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Would You Fly On The A380 (a Poll)  
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7321 times:

on the CNBC web page, there was a poll as to whether or not one would fly on the A380.....here are the results..

L I V E V O T E
RESULTS

Total Votes: 2580
Would you fly on an Airbus A380 jet?
Yes
50%

No
50%



so.....who here would/will fly on the A380??

I for one AM NOT!


"Up the Irons!"
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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7298 times:

So long as it's climb rate is better than the A340, then yes defiantly Big thumbs up




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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5665 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7297 times:

I can't wait to fly one.


BTW, not flying the A380 does not make you better or more patriotic American, although many here on a.net seem to believe that.  Nuts


User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7295 times:

I cant wait to get on one

aerlingus330



Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 7293 times:

Its an airplane, if it flies and its on my scheduled flight then yes. Why not?

Why do people say they won't fly on it? I mean the public, not airliners.net Boeing obsessive types.....



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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 7285 times:

Where can I sign up, can wait to board one. Some Americans are just shit scared. Europeans have always made better cars and now we make better planes. Big grin


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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 7274 times:

Um... well... I don't know... I mean it's just a plane, Just like any other aircraft in the sky...  Big grin HA! YEAH! I WANNA FLY ON ONE!!!

-Sam





The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

I really don't like Airbus and I think the A380 is quite ugly. But there's no way I wouldn't pass up a chance to fly on that thing...

-Mike


User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 7199 times:


I would wait a year after it starts flying regularly with a major carrier, I wouldn't want to be the guinnie pig...im sure you all remember what happened to that airbus( think it was an A320 of air france) when it took off then did a low fly-by and it couldn't get altitude again even at full power, and it ended up crashing into woods just off the runway, it was filled with passengers. Even though it was years ago, it is sad and I do feel sorry to all who lost loved ones, that was a problem. When a plane is just made, it has flaws, there always is, usually the problem is fixed immediately before something bad happens, just a couple of examples are the problems with the 737 rudder, the DC-10 engines falling off and hydraulic problems...and this may not be a problem but lets not forget a very long time ago(probably before many of us were even born) the spruce goose..flying once, not going very high or far, and never flying again...but anyway, that was a long time ago. I would wait a while before flying on the A380 just so that the flaws(if any) are worked out. Sorry about the long ass paragraph, guess I took this post way too seriously..LOL...but I would definitely like to eventually fly on the A380, after all, it is a major engineering/scientific/manufacturing/aviation breakthrough..this is one for the books...ok ill shut up now


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 7190 times:

Where can I sign up, can wait to board one. Some Americans are just shit scared. Europeans have always made better cars and now we make better planes.

Bullpitt, that statement is complete and utter bullshit! FYI, just because the thing is big, doesnt all the sudden mean that Europe makes the best aircraft.
Hell, its people like you that makes it look like all of Europe is filled with people like you.


-Dan



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 7188 times:

it seems as if i'm the only one not going to fly on this whale...... !!!


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7180 times:

So long as it's climb rate is better than the A340, then yes defiantly


If it's climb rate is LESS than an A340 then it wouldn't fly.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7177 times:

I was talking to my wife this morning and she said..."NEVER". I asked why? She said...Don't like being cattle on a 747 don't want to be cattle on an A380. She also said...What if there were was one on a runway and a miscommunication to another coming in for landing. They are fully loaded in a high density config. They crash into each other. That would mean close 1600 people dead. Don't want to get on it. Now if it offered extra room and more pitch, was felt comfortable and in lower config... Maybe.

Personally. I won't have a chance to fly on one for many years, NGO is too small. And I don't really want to fly on one unless I am at the emergency exit and can be the second one out (wife is first). Looks like a liability.

Now if I had a private A380...Sure.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 7157 times:

Would be more Interested in Maintaining this Aircraft.WOW.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7152 times:

No...I don't wan't to fly on the damn thing. I can't imagine being cramped with 700 other people.


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7151 times:

Yes I would. If I become a pilot I would love to have a chance to fly it. Looks like a great aircraft.

User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

Well depends if it EVEN gets of the ground on the test flight, the idea of the Test pilot wearing crash helmets and parashoot worries me!!


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User currently offlineBCal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7125 times:

im sure you all remember what happened to that airbus( think it was an A320 of air france) when it took off then did a low fly-by and it couldn't get altitude again even at full power, and it ended up crashing into woods just off the runway, it was filled with passengers.

It was an A320 of Air France and the accident occurred at an air show near Mulhouse-Habsheim on 26 June 1988. Of the 136 passengers on board, there were 3 fatalities. The cause of the accident was pilot error. There was nothing wrong with the plane - the flight crew were not familiar with the new technology.




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User currently offlineSalso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7105 times:

I definitely WILL fly on one as soon as possible, not because I believe Airbus aircraft are the best ones adorning our skies, just because it's a very special plane (even if only due to its sheer size).

BTW, not all of Europe believes Airbus is THE airplane manufacturer. I still get excited about flying on a 747 and I would have been thrilled about flying on one for the first time if I had already been an airplane buff when I first did.  Smile


User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

If I should, why not.

But currently I fly every month at least 12 hours on B777-200, which is by far my favorite plane. I really would not like to change in near future.

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7084 times:

Sure!!! The A380 may not be the best-looking jetliner in the sky, but I welcome any opportunity to fly any giant jetliner, be it Airbus or Boeing.


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

YES, of course. I do agree I might want to wait for them to be out for a year or so in pax use so the initial bugs are worked out, but if BA or another airliner had the best price to go to Europe and it was on a A-380, you bet! It would be better than a narrowbody and besides, it would make one more major aircraft model on - been on 707/727/737-100 to 900, 757, 767, 777's, and A-319's to A-300's as well as DC-8, 9, 10's too.

