Thumper, I'd like to point out that the largest airlines may be American, but they aren't necessarily the most profitable. Let's see, what were the losses for most of the US majors last year...
I'd like to point out that SQ, QF and CX, while not the largest, have consistently turned over profits for years in the Asia-Pacific Region and of those, 2 have placed firm orders for the A380, and CX has long been rumoured to have been considering the aircraft.
My argument is that no airline making losses can really chance their arm with this aircraft, not because the airline is too small.
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want