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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:05 pm

The first class section will be perfect to carry cruise ship passengers in style.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:54 pm

Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23

Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the premium economy tickets holdere can get the F-suites
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:59 pm

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Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23

Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the premium economy tickets holdere can get the F-suites

Wow! Thanks for sharing these news (DI)!

So is this finally the „European operator not yet flying the A380 and using it on routes over the Atlantic Ocean“ as described by HiFly‘s CEO?
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:07 pm

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Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23

Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the premium economy tickets holdere can get the F-suites


The aircraft configuration is 12F+60C+399Y, total of 471, so Norwegian is going for overbooking
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:25 pm

Impressed with all the spotters! Looks like it was well publicized the beauty would be making a visit.
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:27 pm

You can see from the number of folks out to see it that the 'A380 effect' is still a thing.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:27 pm

So Norwegian is the established European carrier that will use it on transatlantic flights.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:37 pm

As this is the only A380 flying between London and JFK, a huge OD city pair, I am sure it will be a huge success. But I admit, I hadnt believed it was Norwegian who was the customer.

I wonder, if it will be a huge success, and Norwegian gets one more from HiFly, what will BA do then? Or the American carriers flying OD traffic between New York and London?
I think this actually have the potential to shake some things up. Many here have questioned why there have been no A380 flying between London and New York, one of, if not the largest OD market in the world.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:45 pm

JetBuddy wrote:
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/


403 pax is more like it :checkmark:
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:45 pm

JetBuddy wrote:
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/


403 pax is more like it :checkmark:
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:46 pm

estorilm wrote:
JetBuddy wrote:
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/


Wow, those poor pax are just going to be packed in there like sardines! :lol:

It's cool to see her making money with the new operator already, and equally amazing that Thomas Cook jumped on the opportunity to take care of their passengers.

I wonder what the logistics were like to get a crew together on next to zero notice for that flight? It's not like they were really expecting to be in the air that day was it? I can't imagine there are an over-abundance of 380 drivers / crew running around out there.


Pax would be packed even tighter in a 737 or 320! lol

Who do Ving normally use for their flights ? Using a 380 to clear a chunk,if not all, of the backlog stuck in Majorca in one hit is probably cost-effective.

They must already have crew who are qualified and current on the 380 ready for operations at the end of the month,and ,as HiFly is an ACMI operator, are probably on duty anyway.
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:59 pm

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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:22 pm

skyharborshome wrote:
Impressed with all the spotters! Looks like it was well publicized the beauty would be making a visit.



Over 10,000 aviation fans, boys, girls, mums, dads and grandmas too lined the perimeter fence at GLA for a one off Emirates A380 service in April 2014 to mark the tenth anniversary of an otherwise 777 service. That's enthusiasm in action, and I'll presume none of them are A.nutters either ? :lol:
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:33 pm

How are boarding passes and seats assigned? Since the airline chartering the aircraft doesn't have a seat map, are these done manually or is there a stand alone app or some sort of software that the airline could use. Maybe HiFly has a proprietary website where those seats can be assigned with access only to authorized personnel? Or maybe they don't assign seats at all?
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:30 pm

JannEejit wrote:
Over 10,000 aviation fans, boys, girls, mums, dads and grandmas too lined the perimeter fence at GLA for a one off Emirates A380 service in April 2014 to mark the tenth anniversary of an otherwise 777 service.

I remember the first visit of an A380 to Düsseldorf Airport on 12 November 2006. A local newspaper reported the next day that around 100,000 people showed up to witness the landing and take off a few hours later.

Luckily I had arrived early enough to be granted access to the viewing deck near the railway station. Many, many others weren't that fortunate. You could see people all around the airport perimeter fence.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 pm

Someone83 wrote:
Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23

Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the premium economy tickets holdere can get the F-suites


That's very interesting. London - New York seems like an insatiable market. Will Norwegian be marketing these flights as A380 flights? We already know the A380 as an aircraft type itself can attract customers. Or are they putting it on the route due to already higher demand than they can take care of with their 787 fleet?

Their Premium ticket holders will be very comfy in those Business Class seats, and even comfier in the First Class suites.
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:41 pm

I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:47 pm

JetBuddy wrote:
That's very interesting. London - New York seems like an insatiable market. Will Norwegian be marketing these flights as A380 flights? We already know the A380 as an aircraft type itself can attract customers. Or are they putting it on the route due to already higher demand than they can take care of with their 787 fleet?

Their Premium ticket holders will be very comfy in those Business Class seats, and even comfier in the First Class suites.

