KiwiTEAL
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An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:29 am

How awesome is it to be working in and around Sydney, and every morning around 9.20am, see that bird glide out on the different tracks.

I still can't get over how quiet it is!!! Even a 744, or even a QF A-330 (or even a sardine-can A320) makes more noise, at the same altitude.

I made comment to a friend today.... "give it 24 months, and probably every 20th a/c out of SYD might be an a380......... perhaps I'm dreaming? but I can see it being that way eventually.

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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:34 am

Sure must be a sight to see! I personally have only seen it once when we were taxiing out in a 743 they were taxiing behind us in the A380...turned onto the runway and we were side-by-side.
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:18 am

I think eventually you'll have a great shot at seeing A380s from SQ, TG, MH, BA, VS, CX, QF, UA, EK, EY and CI.

In fact I think the only place you'll see more of them in LHR - KE, MH, TG, SQ, QF, VS, BA, EK, EY, QR, CI and more than likely AI, CX, MU, PK, and UA if they order them.

Chuck in 77Ws, loads of A340s of all four types, A330s and A350s from literally dozens of airlines, the odd 77L, some old timer 744s, and cargo 748is - the odd cargo MD11 as well - spotting sure is going to be a lot of fun!
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:26 pm

Being on the inaugural flight out of Sydney on 26 October it was hard knowing when we actually rotated. In addition the plane has a quieter foot print than the 747-400. Singapore has done an amazing job with this airplane and the interior is fantastic.

Buy a ticket and head up to Singapore soon and take the 380. It will be a trip well worth it.

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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:49 pm

Am I correct saying that quads are typically quieter than twins? In this case, the A380 has to be the quitest of all as observed since it's the most recent of all.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
UA

whoops!  duck 

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
loads of A340s of all four types

I'm afraid these may go away earlier than we hope. Especially the 342 (always been rare) and the 345 (nearly as rare).
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:11 pm



Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 4):
345 (nearly as rare).

The A345 will continue to be very handy for long thin routes, and as a international jack of all trades for airlines such as EK. No ETOS issues; medium-size, can do any route, though not always ideal.
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:32 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
I think eventually you'll have a great shot at seeing A380s from SQ, TG, MH, BA, VS, CX, QF, UA, EK, EY and CI.

youre no gonna see a UAL A380.....UA is emphatically against them.
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:39 pm



Quoting KiwiTEAL (Thread starter):
How awesome is it to be working in and around Sydney, and every morning around 9.20am, see that bird glide out on the different tracks.

That's pretty awesome. Around here, I get hyped up just seeing a Cessna fly over, let alone a contrail!
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:19 pm



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 6):
UA is emphatically against them

how is united against them?
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:55 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
UA

When is UA getting their A380's?
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:36 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 6):
youre no gonna see a UAL A380.....UA is emphatically against them.

Sweet news for Qantas on their trans-Pacific services.  

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[Edited 2007-11-20 16:36:53]
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:44 am



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
In fact I think the only place you'll see more of them in LHR - KE, MH, TG, SQ, QF, VS, BA, EK, EY, QR, CI and more than likely AI, CX, MU, PK, and UA if they order them.

Obviously the most A 380 you will see at DXB.
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:56 am



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
UA

It should be NW  Wink
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:59 am



Quoting Brilondon (Reply 9):
When is UA getting their A380's?

they arent...there is an obvious reason why....they arent flexible as to the type of missions they can fly.....what if the market in Asia tanks...then what?? Fly them where? Europe? ORD-LAX?? UA and most other US carriers want a plane with some flexibility. The A380 has nearly zero flexibility as to mission type.
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:07 am



Quoting ZRH (Reply 11):
Obviously the most A 380 you will see at DXB.

SIN should be pretty good too - SQ, EK and QA A380's. More variety, at least...
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:17 am



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 13):
they arent...there is an obvious reason why....they arent flexible as to the type of missions they can fly.....what if the market in Asia tanks...then what?? Fly them where? Europe? ORD-LAX?? UA and most other US carriers want a plane with some flexibility. The A380 has nearly zero flexibility as to mission type.

Maybe someone can enlighten me, but as far as I can tell, United mainline currently has no aircraft on order from either Boeing or Airbus. And considering that production of aircraft such as the 787 and the A320 are now reserved for several years into the future, it does not look like United will be getting any new aircraft anytime soon.

United needs to make some money before they have to decide which planes are best for their long-haul fleet.
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:25 am



Quoting NZA320 (Reply 12):

It should be NW

Wow, quite the up-gauge to replace those DC-9's!  duck 

SYD will be one of the airports to see A380's by the score from multiple sources. Others are LHR, BOM, and LAX (not the complete list). When the A389 comes to pass... it just makes too much sense for the Kangaroo routes.  spin 

RR and the engine alliance both worked very hard to get down the A380 noise (IIRC, RR has a quieter takeoff, but I don't have my notes here on the LHR QC levels. It might have been the quieter landing...).

Quoting ZRH (Reply 11):
Obviously the most A 380 you will see at DXB.

Naaaaa....  flamed 


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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:30 am



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 16):
Quoting ZRH (Reply 11):
Obviously the most A 380 you will see at DXB.

Naaaaa.... flamed

LOL
 Big grin

Anyway .. just imagine DXB in 2015 with 70 something B777s, 70 A350s, 10+ B747-8s and 60+ A380s (perhaps incl. some 900's) landings and takeoffs everyday.
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:33 am



Quoting Chiad (Reply 17):
Anyway .. just imagine DXB in 2015 with 70 something B777s, 70 A350s, 10+ B747-8s and 60+ A380s (perhaps incl. some 900's) landings and takeoffs everyday.

Wow, they should build a airport just for EK in Dubai.
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:30 am



Quoting Chiad (Reply 17):
Anyway .. just imagine DXB in 2015 with 70 something B777s, 70 A350s, 10+ B747-8s and 60+ A380s (perhaps incl. some 900's) landings and takeoffs everyday

That would be JXB (new airport at Jebel Ali) and not DXB Big grin  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:57 pm

Air France has already announced that its A380 will be deployed on daily flights to Tokyo-Narita in the summer of 2009. Singapore will follow shortly - initially not daily.

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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:58 pm



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 16):
Wow, quite the up-gauge to replace those DC-9's!

When will NW retire their A380s? Big grin

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RE: An A380 Every Morning

Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:40 pm



Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 21):
When will NW retire their A380s? Big grin

When NW retire their last A380 the crew will fly back from the desert in a DC9

Someone had to say it. Big grin
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