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EK To Start A380 Service To LHR  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11047 times:

EK to start A380 Dubai-London Heathrow route on 1 December, as the third of the type enters service with the carrier. Sydney and Auckland routes to start in February 2009.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...0-prepares-for-heathrow-debut.html

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User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1301 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10957 times:

That's great news ! I'm supposed to fly on the A380 on December 22nd (flight EK001 DXB-LHR). I'm really looking forward to experiencing both the A380 and the new Terminal 3 at Dubai airport.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10893 times:

I saw them advertise that at the Emirates Stadium during the Arsenal - Man U game.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10836 times:

I had to book my flights to SIN in March next year the other day - three different A380 services to choose from.

FYI i chose SQ non-stop as I intend to do a DXB trip in June and will try theirs out then.  Smile



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User currently offlineClaudewilks From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10836 times:

Which routes are currently being served by EK's A380's??


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User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10787 times:



Quoting Claudewilks (Reply 4):
Which routes are currently being served by EK's A380's??

DXB - JFK for now

w3ndy



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10668 times:

Wow, it looks like LHR is becoming A380 central. Congrats to EK and LHR for the upgrade on the route. It certainly gives Londoners plenty of options to fly the whalejet on a few different airlines.

How many A380 gates and how many terminals are A380 ready at LHR?



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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10517 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
I had to book my flights to SIN in March next year the other day - three different A380 services to choose from.

So QF has rights to haul pax from the UK to the stopover points? Didn't know that, intresting to know!

On topic, it's nice to see the A380 deliveries speeding up and having competing 388s flying on the same routes!



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10438 times:

With only 20 A380ies that have flown and 9 delivered to customer, I´m puzzled to see so many operating at so few airports?

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10197 times:
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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
I had to book my flights to SIN in March next year the other day

- Me too, though for Feb, took the QF option as flown the others  Smile



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1775 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10105 times:

Just a query but in Amadeus EK's flights only show a J and Y class cabin on the LHR-DXB route whereas the DXB-JFK-DXB flights show F, J and Y.

Do EK have two seperate cabin layouts already considering they only have a couple of 380's?



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10051 times:

This is fairly old news, although according to the Emirates website, they start sending two A380s a day to LHR for a few weeks from 2nd January, with EK3/4 becoming A380-800 operated as well as the original EK1/2.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 10):
Just a query but in Amadeus EK's flights only show a J and Y class cabin on the LHR-DXB route whereas the DXB-JFK-DXB flights show F, J and Y.

All of EK's London flights are three-class, regardless of aircraft type.

[Edited 2008-11-11 09:46:21]

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1775 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9931 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
All of EK's London flights are three-class, regardless of aircraft type.

It may just be that it is either fully booked on the 01 Dec or they may have closed it off for Tim Clarke and other VIP's?



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8090 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9837 times:
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Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 6):
How many A380 gates and how many terminals are A380 ready at LHR?

Terminal 3 has a new A380 wing with 4 gates specially made for A380's. This is where the Singapore Airlines A380 have been parking.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26500 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9697 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
Emirates website, they start sending two A380s a day to LHR for a few weeks from 2nd January, with EK3/4 becoming A380-800 operated as well as the original EK1/2.

Yes that is correct in Jan they will have 2 daily LHR rotations on those flight numbers. Great news. I was at the WTM in London today and they were telling me this. I also got ot try out the F class A380 seats. Very nice I have to say. Got some really nice EK A380 stuff also.



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User currently offlineCityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 682 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9608 times:

Great news!
But is it known yet when EK will receive their first ones of the other two configurations? There's suppose to be another 3-class config with 517 seats and a 2-class with 604 seats.

//Alex



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26500 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9596 times:



Quoting CityAirline (Reply 15):
Great news!
But is it known yet when EK will receive their first ones of the other two configurations? There's suppose to be another 3-class config with 517 seats and a 2-class with 604 seats.

Oh I didnt ask them that. I got a brochure but I doubt it would say in that. The only way will be to see whats loaded class wise in the GDS.



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User currently offlineFlyEmirates From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9495 times:

EK on its internal system A380 was initially showing as 14/76/399

As the A380 entered service that number went down to 396 in Y

Looking at JFK schedules it would appear that some flights to JFK are showing capacity of 386 in Y while the next day it is showing 376 in Y

Not quite sure whats going on with varying seating capacities on the 3 A/C as im not in any way involved with the A380

This could be due to the rumour that bunks have been increased as crews were apparently getting 2.30hrs rest as opposed to 3.30hrs on DXB/JFK due to a shortage of bunks.

