Emirates Aviation Experience

Old Jul 4, 13, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Define "real pilot"?
one with a pilots license Some of these cheap sims have people who are just trained to operate the sim and they dont actually have any form of a pilots license.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 8:29 pm
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New video from Emirates uploaded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeDBQR0jwHU

Looks a nice wee place, small though. The A380 sims don't look like they will involve any motion.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 10:13 pm
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Looks like a nice place to go and explore!
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Old Jul 6, 13, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by marconess View Post
New video from Emirates uploaded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeDBQR0jwHU

Looks a nice wee place, small though. The A380 sims don't look like they will involve any motion.
No but that's why they have the slots that are assigned to people. The simulator looks nice and I wasn't expecting a moving one. Would've been too expensive. But looks like its worth a visit.
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Old Jul 9, 13, 4:58 am
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How long is the cockpit flight as it doesnt give much details?
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Old Jul 9, 13, 5:40 am
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Where's the Flyertalk Members Exclusive Invitations and Private Opening?

You know if it was a BA Aviation Experience there would be free tickets, tasting and try-outs being handed out to all and sundry on the BA board?

(Please rise to the bait Emirates )
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Old Jul 10, 13, 1:55 pm
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How does this not exist in DXB itself.

Do EK F pax get this experience free?
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Old Jul 11, 13, 4:04 am
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More on the opening with Boris and Tim Clark
http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...ed-by-boris-jo

I wonder why they dont promote this to the UK Skywards membership base with a free trial or offer.

As someone said upthread, if BA did this, there would be a huge fanfare amongst the BA board and BAEC membership. When BA took delivery of their new A380 and 787 recently, BA invited FT to Seattle to fly the plane home on its delivery flight, covered all costs and made a big deal...
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Old Jul 11, 13, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by eightblack View Post
I wonder why they dont promote this to the UK Skywards membership base with a free trial or offer.
As so many people have said in the past, EK probably run their FF just because they are in the industry and have to do it, but no further. They just don't know how to leverage a bunch of their most 'passionate' flyers and turn that into brand equity - they would rather blow up the dollars on some celebrity sponsorship or racing event.
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Old Jul 11, 13, 5:35 am
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When BA took delivery of their new A380 and 787 recently, BA invited FT to Seattle to fly the plane home on its delivery flight, covered all costs and made a big deal...
I remember a trip report for the 777-300, but did that happen for the A380 and 787 too!?!
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Old Jul 11, 13, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by andset1191 View Post
I remember a trip report for the 777-300, but did that happen for the A380 and 787 too!?!
Yes indeed.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...reamliner.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...rbus-a380.html
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Old Jul 11, 13, 8:34 am
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My understanding was that this was simply visiting the new aircraft on the ground at Heathrow, rather than being on board for the delivery flight? But definitely could be wrong on that!
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Old Jul 11, 13, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by andset1191 View Post
My understanding was that this was simply visiting the new aircraft on the ground at Heathrow, rather than being on board for the delivery flight? But definitely could be wrong on that!
At least that is what it looks like from the photos posted...
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Old Jul 11, 13, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by andset1191 View Post
My understanding was that this was simply visiting the new aircraft on the ground at Heathrow, rather than being on board for the delivery flight? But definitely could be wrong on that!
Originally Posted by jackiedada View Post
At least that is what it looks like from the photos posted...
My mistake - you're both right. But there was also invitations sent to people for the actual delivery flights...let me go look for the thread.
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