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British Airways Airbus 388

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British Airways Airbus 388

B.A's first 388 is expected at Heathrow on 6th July.

The first UK registered 388, and in BA colours!

They reckon training flights will take place over East Kent before it enters 'proper' service in October this year.

Hugo

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1. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

It'll enter service quietly before October. They'll put it on shorthaul flights in order for crews to get familiar with it. I remember when the 777 entered the fleet they ended up flying to and from Amsterdam for a while. Nice to get the big longhaul seats on a short flight!

Air France did a similar deal with the A380 between London and Paris a couple of summers ago.

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3. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

Indeed it will.LHR-FRA is the route it will be used on.

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4. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

I've just been told that when it does turn up at Manston Airport it will remain there for around THREE weeks!

I'll keep you posted as much as I can.

Hugo

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5. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

By the way my pc seems to have too many '8's on it!

The aircraft is really the Airbus 380

Sorry 'bout that

Hugo

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6. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

Due to fly to/from Los Angeles from 15th October.

Take a ride!

It's starts from only £499 return!!!!

Hugo

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7. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

By the way my pc seems to have too many '8's on it!

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Since the aircraft is technically an A380-800 it is abbreviated to A388. Similar to 777-200 being a 772.

So you're not wrong ;)

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8. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

I wish my wife would look at my answers that way!

Thanks for that.

One good thing about this site - You're always learning, thanks!

Hugo

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9. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

Just heard on the news that it's coming into Heathrow today!

......they must have worked over the weekend I reckon!

Hugo.

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10. Re: British Airways Airbus 388

Yeah at LHR today. Anyone following BA on twitter will see they have posted several pictures of it.