Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3750 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4591 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]
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21311 posts, RR: 60 Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4499 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.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
DJ748 From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 355 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4435 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.