migair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 2314 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16784 times:
I´m sure they will fly the A380 to many stations to make some media coverage, Madrid is logical choice they will have easy acces to the T-4 using IB handling for the job, maybe in CDG and FRA getting a long haul parking will be a bit more difficult, but i´m sure they will fly them once or twice. I´m sure we will see the A380 in BCN as well...
Thijs1984 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16725 times:
Quoting DALCE (Reply 6): I hope BA will operate it to AMS too! If LHR is closed down for some reason we tend to see a lot of BA heavies at AMS, so it might be an option to send her to AMS too
That would be a nice surprise to see. But i wont count on it yet
As RTM will be a part of the BA network as from the 9th of December this year, it would be a nice "test" to sent the A380 to a smaller regional airport :p And with a avarage turnaround time of more than 90 minutes as currently planned, there is also enough time to turnaround a A380 for these short flights. /dreammode off :p
I Think CDG or MAD are the most likely first destinations to see the A380
jumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14819 times:
I hope they will also think of some domestic flights too -I don't think GLA or EDI have any A380 visitors so it would be good to see it landing there. I guess MAN folk are a bit blase about the A380 with their daily EK flight so the impact of a BA flight would be less.
brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4485 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10538 times:
Quoting jumpjets (Reply 9): I hope they will also think of some domestic flights too -I don't think GLA or EDI have any A380 visitors so it would be good to see it landing there. I guess MAN folk are a bit blase about the A380 with their daily EK flight so the impact of a BA flight would be less.
I don't think that they would go to airports that do not have A380 gates. The familiarization flights would be to say CDG, MAD, FRA, and AMS.
drgmobile From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 737 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9014 times:
The most fascinating thing about this article is what it says about Qantas' advice to have pilots be familiar with fly by wire first. Interesting peculiarity of having Boeing crews move to Airbus at the top of the chain.
Also, so some BA A320 crews may leapfrong those on long-haul Boeings in getting into the A380?
Got it! That's a shame in that case, not surprising as neither EDI or GLA have ever received much wide body service. Hey, maybe they will be put the A380 on LHR-MAN? There would be no quicker way to build up training and as a bonus for BA they would damage the VS upcoming service
: DL did the same thing with their 777s when first delivered.......I think they were doing ATL-MCO/TPA, at least but there may have been some others.
: It won't be put on ridiculously short sectors such as AMS or MAN as the sectors need to be long enough for the cabin crew too to get used to where thi
: BA crews do not leapfrog. They bid for the aircraft they want to fly, and the courses are allocated on more or less seniority. There is no extra mone
: Would it be easier for the BA 777 pilots to transfer over to the A380 than the 747 pilots, as it's also a FBW aircraft? Discounting JQ, the A380 was
: Personally I don't see the point in operating LHR to MAD. Surely the point of these flights is for staff training; for both cabin crew and flight crew
: Its probably the perfect length. Not too long but long enough to do a drinks run, a meal service and a BA shop service. Doing all three gets the cabi
: I like how they are using narrowbody Airbus crew to fly the airplane. If that happened in the US, basically going around seniority to staff the larges