The A380 is leased because of the RR engine issues on their 787s. Using it on one of the busiest routes in the world, during the European holiday season, is only logical.

The people already having a premium ticket will be happy. It's going to be interesting to see how they will price the first class seats.
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:55 pm

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I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur.



Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues.

https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/02/norweg ... -tre-uker/
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:08 pm

Oh that's cool, thanks for that info. Will be interesting how they'll cope with it at LGW, as there is only one designated A380 stand that EK use. I'm thinking the wingspan may cause stand issues - hope LGW is prepared !
But it goes to show that HiFly are successfully getting work for the 380 but it'll be interesting to see if they do during the traditionally quieter winter months.
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:16 pm

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The flight has had to get special clearance to operate from the airport as the runway isn't really wide enough . The engines on the Airbus 380 hangs outside the runway. The airport did extra checks of the runway before and after landing.


The runways in OSL are wide enough for the A380. The outer engines are within the RWY shoulders. Especially in regards to the new Amdt. 14 to the ICAO Annex 14, the whale will have no problems at any airport handling a B773.

45m (147ft) runways are wide enough for the A380. There are some requirements for the runway shoulders, but as far as I remember OSL, they are fine regarding the shoulders.

In case the shoulders are not sufficient, the A380 has a specific small runway take off procedure. Using this procedure, the thrust on the outer engines will be set to take off thrust at a certain groundspeed, preventing sucking stuff from non stabilised shoulders.

The biggest burden regarding A380 ops at airports is the "negative image" the whale has. Size matters and scares airport ops people.

Happy landing dear A380!

edit: spelling
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:22 pm

Armodeen wrote:
You can see from the number of folks out to see it that the 'A380 effect' is still a thing.

It’s always a cool sight. I remember my first sighting, AF6 landing at JFK standing in the rain to watch it come through the clouds. Great stuff.
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 pm

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Mortyman wrote:
The flight has had to get special clearance to operate from the airport as the runway isn't really wide enough . The engines on the Airbus 380 hangs outside the runway. The airport did extra checks of the runway before and after landing.


The runways in OSL are wide enough for the A380. The outer engines are within the RWY shoulders. Especially in regards to the new Amdt. 14 to the ICAO Annex 14, the whale will have no problems at any airport handling a B773.

45m (147ft) runways are wide enough for the A380. There are some requirements for the runway shoulders, but as far as I remember OSL, they are fine regarding the shoulders.

In case the shoulders are not sufficient, the A380 has a specific small runway take off procedure. Using this procedure, the thrust on the outer engines will be set to take off thrust at a certain groundspeed, preventing sucking stuff from non stabilised shoulders.

The biggest burden regarding A380 ops at airports is the "negative image" the whale has. Size matters and scares airport ops people.

Happy landing dear A380!

edit: spelling



Yes the runway is wide enough for gear but as I said the engines are outside. Anyway, I'm sure the people at OSL did all the extra work just for the fun of it ... :roll:
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:54 pm

Apparently at LGW the 380 will be parked on a remote stand and all passengers bussed to/from it. That'll be fun. No A380 gate at the South Terminal !
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 pm

"That'll be fun." That will be a nightmare, can you just imagine what will go wrong. :stirthepot:
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:11 pm

It flew over my house from PMI to OSL. Very cool plane! Anyone know how long it will stay at OSL?
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:12 pm

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Apparently at LGW the 380 will be parked on a remote stand and all passengers bussed to/from it. That'll be fun. No A380 gate at the South Terminal !



At OSL they used regulare airstairs. There are no double airbridges at OSL for the A380 as of yet.
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 pm

Mortyman wrote:
TC957 wrote:
I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur.



Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues.

https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/02/norweg ... -tre-uker/


I shall look forward to seeing the A380 when I'm back to work at Gatwick then (Is it replacing the Wamos 747 do you know please?)

Cheers

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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:16 pm

Mortyman wrote:
TC957 wrote:
Apparently at LGW the 380 will be parked on a remote stand and all passengers bussed to/from it. That'll be fun. No A380 gate at the South Terminal !



At OSL they used regulare airstairs. There are no double airbridges at OSL for the A380 as of yet.


They have have a new double airbridge, the gate was just finished, I’ve seen them testing it with templates mounted on a front end loader. The question is will the gate fit an a380?
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:30 am

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Pax would be packed even tighter in a 737 or 320! lol

Who do Ving normally use for their flights ? Using a 380 to clear a chunk,if not all, of the backlog stuck in Majorca in one hit is probably cost-effective.

