I guess you must be referring to the 40+ A380's that Emirates has purchases. I have been thinking about that, and I dont think it is as crazy as some people think. This past week I read an article about Emirates in Aviation Week Space & Technology, and even though I forgot the specifics, it mentioned that Emirates has done an incredible job of cutting costs, and they work very hard at that. Personally I wish Emirates all the best, because it is an airline that strives to cut costs and increase profits, but it does not sacrifice quality of the flight for the passengers. I wish some of the US majors would try to implement that strategy. Getting back to the A380's I am pretty sure they could have easily used that 1st batch of 23 that they ordered a couple of years ago. Some of the big routes they have are to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Honk Kong, Singapore, Johnasberg, Sydney, Tokyo, and Melbourne to name a few. Also the 1st purchase included a couple of freighters, but I dont know if this purchase includes those. And because all the A380's wont be delivered for many years, they are sure to have some new routes that can support the airplane. One more thing is that the 1st batch was purchases at a great discount/introduction price, but I dont know about this batch. The only thing that concerns me and I am still trying to make sense of, is where they are going to use all those A340-600's and B773's after the A380 starts replacing them on the main routes.