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EK-A380 To BHX 09/09/09 One Day Only!  
User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11568 times:

Hi all,

EK have now updated the reservation system for the one day special A380 service to BHX on 09/09/09.. this is to celebrate Birmingham 75th Birthday (I think!)

Flights are loaded and available for booking, the A380 will replace the 77W service on the EK lunchtime flight.

So get you cameras out, its going to be an awsome sight watching her lift off from our "shortish" runway!!

7EK 40 P4 A0 J7 C7 I0 Y9 O9 E9 R9 W9*BHXDXB 1415 0015‡1 388 0
M9 B9 U9 K9
FREE CHAUFFEUR DRIVE FOR EK F/J PAX-SEE EK PAGES IN YR GDS
8EK 38 J7 C7 I0 Y9 O9 E9 R9 W9 M9 B9*BHXDXB 2120 0720‡1 77W 0
U9 K9 H9 Q9


EK A380 Private suite - Here I come!!
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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13440 posts, RR: 100
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11521 times:
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Question: Will they be selling all A388 seats or will EK, as per previous a.net rumors, sell on the number of seats they have on their 77W's 'just in case.'

How long is the BHX runway anyway?

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6365 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11507 times:

Hmmm, I'm looking on Emirates.com and all I see is the 777-300ER on September 9th...

User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10183 posts, RR: 97
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11481 times:
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Quoting EmiratesUK (Thread starter):
So get you cameras out, its going to be an awsome sight watching her lift off from our "shortish" runway!!

Undoubtedly  thumbsup 

Although I'd be surprised if the runway length is an issue if it's not for the 77W..

Rgds


User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11472 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 1):
Question: Will they be selling all A388 seats or will EK, as per previous a.net rumors, sell on the number of seats they have on their 77W's 'just in case.'

My understanding is they will be selling it to the capacity of the 77W, just incase they need revert back to the 77W at short notice.

As for the runway length I beleive its about 2,600 meters



EK A380 Private suite - Here I come!!
User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11446 times:



Quoting SW733 (Reply 2):
Hmmm, I'm looking on Emirates.com and all I see is the 777-300ER on September 9th...

Yes this is the case, but all of the GDS systems have been updated to show the A380.

My snap shot is from Sabre...

7EK 40 P4 A0 J7 C7 I0 Y9 O9 E9 R9 W9*BHXDXB 1415 0015‡1 388 0
M9 B9 U9 K9



EK A380 Private suite - Here I come!!
User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11280 times:



Quoting EmiratesUK (Thread starter):
this is to celebrate Birmingham 75th Birthday (I think!)

Also to celebrate the opening of the new International Pier, and the opening of the new Emirates Lounge within this building. It's going to be a day of celebration at BHX it seems!

I personally can't wait and will hopefully be there, no doubt BHX will be full of people come to watch.



Flown: A319-21, A346, A380, B733-4, B738, B744, B752, B762-4, B77W, CR2, CR9, DH4, E190-95, F70-100, MD-11, MD-88, MD-90
User currently offlineEmiratesUK From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11179 times:



Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 6):
Also to celebrate the opening of the new International Pier, and the opening of the new Emirates Lounge within this building. It's going to be a day of celebration at BHX it seems!

Mmmmm, I believe the new pier and EK lounge are running behind schedule.. I have been told that it wont be ready until the first week of December.. whilst it looks "almost" finished from the outside, the inside is still very much a shell and I dont see it being completed within the next 2 months.

I recently flew back from DXB with EK in June, we were running late and when we arrived in BHX our usual stand was taken, we parked on the old 40's stand and the pilot came on and said, Sorry Ladies and gentlemen but it looks like the airbridge next to us isnt working, we need to wait for stairs to arrive..

I looked at the pursar and said is he joking?! the pier isnt finished yet... its still a shell.. he just laughed...!!



EK A380 Private suite - Here I come!!
User currently offlineBasefly From Denmark, joined Apr 2007, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10942 times:

Good for BHX... Well EK have certainly found use for all those A380, flying them around for lounge openings and anniversaries...

 duck 



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User currently offlineEk-a380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10629 times:

What about Manchester.. I thought MAN was going to get the 380 on this day?

User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10549 times:

Actually in Dubai - Burj Dubai the Tallest Tower in the World was also scheduled to open on 09/09/09

Also the Dubai Metro is opening 09/09/09

So this date is being celebrated in Dubai as well!!!


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10473 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 3):
Although I'd be surprised if the runway length is an issue if it's not for the 77W..

The 77W has a much better TO performance than the A380  Smile

Quoting Ek-a380 (Reply 9):
What about Manchester.. I thought MAN was going to get the 380 on this day?