They must already have crew who are qualified and current on the 380 ready for operations at the end of the month,and ,as HiFly is an ACMI operator, are probably on duty anyway.


I just have to wonder if the A380 can bring about some reprieve from the negative PR that follows a major cock-up by a charter or tour operator.

Imagine the gate agent going: "Attention travelers, we have bad news and good news. Bad news is that your flight will be delayed by several hours due to technical issues. Good news is that you get to fly home in the comfort of an ex-Singapore Airlines A380 for no extra charge." :crackup:
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:02 am

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As this is the only A380 flying between London and JFK, a huge OD city pair, I am sure it will be a huge success. But I admit, I hadnt believed it was Norwegian who was the customer.

I wonder, if it will be a huge success, and Norwegian gets one more from HiFly, what will BA do then? Or the American carriers flying OD traffic between New York and London?
I think this actually have the potential to shake some things up. Many here have questioned why there have been no A380 flying between London and New York, one of, if not the largest OD market in the world.

BA were looking for extra A380s, now Norwegian is tapering the market.
If Norwegian get both frames, considering these are ex-SQ, premium & non-premium BA customers may start to brood.
If they get both frames & on long-term leases - that's two BIG if's, then BA will start to pay more attention as their terminal at JFK cannot handle the A380...
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:41 am

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Pax would be packed even tighter in a 737 or 320! lol

Who do Ving normally use for their flights ? Using a 380 to clear a chunk,if not all, of the backlog stuck in Majorca in one hit is probably cost-effective.

They must already have crew who are qualified and current on the 380 ready for operations at the end of the month,and ,as HiFly is an ACMI operator, are probably on duty anyway.


Ving is the name of Thomas Cook’s Norwegian branch. So they use A330-300 (with 380ish seats in a one class config) and A321 to PMI
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:40 am

DY is a long-time Hifly customer. So it does make sense for them to lease the A380 on a few trial runs.
If DY takes delivery of A380's and starts operating TATL out of London, it changes everything. They will effectively become a new VS, challenging both VS and BA in this market. The volume that they will offer will be so huge that they will be in a position to harm these operators significantly.
If this becomes permanent, BA will indeed have to get a new look at their JFK facilities, perhaps even consider using remote stands or building a new A380 mini-terminal North of the airfield, replacing their B744 ops by A380's.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 am

DY aren’t going to be getting a fleet of A380s to challenge BA and VS transatlantic.

There’s more chance of DY going out of business than getting a fleet of 380s

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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:16 am

Is Norwegian really going to be the customer HiFly was speaking about? I would expect a "first customer" to lease the aircraft for at least two to three months, not for two to three weeks. It makes sense, however, and fits the description. Those lucky "Premium Economy" passengers :)
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:28 am

It’s nice to see free market forces at play. And it seems that a used A380 could be a game changer.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 am

The 1st flight to JFK departing later today DI7015 is already delayed by 4 hours due to "airport regulation issues". There actual reason looks to be capacity issues at JFK T1 during peak hours. The return flight is therefore also delayed.

sources:
https://twitter.com/ShaquilleAKhan/stat ... 4670399493
https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status ... 2056981504


It's indeed very indeed very easy testing out the market for the use of an A380 on this when Rolls-Royce is paying a large chunk of the bill. Maybe they will do this again in the future when there are no 787s out of commission, but I doubt that they will that, unless they find a market as a premium business carrier in the front, next to being the low cost leisure carrier in the back. (Has anyone ever used the term "Mullet Carrier" for such kind of airline?)
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:34 am

CrawleyBen wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
TC957 wrote:
I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur.



Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues.

https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/02/norweg ... -tre-uker/


I shall look forward to seeing the A380 when I'm back to work at Gatwick then (Is it replacing the Wamos 747 do you know please?)

Cheers

Ben

The Wamos 744 flights finished about a week ago now, and yes, the 380 will be on the same DI flights the 744 was on ( departs around 5pm )
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:36 am

Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ?
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:48 am

readytotaxi wrote:
"That'll be fun." That will be a nightmare, can you just imagine what will go wrong. :stirthepot:


It is not big deal. Only 471 pax at most. Just flew OSL-LPA with Thomas Cook and their 386 seats A330-300s. Got busgate both inbound and outbound at LPA and it went smoothly.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:23 am

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Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ?


