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Would You Want To Fly On The A380?  
User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 13547 times:

Would you?

Some people have said it would be just too massive and immense to contemplate flying on it.

I cant wait personally, would you feel comfortable and safe on such a massive aircraft?

176 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 13470 times:

Absolutely! Can't wait to fly on the upper deck of this fantastic aircraft.

User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2156 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 13456 times:

Jump is not as large as 707/DC8 to 747. A lot of my flights are long haul, so more walking around area fine by me, bring it on!! Plus swimming pool, shops, sauna, fitness centre and all the other on board amenities will be great (only joking, some people will take this serious)

User currently offlineJumbopilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 13425 times:

Yes, I like such massive planes. And I expect a couple of technical highlights to make traveling on long haul flights easier and more convenient, e.g. net surfing.

User currently offlineChema From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 13385 times:

Of course!!

Too bad that I really don´t see the A380 in the longhaul routes I use to fly (between Spain and Southamerica, mostly).

User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 13315 times:


If I were Peter Pan I would fly not only on it but also inside of it.  Laugh out loud

Cheers. Kilavoud.

User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 3482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 13224 times:

Personally, I can't wait! The first airline that flies this big beauty to New Zealand will have me on it. Geeky, but I'm really excited about this aircraft. Forget borders, it'll be the biggest achievement, in this specific area, of humanity to date.


come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 13190 times:

No, I would not want to fly the A380. That plane is too big. It's probably even too big to fly to most cities in the USA.

Continental Micronesia: "Fly With The Warmth Of Paradise"
User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 3482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 13115 times:


Well fortunately for most of us, the world doesn't begin and end in the USA.

Come visit New Zealand, take an A380!


come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5114 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 13119 times:


No, I would not want to fly the A380. That plane is too big. It's probably even too big to fly to most cities in the USA.

Just curious COAB767 would you fly the A380 had it been built by say ooh BOEING?  Confused

I look forward to flying this beast!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13331 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 13058 times:

Perhaps not at first, until the bugs worked out of it (re: DC-10). It will probably have a limited market, mainly transcontinental flights between Europe and Asia, US and Asia, some US - Europe like JFK-LHR, where limited flight slots capacity and overall demand is sufficient to support it. To me the biggest problems will be boarding and departing this a/c. Can you imanage the crowds and confusion for the gates at boarding, and the crowds for the baggage when get off?

User currently offlineFRASYD From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 13053 times:

Good question, EKBig grin

Personally, I can't wait! I'll hopefully be on one of the first flights...
and can't wait to be a part of the crowd welcoming it at Frankfurt!

User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2731 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 13050 times:

Gee COAB767,

does that mean the USA is so backwards it is not only completely unable to build the world's biggest pax plane ever itself, but is also so poorly equipped it can not even handle this marvelous European achievement?  Laugh out loud

Ok, I just couldn't resist.....

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12781 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 13020 times:

Do bears "you know what" in the woods? Of course I'd like to fly in it. I can't wait for it. Only two years now, before SIA puts it into service. My big regret is that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to get a jump seat on it.

That aside, it will be a terrific experience and I'm really looking forward to it.

User currently offlineFRASYD From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 13012 times:


I don't think an increase of about 150 people makes such a big change. For airports, which have sufficient infrastrucure to cope the 744 easily, it won't be a problem...

Don't you think the flight slots capacity in the USA-sky is low enough and the demand is high enough in the States, too? I do...

User currently offlineJani From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 71 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12984 times:

Of course, I find the A380 very tempting, but nothing beats flying (in) a small GA aircraft, feeling all those physical forces on you!

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5114 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12983 times:


Gee COAB767,

does that mean the USA is so backwards it is not only completely unable to build the world's biggest pax plane ever itself, but is also so poorly equipped it can not even handle this marvelous European achievement?

That's another reason why you hear a lot of criticism about the A380-800 it's a "European Achievement" & not American Achievement!

Can't wait until this beast takes off in early 2005! Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12970 times:

No I would not, No Boeing, No going!

