Started by chrisadams, June 28, 2011, 10:03:42 PM
Quote from: flightsimer on July 03, 2011, 07:32:17 PM its already blown WAY past the A380 a funny fact is that there are nearly as many 787's sitting in Seattle now as the entire world's current A380 fleet after six years of production.
Quote from: Dan380 on July 06, 2011, 10:51:15 PMSo you're telling me there's about 70 787's in Seattle right now?... Really?
Quote from: Dan380 on July 07, 2011, 09:40:44 AMDon't know where your numbers are coming from mate. 69 A380s have been completed so far, as opposed to 8 787s. (half built doesn't count!)But it's a stupid point really, because of course 787 production will exceed A380 production, and then some. It's like telling me there are more fords on the road than lambourghinis.
Quote from: Dan380 on July 07, 2011, 09:40:44 AMDon't know where your numbers are coming from mate. 69 A380s have been completed so far, as opposed to 8 787s. (half built doesn't count!)But it's a stupid point really, because of course 787 production will exceed A380 production, and then some. It's like telling me there are more fords on the road than lambourghinis. Doesn't mean the ford is a better car.
Quote from: flightsimer on July 07, 2011, 05:17:24 PMThe same is true for the 747-8's most are sitting with no engines, but as soon as its certified, they will be installed, it will be painted and then they can be delivered right away.
Quote from: swiftus27 on July 03, 2011, 08:22:03 PMPerhaps the 787 will end up 'inventing' new hubs around the world??? Fly into all of the secondary airports around the world and get there without the heavy fees seen at the largest?!?!? It is very attractive.
Quote from: JumboShrimp on July 08, 2011, 06:42:08 PMI will actually be flying on A380 Lufthansa to Frankfurt next month - transferring to Vienna there. I picked that particular flight because of curiosity factor. That's probably what's behind the current preference other people alluded to. But everything else being equal (A380 no longer being a curiosity), a direct Austrian Airlines flight to Vienna would win hands down. Austrian is flying 777 on JFK - VIE route (772 I believe).
Quote from: Dave4468 on July 08, 2011, 07:29:48 PMAfter the flight to NZ I had on an EK A380 and EK B777 I can honestly say the A380 has more than a curiosity factor to it. It is noticeably more comfortable than the B777. What I noticed was that the seats in economy are ever so slightly bigger and the windows are much larger. It also seemed a lot airier than the B777. In the future I plan to use A380 where possible after that.
Quote from: Quinoky on July 11, 2011, 10:07:29 AMWow, that looks very realistic. I think with their business model it would fit as well (fit as many sheep in the cattle car as you can).
Quote from: Dave4468 on July 12, 2011, 07:16:26 AMI agree with Quinoky, I've heard more than a few commentators say that the A380 could start long haul low cost flying just by the fact you can get 800 odd people in there. Don't think the frequency argument, while very true for short haul plays anywhere near as much a part long haul.
Quote from: Flobacca on July 12, 2011, 04:11:59 PMWe need a true low-cost order to confirm that it's viable, which hasn't been confirmed for now.I agree on the fact that it costs a lot in maintenance, and I'm not sure that low costs like Air Asia X or similar can really fill a plane up to 800 pax per flight...But it's true that it can actually accomodate 800 pax in one shot, so technically, we might see a low cost offering that on the long term.