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SFO And The A380  
User currently offlineIrishpower 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.

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User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld 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?


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20339 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7859 times:

I think SFO will get LH's 748. OK, I hope it will.

But I don't thin SQ is the obvious choice. BA flies two 744's and they're often full, so they are the obvious first choice.

I can't wait to see them at SFO!


User currently offlineGayStudPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 457 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7788 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
I think SFO will get LH's 748. OK, I hope it will.

But I don't thin SQ is the obvious choice. BA flies two 744's and they're often full, so they are the obvious first choice.

I can't wait to see them at SFO!

I agree with Doc.

I don't think SQ, LH, AF, EK, or QF will be the first with A380 service to SFO.


User currently offlineGemuser 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.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10239 posts, RR: 97
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7670 times:
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Quoting GayStudPilot (Reply 3):
I don't think SQ, LH, AF, EK, or QF will be the first with A380 service to SFO.

BA don't start getting their A380's until 2012.
EK will be serving SFO long before then, if their CEO's comments are anything to go by.

Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 1):
EK will, even if it means flying weight restricted until the new improved version starts being delivered in 2012.

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TC is on record as saying his "2012" A380's will make DXB-SFO with "virtually a full payload" in both directions.

Rgds


User currently offlineGoldorak 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).

User currently offlineGayStudPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 457 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7604 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 6):
. SFO is a low-yielding destination in AF network.

Why different from LH and BA?


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5025 times:



Quoting GayStudPilot (Reply 7):
Why different from LH and BA?

I don't have the answer to this question ! The low yielding was also for UA who operated SFO-CDG non-stop during several years and axed it


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