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Why No Long Range Airbus For BA?  
User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

Why is it that BA only really operate the 777 on most of the long haul routes but with some 744 flying certain high pax routes?

Wouldn't the A346 be a good aircraft to operate alongside the 777?

I understand they are tryting to cut costs but couldn't they use the same types of engines?

What I can't understand is why not BA havent placed an order for the A380! It would be very useful on high pax routes such as:

LHR-JFK
LHR-LAX
LHR-SYD
LHR-HKG
LHR-SIN
LHR-DTW

There are sooo many more routes that they could use with the A380...

Any ideas/thoughts?

EGFFbmi
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User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

They might get some A380's of QANTAS.


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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

A380 to Detroit?Now I know why you want long-hauls from Cardiff!

User currently offlineEGFFbmi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

What do u mean by..... 'A380 to Detroit?Now I know why you want long-hauls from Cardiff!'?

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User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

DTW used to have high passenger volumes, in fact they used to operate a 747 to Detroit up until about 1998 I think, when it was replaces with a 777. The 777 came for about a year (I think) and then was replaced with the 767, which currently flies to DTW. The passenger numbers are slowly decreasing. However, amidst all that, it didn't stop Lufthansa from starting daily non-stop flights to Frankfurt in 1998.

Now back to the topic......

BA is such a fond customer of Boeing for the same reasons that EL AL, Saudi Arabian, and Singapore Airlines. It has something to do with politics and the fact that these countries are strongly allied with America, which gives them good deals on Boeing aircraft.



MEA321
User currently offlineMoolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

See I believe that no every A380 ordered up to now will be bought so the airlines like SAA are going to sit pretty and the second one comes available that an airline decided they dont it, SAA will put their hand up and I believe BA are going to do the same.

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