|Quoting Bilalaman (Reply 29):
Still looking for an answer. How did you manage to get on the plane?
My family is in aviation..we own an airline, and we have 2 787s on order(and 2 options)..airbus has been courting us for some time, and this is a great way to entice us
heres a copy of the letter that was sent to me..im gonna make a trip report tomorrow after i get home...the second letter says that we need to bring 2 forms of ID including a passport..guess there are a lot of fans trying to sneak on...
March 21, 2007
9 a.m. departure
On behalf of Airbus and Lufthansa, we are very pleased you will be able to join us on the historic A380 Demonstration Flight from New Yorkï¿½s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 21, 2007. We look forward to welcoming you on board the new Airbus A380 ï¿½ the most spacious and modern long haul aircraft in the world. Below is some important information concerning your A380 flight. In order to make your day more enjoyable and the process run as efficiently as possible, kindly review this carefully.
Ticket, Check-in and Departure Gate
Check-in for your Demonstration Flight will take place at Hangar 19 at JFK
Airport. Please enter the airport and follow the ï¿½special eventsï¿½ signage to this location, where free parking will be available for you. A shuttle will run from the parking lots to the entrance of Hangar 19, where you will be checked in.
Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:15 a.m. Please plan to arrive absolutely no later than 8 a.m., as all passengers must allow adequate time for check-in and security procedures. Light refreshments will be available to passengers after check-in, as well as onboard the aircraft.
What to bring, and what not to bring
Please bring with you your government-issued, photo identification for check in. Cameras, mobile phones and PDAs are acceptable, but we ask that all other bags/briefcases be left at home or in your vehicle.
Because of required security clearances, we regret that no changes can be made after March 14. The ticket for your flight is absolutely not transferable, and we regret that no substitutions or additional guests can be accommodated. Should you be unable to participate, kindly inform us as soon as possible.
This flight is operated by Airbus following all Airbus policies and procedures for demonstration flights.
Your A380 Demonstration Flight is strictly non-smoking. The same regulations apply as for normal scheduled flights.
The flight will be conducted in three classes. However, on this special demonstration flight, all three classes enjoy the same service.
Tours of the cabin will be available during the flight. We regret that cockpit viewing is not possible.
The flight is scheduled to return to JFK
Airport at 10:30 and proceed to Hangar 19 for deplaning immediately thereafter.
This A380 operation is in the category of ï¿½Demonstration Flight,ï¿½ as defined by Federal Aviation Regulations. As such, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 8130.2F requires that passengers be informed of the status of the aircraft. The A380 received its design Type Certification by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) last year. The particular aircraft participating in the demonstration flight from JFK
has several deviations from that design Type Certificate. All of these deviations have been documented, reviewed and accepted for this flight by both FAA and EASA, and the demonstration flight has been approved by FAA under a Special Flight Authorization.
Ready for departure? A cordial welcome aboard the A380!
Your A380 Team
[Edited 2007-03-21 01:32:54]