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Can One Fly Around The World On An A380?  
User currently offlineYYZAMS From Canada, joined Feb 2011, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

...or can you fly around the world by flying from continent to another continent using an A380?

What would the routing be? Possible on only one alliance?

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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7382 times:

Best You can do would be LHR QF SYD QF LAX/SFO AF/LH CDG/FRA

User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3799 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7369 times:

Non-stop around the world is impossible on the A380, or indeed any aircraft in service (unless we're counting the Space Shuttle). [silly]

Using different airlines, you can, for example, fly the A380 from LAX via SYD and DXB or SIN to LHR on QF and EK or SQ, but the hop from LHR to LAX is as of now not operated by an A380. Dunno if BA is planning to operate their future A380's on this route. I'm not sure on which routes AF and LH operate their whalejets though, and if it would thus be possible to use FRA or CDG as European stopovers.

EDIT: Somehow managed to forget the pretty obvious fact the QF operates it's A380's to Europe... [silly]

[Edited 2011-03-30 15:41:21]

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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22175 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7277 times:

Well, when SQ eventually flies LAX-NRT on the A380, then you can get LAX-NRT-CDG/FRA-JFK. That gets you around the world to and from the same country at least. But until someone connects JFK-NRT with an A380 or LAX-LHR/CDG/FRA with an A380, you can't go all the way around.

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User currently offlineDJ748 From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7213 times:

The only issue is North America - until either EK, AF, VS or BA start flying the A380 to LAX it's going to be impossible. Unless of course QF pulls a rabbit out of the hat and starts flying the LAX-JFK with the A380 (upgauged from the A330) or weaves more magic by getting the rights for LAX-LHR and puts the A380 onto that route.

User currently offlinewolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7055 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 1):
Best You can do would be LHR QF SYD QF LAX/SFO AF/LH CDG/FRA

Ironically my only flight on an A380 covered the remaining gap.

User currently offlinehOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3374 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6908 times:

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