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Old January 31st, 2011, 07:07 PM   #2501
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Lufthansa Bows A380 Service to San Francisco

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East Meadow, New York - Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Lufthansa announced last week that it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to San Francisco with daily flights between Frankfurt and the "City by the Bay" beginning May 10, 2011. Flight LH455 will leave San Francisco at 2:20 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 10:05 a.m. the following day; the return flight LH454 will depart Frankfurt at 9:35 a.m. and arrive back into San Francisco International Airport at 11:55 a.m. Staring today, flights are available for booking on www.lufthansa.com with rates from San Francisco to Frankfurt starting at $549 (one way fare based on roundtrip purchase; including taxes).

"San Francisco has been a US stronghold for Lufthansa for more than 50 years," said Jens Bischof, Vice President, The Americas for Lufthansa. "I applaud the airport's management for their dedication in becoming A380-ready. It demonstrates our shared commitment to serving the global travel needs of the area's active business community while embracing the environmental advancements of the A380. Very soon, Europe's most highly regarded airline will serve SFO with the industry's most advanced aircraft to date."

"Lufthansa's announcement that it will begin regularly scheduled A 380 service between Frankfurt and SFO is great news, not only for the airport but for the entire Bay Area," said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. "The economic windfall generated by international flights such as Lufthansa's new service spreads throughout the entire region in the form of jobs and local revenues. I congratulate Lufthansa on bringing the first regularly scheduled A 380 to San Francisco International Airport."

For over 50 years, Lufthansa and its partner airlines have served west coast travelers with flights to Germany and convenient one-stop connections to Europe and beyond; currently to more than 400 destinations. In addition to daily flights to Frankfurt, Lufthansa also operates daily flights from San Francisco to its Munich hub and in 2010, Swiss International Air Lines introduced daily flights to Zurich. By bringing the Airbus A380 to San Francisco, Lufthansa will increase its number of seats offered daily by approximately 30 percent.


The Airbus A380 is the world's most fuel-efficient aircraft, burning about 12 percent less fuel than other wide-body jet, and is approximately 30 percent quieter than the current generation of wide-body aircraft. Currently, Lufthansa provides A380 service to Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg, and will begin service to New York's JFK airport on February 28. The airline has ordered a total of 15 A380 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery by 2015. This will make Lufthansa the largest A380 operator in Europe.

Lufthansa's A380 is configured with 526 seats and features the airline's new First Class product. Located on the upper deck, this space is the quietest cabin in commercial aviation and boasts an air humidification system - the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial aircraft - that improves air humidity to help fight off jet lag. Two large, luxurious bathrooms with separate changing and lavatory areas offer enhanced personal space and storage. The cabin's eight generously proportioned, ergonomic seats measure 6'9" feet in length and 2'7" feet in width and provide the ultimate in comfort and innovation for an exceptional travel experience.

Also located on the upper deck is the award-winning Business Class cabin with 98 seats featuring improved functionality, including more storage and a power supply that works with all worldwide connections.

The main deck is home to an impressively spacious Economy Class cabin. Each of the 420 seats features an in-seat video screen, an optimized ergonomic design and a slimmer seat back that adds two inches of personal space per passenger.

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Old February 1st, 2011, 12:15 AM   #2502
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Only 8 First Class seats? That's it?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:43 AM   #2503
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A380 Airport Club



This is a club exclusively for Airports world-wide receiving A380's, currently with 20 members

Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand
Airlines: Emirates (EK)
Destinations: Sydney (SYD), Dubai (DXB)

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Kingdom of Thailand
Airlines: Emirates (EK), Korean Air (KE)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB), Hong Kong (HKG), Seoul (ICN)

Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), China PRC
Airlines: Emirates (EK), Lufthansa (LH)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB), Frankfurt (FRA)

Dubai International Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates
Airlines: Emirates (EK)
Destinations: Seoul (ICN), Bangkok (BKK), Hong Kong (HKG), Beijing (PEK), Jeddah (JED), London (LHR),
Manchester (MAN), Paris (CDG), Toronto (YYZ), Sydney (SYD), Auckland (AKL), Shanghai (PVG)

Frankfurt Rhein-Main-Flughafen (FRA), Germany
Airlines: Lufthansa (LH)
Destinations: Tokyo (NRT), Beijing (PEK), Johannesburg (JNB), New York (JFK), San Fransisco (SFO)

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Hong Kong SAR
Airlines: Emirates (EK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Korean Air (KE)
Destinations: Bangkok (BKK), Dubai (DXB), Singapore (SIN), Seoul (ICN)

Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), Saudi Arabia
Airlines: Emirates (EK)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB)

Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), South Africa
Airlines: Lufthansa (LH), Air France (AF)
Destinations: Frankfurt (FRA), Paris (CDG)

London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), United Kingdom
Airlines: Emirates (EK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Qantas (QF)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB), Singapore (SIN), Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), United States of America
Airlines: Qantas (QF), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Korean Air (KE)
Destinations: Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD), Tokyo (NRT), Singapore (SIN), Seoul (ICN)

Manchester Airport (MAN), United Kingdom
Airlines: Emirates (EK)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB)

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) , Australia
Airlines: Singapore Airlines (SQ), Qantas (QF)
Destinations: Singapore (SIN), Los Angeles (LAX), London (LHR)

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), United States of America
Airlines: Air France (AF), Emirates (EK), Lufthansa (LH), Korean Air (KE)
Destinations: Paris (CDG), Dubai (DXB), Frankfurt (FRA), Seoul (ICN)

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France
Airlines: Air France (AF), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Emirates (EK)
Destinations: Tokyo (NRT), New York (JFK), Johannesburg (JNB), Singapore (SIN), Dubai (DXB), Montreal (YUL), Washington (IAD)

Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN), Singapore
Airlines: Singapore Airlines (SQ), Qantas (QF)
Destinations: Sydney (SYD), Zurich (ZRH), Hong Kong (HKG), London (LHR), Melbourne (MEL), Tokyo (NRT), Paris (CDG), Los Angeles (LAX)

Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN), Korea Republic
Airlines: Emirates (EK), Korean Air (KE)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB), Hong Kong (HKG), Tokyo (NRT), Bangkok (BKK), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX)

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), Australia
Airlines: Emirates (EK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Qantas (QF)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB), Auckland (AKL), Singapore (SIN), Los Angeles (LAX), London (LHR)

Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT), Japan
Airlines: Air France (AF), Lufthansa (LH), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Korean Air (KE)
Destinations: Paris (CDG), Frankfurt (FRA), Singapore (SIN), Los Angeles (LAX), Seoul (ICN)

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Canada
Airlines: Emirates (EK)
Destinations: Dubai (DXB)

Zürich International Airport (ZRH), Switzerland
Airlines: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Destinations: Singapore (SIN)

Indicates Future Airlines/Destinations

Future Members: Washington (IAD), Montreal (YUL), Shanghai (PVG), San Fransisco (SFO)
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:37 AM   #2504
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How about CZ's 388, seemingly AMS will get this metal in the near future!

CAN definitely will get A388 in the future.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:00 PM   #2505
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rumor:MEX will be next destination for AF's 388 after IAD and YUL.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:19 PM   #2506
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:22 PM   #2507
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Only 8 First Class seats? That's it?
Think some 747s I've been on have about the same number, but they take up a lot of space already at the front of the cabin.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:41 PM   #2508
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Airbus to join Qantas case
2 February 2011
The Sydney Morning Herald

AIRBUS is poised to intervene in Qantas's legal action against Rolls-Royce for damages arising from a mid-air engine explosion involving an A380 aircraft.

The maker of the superjumbo has filed two affidavits and been granted leave by Justice Steven Rares to file a motion in the Federal Court in Sydney today. It is understood Airbus will ask the court to keep secret its contracts with Qantas.

Qantas launched the claim in December against Rolls-Royce, the maker of the Trent 900 engines on the A380s, to try to stymie any bid to shift the matter to British courts if talks over a commercial settlement break down. Rolls-Royce's lawyers have failed to attend hearings.

All but one of the flagship aircraft returned to service last month. They were grounded after the emergency on November 4. Analysts estimate the grounding could cost the airline up to $207 million — $70 million in repairs and $137 million in lost revenue.

