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    Anonymous
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    SergeantMajor
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    Impressive photograph of one of BA’s A380s in front of Table Mountain, heralding the launch of the airline’s first scheduled A380 flight to Johannesburg on Wednesday 12th February 2014:

    http://tinyurl.com/o5nsq8q

    You can fly to South Africa aboard the A380 from £1376rtn in BA’s new Premium Economy cabin:

    http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/travel-classes/premium-economy/world-traveller-plus

    #447969

    superchris
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    lets hope they equip the captain with a ground map of OR Tambo airport??!!

    #447970

    BigDog.
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    Last time I went, Table Mountain was the backdrop to Cape Town – more than a 2 hour flight from Johannesburg being nearly 1,000 miles away.

    Guess it is not just ground navigation that could be problematic for them Superchris 😉

    BTW – This is impressive and 3 years before BA.

    http://planespotter.iteg.co.za/Lufthansa_A380

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywP5rnKHSo&feature=youtu.be

    #447971

    sparkyflyer
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    Big Dog + 1

    Quite bizarre really to send an A380 for promotional pics to a destination it does not actually serve.

    For Joburg BA will be the 4th airline to send their A380s to, after LH, AF & EK.

    #447972

    superchris
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    Emirates are back to 777’s on Joburg, but you are right, they have had A380’s previously.

    #447973

    sparkyflyer
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    I think the A380s should be on the Cape Town route, as well, and use the 3 additional slots they are allocating to Cape Town this northern summer/SA winter to other routes, perhaps even a Durban/Maputo offering.

    #447974

    BigDog.
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    At present Cape Town is unable to take A380s – the runways are not long/wide enough or strong enough.

    http://futurecapetown.com/2013/03/bigger-cape-town-international-airport-runway-expected-to-start-construction-at-end-of-2014/#.UvjFtLTivcs

    #447975

    ArthurDimlock
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    The wing looks a bit close to the football stadium.

    #447976

    LuganoPirate
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    I was at the Cape Town Waterfront when the LH 380 flew over. It was really impressive. From there it flew over Table Mountain and I guess back to JNB.

    In fairness to BA referencing Sparkyflyer’s comment, LH do not serve CPT with the 380 either!

    #447977

    HedgeFundFlyer
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    It’s a great photo but a slightly odd thing to do, given that the service is from JNB not CPT.

    It would be a little like SA Airlines advertising an A380 service from London, with pictures of the said airframe flying over the Vatican.

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