User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 3482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12942 times:


Perhaps it's because of comments like that and the implicit (but unintentional I'm sure) arrogance behind it, that Airbus is finding it so challenging securing an American market.


come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineBCALdavid From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12906 times:

"No I would not, No Boeing, No going!"

How sad.

User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5079 posts, RR: 44
Reply 20, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12876 times:

No I would not, No Boeing, No going!

It must be increasingly difficult for you to plan your journeys then, with the ever growing number of Airbuses...

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 870 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12839 times:

Who wouldn´t sit in 1st class on A388 and zip champagne or J Walker On the rocks (my favorite drink BTW) ?
Those who say "I wont fly it cuz its a €uropean a/c" is a moron, thats for sure!

Michael//SE  Big thumbs up
*Boeing had their go in the 60´s, but they didn´t took it....pitty, pitty*

Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 12768 times:

London to Doha would be nice for the Bahrain F1 race..

User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 12689 times:

I doubt that prices will change dramatically. You guys know how airlines are.
Actually deep inside me i wouldnt fly on first class on the a388. It just makes me feel 'one of the 100 apples', whereas a smaller jet (a330/777) makes me feel 'one of the 15'.

Now you're really flying
User currently offlinePmanchuk From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 123 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 12691 times:

Personally, I would love to fly the new A380 once it enters service... of course I do hope it's in a premium cabin that I'm sitting (I think we all hope that). However, I'm 24 now and since my first commercial flight when I was 5 years old, I've yet to fly on any Airbus aircraft. Before anyone says anything, no I have not only flown twice in my life... I usually fly about twice a month and secondly, I've never chosen flights according to equipment. The majority of my flights just happen to be on DL metal, so I suppose that's a major reason. European or American built is the most rediculous argument I've ever heard. The A380 isn't a "European" acheivement... it's an acheivement of mankind. Can we all please just stop with this "my country is better than your country" stuff? It's really getting old and rather annoying. And for my fellow Americans who say "Boeing or bust...", are you telling me that if the Concorde was still in service and someone offered you the chance to fly her, you would say no because it wasn't built in America?? Yikes.

