As we all know, UAE203/204 will be upgraded to an A380 by the end of this year or beginning of next, and UAE225/226 will be upgraded to an A380 by January 2013. Also, the newest Emirates route will be to IAD starting September 12, 2012 operating with a Boeing 777-300ER.
NOTE: These are all only possibilties!
UAE211/212 could be upgraded to an A380 since they’ve been operating there since 2007, and they have high passenger accommodation. Also if possible, they can re-establish UAE213/214 and use another Boeing 777-200LR, either swapping it from DFW, or SEA, or another flight. The reason I say the 777-200LR is because for the uncalled for amount of passengers the first time it re-operates.
UAE215/216 could be upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER, or an A380. Or if possible, UAE217/218 should be upgraded to an A380. *.
Emirates should think about adding another flight to SFO, which should operate the same departure time from DXB, and arrival time at SFO and back as UAE217/218 does. My opinion is that they should establish it within the next 1-3 years and use a Boeing 777-200LR, either swapping it from DFW, or SEA, or another flight. The reason I say the 777-200LR is because of the same reason stated in UAE211/212. Like when they operated for the first time to SEA with the Boeing 777-300ER, ending up being downgraded to a 777-200LR because of low passenger accommodation. If swapping aircrafts with one of those routes, they should replace it with a Boeing 777-300ER.
What ever happened to Emirates’ 3rd flight to JFK, UAE205/206? Did it stop because of low passenger accommodation, low revenue, or something else? And why have the stop in Hamburg? I doubt it’s possible for Emirates to re-establish that flight. But if they were to, it could operate the same departure time it had from Dubai, but have a different arrival time with the stop in Hamburg. This could be operated by the 777-300ER.
Portland, OR? <------ Unlikely
What do you guys think about these possibilities?*