Ill be very interested to see how further aircraft will be configured, will the showers stay?? ive heard not many people are using them and they are a maintenance nightmare. Will the bars stay?? surely they can fit in another 10 J class seats, very unlike EK when they can cram 442 onto a 77W.


User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9466 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Yes that is correct in Jan they will have 2 daily LHR rotations on those flight numbers. Great news. I was at the WTM in London today and they were telling me this. I also got ot try out the F class A380 seats. Very nice I have to say. Got some really nice EK A380 stuff also.

I have to ask, and excuse me for my ignorace but war is the WTM? I live in London and I might wanna check it out. Hope you can help!

Oliver


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5552 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9205 times:



Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 7):
So QF has rights to haul pax from the UK to the stopover points? Didn't know that, intresting to know!

QF have full 5th freedom rights from JKT, SIN, BKK, HKG & BOM to Europe, also from LAX, SFO & JFK. The US, BOM & JKT rights are not currently being used.

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User currently offlineFEDEX35 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8958 times:
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Dose anyone know the arrival and depature time of the emirates A380 on the 1st December please

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8912 times:



Quoting FEDEX35 (Reply 20):
Dose anyone know the arrival and depature time of the emirates A380 on the 1st December please

Arrives LHR 11:35, departs 13:45.


User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8431 times:



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 6):
Wow, it looks like LHR is becoming A380 central.

And this is precisely the type of airport - along with JFK, SIN, SYD, LAX, HKG, DXB etc that the A380 was designed for.



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User currently offline1821 From Greece, joined Jul 2007, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8105 times:

Just a quick question slitghly off the topic , does ATH have the gates to service the A380 should any1 decide to fly the A380 there?


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User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8017 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 8):
With only 20 A380ies that have flown and 9 delivered to customer, I´m puzzled to see so many operating at so few airports?

The A380 was designed to serve hub airports where there are slot restrictions.

Quoting 1821 (Reply 23):
Just a quick question slitghly off the topic , does ATH have the gates to service the A380 should any1 decide to fly the A380 there?

ATH is capable of handling the A380.

http://www.aia.gr/entry.asp?pageid=7...ablepageid=12&langid=2&entryID=207

[Edited 2008-11-11 18:02:22]

25 DiscoverCSG : AFGMEL, you beat me to it. I would go farther, and say that LHR (and maybe NRT) is the airport where the A380 will be most useful - increasing capaci
26 Flyingfox27 : It will be great to get a photo of three A380's on approach to LHR, like the usual 747 plus and A340 and a narrowbody that we usually get.
27 Lightsaber : Oh, I'd quibble about the order and add NRT, ICN, BOM, and others. But as you noted, the A380 is for hub to hub service. LHR will see more A380's tha
28 AFGMEL : I didn't have them in order, but I concur. Actually I forgot about ICN and BOM. NRT definitely if NH orders. I can't see JL ordering, but would be ha
29 LHR27C : T5B has A380-ready gates now.
30 Hoppe777 : Now that will be something ! although they would have to be well spaced out because of Wake Turbulence am I correct ? Dare I say in a couple of years
31 MartynS : I believe an A380 following another A380 has no extra wake turbulance rules, other than the usual minimum seperation that LHR needs. The wake turbula
32 SKAirbus : Terminal 5b has them right now although i find it weird that BAA is so cheap that at T3, T4 and T5 only two jetways have been installed.... surely sl
33 Manphx : WTM is the World Travel Market held at the Excel Centre in London, its between LCY and the city! Great show!
34 ANstar : So SYD and LHR will be the only airports to see all 3 A380's in service for the short term... SYD will get EK, SQ, QF LHR will get EK, SQ, QF And SIN
35 Post contains links Tayser : Yep, Sydney & Melbourne will be moving to triple daily (extra daily service likely to be direct A380 services into DXB), with Brisbane twice daily an
36 OA260 : Sure is . Its trade only and not open to the public. Its where airlines/tour operators and tourist boards do business and sign contracts etc... Great
37 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Off the topic.... Emirates A380 to greet QE2 on arrival in Dubai http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...greet-qe2-on-arrival-in-dubai.html
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