Paul Wood, maybe British Airways is making a graceful exit into oblivion.
Seriously though, Bigo747 has a good point.
That’s why Airbus is making the A380.
Way back before Bigo747 was born, passenger space exceeded demand. That’s why there were lounges, larger seats, better service and sometimes live bands playing on the large jets.
Many of those 747 classics and DC-10s are still in service. They are filled to capacity with little seats to meet the demands of today’s travelers.
Larger planes are the wave of the future.
It may be an outdated concept but there are more and more people traveling faster than runways and terminals can be build.
As a Transportation consultant, we have to come up with more ideas to accommodate travelers.
Homeowners near airports don't want more runways and when there is bad whether this exacerbates the problem.
The only solution so far
is larger jets.
You have fewer delays and less air traffic. That's why I feel that larger jets are the wave of the future.