Azure From France, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 27916 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
kamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 26130 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, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 23467 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, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 20472 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, 2283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 19805 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.