Usairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8632 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
Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8622 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.
A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3604 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8610 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!
BCal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8557 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.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Salso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8537 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.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13856 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8470 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.
Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8466 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
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8297 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8463 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...
Flyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 521 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 8445 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!
: 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
: Whenever I make a booking, I try to book on smaller planes for practical reasons (faster boarding, less congestion at luggage reclaim, less congestion
: 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.
: *Napoleon Dynamite voice* Heck yes I'll fly on the A380!
: 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
: I don't see any reason why one wouldn't .
: Of course I will. Whether I fly more than once, depends on how many seats the airlines insist on squishing into the thing.
: 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
: As long as I can fly for free or ID95, I'm in