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First Korean Air A380 In FRA  
User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10722 times:

Yesterday the first Korean Air A380 (HL7614) arrived in bright sunlight in Frankfurt.

Please see below some pictures from Frankfurt Aviation Foum:

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/7100/mg63066.jpg

http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/14/31/08/79/hl761410.jpg

http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/25/36/33/ke380_11.jpg
pictures from fraaviation users IL-76 and spotter3

Also yesterday the visitor terrace a T2 re-opened. Happy spotting.

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User currently offlinesteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10444 times:

It looks great
Possibly the best livery to date on the A380
FRA has now regular A380 service from LH, SQ and KE
Sometimes QF sends its machines for maintenance.
In the future TG will also starts FRA service with the A380 and we
can expect EK to upgrade one of its three daily flights to the double decker


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10277 times:

Quoting robffm2 (Thread starter):
Also yesterday the visitor terrace a T2 re-opened. Happy spotting.

That is some good timing!

Quoting steman (Reply 1):
Possibly the best livery to date on the A380

absolutely   



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User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10188 times:

I was actually hoping to see more than five A380 operators in FRA. And I never would have thought we would have to wait until 2012 to have more than one operator here. Are there any other candidates for A380 service into FRA?

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9999 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 3):
Are there any other candidates for A380 service into FRA?

I would say QF once they receive the 3 class configured A380's...

EK413



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9564 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9951 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 2):
Quoting robffm2 (Thread starter):
Also yesterday the visitor terrace a T2 re-opened. Happy spotting.

That is some good timing!

Is that a good location for aircraft photography througout the day or only in the morning or afternoon due to the location of the sun?

A388


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9912 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 4):
I would say QF once they receive the 3 class configured A380's...

Is the route really doing so well that they should use more than two A380 to service it?


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9876 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 6):
Is the route really doing so well that they should use more than two A380 to service it?

I would say yes considering the load on the SYD-SIN-FRA route are usually full...

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9806 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
I would say yes considering the load on the SYD-SIN-FRA route are usually full...

With Air Berlin a part of oneworld we might see a little increase although I already saw people booked TXL-FRA-SIN-SYD through Air Berlin before they joined oneworld. But all of the Air Berlin destinations out of FRA except TXL (BER) are leisure routes with low frequencies that are usually sold to German tourists:

AYT, CTA, FUE, HRG, PMI, ALC, CFU, GCI, HDF, IBZ, JER, KVA, SUF, RHO, SMI, SKG, ZTH.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9639 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):
Is that a good location for aircraft photography througout the day

Alas, it's hardly a good location at any time of the day. It's too far away from the main action at T1 and the only runway photos you might hope to shoot are of departures from 25L and 25C. Even landings on those runways don't usually work out for the photographer. The place is open from 10:00 to 18:00 from April to November, so you do not get good sunlight and essentially have to hope for overcast skies...    The spots near the runways 18 and 07L/25R are better, but harder to reach.



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9564 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9621 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 9):
Alas, it's hardly a good location at any time of the day. It's too far away from the main action at T1 and the only runway photos you might hope to shoot are of departures from 25L and 25C. Even landings on those runways don't usually work out for the photographer. The place is open from 10:00 to 18:00 from April to November, so you do not get good sunlight and essentially have to hope for overcast skies... The spots near the runways 18 and 07L/25R are better, but harder to reach.

Okay thanks aloges, so I got excited for a few minutes only!!!  

A388


User currently offlineDaysleeper From UK - England, joined Dec 2009, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9538 times:

I’m not sure if it’s the livery or maybe the angle in which the photo is taken, but it looks fantastic. I mean I never hated the A380’s looks in the first place, but I didn’t really consider it to be good looking either…. Now I’m starting to wonder if it’s reputation as the “Ugly duckling” is really deserved…

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8856 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 10):
Okay thanks aloges, so I got excited for a few minutes only!!!

You're welcome. The KE A380 is scheduled to arrive at 17:45, so what you see in the second and third picture above is as good as the light gets at this time of the year. This A380 is also the first to use T2 (apart from the Airbus promo flight a long time ago), so the view of it is much better than that of LH's and SQ's birds.



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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6720 times:
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Quoting LH422 (Reply 3):
And I never would have thought we would have to wait until 2012 to have more than one operator here. Are there any other candidates for A380 service into FRA?

I thought SQ started flying the 380 into FRA in 2011?

As for other operators: EK, TG, and perhaps QF. QR and OZ when they get their 380's.



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12420 posts, RR: 100
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5492 times:
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Quoting robffm2 (Thread starter):
Also yesterday the visitor terrace a T2 re-opened. Happy spotting.

Great pictures of the A380 from Pepsi-light airways!     


Seriously, lovely livery and thank you for sharing.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5443 times:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 13):
I thought SQ started flying the 380 into FRA in 2011?

SQ replaced the 744 with A380 on SIN-FRA-JFK on Jan 15 2012.

Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 11):
Now I’m starting to wonder if it’s reputation as the “Ugly duckling” is really deserved…

That reputation only comes from certain members here. Its not a sleek looking plane, but not ugly either.



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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Quoting steman (Reply 1):
FRA has now regular A380 service from LH, SQ and KE
Sometimes QF sends its machines for maintenance.
In the future TG will also starts FRA service with the A380 and we
can expect EK to upgrade one of its three daily flights to the double decker

  
No better place to be at than FRA right now (if only the ongoing strikes didn't disturb the picture...)

Quoting robffm2 (Thread starter):
Also yesterday the visitor terrace a T2 re-opened. Happy spotting.

I was there too. Quite a lot of visitors and the weather was just perfect. To be honest I found out about the KE A380 coming in when I was already on the deck, so even more of a reason to call it a perfect day.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2607 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3538 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 12):
This A380 is also the first to use T2

Are you sure? Whenever I flew from FRA I saw at least one LH A 380 at the western end of T2, correct me if I am wrong.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 17):
Are you sure? Whenever I flew from FRA I saw at least one LH A 380 at the western end of T2, correct me if I am wrong.

I thought exactly the same when I first saw one docked, but according to one of those little info touchscreens, it was using a gate in T1C.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2607 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 18):
I thought exactly the same when I first saw one docked, but according to one of those little info touchscreens, it was using a gate in T1C.

Thanks for the clarification, didn't know that this part is actually belonging to T1 (just checked the official map and you are correct).


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 17):

Are you sure? Whenever I flew from FRA I saw at least one LH A 380 at the western end of T2, correct me if I am wrong.

Those gates (C13-C20) are actually in the same building as Terminal 2 but can only be reached by a long walk when you go through concourse C security.

http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/con...ng/airport_maps1/terminal_1_2.html


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 20):
a long walk

Tell me about it...   



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