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British Airways A380 Long-haul Flights  
User currently offlineBogi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 months 4 hours ago) and read 22822 times:

Beginning today.

Quote:
The British Airways A380 will take to the skies for its first long haul flight today on the BA269 to Los Angeles at 4.15pm.
http://www.adsadvance.co.uk/ba-a380-...es-inaugural-long-haul-flight.html

A great day for British Airways.

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User currently offlinelapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1564 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 months 3 hours ago) and read 22659 times:

"Passengers on the inaugural will be treated to music from Melanie C and Matt Cardle performing live in Terminal 5, ahead of the flight’s departure."

Wow, wish i was on it...   


User currently offlineBaconButty From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2013, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 months 2 hours ago) and read 22281 times:

Never mind an A380 to LA, I'd take a DC10 to Kabul if it got me away from that racket.


You could do with some brown sauce on that.
User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4721 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (11 months 1 hour ago) and read 22090 times:
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Quoting Bogi (Thread starter):
Beginning today.
Quote:
The British Airways A380 will take to the skies for its first long haul flight today on the BA269 to Los Angeles at 4.15pm.
http://www.adsadvance.co.uk/ba-a380-...es-inaugural-long-haul-flight.html

A great day for British Airways.

   Agreed.

The A380 will serve BA very well imho, and suits her very well too. I am sure they will order more A380's later in the process, especially as the aircraft has proven itself in the BA fleet.  


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26900 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 months 1 hour ago) and read 22019 times:

Quoting lapper (Reply 1):
"Passengers on the inaugural will be treated to music from Melanie C and Matt Cardle performing live in Terminal 5, ahead of the flight’s departure."

One , no two reasons NOT to be anywhere in T5 today  


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7459 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 21559 times:

Reliability on the short-haul LHR-FRA-LHR rotations appears to have been excellent.

Between 2 August and 23 September G-XLEA operated a total of 76 LHR-FRA-LHR rotations. It operated BA902/03 on every Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 throughout this period - there were no Day 6 flights. It also operated BA910/11 on 32 of those 44 days.

Following delivery on 19 September G-XLEB took over on the 23rd. It operated the second rotation of that day, BA910/11, and has operated BA902/03 this morning (24 September).

Does anyone know if any of the above flights were significantly delayed?


User currently offlinemutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 21436 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 5):
Does anyone know if any of the above flights were significantly delayed?

There were a series of delays ex LHR due to upper deck airbridges not retracting: a T5 (repeated) failure rather than anything to do with XLEA/B, but HAL engineering are taking a very close look. Possibly just down to these particular brdges not having been used for an age yet still fully exposed to the elements....rust most likely!!


User currently offlineSelseyBill From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2013, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 21376 times:

Quoting BaconButty (Reply 2):
Never mind an A380 to LA, I'd take a DC10 to Kabul if it got me away from that racket.

v,funny 10/10. I'm with you on the DC-10 buddy.........


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 21204 times:

Quoting lapper (Reply 1):
"Passengers on the inaugural will be treated to music from Melanie C and Matt Cardle performing live in Terminal 5, ahead of the flight’s departure."

What a great incentive to get passengers to board early.


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20955 times:

BA269 (G-XLEA) has just taken off from Runway 27R and is currently at 5500ft over Reading!! The first A380 long haul flight for BA is underway... Congrats British Airways!


Next Flights: LGW-SVG (738-DY), SVG-LHR (319-BA), LHR-HKG (388-BA), HKG-SYD (333-CX), SYD-HKG (333-CX), HKG-LHR (388-BA)
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20945 times:

You can track it here:

http://fr24.com/BAW269



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20843 times:

British Airways also launched this "racetheplane" website:

http://racetheplane.ba.com/uk/



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User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20527 times:

Please, let's just pause a moment and remember all those unfortunate souls who booked seats on the inaugural LAX flight only for BA to bring service entry forward...... Stop smirking there, I can see you.  

User currently offlineJoeCattoli From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15434 times:

Just a couple more hours to landing it seems, is someone ready at LAX?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW269 flightradar seems to have lost it.

