Post by eeqxleeaimkinfal on Mar 18, 2015 17:52:49 GMT 1
He is an observation. Normally the same Emirates airframe flies out on a flt number and flies back on the next sequential number eg: today A6-EDL flew UAE97/UAE98. Since Emirates introduced the extra JFK flight UAE207 on 8th March 2015 that has changed on two of the JFK routes. On 8 March A6-EDA flew out to JFK as UAE201 but returned as UAE208. Same day A6-EEM flew to JFK as UAE207 but returned as UAE202. Another example:
According to airliners.net EK will start 6th daily a380 flight to LHR and 5th daily flight to JFK (via LHR): "Effective September 15, EK will launch its 5th daily flight to JFK from DXB utilizing the A380. This flight will make a stopover in LHR and they have received fifth freedom rights between LHR-JFK-LHR.
DXB-LHR 0430 0900 EK 209 LHR-JFK 1100 1335 EK 209 JFK-LHR 1800 0555 EK 210 LHR-DXB 0755 1755 EK 210
President and CEO Tim Clark said on an interview with the DailyMail today, this new flight to JFK will strengthen our New York operations to 5 daily flights and our transatlantic presence, but above all, it's a direct attack to the Big 3 US airlines, especially Delta."
I would be one likely to believe it, they did it with Italy why wouldn't they do it through the UK?.... The start date is well chosen as the announced A380_destination that would start last is DXB-MAD on 01/08 and the delivery of MSN184 would help open it, so the delivery of MSN186 and MSN187 (probably during Summer?) could easily help open that -LHR-JFK.
However, it seems indeed the April's fool is clearly showed by the last sentence, I don't think Tim Clark would ever speak like that...