|Quoting KDAYflyer (Reply 23):|
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
I think the 748i is a more natural evolution, capacity wise and I also think Boeing have this in the bag because they usually win more orders after EIS, and my gut says TK could use the capacity now, not in 2015 when the first A388 would be available probably.
Will be a seriously handsome looking bird as well.
I think both birds were a bit too much capacity wise, but hey, I obviously dont run the airline. It would be nice to see the 748i win this one. I wonder if they were part of the 30+ MOU's Boeing was hoping to "firm up soon"?
Thing is, and lots on this site are guilty of this, we tend to view things like aircraft orders and the relative success of airliner programmes as a here and now thing. They arent. Whatever plane TK
order now wont be with them until 2014 at the very earliest, and they'll likely be intending on using the planes they buy for a good 25 years.
Who's to say what TK
may be like in 2038? At their growth rate, they'll be a very different animal to the rapidly-changing airline we know and increasingly love these days.
Turkey's population is growing massively, their airports are congested, and what might seem like a narrow VLA requirement today may look somewhat different in a few years.
Some see it as keeping up with the Jones' and Maktoum's but I see it as planning for the future.
|Quoting something (Reply 22):|
While I agree that rationally speaking the 748 seems a more logical choice, I have difficulties believing that Turks would go for ''the more sensible choice''. It's just not really part of their mentality. And in this case, they would have a point. While a TK 748 would indeed be looking incredibly beautiful, the average traveller would never notice it. The A380 on the other hand is a fantastic marketing tool and as TK is competing against EK, QR, EY that will all at some point operate the whale, practically a necessity
Whoa there on the generalisations there mate. You could be right but not sure its appropriate to make such sweeping statements.
Also, I'm as bullish as you'll get on the A380 - but I dont think you can say the average traveller will make such a distinction until you've been on a 748i - i havent so I cant say for sure, but i do know the A380's appeal is largely because it is so quiet and spacious, and theres nothing to say the 747-8i wont be much the same?
|Quoting phxa340 (Reply 26):|
Quoting something (Reply 22):
The A380 on the other hand is a fantastic marketing tool and as TK is competing against EK, QR, EY that will all at some point operate the whale, practically a necessity.
You do not need an A380 to compete with an A380, period
Thats true. You'll be able to compete with today's A388s with 747-8is, A35Js and 7779Xs probably. Wont match it on CASM but will get close enough to other issues to be more important.
Tomorrow's A388R or A389 though? Lets see. No guarantees.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???