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If Air Canada Would Purchase An A380!  
User currently offlineCyprus From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Geez... they could use them on thethe long haul flights (YYZ to SYD) But, I wish! What carriers would you like to see with an A380?

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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4628 times:
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Oh god, another "wishful thinking" thread with no regard to the fundamentals of airline economics. Sorry kid, but honestly - this type of thread contributes nothing of any value whatsoever.

There is a forum on a.net just for enthusiasts such as yourself called "Aviation Polls and Preferences", where you can speculate to your heart's content with fellow enthusiasts.

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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

not entirely baseless, AC can very well use it on its flights to DEL and HKG. All their A343/345 are going full on these routes. Its different though that they are just managing to pull out of bankruptcy.

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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

It is indeed COMPLETELY baseless!
Just because a flight is full doesn't mean it's high-yielding, nor does a large ex-pat population of XYZ people in a given city mean an airline will start service to it.
In fact most of these ex-pats are VFR (visiting friends and relatives) pax which means they buy tickets well in advance and not the full fare or Business Class tickets that airlines actually make their money on. Well, that and cargo.
If speculation is what you want... AC could fill an 380, but only for the summer season of YYZ-LHR operations.


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

wait till EK flyes to YYZ with A380, with passengers taking another A380 to elsewhere in Asia.

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

There's only one U.S. carrier that at the moment could even make it work: Northwest.

Make the top deck all WBC and lower deck economy, running LAX-JFK-AMS-BOM-NRT-LAX and v.v., for the cachet of domestic service on a route that had the slightest chance of supporting it, and due to the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th freedom rights at almost every stop along the way. Then to make it worthwhile to have them in the fleet, put onto the PVG and PEK routes.

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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1649 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

The odds of Air Canada buying A380s is as likely as Qantas starting a route to Montreal. It's not going to happen or should it. The 787 is the best option for their future needs with a few 777s thrown in for the bigger routes.

User currently offlineAC848 From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

They could use them to fly YYZ-SYD, but are there many high yielding pax on said route? I profess my ignorance since I don't have any data to draw an objective conclusion.

Subjectively speaking, although there are likely many business travelers on the route, there are probably more leisure pax. Thus, I doubt a stop in LAX (on QF, since NZ has pulled out of the LAX-SYD business) or YVR/HNL (on an AC plane) would phase the leisure pax too much.

I don't see the A380 happening anytime in the near future for AC, but I'd love to see an A380 sometime at YYZ - in any paint scheme! Looks like it may come to YUL with AF, but not to YYZ anytime soon.  Sad



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