rjpieces
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Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:45 pm

So it appears that the A380 will be arriving at JFK on March 19th at noon. Somebody from an old thread who will be on that flight posted these details:

19th Mar FRA-JFK
LH8940
STD 09.00 STA 12.00

I am supposed to return to DC on the Delta Shuttle that morning, but I can't miss the A380 coming to JFK for the first time...So I am going to change my flight to later in the day.

I plan to be at JFK watching it land...Hopefully there will be favorable runway conditions and we will know for sure that morning where she will be landing.

I imagine other A.netters will be joining me, so I thought I would post this to coordinate our plans...Anyone else know that they are definitely going to be there?
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AlitaliaMD11
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:10 pm

RJ,

Let me direct you to this thread on NYCAviation:

http://nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5140
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:52 pm

I will try to make it then.

Jeremy
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:53 pm

I'll be there.

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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:54 pm

CRAP I have to fly out on the DL 777 around 8am, NUTS!

Andrew
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:48 pm

you'll see me there too
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:46 pm

Where's the best place to see the plane up close from inside a Terminal? (I can't deal with this cold weather anymore...) Good luck to all you brave lads...
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting Comorin (Reply 6):
Where's the best place to see the plane up close from inside a Terminal? (I can't deal with this cold weather anymore...) Good luck to all you brave lads...

I imagine it will be parked at Terminal 1 at gate 10 which I believe is the current gate at Terminal 1 which can handle an A380. Gate 10 is located at the end of Terminal 1 which means you would not have the best view from the cafeteria, but would still be able to see it.

But by March 19th I have hopes that the weather will be up in the 50's, which is not that cold.
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:55 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):
imagine it will be parked at Terminal 1 at gate 10 which I believe is the current gate at Terminal 1 which can handle an A380. Gate 10 is located at the end of Terminal 1 which means you would not have the best view from the cafeteria, but would still be able to see it.

But by March 19th I have hopes that the weather will be up in the 50's, which is not that cold.

Thank you! I have to head to T7 to get my CLEAR ID, so it'll give me a chance to use the AirTrain too.
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:27 pm

One should have a pretty good view of it at the gate from the top of the T1/2/3 parking garage. The authorities probably won't appreciate you standing around there for long, though.

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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:10 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 9):



Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 7):

Thanks for the tips. I presume the cafeteria is before security?
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting Comorin (Reply 10):
Thanks for the tips. I presume the cafeteria is before security?

Yes, it is located on the second floor of Terminal 1.
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:01 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 9):
One should have a pretty good view of it at the gate from the top of the T1/2/3 parking garage. The authorities probably won't appreciate you standing around there for long, though.

Are you likely to get a good view of it landing from there? Unless it lands on 31L or 4L/R (the latter would be very unusual), I would have thought a better area might be over toward T5/6.

Where will you be, Mir?
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting Richierich (Reply 12):
Where will you be, Mir?

In my car, wherever I decide to take us  Smile
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:01 am

So who else is planning on going?
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:19 am

I want to go, but im awaiting to see if i will be approved for a Vacation Day. If it arrives around noon, a good time to be there would be 12noon i guess. Anyone know how long it will be there just in case im not approved for a vacation day? If not maybe i can catch it when it arrives on the 20th? I think its supposed to be both monday and tuesday. Im scheduled to work 7am-3pm in Grand Central so i hope i can either get the day off, or go make it. Also if i can go, where can one stand as far as getting pictures or seeing the new Aircraft. I will know by tonight if i got it or not. anyways i hopefully will see some of you there........
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:43 am

i have just confirmed my seat on the test flight of the 380 wed, march 21th...is there any chance of me sleeping the night before?
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:54 am

Quoting BoeingForEver (Reply 16):
i have just confirmed my seat on the test flight of the 380 wed, march 21th...is there any chance of me sleeping the night before?

Where to?
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:44 am

It to JFK, JFK to JFK  Smile

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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:04 am

Question for you all going to see the A380. If one doesnt have a ticket nor work for any airlines where would be good to see the Airbus A380? I live 5 minutes via Belt parkway to JFK. Maybe it would be good to see it from the Five towns area when the plane approaches over rockaway turnpike? Anyone have any good photo spots? I would love to get some photos of it..

Thank you
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:17 am

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 18):
It to JFK, JFK to JFK Smile

Mike

exactly..which is more that i can ever ask for!
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:26 am

I will be there, driving down from CT.
 
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:23 pm

I plan to be there with alot of other DL ramp agents and be right there next to the plane as they put the bridge on I suppose that is is the PA Police dont make it some sort of security issue of getting to close. I will post pics from my not so high end camera.
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RE: Official A380 At JFK Meet Thread

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:13 pm

I will be there too, FINALLY! The Whale is flying to the U.S

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