BHX is England's second city mind  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7415 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10435 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
BHX is England's second city mind

Third city even. Slightly surpirised that EK have gone "public" on this BHX one-off - does anyone know whats being planned for BHX in terms of regular A380 operations? Or even for this occasion (MAN's operational capabilites for it are known, seems to be a bit of a squeeze)


User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10435 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):

BHX is England's second city mind

You said it! Birmingham is 2nd rate in every respect!


User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10183 posts, RR: 97
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10271 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
The 77W has a much better TO performance than the A380

Slightly off-topic perhaps, but the two manufacturers characteristics documents don't really seem to support this, as far as I can tell.

Boeing say the 773ER, at 15 deg C and Sea Level, is capable of taking off at 322 tonnes (710k lb) from a runway length of 2 600m (approx 8 500ft).
That's 91.5% of its 352 tonne MTOW.

Airbus say the A380-800 (GP 7000 engines, as it's EK) at 15 deg C and Sea Level, is capable of taking off at 530 tonnes (1 165k lb) from a runway length of 2 600m (approx 8 500ft).
That's 94.5% of its 560 tonne MTOW.
(Unless I'm reading something wrong)

And I would have thought is more than adequate for DXB-BHX ...  Smile

Rgds


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10136 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 14):
Slightly off-topic perhaps, but the two manufacturers characteristics documents don't really seem to support this, as far as I can tell.

Well, having seen both the A380 and 77W take off, I can happily say that the A380 is just a whale version of an A340-300  Wink

Quoting David_itl (Reply 12):
Third city even.

2nd, or is Leeds bigger?



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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10183 posts, RR: 97
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10128 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
I can happily say that the A380 is just a whale version of an A340-300

If that's what makes you happy, go for it..  bigthumbsup 

rgds


User currently offlineDC10BHX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9500 times:

No arguements from me about the A380 coming into BHX. As far as I am concerned EK can put this Aircraft into BHX from now on. It is also nice to see that they are using the Aircraft as a scheduled line flight and not just a non-revenue visitor.

It makes sense for the loads to be kept to 773 figures (just in case). I just hope they will be looking at taking their normal cargo loads on board (because I use that flight a hell of a lot).

I can see there being a whole lot of cameras here at BHX that day (I know mine will be coming in).



I'm lucky my job is my hobby
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9165 times:



Quoting DC10BHX (Reply 17):
I can see there being a whole lot of cameras here at BHX that day (I know mine will be coming in).

Will be quite comedy seeing the WhaleJet on BHX's notoriously unflat runway  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDC10BHX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9120 times:

Have you ever seen a Sea Harrier take off on the ski ramp? Why else do you think BHX has developed their specialist runway!!


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User currently offlineIainbhx From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8596 times:

Birmingham is the second city of the United Kingdom.

The list by population is London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol and then in glorious NINTH Rainchester.

I hope to be there on the day with the Leader of Birmingham City Council.



iainbhx
User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8353 times:



Quoting Iainbhx (Reply 20):
Birmingham is the second city of the United Kingdom.

The list by population is London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol and then in glorious NINTH Rainchester.

I hope to be there on the day with the Leader of Birmingham City Council.

You are looking purely at population figures in what is the Manchester Council area. This is misleading. Manchester is the UK's second City.

Oh....and I ain't a Manc.



Proud to fly from Manchester!
User currently offlineIainbhx From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8283 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 21):
You are looking purely at population figures in what is the Manchester Council area. This is misleading. Manchester is the UK's second City.

Oh....and I ain't a Manc.

Manchester is not the second city of the UK, it's that simple. Given if you want to the usual Manc trick of trying to claim "Greater Manchester" as an entity, then you have to let Birmingham claim the West Midlands area - still not second. Not second by population, not second by GDP ($27.8 billion vs $26.6 billion (fourth behind Leeds)). What is Manchester second by? Getting Manchester media based people to say it?



iainbhx
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7826 times:



Quoting EK156 (Reply 10):
Actually in Dubai - Burj Dubai the Tallest Tower in the World was also scheduled to open on 09/09/09

Also the Dubai Metro is opening 09/09/09

off the topic....

Quote:
Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, will be completed in December, three months later than scheduled, according to two contractors involved with the project.
The contractors said work still needed to be completed outside and inside the building and the new deadline was December.

