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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9551 times:

Check this out: Kinda cute, but not that cute.

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/analysis/toons/2005/04/29/mikula/

Cast your vote ...  Smile

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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9532 times:

Notice just above the cockpit is a familiar motif from the "Starship Enterprise"

User currently offlineAither From South Korea, joined Oct 2004, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9487 times:

Remember the firsts A380 will be operated with only a few more seats than current 747s operated by Charter airlines or Japanese carriers.

So it is not that big !



Never trust the obvious
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9355 times:

The A380 can easily transport the entire U.S. Congress (435 Representatives + 100 Senators = 535 Members of Congress) and U. S. Sumpreme Court (9 Justices). The Executive Branch will have to follow in their 742.

User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9212 times:

We only miss a pool on top, so you could swim 38.000ft in the air.

Atleast the original A380 has a better look  Wink



have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12185 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9120 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 3):
The A380 can easily transport the entire U.S. Congress (435 Representatives + 100 Senators = 535 Members of Congress) and U. S. Sumpreme Court (9 Justices).

Take them, PLEASE!!!!!!


User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 336 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9018 times:

Quoting Aither (Reply 2):
Remember the firsts A380 will be operated with only a few more seats than current 747s operated by Charter airlines or Japanese carriers.

So it is not that big

so if it's only a few more seats and it's trip costs are 15% higher than even today's 747-400 than you are recognizing it is not efficient.

So....why should anyone buy it??


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

Quoting TrevD (Reply 6):
so if it's only a few more seats and it's trip costs are 15% higher than even today's 747-400

Wasn't it the other way around?



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17198 posts, RR: 66
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8685 times:

Quoting TrevD (Reply 6):
Quoting Aither (Reply 2):
Remember the firsts A380 will be operated with only a few more seats than current 747s operated by Charter airlines or Japanese carriers.

So it is not that big

so if it's only a few more seats and it's trip costs are 15% higher than even today's 747-400 than you are recognizing it is not efficient.

So....why should anyone buy it??

You're comparing apples and oranges. The charter 744s are fully packed, while the SQ (for example) 388s are under even the manufacturer suggested density.

If you went to the same density as the 744 charter carriers like Corsair you would hit somewhere in the high 600s on the 388. And the seat/mile cost would be way lower than on the 744.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8464 times:

I think the A380 would be great for somethig analogous to United's premium service, but on a much more opulent scale on flights across the Pond or flight to/from the Pacific. Airlines could configure the aircraft with lounges (w/ a piano), private bedrooms / suites, and small office centers with computers, fax, phones etc. (maybe even mini-conference rooms where businessmen can hold teleconferences or video conferences).

I don't know what plans Virgin or the other costumers have, but I believe an up-scale luxury liner could bring back some of the prestige and luxury that aviation once had: Maybe Virgin can replace the Concorde in a different, more extravagant, way  Smile They could this service, say JFK - LHR, "Extra Virgin"


User currently offlineLazybones From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8068 times:

Quoting Aither (Reply 2):
Remember the firsts A380 will be operated with only a few more seats than current 747s operated by Charter airlines or Japanese carriers.

During a BBC review of the maiden flight, I was very surprised to see Emirates confirm that their A388 will only have 480 seats. This is well below what I was expecting and also shatters the theory that airlines will pack the A388 to its capacity of 555. I guess this means the A380-700 will never happen, because no airline will be interested.


User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17198 posts, RR: 66
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7989 times:

Quoting Lazybones (Reply 10):

During a BBC review of the maiden flight, I was very surprised to see Emirates confirm that their A388 will only have 480 seats. This is well below what I was expecting and also shatters the theory that airlines will pack the A388 to its capacity of 555.

Well, not many 744 operators pack their planes with the nominal 424 pax either...



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7597 times:

I love it rotfl  Very cool.

User currently offlineAV7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

They went for it hook line and dihedral.Boeing never intended to build anything larger than th 747. A Good day for Boeing. May the Boeing group prevail.

User currently offlinePyroGX41487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6636 times:

Take them, PLEASE!!!!!!

ROFLMAO. Respected Users list! Big grin


User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

Anyone else notice the USS Enterprise (as in Star Trek) resemblance in the cartoon??


Heia Norge!
User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6234 times:

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 15):
Anyone else notice the USS Enterprise (as in Star Trek) resemblance in the cartoon??

See the second reply.  Wink


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6031 times:

YEsterday on the Daily Show, Global edition....

The Host took a dig at Airbus....

He said, BOston and Chicago are such beautiful airports.... so Airbus, please dont get the 380 there.....


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

I smell a Reality Show featuring the A380

There could be a film crew on select Virgin A380 flights. The program could portray the realities of long flights (from a passengers perspective) and how FAs deal with 400+ passengers. It could also highlight the maneuvering of such a huge jumbo as seen from the cockpit. The show would be called "Flying High in My Big Big Bus"

hmmm, sounds like a good idea


User currently offlineFreedom4all From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

pretty funny....i wonder if the enterprise held less people??...  Silly


long live the 747!
User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5660 times:

"TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO BOEING HAS GONE BEFORE"  Wink

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5427 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5556 times:

Quoting Freedom4all (Reply 19):
pretty funny....i wonder if the enterprise held less people??...

Well, I am/was a ST Fan so.....the answer is yes. The original series Enterprise had a crew of around 430.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineDarthRandall From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5538 times:

Quoting Morvious (Reply 4):
We only miss a pool on top, so you could swim 38.000ft in the air

If I were the richest man in the world, my A380 would have an olympic pool with stereo speakers and a swim-up bar on the upper deck. Maybe a techno dance club on the bottom floor.



Ninjas can kill anyone they want! Ninjas cut off heads all the time and don't even think twice about it.
User currently offlineSfointern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 5112 times:

The CNN cartoons by this guy have got to be the dumbest things ever published.

User currently offlineFreedom4all From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 5063 times:

Star trek fans never fail to amaze me, thanks for clearing up that technical fact Garnetpalmetto! At least the Enterprise was faster, I don't think the flying whale can get up to warp speed..LOL  airplane 


long live the 747!
25 Post contains images KC135R : That's too funny - if only it were true
26 C680 : They have that today. It’s called a BBJ, and it leaves when you want to. People who used to fly 1st class now go NetJets. People who sit in 1st cla
27 Patrickj : The only way any airline is going to put this kind of luxury on board is if and when customers are willing to PAY for it!!! The vast majority of cust
28 MD-90 : Which is why Warren Buffett bought NetJets.
29 Starlionblue : It's still the An-225
30 September11 : The cartoon has a Continental Airlines tail logo on it (in drawing)??? Look at the tail ...[Edited 2005-05-02 21:16:44]
31 Post contains links and images Nosedive : Compare: http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/analysis/toons/2005/04/29/mikula/
32 Patrickj : Your right (typo) sorry.
33 MakeMinesLAX : There's a goldmine of material here for a feature film: A transporter malfunction causes panic among the passengers, who are faced with the prospect
34 Killjoy : NCC-1701-D had a standard crew complement of just above 1000, if I am not mistaken. Granted, it is not a galaxy class saucer section in the picture,
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