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EK A380 Goes Tech At JFK 8/14/12  
User currently offlineemirates202 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 237 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 5 days ago) and read 12406 times:

I flew into JFK on CX 888 the morning of the 15th, and noticed that an EK A380 was still there, meaning it hadn't departed for Dubai the night before. I checked the status, and due to mechanical reasons, it was delayed until 1:30am on the 16th. A few hours later, they cancelled it.

Anyone have any info on what was wrong with the aircraft? Also, what do they do with the extra plane? Does it fly back to DXB empty with the crew that were supposed to fly it back, or what?

Any help is appreciated!

-ek202


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User currently offlinemichaeljp From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12157 times:

Can't answer what was wrong however they will do a positioning flight whereby an empty ac is flown to JFK (depending on loads of course), the crew from empty airplane stay and operate the tech ac back while the op crew from the tech airplane would operate the working aircraft back to dxb.
Duty time regs etc.


User currently offlineAuchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11742 times:

No positioning flights occurred.

The tech aircraft, A6-EDB, operated JFK-DXB as EK202D at around 0700 on 16th August.

Source: http://www.theeksource.com

[Edited 2012-08-19 10:38:56]

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11673 times:

Quoting Auchmithie (Reply 2):
The tech aircraft, A6-EDB, operated JFK-DXB as EK202D at around 0700 on 16th August

I'm really surprised I didn't see it depart. I flew out of JFK on the morning of the 16th and was at JFK from 0600 to 1015 (Two hour delay) but didn't see it.


User currently offlineMark2fly1034 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7274 times:

They could of still used it for pax protection DL does that all the time if one of the overseas flights go tech they will fix it and use it for pax protection.

User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Quoting Mark2fly1034 (Reply 4):
They could of still used it for pax protection DL does that all the time if one of the overseas flights go tech they will fix it and use it for pax protection.

Pax protection? What does that mean?


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 5):

I believe that it means they run an extra flight, incase of cancellations of delays.


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1095 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Pax protection means pax rebooking options. Often the term "no protection or no pro" means no rebooking options are available on the same airline due to all other flights being full already.


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