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Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:28 am

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/p...=/20070602/BUSINESS/706020320/1003

This interesting article by Emma Vandore reports on progress of airports preparing for the hulking A380.

San Francisco, London, Sydney, Singapore and Frankfurt are ready to receive the A380 from ailing Airbus.

At CDG each plane will have three jetways for speedier boarding.

LAX is expected to be the first U.S. destination for the A380 after it enters commercial service.
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):
LAX is expected to be the first U.S. destination for the A380 after it enters commercial service.

That would have to be QF. SQ might upgauge SIN-NRT-LAX but not before 2009.
 
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 1):
That would have to be QF. SQ might upgauge SIN-NRT-LAX but not before 2009.

Doesn't it have the range to do SIN-LAX nonstop with a slight pax. restriction?
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
Doesn't it have the range to do SIN-LAX nonstop with a slight pax. restriction?

Yes, but only eastbound. Westbound LAX-SIN would need to stop somewhere.
 
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:29 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
Yes, but only eastbound. Westbound LAX-SIN would need to stop somewhere.

My impression was that SQ were looking to use it on SIN-HKG-SFO and the initial post-production numbers suggested that it would not be able to do the SFO-HKG leg 365 days a year. Perhaps these issues have been cleared away.
 
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:38 am

i actually sort of seeing JFK haveing a chance before JFK
but no one else does
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:18 pm

Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 4):
My impression was that SQ were looking to use it on SIN-HKG-SFO and the initial post-production numbers suggested that it would not be able to do the SFO-HKG leg 365 days a year.

Correct.

Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 4):
Perhaps these issues have been cleared away.

The engine manufacturers have had an extra two years to get SFC down, so progress would be likely.
 
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:31 pm

Quoting A380US (Reply 5):
i actually sort of seeing JFK haveing a chance

I agree. JFK will be the first.

Both QF and SQ are using them elsewhere first.
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RE: Scandal-plagued Superjumbo Is No Cheap Date

Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:50 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
Correct.

News to me, do you have a source ? That would mean it has dropped 400 nm of range somewhere.
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