boeingforever
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Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:41 am

i just got the call from Lufthansa, that i have a seat on tomorrows demo flight..i dont know how to contain myself..although im a admitted Boeing lover, i am truly excited about this opportunity. i will take pics and make a trip report..anyone out there been on the plane that can tell me what to expect...
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:45 am

Have Fun - and enjoy the flight it will be a special event !!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:49 am

What are the times and do you know where it's going?

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:51 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
What are the times and do you know where it's going?

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Will I fit in your hand luggage? You can put me in the overhead bin...
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:54 am

How did you get a seat? do you work for LH?
thats amazing, I wouldn't know how to contain myself either, even though same as you I am a boeing fan!

do you know if you are sitting upstairs? and are the seats the ones that are going to be in the actual plane when it goes into service?
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:56 am

Congratulations BoeingForEver! I'm happy for you. And I hope you'll change your name in Boeing&Airbus4ever. Enjoy the ride and yes, give us your opinion.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:59 am

How did you do that? Take a lot of photos!
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:01 am

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 4):
and are the seats the ones that are going to be in the actual plane when it goes into service?

Good question. I don't quite know if LH have nailed down the final config yet.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:07 am

Congratulations sir.

A lot of us here on A.NET are very jeleous indeed.

You have fun and take lots of pics, we will certainly be waiting for that TR here.

Congrats

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:17 am

Wow what an opportunity. Have fun!!!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:20 am

You lucky devil!

It´s not faiiir........

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
although im a admitted Boeing lover, i am truly excited about this opportunity

The Airbus American visit tactic's working  Wink
Whatever
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:30 am

Another a.netter STYLO was flying the A-380 from FRA to JFK also, I can't wait for his Trip Report.
Have fun, take lots of pictures.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:58 am

That should be an amazing experience! Definitely have fun, and don't forget to take plenty of pictures for the rest of us!  Smile
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:59 am

i dont care where im sitting..i wouldnt mind last row economy middle seat..as long as i get on there
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:03 am

Great going I wish I were you!!!!! can i go in the overhead bin too  Wink
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:04 am

Perhaps a few of us should inform them of your screen name on here. Then we'll see how far you get on your flight tomorrow. HA....Just kidding! Congrats on that, it has to be very exciting!!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:23 am

I'm hardly jealous but enjoy the flight.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:29 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
Will I fit in your hand luggage? You can put me in the overhead bin...

Look at you venturing out of Tech/Ops for a General Aviation discussion.

Quoting NW727251ADV (Reply 17):
I'm hardly jealous but enjoy the flight.

Ohh come one. You know you are. We all are.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:32 am

Im soooooo jealous !!!! WOW ....enjoy it and please please please take loads of interior photos, in all cabins and even the bathrooms , the stair cases the bar areas,galleys,doors literally everything !!!! I cant wait to see the pics and TR. This may possibly be the best TR in history !!! Its all on your shoulders now lol......

Have a great time and report back ASAP.....
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
BoeingForEver

You should get a picture taken with John L and post it!

Does this mean you are among the few to say they were on board the first A380 flight to depart the states? Very lucky, Something to tell the grandkids about.
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:57 am

WOW great oppurtunity!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:36 am

Thanks for ruining my day! hahah jk. Have a good flight!
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:41 am

I'm jealous. Anybody who says they're not is a liar with no conscience!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:47 am

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 11):
The Airbus American visit tactic's working

You forgot the most important part: 'BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!' Big grin
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:49 am

Quoting ContnlEliteCMH (Reply 23):
I'm jealous. Anybody who says they're not is a liar with no conscience!

I´m not... I will fly it tomorrow for the second time  Smile  Smile  Smile

Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
anyone out there been on the plane that can tell me what to expect...

Expect to meet a friendly, even quite cool crew, nice service and of course a truly nice flight.

cheers,

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:00 am

Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 18):
Ohh come one. You know you are. We all are.

NO honest I am not jealous. I would like to fly on it one day but for whatever reason it's no big deal to me. On a sidenote my co-worker happened to be at LAX yesterday and she said she saw the big bird parked on the tarmac. She mentioned another flyer said his flight was delayed because of the arrival of the A380.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:01 am

Quoting Beechcraft (Reply 25):
I´m not... I will fly it tomorrow for the second time

Where are the pictures and TR of your first flight?

Congrats. I'd also like to know how y'all got on it. Anyway, like the others said:

Quoting KL808 (Reply 8):
You have fun and take lots of pics, we will certainly be waiting for that TR here.

and

Quoting ContnlEliteCMH (Reply 23):
I'm jealous.

with "totally" inserted between I'm and Jealous.

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:03 am

I'm also thinking videos wouldn't hurt either.

Though I can live for a while longer without the A380. I still need to get on a 747.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:20 am

Still looking for an answer. How did you manage to get on the plane?
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:23 am

Well , enjoy your flight and i am looking forward to your upcoming TR.

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:30 am

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...

NEW YORK
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 York�s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 21, 2007. We look forward to welcoming you on board the new Airbus A380 � 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 �special events� 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.


