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Airbus drops 100 feet

What caption would you put on this picture? This picture taken by Alan Cross and published to Instagram has gone viral. The two Singapore Airlines flight attendants sit calmly after being ordered to their seats when their Airbus A380 (registration 9V-SKH) encountered severe clear air turbulence 90 minutes into a Singapore to London flight on 26 May. Behind them is a scene of devastation. Breakfast was just being served when the plane dropped 100 feet. Eleven people had minor injuries as a result of the turbulence. The flight SQ308 continued onto London and landed safely…

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Introducing the British Airways A380

Revealed this week an A380 for the tenth operator of the A380 British Airways. The plane is due to be delivered by July, 2013 followed by three more this year and then another eight after that to make a grand total of 12 for the carrier. The plane will be flying initially between – London and Los Angeles from 15th October (as BA268 and 269) – London and Hong Kong from 15th November as BA25 and BA26 The BA A380 will have 469 seats in a four class set up: 1. BA First Class –…

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A380 arrives at Thai this week

Thai Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 this week on 28th September, 2012.  After delivery the craft will bear the registration: HS-TUA.  Thai will become the ninth operator of the A380 after Singapore, Emirates, Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, Korean,  China Southern and Malaysian. The airline has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft between Bangkok  and Hong Kong next month. This will be followed by Bangkok and Singapore then Bangkok and Frankfurt followed by Tokyo and Paris in 2013. Related Posts Time for Thai’s A380 I wanna fly Malaysian China Southern’s Third 380  Tuesday Trip…

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Time for Thai’s A380

Thai Airways held a pre-launch reception to showcase its first Airbus A380-800 aircraft on August 29 including the new colour scheme. I think the THAI colours on the A380 look brilliant! According to the airline: “Thai’s symbol is an abstract image suggesting movement, inspired by the crown flower used in Thai handicraft work and Thai garlands used in traditional ceremonies such as weddings and auspicious events. Colors used are purple, magenta and gold representing, respectively, a Thai orchid, shimmering Thai silk and the brilliance of a Thai temple.” THAI are due to receive six of the A380s with…

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Malaysian A380 Excellent Infographic!

  Related Posts I wanna fly Malaysia’s A380 China Southern’s Third 380  Tuesday Trip Report: Korean Airlines A380 Tuesday Trip Report: Lufthansa’s A380 Tuesday Trip Report: Air France A380 LAX-SYD on A380 Emirates- comparing the A380 My Pinterest pictures of A380s

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73 A380s in service

There are now 73  A380s in service worldwide with 7 airlines: Air France has six. Here is my January 3, 20112 review of their A380 Premium Economy Product which I scored at 78% China Southern has three. I have not flown their plame yet Emirates has 22. Review  AKL-SYD  September 30th, 2010 -Economy – My score: 92% Korean is up to five. My December 27., 2011 review of Economy scored them 86% Lufthansa is flying eight. See my October 11, 2011 review of Lufthansa‘s A380 Economy 80% Qantas has 12 of the planes. My rating of their A380 Premium Economy gave them 87%. No review yet. Singapore…

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Malaysian Kids Free Zones -Wacky or Wise

I have flown 842 times. In that time, one child has kept me irritated for an entire flight. As he bounced up and down the seats with his oblivious mother staring at her video screen, an exasperated fellow passenger asked if she had brought anything for her child to do. She looked up and shrugged her shoulders, saying “No” and went back to watching  her screen. A few babies have disturbed my takeoffs and landings but not enough for me to want children removed from my aeroplane. Most I have met on board have been well behaved or in awe…

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A380 Cracking Up?

Qantas Airways has temporarily grounded one of its A380 superjumbos after discovering dozens of hairline cracks in its wings. They have said tehy: 1. do not pose a threat to safety 2. they are different from the types of cracks that manufacturer Airbus found in the wings of two jets last month   Should we be worried about my beloved A380?  

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Korean A380 for Seoul-LAX

Korean Air now has four Airbus A380s as of last Thursday. The newest A380 will undergo the usual tests and will start flying from Seoul/Incheon to Paris ( Mon, Wed, Fri) from 26 September until 29 October and to Los Angeles (every Tue, Thu, Sat) from 10 October 2011. I plan to fly the Seoul-Lax route in November. Anyone want to join me?

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