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User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Will IAH ever see scheduled A380 service?

[Edited 2007-11-28 16:27:14]

[Edited 2007-11-28 16:27:43]

[Edited 2007-11-28 16:29:37]

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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

I would guess BA or AF in summer times in 5-6 yrs

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2002 times:



Quoting CB777 (Thread starter):
Will IAH ever see scheduled A380 service?

AF might because of the Sky-Team thing, other than that, I just don't see who, or how, or when, or why....


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

LH, AF, and BA are all candidates in that 5 - 10 year span. I'm sure IAH will be a 748 station from LH tho


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32173 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Extremely unlikely. European airlines will largely use the A380 is for extremely dense markets in Asia or to slot constrained airports. Markets like Delhi, Shanghai, and Tokyo. In the U.S., they will be used on other very high-density routes and important alliance hub routes, which are pretty limited trans-Atlantic wise to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and possible San Francisco and Washington.

In Houston, a big business market, frequency, not capacity, is key. I wouldn't hold my breathe for an A380 in Houston within even the next ten years, but that's just my opinion.



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1953 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
In the U.S., they will be used on other very high-density routes and important alliance hub routes, which are pretty limited trans-Atlantic wise to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and possible San Francisco and Washington.

I agree with you. LAX and JFK will see the most by far. SFO and MIA will follow. ORD one here and there....


User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1944 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Extremely unlikely. European airlines will largely use the A380 is for extremely dense markets in Asia or to slot constrained airports. Markets like Delhi, Shanghai, and Tokyo. In the U.S., they will be used on other very high-density routes and important alliance hub routes, which are pretty limited trans-Atlantic wise to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and possible San Francisco and Washington.

In Houston, a big business market, frequency, not capacity, is key. I wouldn't hold my breathe for an A380 in Houston within even the next ten years, but that's just my opinion.

I would agree. If you want to know where the A380 will be flying in 10-20 years, the answer will be Asia, Asia and more Asia. China and 1.3 billion with only 4 major airports (HKG/PVG/CAN/PEK) so far. India also has 1.3 billion people with only 4 major airports (BOM/DEL/MAA/BLR) so far. These two countries need big planes if they are going to expand service.


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

I agree with overall consensus, however we seem to have forgotten EK. While they are very new to the market (well they will be this coming Monday), by most accounts this service is going to be hugely successful. While starting with a 3 weekly service (only because they will not have the available a/c until Feb for a daily service, according to the EK rep in Houston)

"Emirates will start with three flights a week and increase to seven flights in February. The staggered service is because Emirates is waiting on deliveries from Boeing, Page said"

Now some have suggested that this service could go beyond a daily service and if so, could and would EK consider putting the 'BigBus' on the route? That said there is some question as to whether the 380 would have the legs to make IAH/DXB.

Just thought that I would throw that out.

Thomas



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1746 times:



Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 3):
I'm sure IAH will be a 748 station from LH tho

That sounds likely, it will be interesting to see which routes will see the A380 and which the 748I.



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User currently offline102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Extremely likely.
The first class suites in the A380 cater to passengers who would otherwise book a private jet. Outside of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco the only market that could consistently fill up those premium suites are Oil and Gas passengers to and from Houston.
On a side note I’ve seen a couple posts on MIA getting A380 service. I seriously doubt it. MCO will be the A380s first and perhaps only choice in Florida.


User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 5882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1563 times:



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 9):
the only market that could consistently fill up those premium suites are Oil and Gas passengers to and from Houston.

If it were all Premium and Business class..Haliburton, now "Headquartered" in DXB, alone would fill the plane!



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1541 times:



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 9):
On a side note I’ve seen a couple posts on MIA getting A380 service. I seriously doubt it. MCO will be the A380s first and perhaps only choice in Florida.

LH is the carrier that will bring A380 service to MIA. The new terminal was built with this service in mind.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32173 posts, RR: 72
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1422 times:



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 9):
On a side note I’ve seen a couple posts on MIA getting A380 service. I seriously doubt it. MCO will be the A380s first and perhaps only choice in Florida.

LH and BA will likely bring the A380 to MIA, IMO.

Who on earth is going to bring it to MCO? It's not Virgin, who is basing their A380s at Heathrow in a premium configuration, not Gatwick. It's not British Airways, who is, again, likely to put their A380s in a premium configuration, not the first class-less configuration that the use to Orlando. And it's not Lufthansa, who just started Orlando, and flies there with A330s. MCO isn't seeing an A380 for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, MIA's new terminal has been designed with the A380 in mind, and Lufthansa representatives, as well as Air France reps, have already visited to learn about how MIA will be accomodating the A380. 2010-11 is a good time frame for MIA to expect the A380. LAX will see it first (2008), then JFK (late '08/'09), then SFO (2009, probably from a trans-Pacific carrier), then MIA (2010ish) and ORD (2010ish). Beyond that, it's doubtful they'll be going to many other places. It certainly won't be at Orlando in the near future considering that, so far, airlines have plans to put their A380s in premium configurations, not high-density, which Orlando needs.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12058 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1411 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 8):
Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 3):
I'm sure IAH will be a 748 station from LH tho

That sounds likely, it will be interesting to see which routes will see the A380 and which the 748I.

I hope we, at DFW, will see LH B-747-8i service, too, replacing the current A-340-300, and occasional A-330-200. LH use to fly B-747-200, and occasional B-747-400 FRA-DFW. IAH can have the A-380.


User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4281 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1363 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):
AF might because of the Sky-Team thing

Care to explain this a bit more? CO and AF do not cooperate on TATL routes.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 12):
It's not Virgin, who is basing their A380s

...and let's not take VS accepting delivery of A380s as a given at this point either...



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