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British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Tailspin2001 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:04 pm

A British Airways A380 will operate the BA57 to JNB on 25 Jan and then remain in SA for about 10 days to do training, some of which I understand will be done in Durban.
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by FoxTROT » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:29 pm

It seems the aircraft leaves Heathrow on 25 Jan, arriving Jo'burg on the morning of 26 Jan.
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Tailspin2001 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:31 pm

Yep that is what I said!
Tailspin2001 wrote:will operate the BA57 to JNB on 25 Jan
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Clicking Mad » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:12 pm

Now wouldn't that be awesome to finally see a A380 at King Shaka! :shock:
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Switch » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:02 pm

It will be in Durban from 27/01 till the 04/02. BA will be conducting training and the Man vs Plane competition.
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Alan Lambert » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:42 am

I did not know about the man vs plane competition.

I would have entered if I was 2 weeks younger and 25kg lighter!
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by ScUbA_fLyEr » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:55 am

Lets hope they mind the buildings............ :mrgreen:

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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by HAAN » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:00 am

Why training in South Africa :?:
Hot and high conditions perhaps
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by opsmike » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:01 am

HAAN wrote:Why training in South Africa :?:
Hot and high conditions perhaps

Cheap, quite airports and lots of airspace
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Twinjock » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Doesn't BA believe in simulator training? To leave an aircraft on the ground for days without generating revenue, sounds like legacy carrier economics. :? :?
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by grjplanes » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:42 pm

So this means at least on 26 January JNB will receive 4 different A380...as Emirates is still coming in with it until Tuesday 28 Jan. And all 4 will be arriving within 1h20mins...both BA and LH scheduled for 09:40am arrival, EK at 10:50 and AF at 11:00...so for 4 hours all should be on the ground until EK leaves at 14:00 again. Photos please!
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by HarryC » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:16 pm

If the A380 is operating BA57,does that mean that there is no return flight that night?
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by emilemyburgh » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:44 pm

grjplanes wrote:So this means at least on 26 January JNB will receive 4 different A380...as Emirates is still coming in with it until Tuesday 28 Jan. And all 4 will be arriving within 1h20mins...both BA and LH scheduled for 09:40am arrival, EK at 10:50 and AF at 11:00...so for 4 hours all should be on the ground until EK leaves at 14:00 again. Photos please!
That sounds like a good reason to visit the airport that day.
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by Burner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:09 pm

emilemyburgh wrote:
grjplanes wrote:So this means at least on 26 January JNB will receive 4 different A380...as Emirates is still coming in with it until Tuesday 28 Jan. And all 4 will be arriving within 1h20mins...both BA and LH scheduled for 09:40am arrival, EK at 10:50 and AF at 11:00...so for 4 hours all should be on the ground until EK leaves at 14:00 again. Photos please!
That sounds like a good reason to visit the airport that day.
I'd just hate to be arriving at immigration that day though... :? :?
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Re: British Airways A380 in SA

Unread post by airbusa346 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:37 am

Qantas has been flying to South Africa with B744's for years, any chances of them upgrading to A380's in the future?

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