Ciao
Joe

[Edited 2013-09-24 17:30:30]

User currently offlineMiami From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 970 posts, RR: 45
Reply 14, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14332 times:
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British Airways A380 just arrived at LAX!

Congrats to both BA and LAX.

This is LAX 6th A380 operator!! 7 in December with EK!



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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14195 times:
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Congratulations to BA! This was a long day coming. When will BA receive their 3rd and 4th a/c ?
I'm sure they were filled to capacity today and will be this evening.
I wonder if they had some sort of A380 model and goodie bag for the passengers for these first two flights?


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12349 times:

And already on its way back:

http://fr24.com/BAW268



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User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11982 times:

I know it was dark but does anyone have any pics of the A380 landing at LAX or parked at the terminal? Which gate was it at?


Next Flights: LGW-SVG (738-DY), SVG-LHR (319-BA), LHR-HKG (388-BA), HKG-SYD (333-CX), SYD-HKG (333-CX), HKG-LHR (388-BA)
User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11916 times:

G-XLEA appeared to (on flight radar) just do a U-turn over Western Ontario yet is now back on course... Is the map prone to such mistakes or could it have hit turbulence?


Next Flights: LGW-SVG (738-DY), SVG-LHR (319-BA), LHR-HKG (388-BA), HKG-SYD (333-CX), SYD-HKG (333-CX), HKG-LHR (388-BA)
User currently offlineafterburner33 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2012, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11872 times:

Well it could be either, but I'd be pretty sure that it was a FR24 glitch - they happen every now and then.

When I look at the track on FR24, it looks pretty straight to me.

[Edited 2013-09-25 01:25:16]

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11634 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 17):
I know it was dark but does anyone have any pics of the A380 landing at LAX or parked at the terminal? Which gate was it at?

Voila:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BU_Uef6CQAA9IqF.jpg:large

Source http://twitter.com/BritishAirways/status/382758113767473152/photo/1



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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11278 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 17):

I know it was dark but does anyone have any pics of the A380 landing at LAX or parked at the terminal? Which gate was it at?

And there's a video of the landing, and some happy spotters by the sound of it. Very shiny plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNK_vRs_afY



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User currently offlineJoeCattoli From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10694 times:

Back home already

Ciao
Joe


User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4721 posts, RR: 39
Reply 23, posted (10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10692 times:
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Quoting JoeCattoli (Reply 22):
Back home already

Well, the A380's do fly fast. So that is no surprise as well.  .

Edit: she just landed at LHR.  Smile

[Edited 2013-09-25 07:44:15]

User currently offlinehibtastic From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2013, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10614 times:

Will the A380 be on this particular rotation from now on?

User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3011 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10827 times:

Whats happened to the A380? Today it is being operated by a 747-400 and currently over Northern Ireland...

http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW269


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 26, posted (10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10697 times:
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Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 25):
Whats happened to the A380? Today it is being operated by a 747-400 and currently over Northern Ireland...

http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW269

Before going daily two aircraft will need to be available - the route is 28 hour cyclical !

G-XLEB has only just arrived and needs working up !


User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3011 posts, RR: 2
Reply 27, posted (10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10983 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 26):
Before going daily two aircraft will need to be available - the route is 28 hour cyclical !

G-XLEB has only just arrived and needs working up !

My apologies... I thought LHR-LAX-LHR could be done in a 24hr cycle, but I suppose that is cutting things very fineand only leaving about 1.5hrs on the ground.


User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 28, posted (10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9919 times:

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 27):

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 26):
Before going daily two aircraft will need to be available - the route is 28 hour cyclical !

G-XLEB has only just arrived and needs working up !

My apologies... I thought LHR-LAX-LHR could be done in a 24hr cycle, but I suppose that is cutting things very fineand only leaving about 1.5hrs on the ground.

Back to Frankfurt today for G-XLEA

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GXLEA



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User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 29, posted (10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9749 times:

Is G-XLEB operating the BA269 tonight?


