EK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7406 times:
Emirates announced today that will be sending another A380 on their LHR route making it 3 daily flights with the A380 now!! Seems Capacity is allowing this increase. Business is always full when I fly that route!
planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4110 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6445 times:
Its EK029/30 being upgraded. This surprises me given the lack of convenient connections and the poor timings for O/D passengers eastbound (0325 arrival at DXB). The DXB-LHR flight is slightly more favourable, but a lot of the feed in the morning bank will be picked up by EK001 which departs two hours earlier and connects perfectly with most of the Australia, New Zealand and African inbounds.
michaeljp From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 181 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6134 times:
The 29 I personally find a great flight as it's good timing to get things done as you don't leave DXB to early and are able to do things in London upon arrival.
Regarding upgrades it's usually full of full fare whereby if it's overbooked they get moved to F. Y class has pretty good loads on this flight also.
Hope that helps
planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4110 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4339 times:
Quoting hal9213 (Reply 7): 3:25 is the flight from which to connect to earlier flights of the morning departure bank. Its not that "poor", although it would be more perfect if it arrived an hour or 1.5h later.
EK004, arriving at 0700, connects with the morning bank. EK30 can be used, but the layover is around 4 hours +.
fcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
There are still only 4 A380 stands in Terminal 3 so the availability does not necessarily work for all 5 flights to be A380s when you factor in the QFA and SIA requirements as there are often 2 UAE aircraft present at the same time. There was talk of 340 and 342 being upgraded to A380 stands but that seems to have gone quiet.
Bigger O&D than Paris and Amsterdam combined, only two runways .... big, high capacity planes definitely feature very highly in LHR's future. I recall that BAA think that, eventually, 1 in every 6 movements at LHR will be an A380.
fcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2587 times:
Quoting GCT64 (Reply 14): definitely feature very highly in LHR's future. I recall that BAA think that, eventually, 1 in every 6 movements at LHR will be an A380.
BAA are dreaming! As the LHR movements are around 1370 in summer that would mean 230ish A380 moves per day. There is no way the infrastructure could handle that many, there just isn't the space, stands or runway capacity as one A380 = 3 normal moves.