Yes A6-EBD is a high density (2 class). Actually what has happened is that the Fri BKK
is scheduled to be a B777-200 low density and due to a combination of high loads and lack of available B772s they often substitute with a 2-class B77W. On the later point, Emirates is already one B772 LD
short because the aircraft are being totally refurbished and one acft is in the hangar for a period of upto 6-8 weeks. So in many ways EBD for its first year will operate as a "sub" until all the 772 LDs are refurbished. To date A6-EMG and A6-EMH have been done and A6-EMI is currently in the hangar.
is set to be upgraded to a mixture of B772/B773 by December on the morning flight. In Mar 06 - the morning MUC
flight will be upgraded to B772 daily ex-Sun. The Sun flight will operate with 332. German routes slated for A380 operations are FRA
(this one will be post 2010).
Yes the 773A can make DUS
no problem. However DUS
has high cargo loads and the B77W doesnt carry significant limitations on full cargo and pax loads on very hot temperatures out of DXB
. Often LHR
B773As have to leave cargo behind because pax loads are high. The advantage here is that there are multiple daily flights on these routes so the cargo can still be accomodated.