Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
On the US routes, won't the -500 siphon off the premium class services (F and C) that would be required to make the 380 profitable? Even with the steep discounts for ownership, I would think the operating costs would demand that these classes be fairly full.
I know we touched on this in another thread..but I couldn't find it....
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2344 times:
I do think about SQ will have a new nonstop as for 2003 by the routes from SIN-LAX flight as for ultra long-haul nonstop to the West coast into USA. All, I do exactly hear about alot myself on the internet by a.net. And also, this is future decide as for new nonstop from SIN-SFO, SIN-JFK or EWR flight into of the future. That is more than of 8,000 miles of around the world. You could to be try get on new aircraft A340-500 or B777-200LR. This is very very long flight. No more than 14 hours inside of your airplanes. You will could be get a tired on the airplanes and get a sleep. Express yourself on the airplanes. Well, that it as for now.
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
I wonder if Airbus will make an A380SP to solve the problem. If the economics of the seat/range trade off work, that could be a real threat to the 747. I think it would be a really difficult engineering feat though.
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
"I wonder if Airbus will make an A380SP to solve the problem. If the economics of the seat/range trade off work, that could be a real threat to the 747. I think it would be a really difficult engineering feat though."
They already are planning a shorter A380, the -700, which will having longer range and be a close competitor to the 744.
Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
This is quite similar to what some people thought about boeing and the 744 in competition with the 777.
I still think there is room for a the A380, and even a shorter A380, as there is a massive gap between the 747 (which is 'old' technology, even with the XQLR badge) and the A380.
damn, gotta run....
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7836 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
Hmmm... yes and no.
The premium business pax would most certainly prefer a n/s SIN-LAX flight. But SQ has traffic rights on SIN-TPE/NRT/ICN-LAX/SFO. So there would most certainly be enough traffic on all segments to minimize this dillution.
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8126 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
Don't dimiss the idea of an A380SP.
For example, Airbus has been studying the shortened A380-700, which will offer 480 seats in three-class seating but longer range. It's possible that Airbus could offer an A380-700 in a higher MTOW version that will allow flights up to 8,800 nautical miles, which could allow for non-stop flights on routes like JFK-JNB year-round.