25 Post contains images ScottysAir : Yeah, me too! I would love to fly into the A380 soon.
26 BoingGoingGone : Not until it becomes a not so big target for terrorist psychos. Today no. 10 years from now. Maybe. Right now this thing is a crowd killer.
27 Flyingbronco05 : Nope. I don't want to fly it. It's not a Boeing so I aint going. I know i'm shallow, but I do not support airlines by flying on routes operated by air
28 Roberta : Who the heck doesn't want to fly on it. if you dont want to fly on this then you are unadventurous and narrow minded.
29 Tommy767 : If it was introduced today, I would not want to fly it. I would give it a year or two to work out all the bugs and then jump on board. What is extreme
30 Post contains images LHR340 : For sure I'd fly on it, all that space! Go Airbus . Hopefully I'll be in TLS to see the first ever takeoff too!! Along with a couple of thousand other
31 NORTHSEATIGER : I'd be straight in there it's gonna be great seeing this beast take to the sky's. And I can't beleive the amount "No Boeing No going" fools out there
32 Col : Firstly, I apologise for the strange comments from my fellow State Siders. Comments like we won't fly until no terrorism, or it has been in service 50
33 Roberta : Amen to all of that, i'd fly a 707 if i was certified.
34 JrMafia90 : I can't wait. When I fly to FCO I'll be on that jet. I can't wait to see it parked at EWR or JFK and when I fly to FCO there should be a lot there. Wh
35 United4everDEN : I heard somwhere that the upper windows, you cannot see very well, since they are misalgined. That is what it looks like in the pics anyway. But, heck
36 Hugojimenez : Who doesn't???????? Even if the "Spirit of Saint Louis" still flying, I will love be in there. unfortunately, because of my domicile, I think it will
37 Post contains images Espion007 : of course! Its big,its new,and the press will kill for it!Since the amount of passengers depends on the evacuation tests,there is more room per passen
38 Post contains images Alpha 1 : Hell yes, I'd like to fly on it someday. Who wouldn't? But, as an airline employee, who usualy works the gates, I wouldn't want to work it for anythin
39 Stefandotde : How mentally handicapped can people be who only buy products from own nation? Sorry to say that in this forum but it's the truth!
40 ZASpringboks : No I would not. You know in spite of all the wonderful ideas Airbus has brought us in regard to passenger comfort with the 380, airlines will put as m
41 ERJ : First off I want to say I'm a proud American, but I also am an Airbus guy. However, there's no way I'm geting on an A380. At least until it proves its
42 Post contains images PanAmerican : On topic: I doubt it'll be a whole lot different flying on the A380 than on other long haul jets, at least from the passengers point of view. I wouldn
43 Thrust : Would I like to fly on the A380? Hell yes! Who wouldn't?
44 Post contains images MSPXJGuy : I'd fly it!!! Who wouldn't want to be on the largest commercial airplane. Been on a 747 and recently a 777. You only live once. And regardless who mak
45 Hole_courtney : I would love to fly on it for the experience of flying an aircraft that size. I mean, a double Decker aircraft is a marvelous achievement. I remember
46 Tcfc424 : I think when the A380 was called a crowd killer above, the reasoning was terrorism, not crashes. We saw the damage 19 hijackers managed to inflict wit
47 NoUFO : Some people here obviously don't get it. With the exception of the wingspan, the A-380 is not going to be so much bigger than a 747. If I'm not mistak
48 Post contains images PHLapproach : I would definitely fly the A380. I also plan to go see the maiden, will be my first trip to Europe - JrMafia90, The A380 will not be able to serve at
49 Chris78cpr : The 380 to me is a good acheicvment in aviation. IT is gonna do wonders for some airlines and it is going to look great in the skies and painted on so
50 Starlionblue : Any airplane that bumps around less in turbulence has my vote. Newton's first law applies. Yes, fellow A.nutters, Starlionblue gets (a little) nervous
51 Post contains images Dazeflight : @ All: Interesting to see how nervous some of us aviation lovers here are when it comes to the most advanced acheivement of mankind in the commercial
52 Rjpieces : While I will definitly fly it to try it out and experience it, I don't think I'd want to fly it regularly, since I fly economy mostly. In premium sect
53 Aer : For a student like me, the real question would be how crowded would coach class be? The only pictures you see are first or business with the cool amen
54 Starlionblue : Every passenger on a 388 will proportionally have more space than on a 744. However, this extra volume could be used up to give First and Biz more spa
