G500
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AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 11:56 am

I heard through an employee the ship is completely full (good start)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR66
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 12:11 pm

The return looks pretty packed too apart from La Premiere(First) which looks to have a few seats available ....
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 3:28 pm

It's on routes like this where the A380 stands out on its own. At last, long haul travel has become bearable again in economy.

I wonder if it's worth dumping First?
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 3:50 pm

Quoting babybus (Reply 2):
I wonder if it's worth dumping First?

LAX is a high premium market. Why do you suggest that? First with a 60% LF should be profitable. During the summer, well to do Hollywood types will by the seats to Paris. The cabin won't usually be full, but I expect it to make money.

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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 9:41 pm

Missed it by two days, but am booked later this year on the A380 flight.
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 10:03 pm

Pictures anyone?

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G500
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 10:18 pm

Singapore, Qantas, Korean, Air france

China Southern has to be the next A380 operator into LAX.
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Mon May 28, 2012 10:24 pm

Quoting g500 (Thread starter):

I am scheduled to fly LAX-CDG-BEY in mid june and couldn't find any seats in business class.



I just passed by LAX and it was weird seeing AF at TBIT
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 12:12 am

I saw the outbound flight 65 fly over my residence.Tail number ia F-HPJH.
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 12:19 am

Quoting g500 (Reply 6):
China Southern has to be the next A380 operator into LAX.

You think so? I've tried to find out how they're performing with a not-every-day 777-200ER but I don't know...
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 12:36 am

Quoting g500 (Reply 6):
Singapore, Qantas, Korean, Air france

China Southern has to be the next A380 operator into LAX.

Why do you assume this, g500? CZ doesn't even offer daily service to LAX and their 77Es they fly are rarely full from what I understand. If anythring, I think this route would be downgauged to a 788. Currently, CZ plans on flying their A380s within Asia and mostly in China.
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 4:08 am

Here are two videos of the Inaugural AF A380 landing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNABMRH1fxw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_guBHxYcEY&feature=watch_response

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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 5:12 am

Quoting babybus (Reply 2):
At last, long haul travel has become bearable again in economy.

Air France's 32"x19" in Y on the A380 is a pleasant surprise and is matched only by SQ. Definitely noteworthy, especially compared to Lufthansa's 31"x17" offering.
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 5:36 am

LAX seams to be quite the a380 hub.. No EK oR LH, but hopefully we can change at least one of those soon.

Out of curiosity which airport, that doesnt have an a380 airline based airline (or airbus) , sees the most A380 ops.
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 5:46 am

Quoting web500sjc (Reply 13):
Out of curiosity which airport, that doesnt have an a380 airline based airline (or airbus) , sees the most A380 ops

At this time, I can only think of LAX and LHR
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 6:15 am

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 14):
At this time, I can only think of LAX and LHR

I'd probably add JFK and HKG to that list. I know that JFK is currently seeing 380's from SQ, EK, KE, AF and LH (I believe they just restarted this on LH400/1 for the summer). For HKG, I believe EK, CZ, KE, and SQ use it there (possibly QF too?). I'd imagine that HKG will see quite a few more down the line as well.
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 9:10 am

I could have sworn I've seen the AF A380 at LAX a few times earlier this year, at least on FlightAware. Is this really the inaugural?
 
G500
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 12:14 pm

Quoting stevenlee505 (Reply 16):
I could have sworn I've seen the AF A380 at LAX a few times earlier this year, at least on FlightAware. Is this really the inaugural?

yes it was...
 
G500
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 12:18 pm

Quoting KLAXAirport (Reply 11):
Here are two videos of the Inaugural AF A380 landing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNABMRH1fxw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_guBHxYcEY&feature=watch_response

great videos, thanks for sharing. i like the first one, the second one is not bad either, with the AF arriving and the Korean taxiing out
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Tue May 29, 2012 3:21 pm

Quoting OLBA (Reply 7):
I just passed by LAX and it was weird seeing AF at TBIT

Are there any plans for Air France to move its other flights to TBIT in the medium term? I know currently some of their flights are still at T2
 
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RE: AF's A380 CDG-LAX Is Airborne

Wed May 30, 2012 12:02 am

Quoting mozart (Reply 19):

All AF flights will move to TBIT when the construction is done

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