Next Flights: LGW-SVG (738-DY), SVG-LHR (319-BA), LHR-HKG (388-BA), HKG-SYD (333-CX), SYD-HKG (333-CX), HKG-LHR (388-BA)
User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 837 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9712 times:

The LAX isnt A380 daily at the moment


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User currently offlineSkidMarque From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9240 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 29):
Is G-XLEB operating the BA269 tonight?

No, it's XLEA again



DUCK !
User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 32, posted (10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

Quoting SkidMarque (Reply 31):
No, it's XLEA again

You'd think they'd rotate them...



Next Flights: LGW-SVG (738-DY), SVG-LHR (319-BA), LHR-HKG (388-BA), HKG-SYD (333-CX), SYD-HKG (333-CX), HKG-LHR (388-BA)
User currently offlineSkidMarque From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9231 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 32):
You'd think they'd rotate them...

It's too early for XLEB, being used on shakedown flights to FRA. Although having said that, it has no tours booked for today



DUCK !
User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3998 posts, RR: 34
Reply 34, posted (10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8787 times:

XLEB is due to operate to LAX as 283/27 and 269/28.

User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 35, posted (10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8629 times:

Quoting laca773 (Reply 15):
Congratulations to BA! This was a long day coming. When will BA receive their 3rd and 4th a/c ?

BA will take delivery of there 3rd aircraft (G-XLEC) in about 2 weeks time on the 10th of October. BA plan to add a further 5 A380's to the fleet between January and September next year. They will be followed by the delivery of a single A380 during the 1Q of 2015. The final 3 aircraft are expected to arrive during 2016.

The planned dates (subject to change of course) for delivery A380's are:

G-XLED - January 2014
G-XLEE - February 2014
G-XLEF - March 2014
G-XLEG - August 2014
G-XLEH - September 2014
G-XLEI - 1Q 2015
G-XLEJ - Sometime in 2016
G-XLEK - Sometime in 2016
G-XLEL - Sometime in 2016


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3217 posts, RR: 2
Reply 36, posted (10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8518 times:

BA crew, does it still have the "new car" smell to it?  


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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 37, posted (10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8285 times:
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Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 27):
Quoting GSTBA (Reply 35):
BA will take delivery of there 3rd aircraft (G-XLEC) in about 2 weeks time on the 10th of October. BA plan to add a further 5 A380's to the fleet between January and September next year. They will be followed by the delivery of a single A380 during the 1Q of 2015. The final 3 aircraft are expected to arrive during 2016.

Thank so much for the information, GSTBA. I appreciate it. Welcome to a.net!


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 38, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7476 times:

G-XLEA now on its way LAX-LHR:

http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW268

G-XLEB now on its way LHR-LAX:

http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW283



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9768 posts, RR: 11
Reply 39, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6931 times:

What are the next routes to be flown by their A380? Is MIA also one of their A380 routes? I seem to recall it isn't...?

A388


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 40, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6902 times:

Check http://a380flights.net/


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9768 posts, RR: 11
Reply 41, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6812 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 40):
Check http://a380flights.net/

Great, thanks. That clears it up!!! So it will be HKG, LAX, JNB, JFK, SIN, PEK.

A388


User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3998 posts, RR: 34
Reply 42, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 41):
So it will be HKG, LAX, JNB, JFK, SIN, PEK.

No.
LAX HKG and JNB are coming, the other three are wishful thinking, and not correct.


User currently offlineSelseyBill From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2013, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6029 times:

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 42):
LAX HKG and JNB are coming, the other three are wishful thinking, and not correct

I appreciate the dubious accuracy of 'wikipedia', but the PEK airport page does say it is expecting BA A380 flights in the 'near future'........

Make of that what you will........


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 44, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5943 times:
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Quoting SelseyBill (Reply 43):
I appreciate the dubious accuracy of 'wikipedia', but the PEK airport page does say it is expecting BA A380 flights in the 'near future'........

Make of that what you will........

I'll take TristarSteve's views concerning anything BA related over those posted in a Wiki !

The guys pretty close to ops on a daily basis !


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 45, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5822 times:

Quoting lapper (Reply 1):
Wow, wish i was on it...   

One thing about BA - or it's marketing and management, is a blind eye and tin ear for celebs, they almost always get it wrong, if you think they should be involved at all.

