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BA Indicated Publicly Their Interest In The A380  
User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7635 times:

British Airways indicated for the first time publicly yesterday that it could eventually become a customer for the A380, however..

Rod Eddington, BA chief executive, said, that the A380 would be "technically a very good aircraft," but the "jury is still out" on whether it would deliver the necessary standards of passenger service and operating economics because of the logistical problems of embarking and disembarking so many passengers.

"We are not going to make up our minds until we have seen one flying," he said.


Source: FT
http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180562654&p=1012571727088


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7517 times:

Is that was very interesting about BA want to orders with new A380? I can't wait to see them in the future. I will think about of them and will able to make orders with new A380 for BA.

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7488 times:

It was obvious from the start that BA would order the superjumbo, I mean you only have to look at LHR to know why


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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6593 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7449 times:
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He mentions "logistical problems of embarking and disembarking so many passengers."

My question is.. if there are so many other airlines using it to LHR, why is it a problem for them?



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7330 times:

With the A380, not only do you need special 'double decker' gates and jetways, but need considerably more ramp space, more gate agents, larger gate areas and seats, more security, and for inbound, more security, customs, immigration agents. LHR will probably one of the critical airports for use of the A380, but can it handle 12-15 at once? Other airports may not be ready in time to set up to handle this a/c either.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7275 times:

There is some speculation that BA will "share" QF's A380's on the Kangaroo route, and that joint BA-QF services will be operated entirely with QF's A380's. There is no way BA will want not to have access to these modern state of the art aircraft on one of its most important and profitable routes, when the likes of SQ, MH and EK will be offering them.

User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

If LHR is that problematic, they could always tranfer their A380 operations to LCY... Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

...be nice though if the provided link had something to do with the topic at hand  Big grin

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

They haven't indicated any sort of meaningful interest at all.

They're seeing how it'll do once it's flying. Isn't everyone doing there? There's no hint of an order at all.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

...be nice though if the provided link had something to do with the topic at hand  

What?

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User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

I'm not surprised that BA is interested in the A380. It would be a good aircraft for many of the routes they fly, such as JFK-LHR. It would be nice if they also became a customer of the 7E7.

User currently offlineRT514 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6876 times:

I don't find this surprising at all. In context, however, it is vague and doesn't amount to anything as of yet. I make a prediction, though, that BA places a firm order before the A380 is in regular commercial service.

User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6746 times:
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I don't doubt for one moment that BA will order the A380,it's just a question of time.

As stated above and in previous topics,with QF,SQ,VS,MH,KE & EK all flying the A380 and I don't doubt they will all use them into LHR,BA will need to operated some kind of 'super' jumbo to help compete and keep market share,and to be honest,unless Boeing can put some fantastic 747 derivative together,the A380 will be the one.

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6734 times:

What?

...maybe it was just me, but when clicking on the provided link, I was getting a completely different article than the one [showing a VS tail] that's showing up now.


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6694 times:

Hmm, maybe you should consider actually reading the article ConcordeBoy.

Infact save yourself a minute, everything in the Article about BA is quoted in the thread starter

[Edited 2004-05-17 20:16:59]

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6636 times:

All that is revelant in the link is posted by the topic starter.

User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 6486 times:

...be nice though if the provided link had something to do with the topic at hand.

... be nice if you actually tried reading the article. Insane


... but like Roberta and Donder10 wrote, it's all in the first post.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 6404 times:

Hmm, maybe you should consider actually reading the article ConcordeBoy.

be nice if you actually tried reading the article



...or, you could try reading the post(s) immediately preceding your own.

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User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 6312 times:

...maybe it was just me, but when clicking on the provided link, I was getting a completely different article than the one [showing a VS tail] that's showing up now.

Yes, it was just you...  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6092 times:

From what I understand certain gates atTerminal 3 at LHR are being upgraded to handle the A380, which is good news for EK, SQ etc. Unfortunately Terminal 4 is not being adapted. This is bad news for BA who currently operate 7 B777/747 daily from LHR to JFK for example. Obviously this could be reduced to 5 A380's meaning that 2 slots per day could be used for other routes. I think the world has room for A & B concept aircraft going forward. The A380 could serve LHR-JFK while the 7E7 could serve a re-launched LHR-SAN.

User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6020 times:

If Qantas start flying A380s into LHR before T5 opens then T4 will have to be adapted, or they would need to move terminal. Will all the 'heavy' gates at T5 be A380-compatible?

User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Isnt T3 being upgraded to handle the A380 as we speak?

