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Old 15th Mar 2012, 15:44
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EK to Washington DC

Just announced IAD service starting September 2012

Emirates to Launch New Service to Washington, DC -- WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 15:48
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That's great news. Life on the Boeing just keeps getting better & better.
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 16:37
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Another 2 night flights. Lovely.
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 16:39
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Emirates to go all A380 to the US in five years | Plane Talking
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 17:51
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Yeh, we'll see about that.
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 20:16
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exactly, I am sure you know better than timmy boy
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 11:01
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Emirates on Thursday (15MAR12) announced the launch of Dubai Washington Dulles service, with 3-class Boeing 777-300ER (with First Class Suite) operating on daily basis, effective 12SEP12.

Its rival ETIHAD few weeks ago announced its intention to operate Abu Dhabi Washington Dulles service from 31MAR13.

Schedule:

EK231 DXB0220 0850IAD 77W D
EK232 IAD1055 0800+1DXB 77W D
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Old 17th Mar 2012, 00:43
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Lovely departure time out of DXB. Not surprising since a huge percentage of flights leave DXB in the wee hours of the morning.

How does one prepare for a 2:20AM departure (12 hour flight?) and maintain alertness? I guess that departure leg will be flown by the First Officer(s)... Sounds exhausting regardless of the fleet. Thank god for the crew bunks.

On a positive note, I have visited the Washington DC area in the Fall season (latter October time frame) and it is lovely - cool temperatures and beautiful changing leaf colours.
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Old 17th Mar 2012, 06:44
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I'd be happy to go to Washington at that time if you want to do my Indian turnaround 40 minutes later. You'd have to come across to the 330 first though....
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Old 17th Mar 2012, 06:48
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2.20am departure is fairly standard. That will be the 4th USA flight that leaves at that time.

The 14 hour flight to IAD will be a relative piece of cake. One crew gets on board and sleeps for 6 hours, a preferred pattern around here.. The operating crew, works for 6 hours, sleeps for 6 hours then lands the plane at about the same time their colleagues are arriving home after their 2 pilot, 3.00am India turn.

Haha beat me to it Geordie

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Old 17th Mar 2012, 09:18
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exactly, I am sure you know better than timmy boy
Your article is dated September 29, 2011. Mmm...let's see, some cracks and "worried" e-mails about fuel usage since then.

Just thinking out loud.

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Old 17th Mar 2012, 09:58
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You boys just dont get it!
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Old 17th Mar 2012, 17:14
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Get what?
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Do tell, Fatbus - please share...
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Iver is NOT in the pit. Yet he pretends to be!?
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 08:57
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24h or 48h?...anyone know?

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Old 19th Mar 2012, 10:11
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Regardless of what all the self proclaimed airlines experts( Pilots ) say, EK is making a ton of cash with the 380. The wing issue is short lived and Airbus is paying for it.
Ive asked this before, " what A/C will do India when the 330 is gone". and they are leaving . The 777 is a great A/C and it also makes lots a cash, but it will be doing all the night turns.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 10:36
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And just what does your statement have to do with the Washington flight?

Nervous and doing some wishful thinking?

Concerning the layover, easy to guess, it will emulate the JFK night shift.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 10:39
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Do the stats.

100 B777's at the moment, many more to come along with 70+ A350's that won't be absolved from night turns. In contrast, losing 26 A330's that will hardly flood the quantity of night turns already on the B777.

Nice try but I'm not quivering in my boots.
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 11:24
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DC is 1-1.15 hrs longer than JFK.

That makes it over 14hrs flying time, winter, for certain.

Should be a 48hr.....will be once the ASR's start.
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