I would like to say that the A380 and 747X are both way ahead of their time. Most of the airlines I would think of that would order it, ordered it. Virgin, Singapore, Qantas, etc. I don't see a very large market here in the US, but there are only few carriers left for it. Emirates(If they haven't ordered any yet), JAL, Cathay Pacific, and that's it. The European airlines aren't going to order them now. Maybe 15-20 years into the future, but not now. I don't believe that there is ANY market for either right now. But the reason this is going on right now is because Airbus and Boeing are competing hard, but it may be tough for Airbus, as they have gotten several government grants for the project, some which might not be given again if this is a huge flop. No one really knows at this time what'll happen, but I believe that it will get around 100 orders, and be over by 2010. Then 5 years later, the market will emerge, and there will be a 'new' A3XX, or A390. The thing that will be hard for Airbus is getting enough customers for three different variants of the A380.