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Thai A380 To Be Used On BKK-LHR Route  
User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 18853 times:

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Are Thai the next carrier after QF to get some A380s?
If so when and has there been any talk of interiors or the likes?
I know that Korean has already shown their A380 interiors so perhaps they are next.

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User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 18638 times:

Just imagine LHR's various immigration desks at 6:30am every morning. Can LHR actually accomodate these A380's? If Singapore, Emirates, Qantas and Thai are sending them there, what is that airport for a passenger going to be like? How long for your bags?

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 18575 times:

Currently no big issue, since the A380 isn´t flewn in touristclass only 853 passengers, these problems belong to the future when 2nd hand operator start to use them.
If the -900 series is built I doubt it´ll be certified with more than 853 passengers either.


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 18381 times:

IIRC, they also announced their intention to use the A380 on BKK-CDG, which is a very busy route for TG

User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 18356 times:



Quoting Jasondn (Reply 1):
If Singapore, Emirates, Qantas and Thai are sending them there

I would expect Qatar, Etihad, Malaysian, Kingfisher & possibly Korean & China Southern to all also fly their A380s into LHR as well as BA & VS. After DXB it will probably be the biggest reciever of A380s


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18192 times:

Are all of the A380 capable gates in Terminal 3?
How many are Heathrow eventualy planning to have in use?


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18152 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 3):
IRC, they also announced their intention to use the A380 on BKK-CDG, which is a very busy route for TG

I always get on BKK-CDG on TG, its one of the most wide-open routes back to Europe from BKK for nonrev.



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User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18106 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 4):
China Southern to all also fly their A380s into LHR

CZ is not serving LHR.
In Europe, AMS has probably the most changes to welcome the CZ A380. Maybe CDG as this is their only other European destination.

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User currently offlineSpeedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 879 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 17988 times:



Quoting Bochora (Reply 5):
Are all of the A380 capable gates in Terminal 3?
How many are Heathrow eventualy planning to have in use?

At present only T3 and T5 have A380 gates. Eventually T4 and T1/LHR East will also have.

T3 have 3 gates and T5 currently has 5, IIRC. When T5C concourse is completed, then T5 will have additional A380 gates.

T4 is currently being upgraded and should have 1 A380 gate ready by December/January.


User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2259 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16193 times:



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 2):
If the -900 series is built I doubt it´ll be certified with more than 853 passengers either.

It will have an extra pair of doors, so I doubt they wouldn't take credit for that. That change can be certified by analysis, without the need for a new evacuation test.


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 15333 times:



Quoting Speedbird2155 (Reply 8):
When T5C concourse is completed, then T5 will have additional A380 gates.

How many A380s are BA expecting?
I can't wait to see one in their livery.


User currently offlineMutu From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14840 times:

BA have 12 orders plus 7 (IIRC) options from the first smaller fleet replacement programme

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14811 times:
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Quoting Bochora (Reply 10):
How many A380s are BA expecting?

They currently have 12 on order, plus 9 options. Many people expect them to order more as part of their fleet renewal order later this year.

Quoting Bochora (Reply 10):
I can't wait to see one in their livery.

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User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14308 times:

Thanks for the picture!
I kinda hope they make their logo a bit bigger on the actual thing.


User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13429 times:



Quoting Bochora (Thread starter):
If so when and has there been any talk of interiors or the likes?

I'd expect a higher proportion of economy seats on Thai's machines than Emirates' or Qantas' given the high proportion of leisure traffic to Bangkok. I think 15+50+450 is a good guess.



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11632 times:



Quoting Jasondn (Reply 1):
Just imagine LHR's various immigration desks at 6:30am every morning. Can LHR actually accomodate these A380's? If Singapore, Emirates, Qantas and Thai are sending them there, what is that airport for a passenger going to be like? How long for your bags?

LHR sees dozens of 747s, 777s, and A340s daily, they will be able to handle some A380s.

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 7):
CZ is not serving LHR.

Not yet, but they are planning to start it in 2009.


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11483 times:

For info , the first 3 A380s for TG , will be C/N 70 , 72 , 75.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27305 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11455 times:



Quoting Bochora (Reply 13):
Thanks for the picture!
I kinda hope they make their logo a bit bigger on the actual thing.

I think we will have to see a bit of a re design for the A380. The red and blue logo at the front does not look right . Maybe its just the artists impression but it needs to be lower.


User currently offlineEgcarter From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 11414 times:

Given that LHR is frequently a nightmare with the current mix of aircraft, I envision a lot of A380s rendering it even more so...

User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13520 posts, RR: 100
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11360 times:
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With the cost of slots to LHR, it only makes sense to maximize the payload. Pretty much every A380 buyer will fly one to LHR (ok, LH and AF probably won't fly that short of a hop with the A380 often, but everyone else so far).

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 9):
It will have an extra pair of doors, so I doubt they wouldn't take credit for that. That change can be certified by analysis, without the need for a new evacuation test.

I'd like to expand: Looking at the floor plans, I would go as far to say that the front and rear-most sections of the main deck could have their allowed capacity increased "via analysis" too. Thus, it would surprise me if Airbus wouldn't be allowed to increase maximum capacity by ~100 in the A389.

Quoting Thorben (Reply 15):

LHR sees dozens of 747s, 777s, and A340s daily, they will be able to handle some A380s.

 checkmark  Now get in that 3rd runway!  hissyfit  Oh... T6 too.  Wink

Seriously, LHR will be ok for A380 gates (in particular, once T5C and the rebuilt T1 are complete). As capacity grows... they should put in the 3rd runway and the proposed T6.

Its going to be interesting to see which airports 'hold out' and do not adapt to the A380. ATL would be my guess for the last holdout unless SA switches and partners with DL again. The new airports of China and India will be optimized for the airframe (now only if those two countries would open up direct flights between each other...).

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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11193 times:



Quoting Egcarter (Reply 18):
Given that LHR is frequently a nightmare with the current mix of aircraft, I envision a lot of A380s rendering it even more so...

With the current TEAMing arrangement and mixed mode coming online in a few years this is not an issue - at all. More so if the overall cap on the number of movements is not increased.

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 19):
As capacity grows... they should put in the 3rd runway and the proposed T6.

This will depend on the next government. The Conservatives are saying nay to R3T6 at the moment but this may just be for the election.



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