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Things I Saw In Sydney [Mar. 21st, 2008|07:14 am]
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2008-03-21 03:44 am (UTC)
Emirates wouldn't have more than one plane in Sydney at any given time, right? So if you were at the airport, and the plane wasn't at the gate, why weren't you on it?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-03-21 05:10 am (UTC)
That was the plane I was about to get on. It had just landed, and would occupy the gate from which the SQ A380 was being pushed back.

Emirates has two flights a day to Sydney. =D One is direct and goes on to Christchurch, and the other goes via Bangkok and then connects to Auckland.
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2008-03-21 03:35 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit surprised. I thought Emirates used Singapore as its focus city for flights into Australia/New Zealand. Has Bangkok followed Singapore and Dubai in allowing anyone to fly through?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-03-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
I don't know! I don't *think* just anyone can fly through the UAE. I'm not sure about Singapore's and Thailand's policies.

We connect Singapore with Brisbane, Melbourne, and Auckland. It's only about two years since we started connecting Bangkok with Sydney.

Did you hear? EK will start direct service to LA on September 1st. But by then, nativeinformant will be in Texas!
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2008-03-21 10:30 pm (UTC)
I remember reading an agreement about fifth freedom policies involving Dubai and Singapore, but maybe it was just bilateral. I know some airlines fly elsewhere through Dubai (Biman comes to mind) and I'm pretty sure the city has been keen to expand airport traffic (at least back when it wasn't overcrowded) so the general concept at least made sense.

I'm surprised Emirates doesn't route all its indirect flights to Australia through the same city. I didn't know LA would start so early, and I didn't know about Vancouver at all until you mentioned it. Where will those flights stop?

nativeinformant said I have to visit her soon if I want to go to California. I'm still bummed she isn't going somewhere in Virginia instead.
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[User Picture]From: mrputter
2008-03-24 02:15 am (UTC)
> didn't know about Vancouver at all until

Whatwhatwhatwhat?!?

I missed that one!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-03-29 11:47 pm (UTC)
Just a rumor! But one with credibility, I think. =)
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