EK156
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Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:12 pm

Emirates announced today that will be sending another A380 on their LHR route making it 3 daily flights with the A380 now!! Seems Capacity is allowing this increase. Business is always full when I fly that route!

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/emira...-triple-daily-heathrow-430123.html
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:06 pm

Quoting EK156 (Thread starter):
Business is always full when I fly that route!

Full with what though ? Full fare payers or bump-ups ?

Big difference.
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:44 pm

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 1):
Full with what though ? Full fare payers or bump-ups ?

Big difference.

I don´t think they´d send another A380 if it is full of Bump-ups....

Looks like EK is a good example of what to do in LHR to add capacity without having more slots.
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:58 pm

Its EK029/30 being upgraded. This surprises me given the lack of convenient connections and the poor timings for O/D passengers eastbound (0325 arrival at DXB). The DXB-LHR flight is slightly more favourable, but a lot of the feed in the morning bank will be picked up by EK001 which departs two hours earlier and connects perfectly with most of the Australia, New Zealand and African inbounds.
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:55 pm

The 29 I personally find a great flight as it's good timing to get things done as you don't leave DXB to early and are able to do things in London upon arrival.
Regarding upgrades it's usually full of full fare whereby if it's overbooked they get moved to F. Y class has pretty good loads on this flight also.
Hope that helps  
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:09 pm

I remember flying on EK029 a number of years ago when it was operated by the 332. That my just my second flight on EK.
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:45 pm

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 1):
Full with what though ? Full fare payers or bump-ups ?

Even if it were full of bump-ups, that would mean a lot of high-yield Y-pax, which -at a 50% Y-capacity increase- would not have bump-ups anymore.

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 3):
This surprises me given the lack of convenient connections and the poor timings for O/D passengers eastbound (0325 arrival at DXB)

3:25 is the flight from which to connect to earlier flights of the morning departure bank. Its not that "poor", although it would be more perfect if it arrived an hour or 1.5h later.
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:32 pm

Quoting hal9213 (Reply 7):
3:25 is the flight from which to connect to earlier flights of the morning departure bank. Its not that "poor", although it would be more perfect if it arrived an hour or 1.5h later.

EK004, arriving at 0700, connects with the morning bank. EK30 can be used, but the layover is around 4 hours +.
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:25 pm

Of course the real question now is which rotation will become the 4th A380 into LHR and when?
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:33 pm

Quoting boysteve (Reply 9):
Of course the real question now is which rotation will become the 4th A380 into LHR and when?

I am sure that all the flights to LHR will be operated by the A380.
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:40 am

What about Gatwick!!! It already has 3 daily flights! Why not an A380 there?
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:48 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
I am sure that all the flights to LHR will be operated by the A380.

- I did hear EK were talking with BAA about moving all 5 flights to A380's, looks like it is starting to move that way.

Waiting for SQ to replace the 77W service with a 388 too.
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:36 pm

There are still only 4 A380 stands in Terminal 3 so the availability does not necessarily work for all 5 flights to be A380s when you factor in the QFA and SIA requirements as there are often 2 UAE aircraft present at the same time. There was talk of 340 and 342 being upgraded to A380 stands but that seems to have gone quiet.
 
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:23 pm

LHR never ceases to amaze me. Soon to be 8 BA 744's daily to JFK, soon to be 5 EK A380's daily to DXB.

[Edited 2011-11-18 10:23:52]
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:10 pm

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 13):
LHR never ceases to amaze me.

Bigger O&D than Paris and Amsterdam combined, only two runways .... big, high capacity planes definitely feature very highly in LHR's future. I recall that BAA think that, eventually, 1 in every 6 movements at LHR will be an A380.
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RE: Emirates To Go Triple Daily On A380 To LHR

Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:07 pm

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 14):
definitely feature very highly in LHR's future. I recall that BAA think that, eventually, 1 in every 6 movements at LHR will be an A380.

BAA are dreaming! As the LHR movements are around 1370 in summer that would mean 230ish A380 moves per day. There is no way the infrastructure could handle that many, there just isn't the space, stands or runway capacity as one A380 = 3 normal moves.