A380 YYZ ops

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A380 YYZ ops

Post by ng78 » Sun May 31, 2009 9:28 am

As most of you probably know, Emirates is upgrading their services to YYZ from a Boeing 777-300 to an Airbus A380 starting tomorrow, June 1st. The service will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, arriving in YYZ at 15:45 and departing for DXB at 21:40.

My question for those in the know is whether or not the A380 is limited to certain runways. Thanks in advance, and perhaps see some of you at YYZ tomorrow!
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by ng78 » Sun May 31, 2009 9:48 am

Upgrade in size. Moving along ... :roll:
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Post by C-FABH » Sun May 31, 2009 10:03 am

My understanding (read elsewhere) that it can't use 6R/24L because it can't hold short 6L/24R without blocking the runway.

I think everything is OK for it. Also 23/05 is back open again, I saw the NOTAM was gone (correct me if I'm wrong)
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by teacher » Sun May 31, 2009 11:53 am

It's open, thank God!
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by ng78 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:57 am

05/23 makes sense, as does 15L/33R, but I was hoping the other runways would be off limits. Too bad the old T1 isn't still around :wink:
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Post by tonysoprano » Sun May 31, 2009 12:47 pm

Runway not a problem. Customs is. Crew line is not fun behind this gang.
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Post by Cloud 9 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:50 pm

tonysoprano wrote:Runway not a problem. Customs is. Crew line is not fun behind this gang.
As long as they're in T1, all is good :D
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by tonysoprano » Sun May 31, 2009 1:03 pm

Lucky for you there's only one gate that can accommodate the giant. happens to be T1. Sucks to be me. :(
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Post by complexintentions » Sun May 31, 2009 1:50 pm

What a POS that ugly, overweight thing is. The only reason it's even going to YYZ is because EK can only get three slots/week into Pearson and the 777 is always full.

Hey, crew line behind them can be fun! Have you SEEN our cabin crew? It's like Baskin Robbins except with a lot more than 32 flavours! 8)
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by tonysoprano » Sun May 31, 2009 2:40 pm

I've seen the ice cream . Sure, there's lots. That's it. Nothing special. Actually arrogant to be truthful. They tried to bud-in in FCO. They are not the Virgin girls. Nothing more than an inconvenience. sorry bro. Teach them that stripes mean something, from other airlines too.
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Post by Jaques Strappe » Sun May 31, 2009 5:40 pm

tonysoprano wrote:Runway not a problem. Customs is. Crew line is not fun behind this gang.

Ain't that the truth. The customs hall will be a mess. I very rarely see more than two customs agents collecting cards on the way out of the baggage hall. Sometimes the line goes back and around several carousels. Hope they put on more staff because they only ever had two working in the old T1, so really, T new is no more efficient.
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by sky_flyer » Sun May 31, 2009 7:02 pm

so does any one know which RY they are likely to put them on tomorrow couple of the guys and I are planning on going trying to decide on Wendys or beside the 6/24s all advice well and hope to see everyone there

btw anyone know the fl#
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Post by deflux » Sun May 31, 2009 7:13 pm

Yeah its Flight EK241 from Dubai arriving at 15:45 local

Someone was telling me that the A380 needs 11,000ft of runway so I guess it will either be 05/23 or 15L/33R
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Post by fly-drink-chicks-music » Sun May 31, 2009 8:24 pm

hopefully 23 that would be great, i'll be there tomorrow see everyone there :)
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by tripleseven » Sun May 31, 2009 9:44 pm

It is showing as a 380-800 on the emirates website. ETA 1545.
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Post by yyz monkey » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:24 am

tonysoprano wrote:Lucky for you there's only one gate that can accommodate the giant. happens to be T1. Sucks to be me. :(
Two, actually.

Sucks to be me too.
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Post by El Comat » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:19 pm

Well the big bugger landed on 06L. I had just commuted in and was heading for my car when I saw all the throngs of plane spotters on the roof of the T2 parking garage. I had my back to the bird and one lady yelled down to me, "You're missing it!!". lol...I was more concerned about missing rush hour and getting to the crash pad in a timely manner, so I didn't watch it taxi in. I'll be honest, to me it's just a big, ugly Airbus. The 747 will always be my favourite big bird.

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Post by Intentional Left Bank » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:58 pm

Burlington pilot has jumbo homecoming
June 01, 2009
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Bruce Campion-Smith

History was made at Toronto Pearson this afternoon when the largest passenger aircraft ever built – a double-decker Airbus A380, capable of carrying 486 passengers – arrived on its first flight to Canada from Dubai.

And the pilot who landed the Emirates Airline monster just before 4 o’clock is from just down the road in Burlington.

Traffic along the 401 westbound slowed to a crawl approaching Dixie Rd. as the huge jet lumbered down from the western skies.

On a recent trans-Atlantic flight, Capt. David Heino of Burlington was high above the inky-blue ocean when he realized just how fortunate he was to be flying the world’s biggest commercial airliner.

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Post by C-FABH » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:04 pm

El Comat wrote:Well the big bugger landed on 06L. I had just commuted in and was heading for my car when I saw all the throngs of plane spotters on the roof of the T2 parking garage. I had my back to the bird and one lady yelled down to me, "You're missing it!!". lol...I was more concerned about missing rush hour and getting to the crash pad in a timely manner, so I didn't watch it taxi in. I'll be honest, to me it's just a big, ugly Airbus. The 747 will always be my favourite big bird.

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So that was you, eh :mrgreen:
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Post by No Conflict » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:53 pm

First time landing today it was beside some 777's and 67's... meh, not so impressive.... second time around it was beside some airbuses, and HOLY SH*T that thing is big... tail is a monster!

yeah, it was cool.... then i went home.....
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Post by 20DMEYYZ » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:07 pm

El Comat wrote:Well the big bugger landed on 06L. I had just commuted in and was heading for my car when I saw all the throngs of plane spotters on the roof of the T2 parking garage. I had my back to the bird and one lady yelled down to me, "You're missing it!!". lol...I was more concerned about missing rush hour and getting to the crash pad in a timely manner, so I didn't watch it taxi in. I'll be honest, to me it's just a big, ugly Airbus. The 747 will always be my favourite big bird.

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definetely the 747 will always be the queen of the sky's ! allthough i didn't mind those 340 stretches that Air Canada had before they went boeing for the ER/LR routes .
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Re: A380 YYZ ops

Post by complexintentions » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:52 pm

I've seen the ice cream . Sure, there's lots. That's it. Nothing special. Actually arrogant to be truthful. They tried to bud-in in FCO. They are not the Virgin girls. Nothing more than an inconvenience. sorry bro. Teach them that stripes mean something, from other airlines too.
ok THAT is funny! An AC pilot talking about arrogance. ("Teach them that stripes mean something" lol)

If you can't see the positive in things that's your problem I suppose, (how VERY Air Canada) but if you can't find any of our girls (over 11,000 now, from 150 different nationalities) attractive I have to call bs. We have a lot of ex-Virgin girls, fwiw. (No pun intended.) Try chatting with them, you might be surprised to find how friendly they are when they don't come from a North American airline culture...the good looking ones will probably even talk to YOU!

Either way you're going to sit in line, enjoy it or not...makes no difference to me!

:lol:

(And the A380 is ugly as sin...)
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Post by Inverted2 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:16 am

Wonder what the GTAA crooks charged for the landing fee. Worlds biggest airliner at the worlds most expensive airport. :wink:
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Post by C-GGGQ » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:48 am

(And the A380 is ugly as sin...)
Yeah but take out the fuselage and its got the nicest gull wings ever looking at it from head on
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