DWC wrote:So the parallel is there : Boeing offers a linear point to point strategy whereas Airbus went holistic factoring in congestion, pax comfort, economic efficiency (well, in 2000 it looked way better ), deck commonality & so forth. Expanding airports indefinitely is not the solution, even Heathrow will have to cut NB service to increase pax numbers. Tons of VLAs are just barely better, I was recently in Dubai & it drowns in pollution, not to mention that QR, EY, Air Arabia, FlyDubai & a few others all happily contribute to make the Gulf a new green paradise on Earth. cough cough.
Help me out with this part of your post, I am going on the assumption that it is not a shot.
Dubai is drowning in pollution and they are the largest user of the A380, obviously that a/c is not helping. The EU is leading the world charge on climate change with all their carbon credits and other environment restricting measures, indeed they also seem to want to restrict a/c movement even more, so how will this affect the A380 going forward, it can't be good for the a/c going forward in Europe, unless the thought is that an even larger A380 will be required.