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Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:27 am

I went to Etihad website, but nothing about their non-stop to NYC starting this Monday...

Anyone with more info??

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:32 am

I believe it starts the 26th.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:38 am

What aircraft they looking to use on this route??

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 2):
What aircraft they looking to use on this route??

A340-500
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:43 am

Etihad already fly transatlantic via London Stansted to Toronto as flight ETD 501. Looking at July 2006, that flight was predominantly operated by A330 with A6-EYA, EYD, EYE and EYX appearing. Surely New York non-stop could only be done with A340-500. With Emirates flying twice daily non-stop DXB to JFK (A340-500) and Qatar planning to start non-stop also to New York (A340-600HGW), it is not surprising that Etihad will shortly follow suit.
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:53 am

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
Etihad already fly transatlantic via London Stansted to Toronto as flight ETD 501

No they dont. EY501 is routed AUH-BRU-YYZ and is flown by the A330-200.

EY do not fly to STN, they fly to LGW, MAN and LHR in the UK.

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
Surely New York non-stop could only be done with A340-500.

It is.

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
With Emirates flying twice daily non-stop DXB to JFK (A340-500) and Qatar planning to start non-stop also to New York (A340-600HGW), it is not surprising that Etihad will shortly follow suit.

Emirates will operate a 3 daily JFK flight, two direct and one via HAM.

EY will begin services to NYC before QR does also.

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:53 am

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
Etihad already fly transatlantic via London Stansted to Toronto as flight ETD 501.

It is via Brussels, Belgium.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:03 am

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
With Emirates flying twice daily non-stop DXB to JFK (A340-500)

Little correction, the morning flight is flown by the 777-300ER. The via HAM flight will also be a 777-300ER.

Qatar is planning A340-600HGW service to EWR for early/mid 2007 although JFK might be their final airport choice.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:17 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
Etihad already fly transatlantic via London Stansted to Toronto as flight ETD 501

No they dont. EY501 is routed AUH-BRU-YYZ and is flown by the A330-200.

Strong indication that they will go non-stop AUH-YYZ with the A345 starting Summer 07 and up their frequency to the maximum allowed 6 weekly.

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:18 am

Great Middle East airlines finally coming to America. Its long overdue.
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:32 am

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 9):
Great Middle East airlines finally coming to America. Its long overdue.

If you mean EY then they already come to America...I'm sure you meant "United States".... Wink
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 9):
Its long overdue.

Not to put you on the spot or anything but Etihad has only been flying for two years. It has taken them a lot to get were they are now and they have only just taken delivery of their A340-500 and 777-300ER aircraft. I think it's the right time and not overdue.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:24 pm

What will happen to the BRU service if YYZ goes nonstop?

I often fly this route,infact i am in BRU rite now arrived on EY501 on the 13th October.The A332 was EYE.Another question i have is howcome none of the 3 class A332 have the new flagship biz class? Will this remain the case in the future also?
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:16 pm

The newer 3 class A332s EYD and EYE are leased and therefore do not have the Etihad specified interior. Etihads first owned 3 class A332s will arrive fairly soon with the proper Etihad interior and equipment.

If BRU direct to YYZ does happen then at present it is more likely to be operated by the B77W.

JFK direct commences 26 Oct.

The next 2 new destinations are Tehran and Shanghai.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:24 pm

I was reading an article about them in Airways that said New York was one of their future destinations. Congrats to JFK. From what I hear, their service is GREAT.

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:28 pm

Edit: OKay EJazz beat me to it (Hi Ejazz!!)...

[Edited 2006-10-15 07:29:19]
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:06 pm

Quoting Ejazz (Reply 13):
If BRU direct to YYZ does happen then at present it is more likely to be operated by the B77W.

Sorry that should be AUH direct to YYZ.

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:50 pm

Will 4 A340-500's be enough to operate both AUH-YYZ and AUH-JFK... simultaneously. No room for a tech problem...

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:03 pm

Already arrived. Slept all the way to MNL in the comfort of Etihad.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:44 pm

I've seen their advertisements in New York:

"The Fastest Way to Abu Dhabi"

May I ask who their target market is? I'm assuming there are a handful of front-cabin luxury passengers and the rest are low-yield to South Asia. Am I wrong?
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:23 pm

How long would DXB-JFK be, Im guessing it would be touching 16hrs if not longer. Im aware Thai fly BKK-JFK going east non stop and its 17 1/2hrs the longest scheduled flight I think!
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:28 pm

Quoting Keego (Reply 20):
How long would DXB-JFK be, Im guessing it would be touching 16hrs if not longer

DXB-JFK is 14h 10m, JFK-DXB is 12h 55m.