55 Time2fly : Definately! I hope that I have opporitunity. I have flown the 747 and recently a 777 and it is hard to imagine a ship even larger that that. I bet the
56 Post contains images PanAmerican : Dazeflight: I will not start a discussion on this as it's not thread-related. All I was trying to do was to express my concern with the majority of th
57 COAB767 : Even if was built by Boeing, I would still not want to fly it. It's just to big IMO. I've been to New Zealand as well on a 747. That plane is big enou
58 VSGirl : I am so going to fly on it!!! I love the Boeing 747 upstairs, so I am sure I will love the Airbus A380 as well. Kimberly.
59 SW733 : I mean, yeah, it might be neat to fly on the upper deck, but once you're in the air, you cant really tell you are any higher or lower then the people
60 DeltAirlines : I'm not looking forward to it that much. It already takes long enough to deplane a 777 or 744...I can only imagine how long it will take an A380 to de
61 Warren747sp : Only after it has been in service for a year or two. Remember the Comet!
62 Post contains images SupraZachAir : C'mon now... aviation enthusiasm transcends brand names, brand loyalty, or whatever you care to call it. Any hunk of metal (or metal/composite ) that
63 FlyingNanook : I'd like to fly it twice for sheer curiosity - once upstairs, once downstairs. If I like it, then I'd fly it again. If not, then at least I would have
64 EddieDude : I would like to fly inside an A380 so long as I get to fly in the business or first class cabin. Otherwise, maybe not. Boarding and leaving the plane
65 JetsGo : I must say that I am rather embarrassed for a majority of my American friends here on the forum. Seriously, how the hell can you say stuff like "if it
66 Starlionblue : JetsGo. True words. After all, the plane will be certified by the FAA to the same standards as any Boeing. So where exactly is the difference in safet
67 Dontlikeairbus : Aside from the childish I hate airbus reason I get very uncomfortable flying with a lot of people could you just imagine what a nightmare it will be w
68 Dutchflyer : The A380 is just another plane. A bit bigger true, but just like a B777, B747, A340 it's just a big tube with wings. Where are they days of the DC3's,
69 Aviationwiz : No, just too big. The B747 is big enough for me. 555 pax. is just too many on one small plane that your going to be stuck in for a good 10-14 hrs. As
70 Alessandro : A-wiz, depends how many connecting passengers that don´t need to go throu customs and how many of these has their luggage sent directly to their next
71 Amhilde : Im a little nervous about it- i want to fly it but i have some weird thoughts about a WHOLE load of upperdeck people. Something about the mass humani
72 Sabena 690 : Flyingbronco: I have no idea whether I have to laugh or cry with your comments. Of course I will fly the A380, the aviation enthusiast in me wants to
73 SEAPete : I tend to favor Boeing airplanes, but, when it comes down to it I'd fly the A-380. After all, if it lives up to it's promis then the tickets will be c
74 EMBTucano : Of course I would fly on it. As I would fly on ANY certified plane that there is. I love airplanes. I want to fly on them, I want to fly in a one seat
75 Espion007 : Also, say your in First or Business Class, they always let you on first, then what, sit on the plane for 2 hrs. while everyone in coach boards, talk a
76 Roberta : well fear not all. LHR is installing two deck jetways so Loading will not be so much of an issue. Come to LHR yeaaah!!!!
77 NIKV69 : Scorpio, Here in the US, all I need is CO, AA and WN. All of which at any time I can fly Boeing or Embraer aircraft, if I need to go international whi
78 Post contains images Iowa744fan : I am more of a Boeing fan, but yeah, I would still want to fly one of these things. I always want to fly new types of aircraft that I have never been
79 Dvk : Sure I want to fly on the A380! As a commercial aircraft enthusiast, I want to fly every type I can. I'll reserve judgment on the plane, however, unti
80 Futureualpilot : Id like to fly on it so I could give a fair opinion on what I think of it.
81 KiwiMike : Yes for interest sake... and unless it was exceptional in terms of the experience... No from then on. The whole check-in, boarding, disembarking, bag-
82 3lions : What a surprise that all the Americans say no I don't want to fly on it. You Americans are so sad. There are a few acceptions but the rest ... What Ba
83 NIKV69 : 3lions, I would wait till the A380 proves itself before you jump to this conclusion that it will replace the 747. It's a long way from it's test fligh
84 747400sp : I can not wait to fly on and I am a big 747 fan. It the first jet liner to be bigger than my favorite jet. Like it or not it going to be built so inst
85 Gigneil : Posts like this also make me slightly embarrassed to be an American. I can't wait to fly on it... I'll even try to be on the first flight. N
