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Would WN Ever Consider The A380?  
User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3652 times:

I was thinking of a crazy topic to start, and I think this one ranks up there.

It just gives me a headache thinking about unassigned seating on such aircraft.

[Edited 2005-05-18 22:21:50]


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11983 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3640 times:

Well, I suppose I'll start.

News Headline: Southwest to acquire Airbus A380

What's is that melting? Oh, it must be hell freezing over!  Smile


User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2575 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3606 times:

Quoting ConcordeLoss (Thread starter):
This thread is open for jokes.

Then take it to Non-Aviation


User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3594 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
Then take it to Non-Aviation

Why?

The question is legitimate, and deals with CIVIL aviation.

The original question is a bit of a far-fetched possibility.

Never say never.

1011yyz



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User currently offlineSacflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3572 times:

They just need to review the fiasco that was the PSA/L-1011 deal first!

I just don't see it happening. Can't even think of how they would use them.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3570 times:

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 3):
Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
Then take it to Non-Aviation

Why?

Because of the "This thread is open for jokes" part.

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 3):
The original question is a bit of a far-fetched possibility.

No - far-fetched would be an idea like "Martians are landing on Earth in two hours and will take the human race on a fun-ride through the universe".

That's far-fetched.

WN with A380s? That's certainly one for the "Never" department.

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3557 times:

could anyone imagine an A380 in a WN livery!

ari


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3537 times:

They will base the 380's at Love Field for service within the state of Texas and to the neighboring states. I can see it now. Direct, no change A380 service from Midland/Odessa to Little Rock. Talk about bringing in the money!!!

User currently offlineLeanOfPeak From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting Ari (Reply 6):
could anyone imagine an A380 in a WN livery!

ari

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/

Yes.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3486 times:

Things you will see first:

1) "Reverend" (and I use that term loosely) Fred Phelps shirtless in a Gay Pride festival,

2) The Dixie Chicks performing at the Bush family BBQ,

3) Osama Bin Laden praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem,

4) Americans admitting that they eating too much (and exercising too little).

Does that settle it?



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User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3485 times:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00003395

found 1!!!cheers for the website!

ari


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3481 times:

re: topic title

this is a better question for jetBlue, not Southwest!



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User currently offlineHr001 From Honduras, joined Nov 2004, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3473 times:

A-380 service with a 20 minute turn around time!!!!!.

good joke!!


User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3471 times:

I can see the headlines:

"Southwest purchases 2 A380 with option for 3 more"

And in the story, they announce that they will substitute the 737s on the DAL-HOU route with an A380. The second A380 would be used on the LAS-LAX route.

Anyway, to use a quote from another A.net member, this will happen when airborne pigs soar over the frozen landscape of Hell.

Quoting ConcordeLoss (Thread starter):
It just gives me a headache thinking about unassigned seating on such aircraft.

Open seating on the 737s are bad enough as it is....



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User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3460 times:

I can see them using a hull as a three-story office complex.


Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3419 times:

Forgot one...

Tonya Harding on a box of Wheaties.

 eek 



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User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3419 times:

Before WN place a order they want to analyze how Ryanair will do with their A380!  crazy 

Cheers



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User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3366 times:

The real question is whether WN will consider anything other than a 737. They are not even considering RJs like B6 because of the higher costs. They will probably continue to use 737s or some future variant for decades to come. The low cost outweighs the negatives. The benefits of having a common fleet are considerable.

There are disadvantages of course, with WN's small overhead bins and narrow seats (compared to the A320), along with inflexibility in capacity.

Anybody care to come up of a list of benefits to WN of adding an aircraft type versus staying a 737 stumpy exclusive?


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3340 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 9):
Things you will see first:

1) "Reverend" (and I use that term loosely) Fred Phelps shirtless in a Gay Pride festival,

2) The Dixie Chicks performing at the Bush family BBQ,

3) Osama Bin Laden praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem,

4) Americans admitting that they eating too much (and exercising too little).

You forgot this one:

Ted Kennedy and Howard Dean will officially become members of the GOP.

ConcordeLoss,

WN President Colleen Barrett just called to respond to your question.

She mentioned that whoever asks such a question must be on drugs.

Inside joke to the below-thread:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2108992



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User currently offline777D From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3333 times:

I think Elvis would make an appearance on the Tonight Show first, before WN acquires the A380.

User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2470 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting Ari (Reply 6):
could anyone imagine an A380 in a WN livery!

An ugly livery for an ugly plane. Perfect match.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12970 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3262 times:

When I see the Red Sox win the World Series?

Oh, gee, that happened last year!  Smile

When I see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series?

Yeah, that's the ticket!



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5236 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3262 times:

Scenario: HP/US merge, fail. UA finally dead. NW retires DC-9's. Delta BK, then gone.

Who's gonna replace all that lost capacity?

WN of course! Anyone flying NYC-LAX will have to drive to ISP, catch the 73G to BWI and the A380 to LAX (via BNA and PHX). They'll put vending machines in the central seating area so you won't starve to death.



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User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3227 times:

Quoting Ari (Reply 10):
http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00003395

found 1!!!cheers for the website!

ari

Two things in this pic that will happen as soon as hell freezes over: Soutwest gets an A380 and joins Star Alliance.


User currently offlinePiedmontbrat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3153 times:

WN getting the A380?????

That stands as much chance as good old "Uncle Herb" endorsing the Wright Amendment as being good for business!


25 Byrdluvs747 : WN as a major flag carrier? That would be a national embarassment.
26 DfwRevolution : At the very least... there are indications that WN is seriously evaluating the 737-800 and -900X for delivery in 2006-2007 One obvious benefit would
27 Dw747400 : "WN as a major flag carrier? That would be a national embarassment." Worse than a flag carrier in Bankruptcy?
28 PITA333 : filler......................
29 Post contains images Solnabo : Love to see WN orders 50 773ER cuz they wanna be the 1st carrier in US to fly them for the hell of it. Micke//SE
30 Post contains images Jumppilot : It would be the biggest skittle I've ever seen!!!
31 Garri767 : yeah! i can see amarillo dallas bringing in the money as well! full a380 aircrafts! no wasting of fuel! and most of all, No unrealisticness about it
32 MKEdude : A WN 380 would be perfect for skiing charter flights to Hell! It also would be a great place from witch to watch the end of the world! With peanuts!!!
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