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  Reply # 2179714 15-Feb-2019 09:48
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No one has ever heard of this "plane".  No wonder they're not making it anymore.


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  Reply # 2180674 15-Feb-2019 10:11
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Coil:

 

 I understand Emirates park their 3 380's on the tarmac every night or second night, fuel up to the brim and then fly to BNE, MEL, SYD. This must have some form of benefit for us. 

 

 

Emirates have't flown the A380 TT for several years now. There is a single A380 flight to DXB every day.

 

I'd also be highly surprised if they ever flew TT with anything but minimum fuel requirements. Filling them with fuel would be totally pointless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was 2017 Christmas time, I was chatting with one of the crew and they were explaining it is apparently cheaper to pay staff, burn fuel flying here, store the plane and burn fuel flying back than what it is to leave them at SYD or MEL.. The airfares are a bonus. 
Not sure what an A380 TT is sorry. This also may have been a seasonal thing.

 

When I left the airport there were 2 other A380's destined for SYD, MEL and BNE. I was on the BNE plane and then the rest went to Dubai.





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2180678 15-Feb-2019 10:18
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Coil:

 

sbiddle:

 

Coil:

 

 I understand Emirates park their 3 380's on the tarmac every night or second night, fuel up to the brim and then fly to BNE, MEL, SYD. This must have some form of benefit for us. 

 

 

Emirates have't flown the A380 TT for several years now. There is a single A380 flight to DXB every day.

 

I'd also be highly surprised if they ever flew TT with anything but minimum fuel requirements. Filling them with fuel would be totally pointless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was 2017 Christmas time, I was chatting with one of the crew and they were explaining it is apparently cheaper to pay staff, burn fuel flying here, store the plane and burn fuel flying back than what it is to leave them at SYD or MEL.. The airfares are a bonus. 
Not sure what an A380 TT is sorry. This also may have been a seasonal thing.

 

When I left the airport there were 2 other A380's destined for SYD, MEL and BNE. I was on the BNE plane and then the rest went to Dubai.

 

 

 

 

TT = Trans Tasman.

 

What I was saying is that Emirates no longer fly the A380 on Trans Tasman routes, and haven't done for a couple of years now.

 

Yes they fly them here rather than paying parking costs in Australia for the day - this is an strategy adopted by numerous airlines.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2180683 15-Feb-2019 10:20
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Those Emirates flights from Auckland via Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to Dubai have ceased. They now codeshare with Quantas for those flights.

 

There were rumours (from flight staff) that their new Dubai route from Auckland would be Auckland - Bali - Dubai. While that is a route they operate now with a 777-200 (but with reduced frequency since January this year), they have kept the non-stop route with the A380 between Auckland and Dubai.

 

 





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  Reply # 2180685 15-Feb-2019 10:23
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Ahh thanks for Clarification guys, Seems I was close to the last of the passengers to go on a TT E A380.

777-200 is a marvelous plane. 





 


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  Reply # 2180693 15-Feb-2019 10:30
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I don't like flying it the A380. Sure its comfortable, but it's just so big it scares me - the wing span is enormous.

 

 

Which is part of its problem, it wings are designed to allow a freighter variant to haul 150 tonnes of Cargo, 

 

The  freighter Variant never got into production, so the passenger version is left hauling a much heavier set of wings around the world that it actually needs.......


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  Reply # 2180695 15-Feb-2019 10:36
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No idea why you would want an A380 when you can have the Queen of the Skies.

 





 


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Flew on a Qantas A380 from Sydney to Singapore in 2008 - it was the same plane that later lost on its its engines or something similar.

 

Flew a Emirates A380 from, Auckland to Dubai and then Dubai to Amsterdam last year = in 2017 I had flown a 787 from Auckland to Tokyo and found the A380 to be very noisy compared to the 787 (thank you noise cancelling headphones)




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  Reply # 2180811 15-Feb-2019 11:31
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Coil:

 

No idea why you would want an A380 when you can have the Queen of the Skies.

 

 

Where might you find a 747 now, they are all pretty much scrapped, except for Trumps plane.

 

 


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  Reply # 2180830 15-Feb-2019 11:58
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sbiddle:

 

[snip]

 

What I was saying is that Emirates no longer fly the A380 on Trans Tasman routes, and haven't done for a couple of years now.

 

Yes they fly them here rather than paying parking costs in Australia for the day - this is an strategy adopted by numerous airlines.

 

 

My cousin is an Emirates A380 First Officer, and he flew into Sydney on Saturday, had a 24-hour slip there, where he joined a family birthday celebration, and flew to Christchurch on Monday. On Wednesday he flew back to Sydney, and on Friday back to Dubai.
Other times he has done rotations through Auckland
So Emirates are definitely still flying the A380 Trans Tasman


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No idea why you would want an A380 when you can have the Queen of the Skies.

 

 

Where might you find a 747 now, they are all pretty much scrapped, except for Trumps plane.

 

 

Concorde aside, 747 = best looking passenger jet ever!


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Coil:

 

No idea why you would want an A380 when you can have the Queen of the Skies.

 

 

Where might you find a 747 now, they are all pretty much scrapped, except for Trumps plane.

 

 

 

 

Umm???

 

https://www.boeing.com/commercial/747/

 

You can buy a brand new one directly from Boeing....  The world is still connected by these beasts. UPS loves them. They are still waiting for some to be delivered. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747-8#747-8_Freighter

 

The 747 will be kept on as a BBJ as well. (Boeing Business Jet) 

 

The Queen of the Skies lives on. 

 





 




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  Reply # 2180896 15-Feb-2019 13:02
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Coil:

 

Ahh thanks for Clarification guys, Seems I was close to the last of the passengers to go on a TT E A380.

777-200 is a marvelous plane. 

 

 

 

 

I can only recall flying air NZ, but for me I dislike them and avoid them if I can. They are noisy and rattly things in my experience, and I feel turbulence more in the 200 than the 300.

 

Even with class leading NC headphones I can still hear much more in the 200 than 300. My last flight was back from Melboune and I flew premium economy. 

 

 




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  Reply # 2180897 15-Feb-2019 13:04
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Coil:

 

 

 

The 747 will be kept on as a BBJ as well. (Boeing Business Jet) 

 

The Queen of the Skies lives on. 

 

 

 

 

I thought the the discussion was around commercial passenger craft.

 

I would have thought the A380 would have had a reasonable life as a cargo plane, and I had thought it was more economical to run than a 747 to boot.

 

 


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PolicyGuy:

 

sbiddle:

 

[snip]

 

What I was saying is that Emirates no longer fly the A380 on Trans Tasman routes, and haven't done for a couple of years now.

 

Yes they fly them here rather than paying parking costs in Australia for the day - this is an strategy adopted by numerous airlines.

 

 

My cousin is an Emirates A380 First Officer, and he flew into Sydney on Saturday, had a 24-hour slip there, where he joined a family birthday celebration, and flew to Christchurch on Monday. On Wednesday he flew back to Sydney, and on Friday back to Dubai.
Other times he has done rotations through Auckland
So Emirates are definitely still flying the A380 Trans Tasman

 

 

Sorry I meant TT ex AKL which was what the post was about. Their only Auckland flights are now Dubai and Bali.

 

They still fly them into CHC.

 

 


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