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EK Starts IAH-DXB-Basra Service With A330?  
User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

Saw this posted at Houston Spotters.

http://www.fly2houston.com/0/3917002/0/83280D83283/

I guessing this comes as a surprise to almost everyone, including me. If I read this correctly, one of the 2 daily 777s will be replaced with an A330 (I did not think that the '330' had the legs for the run), 4 days a week. The question is which flight, as no schedule is mentioned and no such service is showing at EK' s website.

I am thinking that HAS goofed, when actually, there will be a connection in DXB to an A330

Thoughts?

[Edited 2011-02-10 20:48:54]


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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5924 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
I am thinking that HAS goofed, when actually, there will be a connection in DXB to an A330

Your interpretation is wrong.

I urge you to read the article carefully. The report clearly states that new DXB - Basra are starting and just that Emirates offers connections to IAH. (given it's a Houston Spotting forum)



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
(I did not think that the '330' had the legs for the run)

It doesn't, at least not with a meaningful payload. It will either be a normal connection or a change of gauge flight with the same flight number at the most, but the IAH-DXB flights will stay with the 777.



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5005 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 1):
The report clearly states that new DXB - Basra are starting and just that Emirates offers connections to IAH.

Where the heck is Basra....  

EK413



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User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 3):
Where the heck is Basra....

Seriously?!?!


User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5662 times:

Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 4):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 3):
Where the heck is Basra....

Seriously?!?!

Iraq, it's there in the link.



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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5512 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 1):
I urge you to read the article carefully.

Good advice. This is the third thread in 24 hours that I have been following where people post in a thread about an article without bothering to read it.

I'm sure a lot of the oil companies around Houston will appreciate this. Basra is (and always has been) the staging post for Iraq's oil industry. The only harbour in the country is close by, and most of the oilfields are located in the south of the country. The new connection allows travellers to bypass Kuwait and avoid waits at the land border.



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 1):

Your interpretation is wrong.

I urge you to read the article carefully. The report clearly states that new DXB - Basra are starting and just that Emirates offers connections to IAH. (given it's a Houston Spotting forum)

We are saying the same thing. This is not a direct flight, rather a connecting service in DXB

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 6):
Good advice. This is the third thread in 24 hours that I have been following where people post in a thread about an article without bothering to read it.

Really, well, I never post any link to an article without reading it first and thoroughly. There seem to be lot of questionable comments in the article and wanted to see if anyone else had a different take on it, which is why I posted it. I suspect that if EK were to start a new (connecting route), with a new A/C type, it would have been known and made public, months ago.



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5248 times:

I believe that this route has a lot to do with cargo as SkyCargo was quite heavily advertising it.


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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
I guessing this comes as a surprise to almost everyone, including me. If I read this correctly, one of the 2 daily 777s will be replaced with an A330 (I did not think that the '330' had the legs for the run), 4 days a week. The question is which flight, as no schedule is mentioned and no such service is showing at EK' s website.

This fly2houston, isn't the best reference to airlines' operations in the middle east. A rather authentic source ought to be quoted or at least cross checked (Should check Emirates Website!). Secondly no popular airline announces it's route on the day they start it and there is always a reference to the new service at least 2 months earlier which should have given you a cue to search for "emirates Basra" on A.net itself and you would see this link

Emirates Announces Basra, Iraq (by behramjee Nov 14 2010 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=4982939&searchid=4982939&s=EK+945#ID4982939



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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 8):

I believe that this route has a lot to do with cargo as SkyCargo was quite heavily advertising it.

Well EK are screwed then as they can't carry cargo on the route, only pax. The monopoly cargo carrier in Iraq is blocking any cargo being transported on the EK flight. They obviously didn't figure this when they announced it as I agree they will do very well with cargo on this route.



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User currently offlineKhaleej777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

In fairness to thomasphoto60, I think the article is poorly worded and misleading, especially this passage:

"The new service departs from Houston each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday using an Airbus A330 aircraft, touching down in Dubai before continuing on to Basra International Airport."

However as others have pointed out, common sense would suggest that an EK A330-200 IAH-DXB-BSR service is at best unlikely and it might be wise to check a more credible source (and in this case they don't come more credible than www.emirates.com).

cheers, Khaleej777


User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

Quoting Khaleej777 (Reply 11):
In fairness to thomasphoto60, I think the article is poorly worded and misleading, especially this passage:

"The new service departs from Houston each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday using an Airbus A330 aircraft, touching down in Dubai before continuing on to Basra International Airport."

Thank you Khalee, indeed, I too thought something about this was not too kosher. As you imply, it seems more and more a poorly written paragraph.

My post was never intended to state that this service had or was coming to fruition, I just wanted to get some thoughts on this as the article raised more questions than answers.

Thomas



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4020 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 9):
This fly2houston, isn't the best reference to airlines' operations in the middle east. A rather authentic source ought to be quoted or at least cross checked (Should check Emirates Website!). Secondly no popular airline announces it's route on the day they start it and there is always a reference to the new service at least 2 months earlier which should have given you a cue to search for "emirates Basra" on A.net itself and you would see this link

Why are you beating me up on this Ojas? I never once implied that this was an actual service. I too suspected that this was a poorly written article full of factual errors. Had you read my entire post and subsequent posts, I in fact stated this. Indeed, I did check with EK's website before posting this thread, as I clearly state in my original post. Please re-read my original post, especially the last paragraph.



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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 9):
This fly2houston, isn't the best reference to airlines' operations in the middle east. A rather authentic source ought to be quoted or at least cross checked (Should check Emirates Website!). Secondly no popular airline announces it's route on the day they start it and there is always a reference to the new service at least 2 months earlier which should have given you a cue to search for "emirates Basra" on A.net itself and you would see this link

actually www.fly2houston.com is the OFFICIAL website of the Airports System and official press releases, it is not some spotter site. The point being made by many has to do with the poorly worded article making it seem like a "Direct" or single flight change-of-gauge service to Basra. One can fly from Houston non-stop to Dubai twice a day and connect to scores of places. For some reasons (oil-energy most likely) unknown but queried about here, the airport decided to issue a press release on it. The questions here are valid-why, and why not proof the article better.



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User currently offlineindcwby From United States of America, joined exactly 4 years ago today! , 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Just wondering, doesn't EK have the A430-500HGW that could make the nonstop IAH-DXB route? If they wanted to go Airbus on that route (Love the 772LR!).

User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

ojas, there is China Eastern who announces routes on the day they launch them.


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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 16):
ojas, there is China Eastern who announces routes on the day they launch them.

Amazing. So how do they fill the aircraft if no one knows about it beforehand? Or do people in China sit at the airport terminal with cargo or suitcases ready just in case a desirable destination is suddenly announced? I mean seriously, they must put the flights into booking systems earlier and justy make a "grand announcement" to coincide with the first departure otherwise the plane would depart empty.


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