Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 822 times:
I don't think the B777-200ER can fly DXB-NYC without restrictions. As usual the facts provided by Boeing (or Airbus) have to be taken carefully. The route might seem possible on the paper, but not in reality with turbulences, head winds and so on.
There must be a good reason for EK not to use the B772ER on the route but the A345.
Emirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 799 times:
I have posted detailed answers on these topics in the past. I suggest you do a search under "Emirates777" in the author's field and you'll get some messages i posted around 6 months ago. In a nutshell yes Emirates are getting A340-500s at the end of 2002 and due to commence nonstop flights DXB-NYC in January 2003. The B777-200ER cannot make it nonstop from DXB-NYC with a full pax and cargo payload especially with peak temperature take-off times.