86 Post contains images Q330 : Yeah, of course...I'm looking forward to it! I assume that my first A380 flight will be with Qantas. I'd like to try the upper deck because the seat a
87 JetPower580 : I wouldn't have any reservations about flying it from an engineering standpoint as it's of very conventional design and layout. The only thing differe
88 757KSLC : Depends on how long it takes to load and unload both of those levels. One of my biggest peeves about flying is waiting at the back of the plane (where
89 Col : In the USA we love everything big, except aeroplanes made in Europe bigger than our own. It obviously scares some people, after all the Europeans have
90 Micknix : I would much rather fly on a 7E7 then an A380 anyday.
91 Espion007 : I cannot believe how the 380 stirs up so much dribble and cross Atlantic stupidity. It is an aeroplane, it will see the demise of the 744, we cannot c
92 Aer : "However, this extra volume could be used up to give First and Biz more space." Really do they need more space, why are airlines wanting to kill the c
93 Post contains images Amhilde : Isnt killing the coach consumer the right of all airlines?
94 Mpoellot : Boeing vs Airbus Industrie, well, the old discussion. Boeing introduced the 707 and everybody was at awe in the 1950s. The introduction of the 747 rev
95 727200er : I'm a Boeing fan but yeah I want to try one out. I don't like big crowds though either so after I try it once I'll probably avoid it. Never know thoug
96 Starlionblue : Maybe all the American Airbus-bashers should ask for the non-US manufactured parts to be removed from their precious Boeings. Only problem is, the pla
97 Mpoellot : Nicely commented, Starlionblue !!! Too bad for the gung-ho Boeing lovers´ notion that we are living in a truly globalised economy which is open for c
98 Aussie747 : From the outside it will be huge but in hindsight the exponential growth from a 747 to A380 is not as great as the 707 to 747. Now considering the int
99 Icarus75 : YES and NO!! YES because it will be a huge beauty, a great experience and I cannot wait to see her flying. NO because I'm not very comfortable in a bi
100 Post contains images Starlionblue : Would you buy an American mobile phone? I'd rather go where the technology leadership is: Sweden, Finland, Japan and Germany... While the statement ab
101 SailorOrion : Icarus: Does it really make such a big difference? I mean the 777-300, the A340-600 and the 747-400 are pretty similar in terms of passenger numbers.
102 Post contains images Starlionblue : But the Airbus is flown by computers (=evil) while the Boeing is flown by people (= the American way).
103 BoingGoingGone : No, the 380 is just a bit of over kill and in today's world a nice big fat target and a crowd killer. No fear, just reality.
104 Starlionblue : I beg to differ. Overkill: Over 100 orders say that it is wanted by the airlines. Crowd killer: A 744D crashed in Japan with 520 dead. Even a full 380
105 Post contains images Jumbopilot : Pooh Sammyhostie, what a discussion. From a query of feelings resp. taste to so much philosophical answers. But on the other hand, it is interesting t
106 Aerobalance : No, I do not want to fly on it.
107 7E72004 : JUST WAIT UNTIL THR 7E7 takes off...AIRBUS' days are numbered!
108 Post contains images Starlionblue : Aerobalance, why not? This is A.net. We need your opinions so that we can rag on them
109 Starlionblue : 7E72004, I'm sure if A.net had been around when the A330/340 were launched, the A nuts would have said the same thing about the 767 and 777. Strangely
110 Nycfuturepilot : I certainly dont want to be on their first test flight lol but I will def fly it when it enters service.
111 BoingGoingGone : I beg to differ too. Overkill: Over 100 orders say that it is wanted by the airlines. Talk to me when there are 300-400 orders. Crowd killer: A 744D c
112 Adria : Well the 7E7 is mostly built by other countries and the wings are produced by Japan, so I don't understand the fans of American products , who say the
113 Starlionblue : BoingGoingGone. I can see your point, and it does have merit. But surely the 744 is just as big a target for a shoulder fired missile? Ok maybe not qu
114 7E72004 : The A380 is overkill-i sure would not want to be on one of those planes with 555 people and an emergency. THe A380 is going to end up like the L-1011.
115 TriStarEnvy : Sure, I'd like to. Probably never will, but given the chance... I love the posts here about "it's too big!" Shame that A.net wasn't around in the 60's
116 Starlionblue : I would of course fly the A380 if it was on the most practical/cheapest route. However, I like the ideas about higher pressure and humidity on the 7E7
