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A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:50 am

From a airport meeting we have heard that the A380 will do a visit to IAD on March 25th-26th. Only details I have is that LH is sponsoring the visit, the ac will arrive at 10:00pm on Sunday March 25th and depart Monday March 26th at 10pm.

Not sure why the arrival and departure are so late, but hey beggers cant be choosers.
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:02 pm

I will be around. We should attempt to see it from over at the observation tower.

Someone coordinate an effort.

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:17 pm

I have to work that day, more than likely, so I hope to see it a few times around B Terminal. Since LH is hosting it I wonder if they are still going to try to use B45/47 for it... or if they even think they have a chance of it working out there.

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:26 pm

So can someone just confirm that LH is going to JFK, ORD, and IAD, and see if they are also coming to LAX and SFO? I assume they are route proving their main USA airports. Would that include MIA as well?
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:32 pm

ORD? When? The water tower at my office has a full view of 9R/27L, and anything landing at 32L buzzes the place.
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:07 pm

I really hope that it will indeed visit IAD on the 25th-26th because I will miss out on her at JFK and ORD on the 19th and 20th.

Not that I doubt the source but I would like so hear some more confirmation like what has been given for JFK and ORD because I would like to purchase my plane ticket down to IAD as soon as possible.

Thanks for letting us know!

[Edited 2007-02-10 06:12:29]
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:20 pm

Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
ORD? When? The water tower at my office has a full view of 9R/27L, and anything landing at 32L buzzes the place.

It's coming to ORD on March 20th. There was a very detailed article in the Chicago Tribune today.

BTW, I'll be sure to write a trip report!  Wink
 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:36 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 6):
It's coming to ORD on March 20th. There was a very detailed article in the Chicago Tribune today.

OK, good. And my laptop has EV-DO built in, so I could type up what I see in real time.  Wink
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:21 pm

Quoting IAD51FL (Reply 2):
I have to work that day, more than likely, so I hope to see it a few times around B Terminal. Since LH is hosting it I wonder if they are still going to try to use B45/47 for it... or if they even think they have a chance of it working out there.

My guess is it will be parked on the remote H ramp. I to have to work that day and hope to see it.
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:04 am

Here's the link to the Chicago Tribune article:

A380 at JFK, ORD & IAD

Have a great flight, LHUSA! Look forward to your trip report.

See all you ORD spotters on the 20th!
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting Airfinair (Reply 9):

Have a great flight, LHUSA! Look forward to your trip report.

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Quoting Airfinair (Reply 9):
See all you ORD spotters on the 20th!

For sure! Cannot wait..

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:24 am

Sorry if I missed it, but is the the A380 coming in full LH colors?

or...like this...


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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:12 am

Quoting IAD51FL (Thread starter):
Not sure why the arrival and departure are so late,

MMMM..probably so there is no need to deal with large volumes of moving traffic. Don't need to create a hassle airline traffic when it's just a promo stunt.
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:06 pm

Is it going to visit any west coast cities in March? I will be in Los Angeles and Phoenix March 10th- 17th. I would love to see it!!!
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:45 pm

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 1):
Someone coordinate an effort.

What sort of coordination would you like? I'm up for a local A-net gathering, since I know I won't be in JFK or ORD in March. However, I suspect the obs. tower will be closed at 2200, unless they make it a special event. If we want to do daytime spotting, we'd have to know where it will be parked in the daytime and what will be visible.

I think I might be a little late getting to bed on the 25th, maybe I'd better get the 26th off now so I don't have to call in sleepy.  zzz 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:14 am

 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:11 pm

Quoting IAD51FL (Thread starter):

Any further news? Has the flight schedule been confirmed? From what I gather from this and other threads,

24 March to JFK
25 March to IAD, landing ~2200
26 March depart IAD ~2200 for ORD

(27 March buzz LAX but don't land)  Wink

Any further/corrected info would be gratefully appreciated!
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:02 am

I've heard that LH will be doing a VIP flight with the A380 out of IAD on the 26th - this is the time to catch it! Here's a quote from a Flightglobal article outlining the schedule for the IAD visit:

Quote:

The A380 would arrive at 21:30 and offload passengers before repositioning the aircraft to hard stand H15 by 23:30. The following day the airport would load passengers via a mobile lounge from Signature Flight Support at 11:50 and depart for a VIP flight, scheduled to return at 13:20. The A380 will depart the USA from B41/B43 at 16:20 with ground handling provided by Evergreen Aviation.

