New A380 route to be announced next week

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Old Aug 8, 17, 2:36 am
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Shame that it's not happening until S18. We'll stick to the trusty 747 for our W17 trip then
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Old Aug 8, 17, 2:38 am
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Shame that it's not happening until S18. We'll stick to the trusty 747 for our W17 trip then
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Old Aug 8, 17, 3:06 am
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Great to see more Premium Economy seats on this route next summer, fingers crossed for some good fares.

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Question. How do heavy jets takexoff in the middle east and South East Asia with full tanks and full passenger loads everyday with surface temperatures past 34 deg celcius and 95% humidity?
Many of the ultra long haul flights are scheduled in the mornings/evenings for this reason. The A388 also has fairly large wings for its fuselage.

I'm sure LAS is well within range of LHR at any temperature, its not that far after all, but extreme temperatures can affect aircraft just as high elevations can.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 3:54 am
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Question. How do heavy jets takexoff in the middle east and South East Asia with full tanks and full passenger loads everyday with surface temperatures past 34 deg celcius and 95% humidity?
By departing from airports with lower, sea-level altitudes [and hence denser air]
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Nice to get nice F on ORD!
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Yes but that's the thing, dl (which is in a Jv with dl) has a much stronger market position in bos, JFK, or atl than it does at ord where it is marginalised by two very large players.
Still far less arrivals than into ORD or JFK and not strong enough to stop VS planes not going out half full in the Summer!
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So the question now is, I suppose, what will happen to the second daily flight, as given the repeated cancellation of ORD during the ongoing strikes it doesn't feel like BA particularly needs to upgauge on the route.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 5:15 am
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So the question now is, I suppose, what will happen to the second daily flight, as given the repeated cancellation of ORD during the ongoing strikes it doesn't feel like BA particularly needs to upgauge on the route.
Or, maybe, just guessing here, it will be similar to PHL where BA will keep the second daily flight and AA will cancel one of its flight? Or BA cancels the second daily flight to free up slots for BNA (similar distance after all)?
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Old Aug 8, 17, 5:22 am
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Gutted LAS is missing out. Still stuck with a choice of a shoddy BA747 or a shoddy VS 747

As for the T3 vs T1D thing - I find it really odd that the built the brand new international terminal without including A380 piers - very short-sighted of McCarren??
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Old Aug 8, 17, 5:46 am
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Nice! I know how ill be using my GUF next summer
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Old Aug 8, 17, 6:06 am
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Seems like the right decision to me - ORD much more logical choice than LAS.
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