117 BoingGoingGone : But surely the 744 is just as big a target for a shoulder fired missile? Ok maybe not quite as big but these things were built to down helicopters and
118 SonicKidatBWI : Since I'm American I am naturally a Pro-Boeing 100%, but that doesn't mean I'm going to shun Airbus. I would love to fly the A380. To me it's a laugh
119 Post contains images Aerobalance : Starlionblue..... Ok, you've pressured me into answering your query...lol I'll start on the positive side of things... Reasons why I would fly on an A
120 Starlionblue : Aerobalance. Not so trivial. I would say that those reasons are pretty "reasonable" compared to a lot of other things on this board. BoingGoingGone. A
121 Jobalas : Come on guys!! Look : Boeing 743 SEA SEX and SUN from CRL are configurated at 580 pax... so...anything else?
122 Scorpio : NIKV69, Here in the US, all I need is CO, AA and WN. All of which at any time I can fly Boeing or Embraer aircraft AA flies a gigantic fleet of MD-80s
123 SonicKidatBWI : American's need to stop downing the A380. I think Airbus is kinda over their heads too but I'm not going to sit there and call their product trash bec
124 Espion007 : ill have my own opinions about the A380 when it actually flies and there are actual problems found with it.
125 Post contains images Starlionblue : SonicKidatBWI. You are quite right. I should have known that. Thx for correcting me. Also, I agree with you. If the 380 fails miserably, feel free to
126 Post contains images Richard28 : How sad that sad ugly beast called patriotism seems to get in the way of our love of planes. As Charlie Chaplin said "the greatest insanity that the w
127 Col : I think we can say that logic goes out of the window on the 380. It is a passenger plane, like many before it. It will be certified by all relevant pa
128 Post contains images TR763 : List of planes I can´t wait to fly : -A380 -7E7 -Embraer 170/5/190/5 Come on news are always good !! The only ones who benefits are us, the costumers
129 Post contains images Superfly : I can't wait to fly on a the A380 and I am a proud American! Don't pay any attention to these stupid kids here that hate everything non-American. That
130 N730AS : I think it would definitely be a unique experience. I mean, there is no "real" double decker A/C in commercial service. I wonder what the takeoffs and
131 TR763 : Hey superfly, if you are reffering to me: I just forgot to mention something: I prefer boeing, but the attitude of SOME americans in this thread, make
132 TR763 : Sorry I did´t read correctly....
133 Post contains images Superfly : TR763: Oh no I wasn't singling you out at all. I agree with what you are saying. The ignorant Americans you are talking about are certainly an embarra
134 TR763 : Superfly Yes, I´m really sorry, I´m feeling embarassed to what I wrote! I just read fast and didn´t understand the meaning of what you wrote !! I´
135 Post contains images Superfly : TR763: That's OK. Next time I am in Brazil, just buy me a Mojito and a set me up with some of those hot Brazilian babes. Is Varig ordering the A380? I
136 TR763 : Varig, will not order the A380!! With the economical difficulties of the airline, I think they´ll keep the MD-11´s and those few 777s for a long tim
137 Gigneil : It's good that US carriers still use Boeing and not Airbus like carriers in the UK and such just because Airbus sells their planes cheap. Hahahaha. Ha
138 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Hey, I wouldn't mind WN on the 380 and I hope they never change their boarding procedure. Not !
139 Ken777 : I look forward to flying the 380 when they iron out the kinks - including pax management. I will fly it during low season though as oneworld 747's are
140 M404 : I am a little leery of being in that big a crowd. A full 747 is uncomfortable but except for the on/off loading, it's just another tube. I've not been
141 Dionysus : After reading so many comments from the US folks. Now I understand why the Big Two and a Half are still in the auto market today, despite years behind
142 Post contains images Superfly : Ken777:I'll have to make roofor you on my Respected Users List!You sumed up what I've been tryng to express millions of times in the non-aviation thre
143 Ken777 : Dionysus - I bought a BMW 2002 the first year it came out and loved the way it drove. Unfortunately the cost of maintenance was beyond belief and the
144 MD80Nut : Put me down as someone who would love to fly on the A380, it shouldn't be that much different that a 747, except of course it will be bigger, newer an
145 Post contains images Continental : I'd fly it after a while to make sure it doesn't crash!!
146 Post contains images AvObserver : I don't know why anyone here wouldn't want to fly on it. It's not that much bigger than a 744 and with the additional facilities for loading/unloading
