Azure From France, joined Dec 2012, 629 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 26142 times:
BA will announce the routes in spring 2013 and will take delivery of its first A380 in July 2013. They will first deploy it on short haul to train crews. Madrid is often quoted as a possible destination.
BA is currently the largest user of Boeing 747-400s (52 in service) : The scope for potential A380 routes is huge...
New York JFK, Singapore, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Boston are all candidates
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kamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24356 times:
I'd like to see it at SFO as either the earlier flight or the late flight as LH does (early A380, late A340). Why don't more of the European carriers at SFO use thier 777 more. E.g. BA, AF, KL. I know sometimes they do seasonal but why SFO is always 744?
nclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 21693 times:
Actually Willie Walsh has said in the past that JFK wasn't high on his list of priorities for the A380 as they operated so many flights per day there, and customers are looking for a consistent service, rather than operating 3 different aircraft types. Far more likely to go to an (equally) premium heavy destination that has lower frequency - HKG, LAX, NRT (maybe DXB but who knows).
MAD sounds a likely fit for the initial crew training period...
UA787DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18698 times:
I expect LAX, JFK, HKG, SIN (Possibly SYD via SIN), maybe NRT, MIA (planned frequency downgrade, possible capacity upgrade), maybe seasonal SFO. Further down the road maybe BOS, YYZ, ICN, and a middle eastern destination.
legacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 18031 times:
Quoting jfrworld (Reply 17):
I would be surprised to see SFO get a A380. BA runs double daily 747's (year round I believe).
This article is a couple of years old but in 2009, BA listed its' top ten long haul routes and SFO is on the list. I would not be surprised to see SFO get the A380. Maybe not initially but sooner rather than later.