User currently offlineKZBA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5885 times:
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I don't think JFK is a prime city for the A380. Frequency gives us the edge on the highly served JFK route. Reducing 2 daily flights is not going to be in the cards, with or without the A380.

User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5835 times:

Here is the BA schedule JFK-LHR

09:00 21:00 JFK LHR BA 0178 BA 744
18:20 06:25* JFK LHR BA 0112 BA 744
19:00 07:05* JFK LHR BA 0174 BA 744
20:01 08:05* JFK LHR BA 0176 BA 744
21:00 09:05* JFK LHR BA 0114 BA 744
22:00 10:00* JFK LHR BA 0116 BA 744
23:00 11:00* JFK LHR BA 0182 BA 772

Im sure there is room for an A380 on that route somewhere.


User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3205 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5825 times:

He's subtly preparing the way for negotiations!

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25 DfwRevolution : "We are not going to make up our minds until we have seen one flying," he said. Well assuming BA will eventually go for the A380...that garuntees no o
26 Cx123 : Imagine how many Club World Flat Beds can they fit onto the A380. It will be good if they increase the overall width and also decrease to 3 in the mid
27 KZBA : I won't argue that there is "room for an A380 in there somewhere", but we offer a frequency that gives us such an edge to/from JFK. JFK contributes ab
28 Post contains images AirPortugal310 : Because now they can get absolutely shit faced at the bar on the A380s upper decks! DfwRevolution: I like the way you are not anti-Airbus or anti-Boei
29 Post contains images RayChuang : I think the reason why BA has suddenly expressed interest in the A380-800 is the fact that VS has decided to delay taking deliveries of the plane unti
30 GDB : Consider Terminal 5, when it will be open too. VS delaying will open up an opportunity, if BA are smart enough to take it, which I doubt.
31 Buckfifty : I'll second that, I can't see BA replacing a 744 with a 744. If Boeing gung-ho's it on a 747-Adv, which I am convinced they should, then BA would be a
32 Joni : LTBEWR, "With the A380, not only do you need special 'double decker' gates and jetways ... " The 380 was designed specifically so double-deck gates an
33 United Airline : If Boeing builds a new B 747, BA will likely order it. If not, then BA will likely order the A 380. Rod Eddington once stated that BA will not be orde
34 ZK-NBT : I think BA will order about 20 A380's eventually for high destiny Asian and Australian routes! I can't see how they plan to turn an A380 around in the
35 Sllevin : I think BA will order about 20 A380's eventually for high destiny Asian and Australian routes! I'm thinking 10 myself. BA is not going to turn every 7
36 JMChladek : I also think that BA is going to wait and see. They don't seem to be looking for a replacement at this time and are doing well with the fleet they hav
37 United Airline : Besides they have so many B 747-400s and B 777-200ERs already. If there is a market, Boeing will definitely build a new B 747.
38 BA380 : how would they configure a 388....? I presume they would put Club World on the lower deck, so they could get 8 across, First on the upper deck @ 4 abr
39 YUL332LX : As already mentioned, flights to JFK offer a high frequency and this is important to business travelers who would rather pick from a large number of a
40 KZBA : The demand for LHR-JFK is driven by premium traffic. There are MANY flights that the back of the plane goes near empty (50 seats occupied out of 177).
41 Gigneil : ?how would they configure a 388....? I would imagine First class on the first deck near door 1L, then world traveller on the rest of the first deck. T
42 PA110 : I realize this thread is about BA showing interest in the 380, but... Despite LHR refitting T3 to accommodate the aircraft, will the BAA follow throug
43 BA380 : If Club World were on the upper deck, would they not have to have an inefficient 2-2-2 rather than the 2-4-2 on the lower deck (assuming I have unders
44 YUL332LX : The demand for LHR-JFK is driven by premium traffic. There are MANY flights that the back of the plane goes near empty (50 seats occupied out of 177).
45 Post contains images VSXA380X800 : My I add that LHR are making its bridges and gates to fit and support the A380. LHR Is BA's hub . That's one of the things that is automatically kick
46 RayChuang : YUL332LX, That's a good question you just asked. With BA no longer flying the Concorde, how come they didn't modify a number of their 777-200A's into
47 Post contains images Stargoldlhr : Thats if Ryanair hasnt taken over BA and replaced the 747 fleet with old 737-200's and a stop every 2000 mile on every route
48 Starlionblue : As everyone knows, the 747 Adv has been offered on and off by Boeing for just about the last 10 years. It is still quite a mystery, however, as to why
49 KZBA : The 777s are undergoing a reconfigure. But, its not for JFK. Many 777s are no have F eliminated and J reduced. The 744s that service JFK are very well
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