I'll be out there for sure and hopefully some of you guys will be there aswell!

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:27 am

OMG! SOOOOOO EXCITED!!  bouncy  I don't know the inside details of IAD, so where is the best place to spot? Do you need tickets? Will it be on display on Monday before it leaves?? Any details??
 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:50 am

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 18):
don't know the inside details of IAD, so where is the best place to spot? Do you need tickets? Will it be on display on Monday before it leaves?? Any details??

If you are planning on catching it at IAD then I suggest you join the Washington-Baltimore Spotters Group ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WashBaltSpotters ) for the latest updates and info about where and when to see it. Cheers!

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:51 am

Well I am hoping for a 19L arrival, then i can see the A380 making an approach right from my house. Infact, you can get a good view from the economy parking lots too, if the arrival is on 19L. If 1R, then the best would be to take rte 28 toward centerville and take the Air and space museum/udvar -Hazy center exit, as soon as you take the exit, you can see the approach lights for 1R on your right.

I am not too sure for a rwy 12 or rwy 19R/1L landing (maybe the daily parking lots??)

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:24 am

Ok, so what is the official date for JFK? Im on spring break so I may duck down for the day.
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:31 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 21):
Ok, so what is the official date for JFK? Im on spring break so I may duck down for the day.

No official date has been set yet for any visits but supposedly the 19th or 20th is speculated for JFK.

Quoting Electech6299 (Reply 16):
24 March to JFK
25 March to IAD, landing ~2200
26 March depart IAD ~2200 for ORD

First time I have heard of these dates!

Quoting Jran225 (Reply 17):
I've heard that LH will be doing a VIP flight with the A380 out of IAD on the 26th - this is the time to catch it! Here's a quote from a Flightglobal article outlining the schedule for the IAD visit:

That would make a visit down to IAD to see her so much more worth it!
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:20 am

Quoting Jran225 (Reply 17):
Quote:

The A380 would arrive at 21:30 and offload passengers before repositioning the aircraft to hard stand H15 by 23:30. The following day the airport would load passengers via a mobile lounge from Signature Flight Support at 11:50 and depart for a VIP flight, scheduled to return at 13:20. The A380 will depart the USA from B41/B43 at 16:20 with ground handling provided by Evergreen Aviation.

Thanks!!

Hmm, depart the USA? For an interim stop in Canada, or a direct flight to Asia? Were the ORD rumors incorrect, or is it flying JFK-ORD-IAD?

Not that is matters much to me...sounds like IAD is my place to catch it. Time to put in for leave and start praying for good weather  pray 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:29 am

Quoting Electech6299 (Reply 23):
Were the ORD rumors incorrect, or is it flying JFK-ORD-IAD?

It's flying JFK-ORD-JFK. It will be on the ground at ORD for about 2.5 hours on the 20th.
 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:33 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 24):
It's flying JFK-ORD-JFK. It will be on the ground at ORD for about 2.5 hours on the 20th.

Thanks for clearing that up...So it looks like a lot of time spent at JFK!

Any word on where it's heading after IAD?
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:37 am

Quoting Electech6299 (Reply 25):
Any word on where it's heading after IAD

I believe IAD is the last stop. This is how I understand the routing over the couple of weeks that LH will partnership with Airbus.

FRA-JFK
JFK-ORD-JFK
JFK-FRA

FRA-HKG-FRA

FRA-IAD-FRA (Will take invited guests for a trip around Washington)

I also heard at some point that the A380 will visit MUC, but I don't know anything about that.
 
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:58 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 26):
his is how I understand the routing over the couple of weeks that LH will partnership with Airbus.

Fantastic! I really appreciate the info... bouncy 

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:03 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 24):
It will be on the ground at ORD for about 2.5 hours on the 20th.

Yes, thank you for clarifying. Do you know of the time...a rough estimate..?
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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:21 pm

All LH personell could sign upto be on board....now cross my fingers to be one of the chosen...  Wink

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RE: A380 To Visit IAD March 25th-26th!

Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:31 pm

Please tell all about it because sadly I will not be able to see the A380, the best chance of seeing it would be at ORD. Which midwest city will be the first to see the A380?
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