emirates202 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 237 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12649 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?
michaeljp From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12400 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.