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British Airways A380 Routes  
User currently offline2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 26088 times:

Does anyone know what routes British Airways' A380s will be put onto intially?


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User currently offlineYakamoz From Switzerland, joined Nov 2012, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 25969 times:

According to a380flights.net BA will fly first to New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.

User currently offline2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 25846 times:

Are the routes over to Asia for connection down to Australia?


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User currently offlineAzure From France, joined Dec 2012, 626 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 25841 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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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 25671 times:

The general consensus in the past has been that HKG and LAX are very likely initially.

JFK is unlikely due to T7's physical constraints and because there are better uses for the aircraft elsewhere.

It could realistically go anywhere with more than a single daily flight, either to add capacity or to combine flights and free up slots/planes for new long haul services.

Quoting 2008matt (Reply 2):
Are the routes over to Asia for connection down to Australia?

Without the QF JV, BA will channel Australian traffic onto their own service via SIN wherever possible. Flying the A380 to Asia will be all about local demand.


User currently offlineeastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 25405 times:

Wouldn't the A380 release some 744s and 777s to open other routes. I wonder what other routes would those be...


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User currently offlinekamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 24055 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?

User currently offline2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 22481 times:

I am looking forward to seeing her at LHR... truly becoming a hub for the A380


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User currently offlinencl2011 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 22328 times:

LHR-NCL? Please, just once..... 

User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 22328 times:

I wonder whether the gates that BA uses at SFO at Terminal 1 are even capable of taking an A380?

User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 21392 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...


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4928 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 21019 times:

Quoting ncl2011 (Reply 8):

LHR-NCL? Please, just once..... 

Just like every other airline I wouldn't be surprised if BA operate an A380 tour similar to QF which operated tour flights to nearly every port in Australia which is capable of handling the type...

Quoting nclmedic (Reply 10):

Yeah I've read up similar quotes which stated BA prefer multiple daily flights to JFK opposed to operating 1 xA380 daily...

Wasn't HKG the 1st A380 destination...?

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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 19614 times:

Have heard YVR will be a fairly early A380 destination (2x daily 744's within 2.5 hrs of each other in summer).


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User currently offlineacedriver From China, joined Nov 2011, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 19366 times:

Quoting Azure (Reply 3):
They will first deploy it on short haul to train crews. Madrid is often quoted as a possible destination.

DME maybe? It's one of the shortest 747 flights that BA offers...
In the meantime, I wouldn't be surprised to see the BA 380 at CDG/FRA/MAD

Can't remember the source, but apparently BA is considering PEK as one of the first long-haul routes the A380 will fly.


User currently offlinecloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 19312 times:

Quoting Azure (Reply 3):
New York JFK, Singapore, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Boston are all candidates

Boston? Is Logan Terminal E even equipped to handle an A380?



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User currently offlineN782NC From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 19087 times:

Quoting audidudi (Reply 9):

Not to nitpick, but BA uses the International Terminal, not Terminal 1. But yes, the side of IT that BA uses has A380 capable gates. I know A9 is, though I'm not sure about A7 and A5.



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User currently offlinebos2laf From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 18635 times:

Quoting cloud4000 (Reply 14):
Is Logan Terminal E even equipped to handle an A380?

I'm not so sure that it is... I know the airport can handle A380's as diversions, but I seem to recall reading somewhere that parking one at E would shut down an adjacent gate(s).


User currently offlinejfrworld From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 18509 times:

I would be surprised to see SFO get a A380. BA runs double daily 747's (year round I believe).

User currently offlineUA787DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 18397 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.
LHR-DXB 


User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 17730 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.

http://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news...redicts-rise-some-long-haul-travel



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User currently offlineSeabiscuit From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 17638 times:

i'm looking forward to seeing the BA A380 in PHX next year   Any remote possibility of this occurring?


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User currently offline2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 17541 times:

Any chance of A380 heading LHR-DXB? Already 10x flights daily?


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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6153 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 17097 times:

Quoting audidudi (Reply 9):
I wonder whether the gates that BA uses at SFO at Terminal 1 are even capable of taking an A380?

The current gates (A-4 and A-6) they prefer are not A380 capable. However A-9 has the tri-jetbridge setup. Not a long walk for the high end BA passengers.



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User currently offlineDolphinAir747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16867 times:

Who knows, one day we may have 10 daily A380s on LHR-DXB...

User currently offlineBCA2005 From India, joined Sep 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 16810 times:

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 23):

From April 2013, we'll have 7 daily A380 LHR-DXB flights (5 x EK and 2 x QF) - so not far off!


25 art : You raise a question for me when you mention all flights perhaps being A380 one day. I imagine the demand profile varies betweem morning, afternoon a
26 Post contains images VV701 : BA is currently operating three flights a day to DXB. Two are overnight and one is a day time flight. Depending on the date one of the overnight flig
27 jfk777 : When BA does get their first A380, after they use it ti CDG for crew training, they will use it to a city where they can operate one round trip daily.
28 qf002 : If they operate publicity/training flights until they receive their second frame (does anyone know how long it will take for the second frame to arri
29 JerseyFlyer : This in my view is as important a factor as anything else in BA decision to buy A380s. I see a lot more in time.
30 Tristarsteve : You make it so certain. Do you have a mate in BA planning who knows more about it than the rest of BA? Why not say " I think " when your whole post i
31 2008matt : Any chance of one going to Moscow? They have already upped the route with a 747
32 Lofty : Routes will be annonced in the New Year for both A380 and B787 we will have to wait and see.
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