I was just thinking, when the 747 had proven itself it was and is widely used as a holiday charter, short and longhaul. Look for example at the KLM 747 from AMS to Tenerife and the PanAm 747 from the USA to Tenerife, a sad example that is....
Will the A-380 eventually be used by the likes of Corsair and TuiFly on very high density holiday routes? And what would be the minimum distance flown for making this plane operate effectively?
This ofcourse all depending of airports capable of handling the A-380. But remember that they said that the 747 was way to big for airports, and now most holiday destinations can accomodate 747's, although not fully loaded, which is no problem for short and mediumhaul flights.
Another great example woulde be the famous European cup football finals where you often see 40 planes on a single day transporting fans to the city where the final is held, often with a few 747's as well.
What are your thoughts about this? Guess we'll have to wait for the first second hand A380?
[Edited 2007-09-06 16:01:05]
[Edited 2007-09-06 16:02:02]