Who says we need global to properly fly big planes?

I’m only joking of course but very interesting news here Emirates lands in Doha with world’s shortest A380 flight ;)

8 Likes

I think it’s pretty descriptive.

8 Likes

Wow! When I flew that route, I was only in an Qatar A320!

4 Likes

Good catch…however at present we don’t have either of those two airports in an IF region so we still cant replicate it.

However if you want to fly a real wide body route that is currently available in the regions, try this one:

British Airways 2157 ‘heavy’. From Antigua (TAPA ) to St Kitts (TKPK ) B772.

IRL it is flown twice a week, (Wednesday and Sunday) as a tag on sector from a LGW to TAPA sector.

2 Likes

Oh god what! 777s for that route and A318s for LCY-JFK?

<MindStatus>
Mind.SyntaxErorr
<MindStatus/>
3 Likes

I feel this is a duplicate, not 100000.0000% sure

TAPA to TKPK is around 53nm and KLAX to KSAN is around 90nm long! Then, TAPA to TKPK is by a 777 and KLAX to KSAN by an Embraer 175! Holy moly this is weird!


What! I thought you were joking @David_Lockwood

1 Like

The flight comes from LHR, stops of at Antigua, then continues on. Nothing wierd.

Nope, it comes from LGW :)

2 Likes

Really? Couldn’t it fly 53 more miles? I mean it’s a 777.

Whoops! Caribbean flights come from LGW, right?

1 Like

Looks like the route has a high demand…would be nice to this when global is released.

I don’t think people should buy first class on this short flight. Is waste of money. Anyway, this is a pretty short flight:)

Just because it’s a real flight doesn’t mean it isn’t self defeating.

Wait for Global to get proper use out of heavies.

1 Like

I hope Emirates understands now that buying loads of a380’s was a mistake…

3 Likes

They don’t and it wasn’t.

Mistakes Emirates did

Flying to Christchurch with an A380. Christchurch isn’t an A380 airport.
Next up : GA airports

Flying to Doha with their A380’s…
Could of just taken the 777’s.

Believe it or not, planes age more gracefully while in active service.

1 Like

There is a daily flight from LGW to Antigia, twice a week it flys on to St Kiss and the other days it flys to a different Caribs destination.

Also it’s weight restricted getting in and out of St Kitts so you couldn’t be fully laden for. A return flight direct to LGW.

1 Like