hjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 915 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 20347 times:
It definitely will NOT be going to PHL. PHL doesn't even support a first class cabin. WIth the joint venture, US Airways isn't part of it, so Lufthansa will have few interlines with US Airways, much more cooperation with the new United/Continental.
The US market demands for frequencies rather than larger planes, therefore, there will only be a few markets where the LH A380 will actually fly.
FWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 19321 times:
Quoting IADLHR (Reply 6): Didnt LH mention that the A380 might be used on FRA-IAD? Still ,if true, in my opinion, it is a long way off
And LH also said 2 1/2 years ago when the A380 was in for compatibility tests at ORD that the A380 will probably be coming to the FRA-ORD route in 2011. Makes sense, as FRA and ORD are both Star hubs with strong feed on each end.
"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
YULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2213 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17007 times:
Quoting hjulicher (Reply 2): The US market demands for frequencies rather than larger planes, therefore, there will only be a few markets where the LH A380 will actually fly.
Yeah, we all know that, and yet AF and QF send A380s to JFK and LAX, respectively.
No doubt LH will send the A380 to EWR if EWR ends up being the equivalent of JFK for AF. But you say a few, therefore, EWR is likely to be one of them. ORD and SFO can most likely support it as well.
I don't understand this question. The runway is never an issue. An A 380 can land and take-off on any runway where other long-haul aircrafts operate (330/340, 777, 747). The 380 even needs less length then a 747. Also the pressure per wheel is less than of a 777 because she has more wheels. Only a bridge or a tunnel could be a problem where the overall weight is decisive. The problems to become "A380 ready" are probably the taxiways and the gates but for sure not the runways.
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8906 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15729 times:
PHL wil not see A LH A380 any time soon if ever. Newark probably will with EWR being a huge Continetal/Star HUB. ITS very likely both JFK and EWR will see the A380 daily at teh same time once LH gets enough if teh Whale jets.
ukoverlander From United Kingdom, joined May 2010, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15528 times:
Wouldn't the presence of a the 'New United' at Newark (also *A) make Newark a possible candidiate for an LH A380 - assuming of course Newark can put in place the necessary infrastructure upgrades to accept the A380 aircraft?
Negative, QANTAS does not send the A380 to JFK, only LAX daily ... and has no plans to go to JFK at all with the 380. In fact, the daily 747 QANTAS does currently send to JFK as QF107 is getting a downgrade to 5X weekly A330 coming up soon.
ewrkid From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12649 times:
Quoting ukoverlander (Reply 16): Wouldn't the presence of a the 'New United' at Newark (also *A) make Newark a possible candidiate for an LH A380 - assuming of course Newark can put in place the necessary infrastructure upgrades to accept the A380 aircraft?
Definetly esp since it's is going to be a major UNITED hub(Did i just say united instead of CO at EWR wow that's weird) and also near NYC for O&D(not starting the proximity war just saying) I think once someone commits to sending the A380 there EWR will deff step up to the plate.