Quoting Keego (Reply 20):
Thai fly BKK-JFK going east non stop and its 17 1/2hrs the longest scheduled flight I think!

BKK-JFK is 16h 55m, JFK-BKK is 17h 10m.

SIN-EWR is 18h 40m, EWR-SIN is also 18h 40m which makes it the longest non-stop route flown today.

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:29 pm

Quoting Keego (Reply 20):
How long would DXB-JFK be, Im guessing it would be touching 16hrs if not longer. Im aware Thai fly BKK-JFK going east non stop and its 17 1/2hrs the longest scheduled flight I think!

DXB-JFK is 14 hours and the return is 12 hours and a half.

Isn't Singapore-New York the longest flight?
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:42 pm

Thanks B742 and QatarA340.

Didnt know SIN-EWR was that long. Id rather pay extra for a stop  Smile
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:13 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 22):
DXB-JFK is 14 hours and the return is 12 hours and a half.

Sometimes it takes longer..my EK flight was almost 16 hours with winds and about 13 hours on the way back.... Sad
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:22 am

Refering to my post in (Reply 4).

Sorry for the misleading information.

I have re-checked my source of information and I did read it correctly so in future I should cross check all information from a second unrelated source before posting.

My source was LAAS magazine (October) which lists registration numbers for transatlantic flights and incorrectly lists ETD 501 as STN-YYZ. I also thought it was rather strange when I read it.

It was also an error on my part to assume that the second Emirates flight from Dubai to JFK was also operated by A340-500. I had only checked flight 201/202 and was unaware that the other flight was a 777.
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
With Emirates flying twice daily non-stop DXB to JFK (A340-500)

One with A340-500 and other with B777-300ER, plus a third one-stop via Hamburg starting on Oct 29 using 777-300ER. This is going to be a crowded market!
 
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:17 am

I've booked myself on Emirates' New York services for the winter. Booked one way 345 the other way 77W so I'll have a chance to compare as well as get on two new aircraft types! Hopefully their economy class is doable for 14 hours. It'll be interesting to see how much I complain about the 3-4-3 layout for that long of a flight. I flew EK from LHR to DXB in May and didn't think the slightly narrower seats were of any worry. Let's see how my opinion will change for a flight over twice as long.

Quoting Awthompson (Reply 4):
Qatar planning to start non-stop also to New York (A340-600HGW), it is not surprising that Etihad will shortly follow suit

Somewhat surprisingly, IIRC Qatar and the US do not have an air service contract so if QR want to initiate flights to the US I would imagine that they would have to spearhead the effort to begin the process whereby the FAA will approve Qatari carriers to land in the US and I suppose vice versa?
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 27):
I've booked myself on Emirates' New York services for the winter. Booked one way 345 the other way 77W so I'll have a chance to compare as well as get on two new aircraft types! Hopefully their economy class is doable for 14 hours.

If you are flying cattle class, I can certainly let you know that it's terrible... Sad
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:31 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 19):
May I ask who their target market is? I'm assuming there are a handful of front-cabin luxury passengers and the rest are low-yield to South Asia. Am I wrong?

Yep....and if you think the demand to DXB is small...AUH makes it look like LON. Silly
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:41 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 28):
Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 27):
I've booked myself on Emirates' New York services for the winter. Booked one way 345 the other way 77W so I'll have a chance to compare as well as get on two new aircraft types! Hopefully their economy class is doable for 14 hours.

If you are flying cattle class, I can certainly let you know that it's terrible...

You're right. I did this route in cattle class and I got off the flight with a back ache, parched and sick after eating stale "noodles". EK's Y class service is not great for these long journeys. For that, try SQ, beat anyone hands down.
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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:46 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 27):
Hopefully their economy class is doable for 14 hours.

Yes, absolutely!

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 27):
I flew EK from LHR to DXB in May and didn't think the slightly narrower seats were of any worry.

True, the difference is marginal.


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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
Emirates will operate a 3 daily JFK flight, two direct and one via HAM.

There's enough demand between DXB and the USA to warrant two 773's and a 345 daily?! Wow. I'm shocked. Didn't thing the Emirates were that popular a destination, whether it's business or leisure.

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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:08 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 32):
There's enough demand between DXB and the USA to warrant two 773's and a 345 daily?! Wow. I'm shocked. Didn't thing the Emirates were that popular a destination, whether it's business or leisure.

It's not just the UAE, but all the countries and the region around.


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RE: Etihad Flies Non-stop To NYC 10/16?

Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:40 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):

If you mean EY then they already come to America...I'm sure you meant "United States".... Wink

Most Canadians don't consider themselves as being in America or being American. That would be a big no, no! Canada is, however, in North America. Again from an Ameri-centric point of view - not a Euro-centric point of view. Wink!

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