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Would Any US Airline Order The A380?  
User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Just an open question..

Does anyone feel that any US carrier would own and operate the new A380? If so, what routes would it be utilized on?

Thanks for your thoughts.


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User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

The only two with a remote possibility are United and Northwest, however they both have relatively new 744's, and it certainly won't be for a while.

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Don't forget the cargo operators. The cargo market is growing with double digits for years and years; outside the public focus, FedEx and UPS are growing to airlines as big as UA, AA... I would expect either these, Polar or Atlas buying some cargo A380s. Maybe not now, but around 2008 there sure are some US A380s.
UA and NW might buy some when seatmileprices of the A380 are favorable and they have substantial routes for the aircraft (only a fleet of 10 to 15 aircraft on the minimum would make sense, otherwise they'd better let two 744s do the same job as one A380.



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User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Another key question: what route/s would a US based airline utilize the A-380? Pretty much whoever operates the 747 is a potential customer for the A-380. Those that don't, ie: AA,DL,CO,US, won't. UA and NW are the lone two that could. But on what routes? And then, maybe a combi variant? In the future, maybe Fedex with a freighter variant?

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