Who picks them? Alan Partridge?


User currently offlineMiami From United States of America, joined Sep 2012, 970 posts, RR: 45
Reply 46, posted (10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5703 times:
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Quoting A388 (Reply 39):
What are the next routes to be flown by their A380? Is MIA also one of their A380 routes? I seem to recall it isn't...?

Yes. MIA recently closed gates D1-D3 to upgrade it to an A380 gate.

Remember the North Terminal (Concourse D) is only for AA whom is a Oneworld member. ONLY Oneworld members park at the North Terminal. As we go back a couple months ago, we learned BA plans to flies the A380 to MIA. And have already notified MIA so they can upgrade a gate for the A380 since J17 is currently the only gate at MIA that is able to handle the A380. But J17 is for LH and it's A380.

http://exmiami.org/index.php/british-airways-bringing-a380-to-miami/

Quoting A388 (Reply 41):
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 40):
Check http://a380flights.net/

Great, thanks. That clears it up!!! So it will be HKG, LAX, JNB, JFK, SIN, PEK.

No.... That website is so wrong. BA only confirmed 3: LAX, HKG, JNB



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User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

G'day

BA 269 to LAX is operated by a 747 tail number G-BNLN with a delay of some 3 hours today.

The A 380 G-LEA operating FRA - LHR is due in LHR in some 10 minutes i.e. 7.38 local

I was under the impression LAX flights are now being operated by the A 380. So do they have an AOG or else what is the reason for the 747 being used now with a considerable delay.

Any insight is appreciated.


Cheers

Peter



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25049 posts, RR: 46
Reply 48, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

No clue what the plan was for today, but LAX is not daily yet on the 380.
Also does not always operate on 269/268. Its doing 283/282 next week for example some days.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 49, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 47):
I was under the impression LAX flights are now being operated by the A 380.

No, they're not daily yet.



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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 50, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3557 times:
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Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 47):
G'day

BA 269 to LAX is operated by a 747 tail number G-BNLN with a delay of some 3 hours today.

The A 380 G-LEA operating FRA - LHR is due in LHR in some 10 minutes i.e. 7.38 local

I was under the impression LAX flights are now being operated by the A 380. So do they have an AOG or else what is the reason for the 747 being used now with a considerable delay.

Any insight is appreciated.


Cheers

Peter

Refer above

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 25):
Whats happened to the A380? Today it is being operated by a 747-400 and currently over Northern Ireland...

http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW269

Before going daily two aircraft will need to be available - the route is 28 hour cyclical !

G-XLEB has only just arrived and needs working up !


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 51, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 50):
G-XLEB has only just arrived and needs working up !

Well, G-XLEB already operated LHR-LAX two days ago and is now on route FRA-LHR http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW903U



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User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 802 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 50):
Whats happened to the A380? Today it is being operated by a 747-400 and currently over Northern Ireland...

I can't remember the exact dates but I believe it will be around Feb/March 2014 before LAX gets a daily 388. Until then there won't be sufficient 388s in the fleet to operate a daily HKG [starting October 2013] and a daily LAX.


User currently onlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3998 posts, RR: 34
Reply 53, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2992 times:

There are 5 A380/week to LAX until the start of the summer season 2014.
They operate ex LHR as BA269 day 2 4 and 6 and BA283 day 1 and 5.
BA279 is always a B744.
From the winter schedule on 27 Oct the 5 A380 are BA 269 day 1 3 4 5 and 7
BA283 is only B744.
For summer 2014 the A380 will go daily, and then twice a day from Mid April. Next summer only two BA flights to LAX/day but both are A380.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 7
Reply 54, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2942 times:
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Tristarsteve i know its not viable to operate LHR-LAX-LHR with a single frame - to maintain daily you need two , however when it goes twice daily will the overlap mean you can operate with three frames ?

User currently onlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3998 posts, RR: 34
Reply 55, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2873 times:

When LAX goes twice daily the sixth A380 is in service. These will operate 2 LAX and daily HKG and 6/week to JNB until the seventh gets delivered in Sep 2014.

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