Qantas claims written advice from Rolls-Royce in 2000 and 2001 was "misleading or deceptive". It was told the Trent 900s would not have to be replaced "at any point before the end of the projected useful engine life".
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It's obviously not a thread about rumours, so mentioning CZ, AMS and MEX is pointless.
But Lufthansa already announced FRA-SFO starting May, as well as Korean Air announce ICN-JFK and ICN-LAX starting during the summer (guess it was August)...
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Old February 1st, 2011, 08:12 PM   #2510
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Think some 747s I've been on have about the same number, but they take up a lot of space already at the front of the cabin.
All LH 747s have 16 F seats, located in the upper deck. As they will be refitted with the new F product (and Y with AVOD which the 747 fleet is currently lacking, as well as soon to be introduced new J), this number will be reduced to 8, too, but F will remain in the upper deck.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:41 PM   #2511
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For 2011, 28 deliveries was scheduled by Airbus.
But for now, only one aircraft have been delivered (Qantas MSN055 I think).
Is there any plans to accelerate deliveries soon to achieve this goal ?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:32 PM   #2512
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It's obviously not a thread about rumours, so mentioning CZ, AMS and MEX is pointless.
But Lufthansa already announced FRA-SFO starting May, as well as Korean Air announce ICN-JFK and ICN-LAX starting during the summer (guess it was August)...
Only airports that have been confirmed by the airline will be placed on, but no doubt hubs for the airline receiving A380's will be on. CAN should be an A380 Airport Club member by years end.

Yes! I thought I missed something, so SFO has been confirmed by LH?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:19 PM   #2513
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This plane is one of the most beautiful I've seen I love
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 12:01 AM   #2514
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Lufthansa names A380 after its first destination “Tokyo”
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The official ceremony took place at Tokyo-Narita International Airport. The first three Lufthansa A380s were named after Lufthansa’s two German hubs – “Frankfurt” and “Munich” and the A380 destination “Beijing”.(...)
The next two A380 were named Johannesburg (D-AIME) and Zürich (D-AIMF).
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All LH 747s have 16 F seats, located in the upper deck. As they will be refitted with the new F product (and Y with AVOD which the 747 fleet is currently lacking, as well as soon to be introduced new J), this number will be reduced to 8, too, but F will remain in the upper deck.
Ah ... the CX 747s I've been on actually had J on the upper deck, which I thought was a bit weird.

I really wonder whether they can fill up F on flights these days, or are those in there upgrades from J? I'd think for a big jet like the A380, they should maximize the J seats instead.
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Ah ... the CX 747s I've been on actually had J on the upper deck, which I thought was a bit weird.

I really wonder whether they can fill up F on flights these days, or are those in there upgrades from J? I'd think for a big jet like the A380, they should maximize the J seats instead.
Most 747s I know have F in the lower deck, most of the J in the upper deck (with some on the lower), and Y in the lower deck. Either that, or it's a mix of J and Y class (or premium Y) on the upper deck.
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didn´t we have post anywhere here, that Quantas will serv the Sydney-Singapore-Frankfurt flight with A380 from Summer ´11 on?
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No delays to Emirates A380 2011 deliveries - Airbus

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7111RZ20110202

(Reuters) - Airbus (EAD.PA) is on track to deliver six to seven A380 planes this year to Emirates airlines EMIRA.UL, its biggest customer for the superjumbos, an Airbus Middle East executive said on Wednesday.

Dubai government-owned Emirates, among the fastest-growing carriers in the world, plans to increase its fleet to eventually include 120 Airbus A380s.

Fouad Attar, deputy president and head of commercial at Airbus Middle East, said the aircraft maker would deliver "six to seven" A380 jets to Emirates this year.

Asked whether there were any delays in the deliveries to Emirates, he said: "No, they're all on time. There's no delay."

Attar also said Airbus expected 50 to 100 orders from the Middle East and North Africa region and the company would focus on Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa.

"There's lot of potential in North Africa," Attar told reporters on the sidelines of an aviation, adding the political turmoil in Egypt could affect the number of orders.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he would surrender power in September, angering protesters who want an immediate end to his 30-year-rule [ID:nLDE71100I]

(Reporting by Praven Menon; Editing by Amran Abocar)
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Source:http://in.news.yahoo.com/singapore-a...64400-993.html

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Singapore Airlines plane lands safely after smoke smell

Singapore, Feb 2 (DPA) Singapore Airlines Wednesday confirmed an incident with one of its Airbus A380s, saying the crew of a superjumbo detected the smell of smoke in a toilet just before the plane landed safely in Singapore.

The Jan 31 incident came after an A380 of Australia's Qantas airline was forced into an emergency landing in Singapore in November after one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines caught fire.

A Singapore Airlines spokesman said its A380 aircraft was coming from Hong Kong when crew members noticed the smell while the plane approached Singapore.

After the landing, engineers detected 'burning marks on the wiring' below the toilet, he said, adding that no smoke or fire was to be seen during the incident.

Engineers from Singapore Airlines and Airbus were investigating the incident and, as a precautionary measure, were also inspecting the airline's ten other A380s, the spokesman said.

There were no disruptions in Singapore Airline's A380 services, he added.
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