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Old 22nd Dec 2014, 19:09
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EK 3rd daily to BHX

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Old 22nd Dec 2014, 20:02
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EK 3rd daily to BHX

Hmm is there really such a huge demand? I muss confess that I'm surprised
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 02:07
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Hardly surprising; Brum is the second biggest Indian city on the world.........

Or was it Bangladeshi? Or Pakistani?

Just musing😳
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 06:26
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Hmm is there really such a huge demand? I muss confess that I'm surprised
It's not just Birmingham but the catchment area goes far wider. There are many customers who prefer to fly from Brum who live in the south west, south central Wales who would fly from there rather than 'drudge' up to LHR or even worse LGW. Besides that freight has been increasing at a pace so all in all it's good news all round.
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 06:49
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Horaaaaay, another opportunity for a short walk to topup my pork pie and bacon supply....
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 08:02
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I think it's 20 million people that live within 2 hours of Birmingham as soon as the airport can cope a 380 will be heading there.
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 10:45
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The limitation on the 380 is that BHX is a 2 class destination and the 2 class A380s are far more likely to be heading to India before they are heading to Birmingham. Same thing I know, but you get my drift...
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 10:53
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FYI the new BHX flight is 3 class. EK would put the 380 in tomorrow but the airport is not ready yet, the runway requires sweeping after the 380 departs which means a 10 minute delay on arrivals and departures. It won't be long it's TC home after all!
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 10:54
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Also, there'll be even less freight carried on a 2 class 380 than a 3 class.
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 11:58
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I'd be surprised if many of those 1st Class seats will be full... But nevertheless, I stand corrected.
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Old 23rd Dec 2014, 12:05
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Certainly won't be with staff travel pax....
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 08:02
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the runway requires sweeping after the 380 departs which means a 10 minute delay on arrivals and departures.
Could you explain a bit more about that bit - something I have never heard of before ?
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 09:15
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The outer engines of the 380 are 51m apart, the runway at Birmingham is 45m wide so the outers are outside the main runway surface.

As there's a risk of debris being blown onto the runway and causing a FOD hazard, precautions are taken at some airports.

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Old 29th Dec 2014, 12:27
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There is also the issue that if the 380 lands on 33, it's wingspan infringes whilst its taxiing back to the terminal, at least that's what was explained to me, and hence nothing could arrive or depart until it's almost on the gate.
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