A person close to Emaar Properties, dismissed previous reports that there would be a "soft opening" on Sept 9 to coincide with the launching of the first phase of Dubai Metro. The date was never confirmed by the company, the person said.

http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZA...k043000090712?weeklynewslettertext


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7643 times:



Quoting Iainbhx (Reply 22):

Manchester is not the second city of the UK, it's that simple. Given if you want to the usual Manc trick of trying to claim "Greater Manchester" as an entity, then you have to let Birmingham claim the West Midlands area - still not second. Not second by population, not second by GDP ($27.8 billion vs $26.6 billion (fourth behind Leeds)). What is Manchester second by? Getting Manchester media based people to say it?

Who mentioned Greater Manchester? Even so, if Birmingham want's to include the West Midlands then call it Greater Birmingham. We all know that Manchester is made up in a similar way to London yet London is clearly the 1st City despite the City of London being small.



Proud to fly from Manchester!
25 Skinny : The old debate about which is the better city - Birmingham or Manchester - has reared its ugly mug again. What a load of hot air. Brum is clearly the
26 Post contains links Lightsaber : From a 3rd party perspective, the Manchester/Birmingham debate is amusing. Neither are in the top 30 by passenger traffic http://en.wikipedia.org/wik
27 EmiratesUK : EK send in a 2 class 77W on the lunch time flight and currently a 3 class 77W on the evening flight, however both flights are sold a Y & J only, the
28 Iainbhx : Ahem, already got three in Brum.
29 Iainbhx : I'll be honest here, MAN will always be a bigger airport for aviation than BHX. That's where they can claim to be Number 2 . BHX will always suffer f
30 GT4EZY : I'd hardly see it's a debate about which City is best......Birmingham has some gems. However if it's going to be argued on infrastructure..... Manche
31 Lightsaber : Interesting choice of aircraft. Thank you for the information. When is that scheduled for completion? I've forgotten the new length too. (2800m? 3000
32 Skinny : But northern people have no class and wear track suits, own pitbulls and listen to techno while drunk on cider. Liverpool is by far the third City be
33 David_itl : Let's look at this simple fact: EK to MAN in June: 40590 pax. EK to BHX in June: 34006 pax. And this despite EK having to compete with daily services
34 GT4EZY : I'm not a Manc so that jibe was wasted on me mate. lol.
35 Iainbhx : 3000m plus 150m starter strip, for completion by 2012. Makes sense to me or we go to three flights at BHX.
36 David_itl : Try filling your flights first.
37 Gkirk : It's grand Set to be surpassed by Glasgow 2014 Much prefer Glasgow or Newcastle/Gatsehead for shopping. Manchester is nothing special in this regard.
38 EmiratesUK : Well I'm please to say that I have just booked my ticket on the A380 ex BHX.. I treated myself to P class (first suites what ever you want to call it!
39 Daleaholic : Could fit in with the A380 supposedly visiting MAN on the 7th Sept...
40 Lightsaber : I remain amused its taking the jibes to get some excellent compartive numbers. I calculate that the MAN flights are at 79% Load factor (I used wikiped
41 Post contains links LondonCity : One interesting fact is that, according to this article in businesstraveller.com, the A380 into BHX on 9 September replaces the A380 which would usual
42 Gkirk : I noticed that as well. UK regions 1 LHR 0
43 FlyEmirates : Aircraft is being sold as A380 and doesnt appear to have any payload restrictions with regard to pax load EK039 current booked 01F 09J 188Y estimated
44 FlyEmirates : Just out of interest how much did P class cost?
45 Crj200faguy : Forget Manchester and Birmingham, I'd rather be in Penzance.
46 Astuteman : Nor should it. The A388 takes off at a higher percentage of MTOW than the 773ER for any field length (15 deg C at sea level, 351t MTOW for 773ER take
47 LondonCity : Judging by these poor loads, I wonder how much this use of the A380 into BHX will be costing EK ? As has been noted above, this A380 would normally o
48 Post contains links DanTaylor2006 : According to the BHX Flightguide web page the new international piers south gates were handed over to BHX this Thursday, in the first phase of complet
49 Skinny : There are now 7 First sold not bad Emirates are doing very well at BHX and i will not be surprised if we get an A380 on a regular basis in the future
50 FlyEmirates : Rubbish... dont know where you are getting your facts, F bookings have even gone down to one each way EK039 current booked 01F 10J 190Y estimated 01F
51 Lightsaber : I wonder if its an a.net fan riding both ways in F? I was filled with hope by Skinny's post, but if the seats are not booked. How are the estimated n
52 Skinny : Hi I am getting my information from Banad a BHX spotters group one of the guys works for Emirates at BHX im just quoting him but info he posts is alwa
53 Pellegrine : Fabulous, post a picture of the shower if you get a chance. I haven't seen any photos of it except for promo material. Have a great flight!
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