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User currently offlineFISHERM From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9238 times:

Can anyone tell me if Qantas use the A380 into LAX on certain flight #'s or is it hit and miss. If they are flight specific, then does anybody know the flight #'s they are used on.

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User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9145 times:

For SYD-LAX, Qantas fly the A380 as QF11 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For MEL-LAX, Qantas flythe A380 as QF93 on Monday and Wednesday.

The above is per the QF website, but is subject to change.



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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8148 times:

Here we are curent schudule from the QF website:

Melbourne Los Angeles QF93, 94 On selected flights - Service departs Mondays and Wednesdays

Sydney Los Angeles QF11, 12 On selected flights - Service departs Fridays, Wednesdays and Sundays

Sydney Singapore QF31, 32 On selected flights - Service departs Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Sydney London QF31, 32 On selected flights - Service departs Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Singapore London QF31, 32 On selected flights - Service departs Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

And the future announced schdule;

Sydney, 16 February 2009
Qantas announced today it would increase A380 services between Australia and both the UK and US from early June 2009.

The increase will follow the delivery of the fourth Qantas A380 in May.

* From 7 June, Qantas will operate five A380 services each week from Sydney to London. Increasing from three per week, the new QF31 Sydney-London services will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
* From 9 June, A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles will increase from five to six per week, with the addition of a fourth service from Sydney. The new QF11 Sydney-Los Angeles services will operate on Tuesdays.


User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7521 times:

....and I specifically selected QF11 for a recent trip to Sydney and the A380 was subbed with a 747. Still, I always had the guy next to me for 14 hours telling me how great it was on the flight he made to LAX the previous week. Oh well.

related question, is QF updating the 747 interiors? They were looking pretty tired.


User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2797 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7490 times:

Once Emirates discontinues its daily JFK-DXB flight in June, LAX will be the only US airport left with A380 service. Does anyone know if LAX has addressed the problems associated with handling the A380, such as closing all of the nearby runways and taxiways whenever the aircraft arrives or departs? Those problems sounded preposterous to me, given that LHR - an even smaller (and much more congested) facility, apparently handles several daily A380 flights just fine.


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User currently offlineBoeing747400ER From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6825 times:

Its weird the rules with the A380 at LAX. I flew there last month MEL-LAX on the A380 and when taxiing to the gate they have to turn off the engines and a tug comes and pulls it into the aerobridge. Although LAX is having a lot of renovations at the moment.

User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Quoting Boeing747400ER (Reply 5):
Its weird the rules with the A380 at LAX. I flew there last month MEL-LAX on the A380 and when taxiing to the gate they have to turn off the engines and a tug comes and pulls it into the aerobridge. Although LAX is having a lot of renovations at the moment.

That is not exclusive to teh A380. I believe it is for a majority, if not all traffic coming into TBIT. This is due to the tight wing clearances.

[Edited 2009-04-12 05:46:16]


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User currently offlineLinglesou From Australia, joined Apr 2009, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6024 times:



Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 6):
That is not exclusive to teh A380. I believe it is for a majority, if not all traffic coming into TBIT. This is due to the tight wing clearances.

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Correct; it's referred to as "The Alley" due to its extremely narrow dimensions - i.e, the space between the piers and their protruding aircraft...



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User currently offlineLAX25R From United States of America, joined May 2008, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5783 times:



Quoting Boeing747400ER (Reply 5):
Its weird the rules with the A380 at LAX. I flew there last month MEL-LAX on the A380 and when taxiing to the gate they have to turn off the engines and a tug comes and pulls it into the aerobridge. Although LAX is having a lot of renovations at the moment.

As Linglesou said, that part of it is part of the normal procedure for almost any plane arriving at TBIT. Not only for the purpose of wingtip clearances but also to prevent jet blast from damaging anything at the adjacent terminal. When the A380 does land though, airport ops has a bunch of vehicles out stopping all the vehicle traffic near the plane's route on the ground. I'm not sure if the wings enter the safety area of 25R/7L when on Taxiway B, so I'm therefore not sure if it affects departures while taxiing as well.


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