Irishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 386 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8344 times:
I was just wondering when SFO is going to get their first scheduled A380 service. I know SQ was supposed to start SQ 1/2 a while back and that was delayed but is that back on? Or is LH, AF, QF going to start service first? Any thoughts would be great.
MarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7984 times:
I still think there is a significant probability that SQ will be the first A380 operator to SFO. But the odds are also good for other airlines to do so, because so many of the operators with A380s on order serve SFO.
If SQ doesn't step up to the plate, EK will, even if it means flying weight restricted until the new improved version starts being delivered in 2012. And some of the European operators may upgauge to the A380 during the high season, just as they upgauge to the 747 now during the summer schedule.... Oh, and did we mention BA?
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5817 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7766 times:
SFO **MAY** see QF A380 after number 11 is delivered. 10 is sufficent for SYD/MEL-LAX daily and SYD/MEL-LHR daily. QF then have to decide what to do with the next batch. Obviously depending on traffic SFO, FRA or a second daily to LAX & LHR are all possiabilities. I wouldn't like to guess which at this distance.
Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7658 times:
There is no plan for AF to serve SFO with A380 which is equipped with too much premium seats. SFO is a low-yielding destination in AF network. They currently use A340 (winter) and B744 (summer). When the 744 will be retired (2 to 3 years from now), it will be replaced by a new 772 equipped with J, premium voyageur and Y (so, no F).