AirFRNT From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2832 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5006 times:
Quoting Plairbus (Thread starter): I have a question who knows if SQ is happy with the 380? They have 5 right now and I would love to know what Sq think about this beautiful bird. But alos the pilots, mx etc... Thanks for some info!
We really won't know for a while. Remember that there was a chorus of positive reports about the 340, until the dispatch rate started looking bad, and the fuel numbers didn't hit their goals. Give it a year, and see what they say then.
Astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10657 posts, RR: 97
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4718 times:
Quoting AirFRNT (Reply 2): Give it a year, and see what they say then.
We're just about there already.....
Quoting AirFRNT (Reply 2): until the dispatch rate started looking bad, and the fuel numbers didn't hit their goals
and it has so far had an unparallelled dispatch rate and, according to SQ, beaten its fuel burn targets.....
Waiting a bit longer is going to change all that because........?
A340NG dispatch rates were poor from day 1
Quoting MEA (Reply 3): given we have heard that the aircraft has not only met but exceeded expectations in service?
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 2041 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4659 times:
Heard from the trip report and news
News - SQ is very happy with A380 because it can save fuel - not sure about it...
Trip report - SQ crew don't like to reach the overhead bins cos it's too tall for them to tidy up the suitcases/bags and the galley is not comfortable or too small?
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4486 times:
Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 6): crew don't like to reach the overhead bins cos it's too tall for them to tidy up the suitcases/bags
Perhaps airbus should have put in another deck
But this, and the galley, would more be an issue with the interior SQ commissioned for the A380, not the aircraft itself. so far as I can see, the aircraft is performing well, not frequently going tech, and is usually filled well above the break even mark.