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Emirates EWR-LAX Fifth Freedom?
I just noticed that Emirates is operating a flight from EWR to LAX today (EK2512). Has Emirates launched a new fifth freedom route in the US? It seems like a very odd time to be launching a new passenger route.
Hey Patrick, my guess is that’s a cargo route, or maybe the plane just needed to be repositioned for whatever reason.
Also, fun facts – depending on the ultimate destination, this would actually be a 8th or 9th freedom flight, I believe (a foreign airline operating entirely within another country)
To add to this, Qantas flights QF11 and 12 operate from JFK to LAX with a 787, but from LAX to SYD with an A380. Since the aircraft is swapped, and I don’t believe foreign airlines can operate US domestic routes, where does the 787 come from?
[QUOTE=”sansnomcanadien, post: 69949, member: 6676″]To add to this, Qantas flights QF11 and 12 operate from JFK to LAX with a 787, but from LAX to SYD with an A380. Since the aircraft is swapped, and I don’t believe foreign airlines can operate US domestic routes, where does the 787 come from?[/QUOTE]
[USER=6676]@sansnomcanadien[/USER] welcome! I believe that 789 comes from BNE most of the time, but MEL-LAX is also operated by a 789 from time to time, so it could also come from there occasionally.