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Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:42 pm

At the time of all the wake turbulence issues that A380 is experiencing, will they be able to fly in into EWR or PHL?

Those 2 airports are extremely busy and I wonder would to be feasible for an airline to fly their A380 into EWR and pay the extra penalty for the delays that are caused by the wake turbulence.

Any thoughts?
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:24 pm

PHL taxiways are not set up for the wingspan of the A380. But PHL is an alternate airport in case of an emergency. So one may speculate they may do a test flight, also UPS is a major cargo player at PHL and on the order list for an A380.
But as for regular service, it's very doubtful for PHL. EWR is probably in the same situation.

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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:12 am

Newark airport is a hub for FedEx, FedEx has ordered the A380 so it's quite likely to see the plane.
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:21 am

The only way we'd see A380 in PHL is if UPS will fly them here.
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
Newark airport is a hub for FedEx, FedEx has ordered the A380 so it's quite likely to see the plane.

I agree. As for scheduled passenger service with A380 at EWR, probably never going to happen.
 
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:47 am

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 3):
The only way we'd see A380 in PHL is if UPS will fly them here.

From what I understand UPS will not be getting the A380. I have talked to a few of their pilots and they say the orders will be sold off to the highest bidder when the price it up. UPS will be sticking with Boeing it would seem.
 
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:49 am

Quoting N62NA (Reply 4):
I agree. As for scheduled passenger service with A380 at EWR, probably never going to happen.

Never say never...
Why not ? Some European and Asian carriers might be interested if EWR will be ready.
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:01 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 6):
Why not ? Some European and Asian carriers might be interested if EWR will be ready.

Just seems to me that JFK usually gets the glory while EWR is just the "workhorse" airport.

Yes, I know, UA introduced the 777 on EWR-LHR instead of JFK-LHR, VS started their NYC ops at EWR, etc. etc.

But, my gut tells me if somebody is going to fly pax in an A380 to NYC, it's going to be to JFK, not EWR.
 
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:07 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 7):
But, my gut tells me if somebody is going to fly pax in an A380 to NYC, it's going to be to JFK, not EWR.

Passenger version yes, however FedEx has their Northeast hub at EWR so if they are going to fly it through the area it would be through EWR.
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:14 pm

Agreed with regards to FedEx.
 
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:34 pm

I'd say CO's hub at EWR is far more glorious than DL or AA at JFK. Architecturally, I think AA has just stolen the show, though.
 
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:38 pm

Quoting Dallasnewark (Thread starter):
At the time of all the wake turbulence issues that A380 is experiencing, will they be able to fly in into EWR or PHL?

Could you please remind me of the source of this? I can't find anything from any reputable source (e.g. FAA, EAA or Airbus).
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RE: Will A380 Ever Come To EWR Or PHL

Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:03 am

Quoting Jdwfloyd (Reply 5):
From what I understand UPS will not be getting the A380. I have talked to a few of their pilots and they say the orders will be sold off to the highest bidder when the price it up. UPS will be sticking with Boeing it would seem.

I wonder if any management having such a plan would talk to the pilots about it?