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1st Thai A380 To FRA  
User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 13086 times:

As of October 2010 (winterschedule) TG is going to use their first A380 on the FRA route. This they announced today at the ITB in Berlin.
After LH this will be the second A380 at FRA. LH will get their first frame summer 2010.

Is it possible to operate BKK-FRA-BKK in one day? For me its looks like very tight!

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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12363 times:

IMO it is not possible 11 hours flight and just 2 hours on ground so 1 hour in FRA and 1 hours in BKK, it is not possible.

I though they were going to use first in SYD or HKG.


User currently offlineCaspritz78 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12179 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Thread starter):
After LH this will be the second A380 at FRA. LH will get their first frame summer 2010.

They will get it this year and not 2010.


User currently offlineHloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11844 times:



Quoting Caspritz78 (Reply 2):

The media has reported that LH will indeed get their first A380 in 2010. When in 2009 were they scheduled to take their first A380? Late in the year?



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11710 times:



Quoting Hloutweg (Reply 3):
The media has reported that LH will indeed get their first A380 in 2010. When in 2009 were they scheduled to take their first A380? Late in the year?

Yes, I think that LH will get their first A380 late this year.



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User currently offlineExSR From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8378 times:

In 2010 according to LHs homepage.

User currently offlineBluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

WIll this FRA flight continue on to JFK?

User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7780 times:



Quoting ExSR (Reply 5):
In 2010 according to LHs homepage.

I also thought they were getting their first A380 in 2010 but i may be wrong.

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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7266 times:



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 1):
IMO it is not possible 11 hours flight and just 2 hours on ground so 1 hour in FRA and 1 hours in BKK, it is not possible.

If it was Ryanair with its 25min turnarounds and the most inconvenient departure times then yes. But it's Thai so no.

Most aircraft on Europe-Asia flights have very long ground times - except airlines with multiple departures throughout the day on particular routes. Flight times, time differences and European curfews come into play.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 1):
I though they were going to use first in SYD or HKG.

They have trimmed 1/3 of their schedule to Hong Kong from 72 to 48 weekly from S08.



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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6498 times:

Summer schedule: One TG flight arrives at 06:00 in the morning and departs at 15:00. The other daily flight arrives at 19:00 and departs at 21:15 (five days a week, with a slight schedule change the other two days). So, with today's 744, they have 9 hours and 2:15 for the two flights.

My guess is that they would put the 380 on the double night flight, which leaves BKK at 23:45 in the evening and arrives in BKK at 06:45 two days later. They would need two planes for one route, and every day one plane would spend 9 hours in FRA, while the other plane would spend 17 hours in BKK. That would leave plenty of spare time for a flight or two to HKG or SIN or HKT.



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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5605 times:



Quoting ExSR (Reply 5):

AFAIK, LH will get their first A380 at the end of this year, but commercial use will start with the summer schedule 2010 (first destination will be JFK)



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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8195 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5545 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Thread starter):
Is it possible to operate BKK-FRA-BKK in one day? For me its looks like very tight!

It doesn't have to be daily and likely won't be daily. EK started JFK with only 1 A380 too, operating every other day.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39684 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5494 times:

I look forward to Thai Airways getting their A380s.
Any chance they'll operate BKK-LAX?
Does the A380 have the range?
I would love for TG to fly here to SFO but that would be asking for too much.



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4913 times:

They will also send the A380 to CDG.Date not confirmed.

User currently offlinePackcheer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3758 times:



Quoting Airbazar (Reply 11):

It doesn't have to be daily and likely won't be daily. EK started JFK with only 1 A380 too, operating every other day.

Do they operate on the A380's off days with a 777 or is the service now only every other day?



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User currently offlineTraveladdict From Malaysia, joined Feb 2009, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3206 times:



Quoting BluebellyA380 (Reply 6):
WIll this FRA flight continue on to JFK?

No, that's SQ that flies that route remember  Wink
TG stopped flights to the USA altogether last year.


User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3121 times:



Quoting Traveladdict (Reply 15):
TG stopped flights to the USA altogether last year

TG are still flying to LAX 4 or 5 times per week non stop.

I am surprised that TG are not introducing the A380 on LHR first; on the times I have flown to FRA the business sections are no more than 50% full wheras on LHR the loading has been 75-80% and on other occasions I have tried to book and the planes are full


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Stupid question of mine: with which A380 do they intend to start the services to FRA in October 2010?

According to this source they will receive their first A380 in 2011:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A380_orders_and_deliveries

Also according to this well known list there is no TG A380 which will be delivered in 2010:
http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list

PS.:I know, I know, wikipedia is not always the most reliable source but so far these lists were not so far away from the truth.


User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2586 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 17):
Stupid question of mine: with which A380 do they intend to start the services to FRA in October 2010?

I have been checking the procuction list for A380 and I couln´t find any A380 for Thai in 2.010, but maybe the can get if other airline postpone any delivery. And more than one is trying to do.

I heard a rumor that BA could get some A380 much earlier than expected, but it is not confirmed yet.


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