when I get it.

ASSFO

[Edited 2008-07-02 16:27:12]


"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5593 times:



Quoting AS739X (Thread starter):
From a reliable source.

Links?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5595 times:



Quoting AS739X (Thread starter):
From a reliable source.


Emirates plans to fly the A380 to SFO August 4th. The plane will be here for fitting and a possible SF downtown fly-over.

ASSFO

Great...the one time I'm not here the Big Beast decides to show up.. banghead ...

At least I saw it the last time it came to SFO..in fact, it kind of flew over my house.. bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3940 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5566 times:

Hummm....I will be in SF sometime next month, maybe I can time my visit for this event.

Thomas

[Edited 2008-07-02 16:47:32]

[Edited 2008-07-02 16:48:50]


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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6125 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5511 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):

Sorry, word of mouth! Let you know when I get a hard link.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

Would this be an actual EK bird or just one with stickers on it? I didnt think EK would have their bird delivered until later in Aug or Sep for the Oct run to KJFK.

-Stealth


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5346 times:



Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 5):
Would this be an actual EK bird or just one with stickers on it? I didnt think EK would have their bird delivered until later in Aug or Sep for the Oct run to KJFK.

Looks like they will use this aircraft.


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What a great way to promote their new service to SFO.



John@SFO
User currently offlineJfklucky777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

He's correct! If you look at EK's 380 schedule it will arrive into JFK on the 1st and leave to DXB on the 1st. It will then arrive into JFK on the 3rd and not leave back to DXB until the 6th leaving a day or two to go to SFO and probably LAX....EK's 2 newest US stations and both located so close to each other.

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3220 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

Great - I'll be in SFO during that week - and hope to see the 380 there. It's unfortunate though that the 380 is due to be there on the Monday, it would have been much better were it scheduled to arrive on the weekend  Wink


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5121 times:

It will undoubtedly be the EK aircraft. I don't see that they would let the gigantic aircraft sit at JFK for a prolonged period of time. They can use it for some gate testing at other airports in the U.S. San Francisco would seem logical after JFK.

Also they can do a nice flyover of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay area for the general public when they arrive or depart.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineDl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5090 times:

Anyone know what time it would be getting in, i'm planning on a day trip to SFO from SAN on virgin america and this would be the best day to do it!

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4646 times:



Quoting AS739X (Reply 4):
Let you know when I get a hard link.

Hard link?  scared 

Be careful how you use those words in this town. It could have a double meaning!  rotfl 
Just kidding!  Silly


Thanks for the info and I'll make sure that I am able to get down to the airport to see the beautiful A380.  Cool



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6125 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4375 times:



Quoting Dl767captain (Reply 10):



Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):

When I am back in town I will try and dig up some info. I do know the plan called for a flight around 400-430p of ahalf hour long, maybe a Bay Tour.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4224 times:



Quoting AS739X (Reply 12):
When I am back in town I will try and dig up some info. I do know the plan called for a flight around 400-430p of ahalf hour long, maybe a Bay Tour.

ASSFO

Ok, keep us posted!  Smile

It really makes one think about SQ - not only are they waffling about their SQ1/2 A380 deployment, but they also aren't taking the opportunity to show off their feathers at SFO like EK.

Thanks, EK, for thinking highly about New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9780 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4179 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 2):
At least I saw it the last time it came to SFO..in fact, it kind of flew over my house..

Hi Jacob, how are you doing? It's been a long time, so you have found a replacement photo for your KL 777 photo? Big grin Big grin

Nice to see you still active on the forum  Smile

A388


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6125 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

Here are the times thanks to Yyzcabincrew

Fri 01/08/2008 11:00 DXB Fri 01/08/2008 16:45 JFK = EK 3801
Mon 04/08/2008 08:00 JFK Mon 04/08/2008 10:50 SFO = EK 7221
Tue 05/08/2008 08:00 SFO Tue 05/08/2008 09:15 LAX = EK 7223
Wed 06/08/2008 11:00 LAX Wed 06/08/2008 16:20 JFK = EK 7225
Fri 08/08/2008 23:00 JFK Sat 09/08/2008 19:45 DXB = EK 0202


ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3736 times:



Quoting A388 (Reply 14):

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 2):
At least I saw it the last time it came to SFO..in fact, it kind of flew over my house..

Hi Jacob, how are you doing? It's been a long time, so you have found a replacement photo for your KL 777 photo?  biggrin  biggrin 

Hi A388....it's great to see you too friend... Smile

While I would DEFINITELY love to take the A380 photo@SFO and will certainly look foreword on flying on one (probably QF)...don't think for a minute the A380 will replace my all-time favourite... biggrin  bigthumbsup 
...in fact, just for the sake of everyone knowing..here it is.. bigthumbsup 


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Quoting A388 (Reply 14):
Nice to see you still active on the forum  Smile

I've been a bit busy the past few days so I haven't been able to log on as much...but yes, it's nice to be able to chat with some of my friends.. Smile



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

Here's a couple of links:

http://www.mercurynews.com/help/ci_9842586

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...B87-82A9-AB8A01F2EAAA%7D&dist=hppr


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3397 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
and will certainly look foreword on flying on one (probably QF)...

Huuh?  confused . Aren't you the same guy bashing me for be an SQ-lover and looking forward too flying on their SQ1/2 Whalejet?  duck . Traitor.

Another thread, another reason for Jacobin777 to plugin his irrelevant photos..lol.

Anyways, count me in on Aug 4th, if I'll be State-side at the time.



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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

To bring this back up.....

Any updates on a short flight around the S.F. area on the 4th, or which gate it'll use at the international terminal? The Emirates press release also says there will be two-hour demonstration flights at both SFO and LAX. So that means more than one chance to see it take off and land.


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6125 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3076 times:



Quoting Cschleic (Reply 19):

SFO gate A-9. Also, it may possible be towed into gate A-11 for fitting,

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2927 times:



Quoting AS739X (Reply 20):
SFO gate A-9.

Gate 9 is definitely ready for her...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/buzz100ca/2688230760/


User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Any updates on this?

Great to read about the big bird arriving in New York.  Smile


User currently offlineSFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

I haven't heard anything in the local press yet, so I am still counting on the 10:50 am arrival at SFO!

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