Equipment Swaps

Old Sep 27, 18, 7:33 pm
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Equipment Swaps

Applies to Australia only.

Hi FT, I've just received this email:

Flights between Dubai and Adelaide
Effective 28 October until 30 November 2018 and also 1 February until 15 April 2019, Emirates will operate a B777-200LR on flights EK440 and EK441 between Dubai and Adelaide instead of the current B777-300ER.

Flights between Dubai and Perth
Effective 7 November until 30 November 2018 and also 5 February until 15 April 2019, Emirates will operate 11 flights a week between Dubai and Perth instead of our current 14 weekly flights. EK424 will continue to operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday only. Our A380 nonstop services, EK420 and EK421, will continue to operate daily.

Flights between Singapore and Melbourne
Effective 15 January 2019, Emirates will operate a B777-300ER on flights EK404 and EK405 between Singapore and Melbourne instead of our current A380 service. From 2 November 2018 until 20 November 2018, the same flights will also be served by a B777-300ER aircraft.

Flights between Dubai and Sydney via Bangkok
Effective 15 January 2019, the daily EK418 and EK419 Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney v.v. services will operate a B777-300ER instead of our current A380.

Flights between Dubai and Sydney
Effective 27 October 2018, the daily EK416 and EK417 Dubai-Sydney v.v. services will operate a B777-300ER instead of our current A380.

The Emirates schedule change procedure will only apply to services that have been cancelled.

​​​​I escaped the chop, but it is frustrating. Unless you're in ADL, then you can fly on the new J!

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Old Sep 27, 18, 11:56 pm
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Im not doing 14 hours on a 777 in F with no shower to SYD.

Im changing my flights.
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Old Sep 28, 18, 12:51 am
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You'll be paying for the pleasure I'm afraid. Change procedure (ie waiver) only applies to cancelled flights.
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Old Sep 28, 18, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
You'll be paying for the pleasure I'm afraid. Change procedure (ie waiver) only applies to cancelled flights.
300EGP or 23AUD I can live with. EK website not showing new equipment. Wonder if SYD will get new F. Doubtful...
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Old Sep 28, 18, 2:01 am
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It's a good job EK has so many new A380s on order...
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Old Sep 28, 18, 2:14 am
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Old Sep 28, 18, 10:42 am
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The 2 worst seats in F taken
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Old Sep 28, 18, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
The 2 worst seats in F taken
Indeed. One thing is for sure: these are not FTers. Or have flown in F on the EK A380 before.....
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Old Sep 28, 18, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
It's a good job EK has so many new A380s on order...
I wonder if they've run out of A380 crew? I saw on that other rather complain-y pilot site that some pilots are rostered in excess of 120 hours per month. Kinda scary.
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Old Sep 28, 18, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post

Sorry off topic but why r they bad? Close proximity to shower/ toilets?

Indeed. One thing is for sure: these are not FTers. Or have flown in F on the EK A380 before.....
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Old Sep 28, 18, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
I wonder if they've run out of A380 crew? I saw on that other rather complain-y pilot site that some pilots are rostered in excess of 120 hours per month. Kinda scary.
They've generally been short of 777 crew, and A380 crew can be uptrained rather quickly from smaller Airbus variants, so I'd be surprised if it was that. Keep in mind runway closure in DXB for maintenance may be a factor as well
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Old Sep 28, 18, 8:11 pm
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My dad is affected by the Perth cancellation

Anyone familiar with the schedule change policy? Looking at the timings he might prefer to fly Perth-Singapore-Dubai - the timing of the direct flight leaving late/arriving early isn't ideal accomodation wise

Otherwise presumably they'd be happy to accomodate the next day on the morning flight (currently he's been rebooked to the night before)
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Old Sep 29, 18, 12:31 am
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Cheyru: well spotted!

Yes, so you see I have learned, from FT as well as from personal experience. That’s life!

(and the answer is: smaller suites with only 2 windows and less luggage space plus close to showers and curtain. Very much first world problems, especially after flying in Y yesterday)
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Old Sep 29, 18, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
The 2 worst seats in F taken

It is a stupid power thing. There are many who want to be in the 1st seat and create a ruckus if they do not get it.

(obviously they don't know of the issues with the seat)
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Old Sep 29, 18, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
I wonder if they've run out of A380 crew? I saw on that other rather complain-y pilot site that some pilots are rostered in excess of 120 hours per month. Kinda scary.
Wow, having to work 30 hours a week. Must be awful
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