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AF380 Into New York  
User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 23509 times:

She's on the way over...
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9C3BQ880.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/19/content_12488078.htm

Any A,netters on board that can let us know how you got on!?


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User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 23251 times:

Flight Tracker has her as 3608 miles down with 25 to go! but that's not quite right though...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR380B

Hmm... and now it's disappeared altogether @ 18:06GMT



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User currently offlineJalap From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 23140 times:

Strange, there is AFR380 and 380B. Wonder which one is correct. Hope it's the first since that would mean it has a daylight arrival. Should in fact be there already! Looking forward to the pics  Smile

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 23010 times:
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Should be landingsoon.

Would be nice if some Anetters were on it.

Was there a big send off in France for it?



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User currently offline777Daedalus From Brazil, joined Oct 2005, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 22995 times:

I see the A380 is not scheduled for return to CDG tonight (not listed on FlightAware or FlightStats). Does anyone know what the ship's plans are for the next few days? Will it spend weekend in NY preparing for Monday's entry into service, will it fly promotional flights, will it return to Paris tomorrow?

Also, will the whalejet flights be badged as AF 1 / AF 2 to reflect their flagship status?

Any insight would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Daedalus

[Edited 2009-11-20 10:36:44]

User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 22764 times:

It will be Air France 006/007 Flight numbers. I think it leaves NYC but I'm not sure.

User currently offlineS4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 22561 times:



Quoting KLM672 (Reply 5):

Well, I've been a long-time reader, and I finally decided to updgrade to premium membership.

I am booked on the flight from JFK to CDG. It is scheduled to leave at 8:30 PM tomorrow. I beleive both of the inagural flights have the same flight number (AF380). I plan on taking lots of pics and it might be my first attempt at a trip report.


User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 22298 times:



Quoting S4popo (Reply 6):
Quoting KLM672 (Reply 5):

Well, I've been a long-time reader, and I finally decided to updgrade to premium membership.

I am booked on the flight from JFK to CDG. It is scheduled to leave at 8:30 PM tomorrow. I beleive both of the inagural flights have the same flight number (AF380). I plan on taking lots of pics and it might be my first attempt at a trip report.

I'll be constantly refreshing the trip report section of A.net in the next few days then! No pressure of course  Smile


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 21924 times:
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Quoting S4popo (Reply 6):
I am booked on the flight from JFK to CDG. It is scheduled to leave at 8:30 PM tomorrow. I beleive both of the inagural flights have the same flight number (AF380). I plan on taking lots of pics and it might be my first attempt at a trip report.

Very cool. Cant' wait to read that trip report and look forward to the photos.

So the flights will then be AF 006/007? I hear that the 380 today was holding up 006 at the gate.



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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 20505 times:



Quoting Part147 (Reply 1):
Hmm... and now it's disappeared altogether @ 18:06GMT

My heart was beating very first for a moment when I saw this sentence!

Anyway, Congrats to AF for its first flight on A380 to NY!  Smile



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User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 19809 times:

I couldn't be there for the landing...but at least I dialed in JFK ATC on LiveATC.com and listened to the landing clearances as it approached JFK. It was a great surprise to hear a female voice checking in as Air France 380 Bravo Super.

Also remember hearing one or two helicopter guys asking the ATC how much longer before the A380 shows up...something about being stationed between the 2 runways. Obviously they were there to take photos/video.

Well, this makes me want to go to YYZ on Monday and maybe get a nice shot of the Emirates A380.



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User currently offlineElbowRoom From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 19441 times:

Nice photo gallery including take-off and approach here:
http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/185854.asp


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 19356 times:

Just saw her sitting at the gate at T1 from the AirTrain on my way to my DL flight.

Looks nice!



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User currently offlineA1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 19167 times:

I think BA319-131 is on it, as I recall him saying he was going to write a TR on this trip recently  Smile


Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 18681 times:



[Edited 2009-11-30 09:58:52 by Diamond]

User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2345 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17793 times:

A few shots of her arrival:
http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Kennedy-Airport/JM20091120F-HPJA001/719279694_XKhsU-L.jpg

http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Kennedy-Airport/JM20091120F-HPJA002/719279882_SKhMY-L.jpg

It's so clean!  Wink
http://www.moose135photography.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Kennedy-Airport/JM20091120F-HPJA003/719280142_GBd3k-L.jpg



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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13250 posts, RR: 100
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16737 times:
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Congratulations to AF for inaugurating A380 service! The plane looks great!

