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ADB1
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Etihad A346 Just Leaving MAN

Sun May 08, 2016 7:52 pm

Hi All,

I have just seen an Etihad A346 departing MAN on 05L over our house. It looked stunning in its Abu Dhabi Grand Prix livery.

I'm sure it's normally a 773.

Can anyone help me out on this one?

Many thanks

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scbriml
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RE: Etihad A346 Just Leaving MAN

Sun May 08, 2016 7:57 pm

That'll be A6-EHJ. No idea why it was on the service to MAN though, sorry.

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RE: Etihad A346 Just Leaving MAN

Sun May 08, 2016 8:00 pm

They used 1 yesterday as well. I'm assuming that the good and great of the Abu Dhabi United Group were utilising the F class section as it was Man City's last home game of the season so probably in for a catch up in person with the board.
 
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RE: Etihad A346 Just Leaving MAN

Sun May 08, 2016 8:15 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I wish that Etihad would put an A380 on this route  

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RE: Etihad A346 Just Leaving MAN

Sun May 08, 2016 9:15 pm

Quoting ADB1 (Reply 3):

I always assumed it would be a matter of time guess I was wrong!
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RE: Etihad A346 Just Leaving MAN

Tue May 10, 2016 3:57 am

If I'm reading the info right, MAN only has 1 A380 gate, and Emirates already has two A380 flights a day into MAN. Still, thats only 4-5 hours a day that EK is occupying the gate... Ive flown AUH-LHR on EYs first A380 delivered, and downstairs was packed. I took this photo at the very back of the lower cabin:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/910/FyMcfk.jpg

Upstairs was about 60% full:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/Jbw3z7.jpg

What I noticed while going through passport control fast track line at LHR was that I recognized a lot of people from my flight that were J also, but the other line was nowhere near as long as you would expect if all the Y passengers from that flight were going through passport control.

Guess the MAN load factors suit a 777, given EY is only going to operate 10 A380s.

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