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First Revenue A380 Flight  
User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 441 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6630 times:

i was woundering when and where the first revenue flight using the a380 is going and how much a ticket would cost

thanks
northwestEWR


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4107 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6573 times:

The first aircraft will be delivered to SQ, I have no clue how much a ticket will be. Check their website, it will probably be in the same range (not adjusted for inflation and all that other econ crap).

User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6537 times:

do you know on what route it will be used on for the first time and possibly a date

thanks



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User currently offlinePhilsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6531 times:

Look for the first revenue flight to most likely be SIN-LHR.

User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

does anyone know about when this flight will take place ?


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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

QF are ment to get their frist A380 in november 2006, after maybe a month of training/testing etc I would expect that it gets deployed straight to LHR, as that would be a fairly busy time of year with alot of people wanting to go to/from london/australia

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

lets see the bloody thing fly first........hopefully i will be there to see the test flight..!


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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6092 times:

It is stated in the Air.net aircraft statistics pages that the A380 will enter service in March 2006. Almost another 2½ years to go!

I wonder how long it will take SQ for their crews and the airports to familiarise themselves with operations of the mega carrier.




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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6054 times:
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All I can say for sure is: as soon as it is flying between the states and London, THIS guy will be on it ASAP. I can hardly wait.

I flew the 747 on TWA back on the 2nd day they used it for a domestic route. It was brand new and eye-popping to everyone at JFK looking at it out the concourse windows. I'll be on the A-380 as soon as I can after it starts the US-London route!



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6038 times:

I think it will be some while after the A380 enters service that it starts the US-London route. IIRC Virgin is the only airline flying US-London that has confirmed orders, but did they not put back delivery dates as LAX will not be geared in time to receive A380s?




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User currently offline777heavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

BCAL

I'm nitpicking but March 2006 is only 18 month to go not 2.5 years!

Daniel


User currently offlineRj111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

I'm looking forward to the LHR mega-meet when the first revenue A380 come into land!

User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5608 times:

If SQ take the first production 380, I'd expect a repeat of the A345 introduction where it first flies on regionals as proving/running in flights to get the airport, crews and cabin staff used to the beast.

User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

Given this a completely new design, expect some teething problems when it is first pressed into service. I remember both the A330s and A340s had this problem.


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User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

SQ has confirmed their first A380 revenue flights will be to NRT, until subsequent aircraft arrive when SQ will simultaneously launch same day services to LHR and SYD. Advised about two weeks ago from SQ Asia/Pacifc marketing.

I would at least wait until the A380 flights a first loaded into a GDS system though before booking anything though. Even then its not GTD. plenty of people tried that when JQ started with the new A320's and all they got was the B717.



User currently offlineErj145lr From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

what airports are A380 "ready", or which ones are in the process of getting ready. Also what changes are being made to accomodate it at those airports?

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

I'm saving up my airline points to redeem a First Class ticket on SQ. Should be swell.

Fares would remain similar to current fares. The plane isn't any faster... it's just bigger.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3329 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

MEL is completing the runway widening works mid 2005, with terminal changes ready by Nov 2005. The airport will be ready for the A380 by Dec 2005, and SQ take delivery in March 2006, for May 2004 scheduled commercial flights.

MEL will be the first Australian airport that is A380 ready.


User currently offlineErj145lr From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

what about like the gates and boarding areas (size)??

User currently offlineCuautli From Mexico, joined Jun 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Any idea if the 380 is going to come to MEX? Whuch airline could bring it?

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

777heavy

Thanks for the correction. Must have had too much to drink when I counted the months!

Cheers

Trevor



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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Hopefully IB will bring the A380 to MEX and with me in it. Big grin

Un saludo desde España



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3329 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Erj145lr,

Runway widening to 75 metres. 60 metre width with 7.5 metres additional windblast.

Terminal will have two dedicated A380 gates, with appropriate air bridges.
There will also be two A380 parking positions

Terminal work includes an additional baggage belt.




User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

It will be very interesting to see which airline will fly the A380-800 to the USA first. I'm still (figuratively) putting my money on SQ (Singapore Airlines), which will switch from the 747-400 to the A388 on the SQ Flight 001/002 route (SIN to SFO and back via HKG) probably sometime during the second half of 2006. Why SFO? It's probably the ONLY airport right now in the USA that is truly A388-ready (the gates at the end of G concourse have the 80 x 80 meter spacing, and SFO just recently upgraded their runway/taxiway configuration to accommodate the wider stance of the A388).

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

It will be very interesting to see which airline will fly the A380-800 to the USA first

My bet is that it will be Lufthansa or possibly Air France. Both have firm orders and somewhere I read that Lufty will place the A380 on the Frankfurt/JFK route.






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25 RayChuang : BCAL, However, both LH (Lufthansa) and AF (Air France) won't get their A380-800's until some time in 2007. SQ (Singapore Airlines), on the other hand,
26 BCAL : RayChuang I agree it looks more likely that SQ will be the first on the Pacific side of US, but my money is on Lufty or Air France being the first on
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