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Emirates Adds 2-Class A380 Service to Kuala Lumpur from Jan 2016

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Posted at 1210GMT 28JUL15

 

Emirates today (28JUL15) continues to roll-out Airbus A380 schedule adjustment. Planned A380 service resumption on Dubai – Kuala Lumpur route, EK342/343, remains unchanged effective 01JAN16, however the airline will now be operating 2-class 615-seater Aircraft, instead of 3-class.

EK408 DXB0245 – 1345KUL 77W D

EK346 DXB0410 – 1515KUL 77W D

EK342 DXB1015 – 2125KUL 388 D

EK344 DXB2155 – 0855+1KUL 77W D

EK343 KUL0110 – 0430DXB 388 D

EK409 KUL0945 – 1255DXB 77W D

EK345 KUL1100 – 1420DXB 77W D

EK347 KUL1910 – 2230DXB 77W D

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2 class 615 seater A380 - gulp!! Air Asia configuration? 11-abreat on lower deck and 9-abreast on upper deck? :)

It is in the normal configuration (10 abreast on the main deck), just without First Class and a smaller Business Class cabin.

Speaking of EK A380-800, EK will upgrade one of its 6 daily flights to BKK to a 2-class 388 (currently a 3-class 77W). 4 out of 6 daily flights in and out of BKK will be operated by 388!

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Just had a look at the seat map.

 

Apparently, there are 120 Y seats in FRONT of the upper deck, and business class is in the traditional place, but with fewer seats, meaning the bar stays where it is.

 

This also means a business class passenger would board through U1L, walk through part of the economy section before reaching the J cabin.

 

On the main deck looks like they are one galley down, and it is not equipped with the ULR crew rest option = hence how they managed the Y615 config..

 

If done correctly, I don't think it will be too uncomfortable at all.

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Based on the timing, it looks like they are preparing the A380 to cater for transit passengers for DXB transit rush hours. The flight from DXB in the morning at 10am is usually empty. A couple of times which I fly on 77W, the back of the plane is practically empty with only about 15 passengers.

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I'm already imagining the scene at arrival immigration. It ain't gonna be pretty!

 

I think the KUL departure immigration would be more ugly with the flight time closer with Europe, East Asia and Australia bound flights albeit it was later.. :lol:

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For benefit of others who are not familiar with EK's A380 various seating arrangement:

 

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Copenhagen will be the first to get the 615 seats A380, commencing 1st Dec 2015.

 

Emirates order book has 140 A380. Of these, 64 had been delivered.

 

Interestingly, 90 earlier order is for EA engines, the newer order of 50 is for RR.

Edited by JuliusWong

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Copenhagen will be the first to get the 615 seats A380, commencing 1st Dec 2015.

 

 

 

 

anyone here departed from CPH before on mid or long-haul flights? i heard from some crew friends (EK and SQ) that the Danish will practically empty the carts, not a single drop of water/alcohol is left. it is a dreadful route for most FAs. is that the case?

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anyone here departed from CPH before on mid or long-haul flights? i heard from some crew friends (EK and SQ) that the Danish will practically empty the carts, not a single drop of water/alcohol is left. it is a dreadful route for most FAs. is that the case?

I thought Russian will be the one to empty the carts.....

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anyone here departed from CPH before on mid or long-haul flights? i heard from some crew friends (EK and SQ) that the Danish will practically empty the carts, not a single drop of water/alcohol is left. it is a dreadful route for most FAs. is that the case?

 

I just did 9 days ago - flew on SK from CPH to EWR - didn't really notice inebriation or rowdiness or drunkenness to be honest.

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Who wants to bet these leisure A380s will be making their way to KUL?

Already in plan. First flight to KUL on 1 Jan 2016.

  1. Dubai to Copenhagen on EK151/152 as of December 1, 2015
  2. Dubai to Bangkok on EK376/377 as of December 1, 2015
  3. Dubai to London Gatwick on EK9/10 as of January 1, 2016
  4. Dubai to Kuala Lumpur on EK342/343 as of January 1, 2016

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With the 615 pax config, EK will have five different configurations:

  1. F14 C76 Y399= 489 => 21
  2. F14 C76 Y401= 491 => 11
  3. F14 C76 Y427= 517 => 25
  4. F14 C76 Y429= 519 => 10
  5. F0 C28 Y557= 615 => 1

68 in fleet, 52 more to come...

Edited by JuliusWong

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