Please Note
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.
Your Flight
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 �Demonstration Flight,� 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]
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:32 am

Quoting ATCme (Reply 27):
Where are the pictures and TR of your first flight?

Photos are in the Q and TR is waiting to be written on the journey back.

Quoting ATCme (Reply 27):
I'd also like to know how y'all got on it

As a Lh employee i took part in an internal lottery and simply won the trip.

Sometimes you have to be lucky...

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:17 am

What is the seat configuration of the A380? How many across in First? Biz? and Coach?
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:39 am

Quoting Glareskin (Reply 5):
Congratulations BoeingForEver! I'm happy for you. And I hope you'll change your name in Boeing&Airbus4ever. Enjoy the ride and yes, give us your opinion.

No matter where you sit, as long as you are able bodied and feeling good, I don't need to tell you, walk through the entire bird, both levels, plop yourself in as many seats in different areas as you can. Even do a lav check! Smile, ask questions, tell them you post at A-Net and tell the crew you'll make them famous at least on our blue pages. Savor the moment and enjoy it. I bet your flight will be the fastest crossing known to your flying life. Instead of the trans atlantic flight you'll think you flew a quicky TPA-MIA hop.

When i got married (now divorced) I finally got to fly on a 747 (OK it was Tower) but hell, a 747 and generation 1 nonetheless. From JFK-MIA-JFK more exciting than my honeymoon. At least my ex didn't argue about me hogging the window as she was is and will always be scared shitless of flying. We're friends but, ain't married. Wonder why?
Those 2 routine 747 flights instead of the standard 2 hours felt like I flew RDU-ATL which is basically reach cruising altitude then start descent. So my friend be prepared for your flight to feel as if the 380 is hypersonic!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:46 am

I was onboard that aircraft today. It's amazing inside (the colors are a little odd). Have an amazing time!!!!
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:50 am

Lucky bastard. Of all plane nuts a die-hard Boeing-lover ...  Wink
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:11 am

Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 18):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 3):
Will I fit in your hand luggage? You can put me in the overhead bin...

Look at you venturing out of Tech/Ops for a General Aviation discussion.

Hehe. Well I've been quite bored at work these last few days so I have had the time to dip my toes in the pool.  Wink

I'll be traveling again starting Thursday, but I'm sure you guys can keep the home fires burning.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:23 am

Wow you are very lucky and all of us but like 3 people are jealous. Have a great flight and fill your camera with pictures of everything remember to post it for us. Check the over head bins, lavs, under seat storage, all about the seats and basically every aspect. Should a great flight and since you aren't boarding from a jet-bridge it seems, that'll be a nice walk up those stairs, might take a while but you'll get there. Big grin

Have a great flight!

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:29 am

Congrats on the opportunity...

Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):

hmmmmm. Copycat.

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CaptainTim
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:03 pm

have fun on this flight

i had a chance to fly it at Asian Aerospace in Singapore in Feb 2006 and it was an amazing experience a tour of the plane.. but i guess you're a lot more lucky, the plane now actually HAS AN INTERIOR while my flight was all testing equipment and bare walls and a leaking upper deck lavatory!

enjoy the flight and remember to visit the super spacious Lavatory.

again have a safe and fun journey i loved my first A380 flight =)

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:19 pm

How amazing to be a part of such history!

Here's wishing you the safest and most pleasurable flight!!!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:00 pm

A little off topic, but I was watching "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" a few hours ago (Tuesday night) and for the 2nd time in two nights, he mentioned the A380 in his monologue; and for the 2nd time in two nights he messed up the name. He called the plane the "A338" both times. I know it is a really small detail, but it made me cringe... I guess it's not just the news services that are often clueless about aviation... oh well...
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:50 pm

Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
although im a admitted Boeing lover, i am truly excited about this opportunity. i will take pics and make a trip report

Congratulation BoeingForEver. I hope and am sure you'll enjoy the flight. I had a couple of friends on the initial A380 flights with pax from TLS, they loved it.
Hope it will also warm your heart a bit more towards Airbus, the other great commercial a/c manufacturer along with Boeing!
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:58 pm

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 43):
Hope it will also warm your heart a bit more towards Airbus, the other great commercial a/c manufacturer along with Boeing!

He only has to meet a nice young female Airbus employee and his user name is history  Wink
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:09 pm

We will be awaiting that report.
PS! I think you will be converted after this flight.
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:57 pm

I will be flying on a LH CRJ-100 tomorrow, want to change?  Big grin

That's good news for you, hope you enjoy! I will be waiting for the TR!

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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:10 pm

Quoting BoeingForEver (Thread starter):
i dont know how to contain myself..although im a admitted Boeing lover

Like a McDonalds lover getting a free lunch at the best restaurant in town.  banghead 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:18 pm

Wow, lucky you!

Do you know whether you will be seated upstairs or down?
 
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RE: Im Flying On The A380 Tomorrow!

Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:40 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 47):
Like a McDonalds lover getting a free lunch at the best restaurant in town.

LOL, maybe he will be converted!!!!

Quoting Columba (Reply 44):
He only has to meet a nice young female Airbus employee and his user name is history

With a sexy French accent LOL....

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