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#1 fenton

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:43 AM

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:49 AM

An updated version

 


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:58 AM

A380. Best economy flight ever.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:02 AM

A380. Best economy flight ever.

Also best layout in business class IMO, especially if you are travelling alone.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:05 AM

Yes I agree with the above the posts, a magnificent feat of engineering like Concorde. One of the first A380's has been retired after 10 years. 



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:08 AM

To actually look up in the sky and see one doing a final approach, you can't but think "how the hell is that flying!".



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:19 AM

Qatar Airways, the A380 has a lounge bar next to business class, which is quite a few seats along with the staircases onto the upper deck.  The aircraft is certified to carry nearly 900 passengers.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:23 AM

http://www.telegraph...ne-major-order/



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:25 AM

With countries such as China and India and the amount of passengers it can potentially carry, you'd of thought it would the order book would be full.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:49 AM

https://www.flexport...rgo-equivalent/

 

This is probably where its tanking.  



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:39 AM

A380. Best economy flight ever.

 

 

Also best layout in business class IMO, especially if you are travelling alone.

 

Airbus doesn't decide the seat configuration of an A380.  The buyer does.  When I've flown Emirates from Boston to

BKK,  the Boston to Dubai flight is a 777 and the Dubai to BKK is a A380.  Both business class.  Didn't seem any different

to me because there both Emirates.  Same when I last flew Boston to BKK, both legs I got bumped up to 1st Class.

Both were the same.

 

Anyone know how many A380's have to be sold for it to break even? 

 

FWIW,  Air Austral was thinking of a A380, all economy configuration which would have had 840 seats.  Ugh

 

US carriers don't use jumbo jets for domestic flights anymore.  They aren't needed.  A380's or 747's are for long haul

flights.  I know someone will likely bring up some exception to that though B)



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:24 AM

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:26 AM

https://www.standard...t-a3537466.html

I think someone doesn't like A380.
He claims profit losses of 82% for Emirates while the company announced recently profit raise of 77% for 2017.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:50 AM

I think someone doesn't like A380.
He claims profit losses of 82% for Emirates while the company announced recently profit raise of 77% for 2017.

 

story says:

 

'Malaysia Airlines’ Irish chief executive Peter Bellew is even mulling a plan to cram more seats into his empty A380s'

 

on my last trip back to the UK I few Malaysian and the KL-London and London-KL leg was on an A380, both ways the plane was full. 


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:57 PM

Hope to find out what an A380 is like next year.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:04 PM

 

 

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Hope to find out what an A380 is like next year.

A double decker jet liner m8. Other than that no difference really.  Oh they are quieter as well, engines that is, sometimes it feels like your not flying.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:14 AM

900 passengers???????, can't even imagine the germs on that plane!when that fucker crashes it will be a horrendous catastrophe.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:35 AM

The point to point flight system adopted by Boeing gives more flexibility to the Dreamliner . I do think Emirates are looking up the wrong tree with Airbus. Time will tell.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:42 AM

 

US carriers don't use jumbo jets for domestic flights anymore.  They aren't needed.  A380's or 747's are for long haul

flights.  I know someone will likely bring up some exception to that though B)

Emirates flies Dubai to Doha on an A380 - 380 miles I think.

 

Also they have regularly flown Australian East Coast to NZ - maybe half a dozen flights a day, but that will be stopping shortly,

 

And of course Thai Airways regularly uses 747 on domestic flights. Along with their 777's.

 

Not sure of the impact as they are supposed to be for long haul in that they aren't designed to be doing as many cycles as say an A320


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:03 AM

 

Emirates flies Dubai to Doha on an A380 - 380 miles I think.

When you look at the 777, how many variants there is and in 10 years the A380 has only been through one upgrade and another upgrade on the hold I still think its got potential.  Air traffic is increasing and in some parts of the world it will boom.  




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