147 DeltaMD11 : I guess I'll chime in here. I think that the A380 program is an engineering marvel and a symbol of human ingenuity. Will I fly on it? Sure. I think th
148 F4N : To all: I suppose I would like to fly in an A380 at some point if in only because I am an enthusiast like everyone else here. However, whether or not
149 747srule : I would feel it's best to wait to see if it was safe.
150 Planemaker : DeltaMD11: To add to your post, the A380 will have very close to 50% American content. "I think that the aircraft is going to have some problems initi
151 Schweizair : re:does that mean the USA is so backwards it is not only completely unable to build the world's biggest pax plane ever itself, but is also so poorly e
152 3lions : 7E72004 Could you be a bigger idiot. So closed minded. You give all the other Americans a bad name.
153 Post contains images Superfly : Ken777: No doubt, the 7E7 will be successful. I wasn't knocking it's potiential success. HOwever when it makes it's first flight, it will not ignight
154 Post contains images AvObserver : Superfly, the A380 and 7E7 have similar missions; to lower costs in their respective market niches. The A380 may impress more with size but what's so
155 Post contains images Superfly : AvObserver: Well aware of all your points mentioned. My fault is that I want "unbridled aeronautical forward momentum". I guess I am just stuck in the
156 Post contains images Francoflier : Yep, aviation technology improvement is now entirely in the hands of the penny counter legion... This is why we should celebrate anything out of the o
157 Delyan : Are you guys talking technology or politics? You can compare cars for example, not airplanes. If you compare Airbus with Boeing, then you have to talk
158 Starlionblue : Aboslutely true Delyan. And I'm willing to bet that, deep down, most people on A.nut would, like me, accept whatever equipment was on the flight they
159 Post contains images Solnabo : Warren747sp: "Remember the Comet!!" That statement was very very low!! How TF dare you?? Lots of people died on the flights with the early Comet cuz o
160 Wally236ER : Doe sanyone know when it will actually come into service?
161 Planemaker : From AW&ST: First flight: March 2005 Start commercial service: 2006 Orders to date: 129 "I can't believe that people say that they would not want to f
162 EAL757 : I have a hard time wanting to put myself on a plane with 600 people. Somebody before mentioned the terrorism factor. Don't you think a plane that big
163 Leskova : I'm looking forward to flying on an A380 - even though it'll be just as uncomfortable as the planes flying today, but nonetheless... And, people, plea
164 TFJamie : Yeah I'll fly it!!! Can't wait. It will be odd sitting toward the back and being able to think "There's actually someone sitting above/below me!". I s
165 AirPortugal310 : Col, welcome to my respected users list. I like your style. And count me in on the A380. Real, true aviation entusiasts dont care what plane it is....
166 Cadmus : I really don't understand the terrorist arguments being made here, surely it's the operator that will be the reason for a flight being targeted, not t
167 Richard28 : Very good point TFJamie A whole new picture category on a.net should be created - "upper-deck A380 photo's"! Awsome!
168 Post contains images Bullpitt : For those who say they will not fly the A380 please if you win a tkt E-mail me, I'll send instructions where you can send them.
169 Post contains images Thrust : Easy. The 747 is a carrier I've always been dying to fly because of it's upper-deck, even though I most likely would be in coach. The 747 upper deck i
170 Post contains images RayChuang : Thrust, By definition the A380-800 will use fly-by-wire systems because of the somewhat unusual aerodynamics of the plane (the horizontal tail is used
171 FlyIGuy : No: The plane is too big. Can you imagine how long it will take to get on and off the plane if your in the back ? Also I'd be afraid that it wouldn't
172 Rev3oh2 : Wouldn't mind riding a 380 since it would probably mean a nice trip overseas somewhere. Think it would be much more fun to actually watch one land wit
173 UA2162 : I guess I'll reply to this question since 172 of you already have. While I'm a huge fan of Boeing, I would have to fly the A380 at least once in my li
174 Ua777222 : Would the average person in this forum (normal income) want to pay more for the A380 service? THE BARS AND EATING PLACES: Never going to happen. Hate
175 Leskova : Ua777222, at least two of the points you wrote need a short comment... Who pays: in the end, whoever pays at first, it'll be the passenger - just like
176 Bustaphil : I know one thing for sure! My vacation in summer 2006 is gonna depend on where the 380's, at that point of time operating, fly to! I personally can't
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