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 15):
It's so clean!

First, thank you for the photos and the AF tail logo looks great on the A380!

But as to staying clean...  duck 

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16316 times:
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Nice pictures Moose135!

Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 13):
I think BA319-131 is on it, as I recall him saying he was going to write a TR on this trip recently

- On her next week  Smile

The whole inagural flight thing was great for the SQ & EK machines, lost it's shine a little after those, can't really beat them.



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User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 926 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 15160 times:

Mmmmm, well, I have seen all A380 in the flesh now, except AF, and I gotta tell you, from the photos, I got to admit AF scheme on their A380 is most impressive.


remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back
User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4800 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14242 times:
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Quoting Moose135 (Reply 15):
It's so clean!

Yes she is. Thanks for the pictures. A beautiful arrival on a beautiful day.  Smile She deserves nothing less on her maiden flight.  Smile


User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13572 times:



Quoting TN486 (Reply 19):
Mmmmm, well, I have seen all A380 in the flesh now, except AF, and I gotta tell you, from the photos, I got to admit AF scheme on their A380 is most impressive.

Yep, the best livery on an A380 so far.  goodvibes 



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11988 times:



Quoting TN486 (Reply 19):
Mmmmm, well, I have seen all A380 in the flesh now, except AF, and I gotta tell you, from the photos, I got to admit AF scheme on their A380 is most impressive

Hmm an Aussie saying that? I have seen them all and Qantas by far is the best color scheme.

Quoting Grimey (Reply 21):
and thats why we are going to throw eggs at the clean AF plane

Don't worry if they draw Italy's group we will send them packing.


User currently offlineA1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11650 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 17):
On her next week

Waiting with anticipation for the TR Mark!



Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10781 times:
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Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 22):
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 17):
On her next week

Waiting with anticipation for the TR Mark!

- Thanks  Smile



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User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9692 times:

I think the A380 would look great in KLM livery. But that'll never happen. Moose135, those are some terrific pictures you posted!
Alex


25 Post contains images GothamSpotter : Now with video! [Edited 2009-11-30 10:00:52 by Diamond]
26 Shamrock321 : Great picture and video, airliners.net lads always there! (I wonder was there any cheating in getting her over the Atlantic?) Soccer joke! Keep up the
27 Post contains images GothamSpotter : Apologies if anyone got a dead link when clicking earlier. The issue has been repaired, please try again.  [Edited 2009-11-30 10:02:12 by Diamond]
28 Shamrock604 : Ha, id say it got an aul "helping hand" from ATC alright... LOL
29 Babybus : Something about that AF livery makes the giant A380 look small. I can't wait to see the LH A380. That too will look great.
30 TN486 : What I did say was the AF scheme was most impressive. What I did not say was it was the best NIKV69, I do agree with you, so far QF is the best colou
31 Carlisle : I saw this beauty at T-1 Saturday night as I was dropping off a friend at Kennedy. Such a awesome piece of heavy metal, although I am not a friend of
32 Bigphilnyc : I have to say that being a fan of Emirates and disliking Air France, this was my favorite A380 I've seen (I've also seen the Airbus colors one) in per
33 Nycbjr : I know this is a little off topic, but how does an airline go about ordering a water gun cannon salute, and does it cost? lol never really thought ab
34 Viscount724 : I highly doubt there's a cost. It's just a tradition the airports are probably happy to provide. Also gives the fire service a chance to practice usi
35 YULWinterSkies : Since today it is on for regular service on AF006/AF007, 6 weekly, with wednesdays flown by the 'good-old' 77W. That is a milestone for AF for sure. D
36 Goldorak : it was on the headline news on friday for the charity flight
37 MadameConcorde : This is the email report I received from friend Nicolas Dirac who was on the flight. I'm now in Hotel near JFK. It was one of the best flight. The lou
38 Post contains links Laurent02 : I was on the inaugural flight The flight was great ! The IFE system is very interesting but there's are again lot of "bugs" ! I crashed my IFE three t
39 Richiemo : What gate will AF be using at JFK and for that matter what gate at CDG? Anybody know
40 Laurent02 : For the inaugural flight, it was the gate 5 at JFK... At CDG, it was terminal 2E, gate E61
41 Richiemo : Gate 5 at Kennedy, is that Term 1 or Term 4.Normally AF is Term 1 but wasn't sure if they had a 380 gate at term 1
42 Laurent02 : Terminal 1 for AF at JFK !
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