Terminal 1 only has a couple of A380 gates I believe and yet has to handle LH, AF and KE A380 flights. Norwegian operate out of T1, the only other terminal with A380 gates is Terminal 4. Quite a poor state of affairs compared to Heathrow for example..
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:24 am

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And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23


That was airbazars & my guess one week ago:

redcap1962 wrote:
airbazar wrote:
Maybe DY at LGW?


DY uses a Wamos 747 to JFK currently - so may be they want an upgrade... :D

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-kxn


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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:30 am

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DY aren’t going to be getting a fleet of A380s to challenge BA and VS transatlantic.

There’s more chance of DY going out of business than getting a fleet of 380s

cs


Not when you have 3 buyers lined up.
 
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:33 am

Waterbomber wrote:
cornishsimon wrote:
DY aren’t going to be getting a fleet of A380s to challenge BA and VS transatlantic.

There’s more chance of DY going out of business than getting a fleet of 380s

cs


Not when you have 3 buyers lined up.


Hold your horses, we're still talking the Scandinavian airline that set up an Argentine domestic subsidiary. I wouldn't think a Norwegian A380 fleet is too far-fedged. I don't think it's necessarily smart either. In the end though, it will come down to how they like the A380 this time and if they maybe want to test the waters by getting the second one too and testing other routes.
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Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:05 pm

Strato2 wrote:
estorilm wrote:
JetBuddy wrote:
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/


Wow, those poor pax are just going to be packed in there like sardines! :lol:


Is that a joke or...? The A380 will provide an absolutely superior travel experience compared to any charter jet Thomas Cook uses.

VolvoBus wrote:
estorilm wrote:
JetBuddy wrote:
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/


Wow, those poor pax are just going to be packed in there like sardines! :lol:

It's cool to see her making money with the new operator already, and equally amazing that Thomas Cook jumped on the opportunity to take care of their passengers.

I wonder what the logistics were like to get a crew together on next to zero notice for that flight? It's not like they were really expecting to be in the air that day was it? I can't imagine there are an over-abundance of 380 drivers / crew running around out there.


Pax would be packed even tighter in a 737 or 320! lol

Who do Ving normally use for their flights ? Using a 380 to clear a chunk,if not all, of the backlog stuck in Majorca in one hit is probably cost-effective.

They must already have crew who are qualified and current on the 380 ready for operations at the end of the month,and ,as HiFly is an ACMI operator, are probably on duty anyway.


I was kidding everyone, technically an A321 could cram in the same number of people (on OSL-PMI) - these should be VERY comfortable flights for the pax, especially things like lavs, food service, etc..
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:05 pm

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
My favourite from our Germanic friends (for some reason)... costumers/customers. I keep imagining flights full of tailors and circus clowns...


Never seen that one. Kind of odd as customer in German is Kunde.
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:24 pm

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
On-topic: wow! I always knew the A380 had oodles of pent-up potential obscured by conservative airline strategies - but my goodness, this thing is being worked hard! It was only making its public debut at Farnborough a couple of weeks ago and no-one here believed it would immediately be in constant service with multiple customers...

My thoughts as well.. she's got plenty of potential left, and isn't nearly as "dead" as people would (like to) think.

Maybe this starts something..
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:39 pm

estorilm wrote:
SomebodyInTLS wrote:
On-topic: wow! I always knew the A380 had oodles of pent-up potential obscured by conservative airline strategies - but my goodness, this thing is being worked hard! It was only making its public debut at Farnborough a couple of weeks ago and no-one here believed it would immediately be in constant service with multiple customers...

My thoughts as well.. she's got plenty of potential left, and isn't nearly as "dead" as people would (like to) think.
Maybe this starts something..


It's a psychological thinking difference. Airbus thought holistically & were economically right - despite many unforeseen developments.
Boeing on the other hand were pragmatic & knew airlines would go globally short-term thinking. It is comparable to the difference between Japanese top-notch quality products & their US equivalents : requires taking more variables into account & a more sustained effort. EK understood this & succeeded, proving Airbus' case, but it is nothing short of a miracle, in 2000 no one saw them coming.

HI-FLY know their business, they are applying at a much smaller scale parts of Amedeo's strategy stated when signing their conditionnal order of an extra 20 frames
 
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Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:42 pm

ro1960 wrote:
JayBCNLON wrote:
wingman wrote:
Better to say “landed AT OSL”

Before picking on the non-native English speakers here let’s focus on eliminating the „theirs/there‘s/they‘res“ and the „would ofs“ of the native English speakers. ;)

It's/its, hanger/hangar, compliment/complement... ;)

And nitpicking in the square: isn't it "landed at OSL" instead of "landed AT OSL"? :duck:

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