FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4129 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6985 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).
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8486 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6808 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
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6466 times:
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!
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6450 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?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6020 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.
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4565 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.
6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3349 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 3832 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8175 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3062 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).