EK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
Okay this question has been on my mind for a while...
Do you think that the tickets on the A 380 will be cheaper? Technically operating the A 380 will be relatively lower than that of the B 747. Also the A 380 can take many more passengers. So will the tickets be cheaper?
If they are cheaper, will that affect global fares? Could that cause all fares to drop?
And if that realllyyy happens, maybe then we can justify why EK bought 45 of them. Could that be their cash cow?
Just thinking loud. Please comment in a constructive way... no bashing please
NorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
One of two things will happen, tickets will be cheaper, or profits will be greater. Probably greater profits first since the airlines want to recover their investment and then maybe cheaper tickets later on.
BoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1602 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
It's all about supply and demand... the A380 could introduce a glut of seats to a particular market overnight. So to answer your question... I personally think its a most likel that prices will drop short term as the number of seats increase. But Long term prices will stabilize as traffic increases.
This is frightening European airline as Emirates will haves 45 WhaleJets coming into town... The A380 won't affect US airlines as much as at this time only ordered a handful to select US markets.
I'd be very afraid of this as some will get hurt due to pricing - I think there is going to be some consolidation in Europe.
Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8785 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
The airlines will charge as much as they can. With the 380 flying on some routes in competition the 380 operators will not be able to charge a premium, except in Business and First IF they are significantly better than the 747s. Unfortunately the airlines are going to be restricted on the level of luxury as it relates to weight, especially in First.
As always look to competition to keep fares low. The 747 may well be the best friend a 380 pax has in terms of cheap seats. That brings up an interesting question: how low will fares have to go to fill the plane, especially in low seasons, and will it be profitable? Or will airlines just add freight and live with empty seats?
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21910 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 5): That brings up an interesting question: how low will fares have to go to fill the plane, especially in low seasons, and will it be profitable? Or will airlines just add freight and live with empty seats?
How about something more innovative? In the high seasons, pack to the gills with pax.
In slow season, take out the economy section on the upper deck and replace with a big lounge/bar/resteraunt up there, and take more cargo in the belly.
That would be awesome.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.