Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
Member since 19 Jan 2017
Total posts 1
Yep, EK435 BNE/DXB back to A380 from 02Sep, it was always scheduled this way, had been a downgrade to a 777 for a set period over Northern Summer... they are just taking advantage of the return to the A380 with advertising on web, etc.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Yeah, Bigger is better.
Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 42
A380 has the cheapest seats for an airline - if they can fill the'plane, presumably they can in the summer on Australia and Europe!
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,102
The temporary downgrade also happened not long after Emirates launched a third daily flight between Brisbane and Dubai (first using a Boeing 777-200LR, and shortly thereafter upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER which has more seats), so downgrading another flight from the A380 for a short period (reducing seat count on that flight by ~150, while the new flight is bringing in ~360 extra seats each day) very likely keeps yields more favourable during that expansion phase, but great that Brisbane's A380 is coming back.For more info: Emirates suspends Brisbane Airbus A380 flights
Member since 09 Feb 2015
Total posts 64
Emirates said all along that this was only ever a temporary measure and that the A380 would return in September 2018. I heard that this was due to staffing issues at EK for the reason the A380 was pulled from the route and as far as I am aware, Brisbane was not the only port effected.
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