User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7034 times:

Nothing is more unenjoyable then flying trans-Atlantic,pacific stuck back in steerage on a 747 with over 300 people, why would I want to do that in the 380 sardine can configuration with over 800 pax stuck in the middle rows of seats next to some non bath taking individuals. Flown on 777 and 767 across the pond and find those much better and comfortable. I am just a poor A&P who cant afford first class


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7147 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7030 times:

I will change my itinerary to change it to fly on an A380. I have no qualms about it, In fact I want to be on the maiden voyage. If it did go down, what a way to go!!! I'd be one of the names on the list which would be the biggest transport crash since Titanic! maybe I'd be the name selected as the one to have the feature movie by James Cameron based on my last hours...

User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7013 times:

When the European and US aviation authorities certify it for passenger travel (which I fully expect they will) then I would have no qualm about flying on the A380. I really doubt that either agency would certify a defective plane for passenger flight. After all, isn't that what the test program is supposed to check? there will be plenty of test hours for us to base any flight decisions on. I can't wait to find someplace that I need to go that is using the A380, bring it on!

Mike


25 Knoxibus : No...I don't wan't to fly on the damn thing. I can't imagine being cramped with 700 other people. Well technically speaking, that would make say 400 p
26 SNATH : Whenever I make a booking, I try to book on smaller planes for practical reasons (faster boarding, less congestion at luggage reclaim, less congestion
27 Skydrol : I wouldn't go out of my way to choose a flight using A380, but if it ended up being the aircraft operating for my flight, I wouldn't refuse to board.
28 Pl4nekr4zy : *Napoleon Dynamite voice* Heck yes I'll fly on the A380!
29 GotAirbus : Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 474 posts, RR: 1 Reply: 14 Posted Wed Jan 19 2005 09:51:40 UTC+1 and read 188 times: No...I don't wan't
30 JumboJim747 : I don't see any reason why one wouldn't .
31 JGPH1A : Of course I will. Whether I fly more than once, depends on how many seats the airlines insist on squishing into the thing.
32 Post contains images Buckieboy : Me, too. I won't go out my way to fly on it; only in 2004 did I fly on a A300 and never yet have I sat in an A330, but if it goes where I want to go a
33 Post contains images NWADC9 : As long as I can fly for free or ID95, I'm in
34 MD11LuxuryLinr : Yes. filler filler
35 JM017 : My first thought was: "Hell No. Never!!!" Then I saw the pictures. Now I am changing my tune. I would fly on one in a heartbeat. But I would have to h
36 Post contains links Kilavoud : If I were Peter Pan, I would fly not only on it but inside it, too. http://www.pixyland.org/peterpan/photo_closeups_pp2.htm Cheers. Kilavoud.
37 Post contains links and images Skidmarks : It's an aeroplane, what's the big deal? If it's flying where I want to go then I'll go on it. However, the chap who said he'd wait a year after it goe
38 Aerofan : I will not go out of my way to fly it. And if I have a choice, I won't.
39 Hirnie : Yes, I would fly on it and all those guys who won`t fly on it because of political, ideological (A v B) reasons are id..ts. Regards
40 Bongo : YES !!! Sure...why not ? I can't wait to fly in now-the-king-of-the-skies !!!
41 TransportEng : Sure, love to. It won't be any different than a 747 as far as the personal comfort goes. 3-4-3 at 32-33" right? Passengers on two levels means that lo
42 Iwok : yes I would I guess, as long as I only had carryon luggage. Can you imagine the wait not only to plane and de-plane, but then to wait for the bags? I
43 JBLUA320 : Of course I would fly this airplane, though I wouldn't go out of my way-- I'll get on it eventually. What I am curious about is that all of the people
44 EGHHWizard : Count me out! I'm sticking with the good old B747! Oh and Airbus say that the A380 is the milestone of aviation. Well I'm sorry, the milestone of avia
45 777ER : I will try to avoid it when ever possible because some airlines will have heaps of seats in it. To noisy due to all the other passengers.
46 Schipholjfk : As an airline enthusiast I will definitely try out the A380 more than once. But honestly, as always I will continue to seek B747 flights when availabl
47 Aerorobnz : I'd fly it even if it were just more seats with current seat pitch of the individual carrier. The queues are nothing a Priority baggage label won't be
48 La Carlota : Definetely YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
49 Alphafloor : Yes of course if they provide "empanadas de queso" with the meal I'm on my way for the A380, no problem.
50 Malb777 : If i have a choice between a smaller direct flight Vs 380 via another point then no . I will not go out of my way to get on it either.
51 Post contains images AirWillie6475 : I wouldn't care about flying on it because of the 500+ passengers but I would definitely like to take controls of it. Then again, I wouldn't care abou
52 Fritzi : I see no reason why I wouldnt want to fly on one...
53 Red777 : Im keen to fly the first flight on SQ. Would be part of history, but then again it has to fly first before anyone gets on it.
54 RIX : So, despite the "not flying the A380 does not make you better or more patriotic American", "Why do people say they won't fly on it? I mean the public,
55 Airlinerfreak : I can't wait they fly them to LAX. I hope to fly the A380 on one of its first flights out here at LAX.
56 B727 : I am a Boeing Nut but I would love to fly the A380., hopefully some day i will get the chance. Glenn
57 Post contains images Schipholjfk : > The queues are nothing a Priority baggage label won't be able to fix, even with more business pax. When was the last time a baggage labeled priority
58 Redngold : Hell no, not for at least enough flights and years to convince me the thing isn't an airborne Titanic!
59 Simo82 : Sure I would!! Can't wait to get chance!
60 Felix : I have to say...... I like big planes and i cannot lie all you other brothers cant deny that when she flies high I'll be the happiest in the sky. Take
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