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A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:37 am

Hear a rumor on Monday, got a confirmation today.....

An A380 will be coming to Florida next month.

Can't say to what airport yet. There will be a public announcement soon.

Get your cameras ready!!!

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:19 am

I hope it comes to MCO .
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:20 am

If it comes to MCO I'll head out to see it.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:37 am

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 2):
If it comes to MCO I'll head out to see it.

As will I.

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting Danimarroquin (Reply 1):
I hope it comes to MCO

Quite likely. VS...
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:46 am

Quoting Clipper136 (Thread starter):

What is the source for this information?????
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:38 pm

I could tell you......but then I'd have to kill you...  Wink

Sorry, I could not resist.

But I do not have a source for you as there has not been a public announcement yet. I can tell you that it will coincide with the visit to YUL. (I believe that visit has already been publicly discussed here)

That is why I am not at liberty to say to what airport or how long they are staying, although I know this information.

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:12 pm

Should be between Nov 12 & 15.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:24 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 7):
Should be between Nov 12 & 15.

That's great news!! Hopefully between 9th and 12th or around thanksgiving. Otherwise it depends on my schedule - college professors have a tendency to have a test on the one day when you absolutely have to skip class!!  Angry
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:14 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 7):
Should be between Nov 12 & 15.

Right when I'm out of the state.  Sad

Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 6):
That is why I am not at liberty to say to what airport or how long they are staying, although I know this information.

Fair enough. But when will you be at liberty to say?  Smile

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:15 pm

Here you go..

Orlando International welcomes the Airbus A380

First post, but not new to the site by any means!
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:15 pm

Quoting Airbuske (Reply 8):

That's great news!! Hopefully between 9th and 12th or around thanksgiving.

Be landing in YUL on the 12th inbound from CDG.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:19 pm

What's the point, they won't let you spot anywhere. Maybe they'll make an exception, but I doubt it. So what runway would it come in on? I'd guess 18R/36L
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:33 pm

This is incredible! Finally we get to see the A380 at MCO!!! I'm definitely calling in sick to work that day!!

I've missed the A380 twice so far (at FZO and LHR) hopefully I will get to see her on my new home turf!

Thanks Airbus/MCO!!
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:33 am

[quote=787luvr,reply=10]Here you go..

Orlando International welcomes the Airbus A380[/quote

Well there you go.

She is expected to arrive at 1600 on the 13th and depart at 0700 on the 15th.

She will be parked on the west side of the airfield, so will arrive and depart most likely on 18R/36L.


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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:12 am

Well I'll be!! I for one will definately be flying up there to see her Big grin I cant wait....besides Ive been wanting a reason to go check out Galaxy....so there you have it....Two birds with one stone....(No pun intended  Wink lol)
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:17 am

If it's going to be on the west side of the airport, are there any areas around there you can pull over and have a look? Is it here for a specific airline, or is it just a general show-and-tell by Airbus?

Any chance FL or B6 are going for the A380? (just kidding guys!)
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:30 am

Thank you for the heads up Clipper 136...As a 30 year resident of Orlando and living one mile from the threshold of 18right I think I'll throw an A380 party! Nah, just kidding, but it should be interesting to see tis goliath pass right overhead!
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:40 am

Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 6):
That is why I am not at liberty to say

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:14 am

exellent news !! Big grin
Q : what runway will they used ?
where will they park the A380 ?
how long will be at MCO ?
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:30 am

By the way, it surprises me that no one mentioned MIA as a potential airport the A380 will visit now looking at the fact the MIA is probably the only airport in Florida that will handle the A380. Why would the A380 go to MCO? The main reason for the airports the A380 visits in its test phase in the U.S. is to see the capability of the airports that will handle it. MIA in this case is the only airport in Florida.

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 20):
Why would the A380 go to MCO? The main reason for the airports the A380 visits in its test phase in the U.S. is to see the capability of the airports that will handle it. MIA in this case is the only airport in Florida.

Actually, MCO was to start receiving the A380 in 2008/09. That was until VS deferred delivery. With the new RFP for VS Gatwick fleet from 2012. It looks like we might get it then. MCO can handle the A380 now, and put plans on hold to install an upper deck jetway when VS deferred.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:16 pm

Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 21):
Actually, MCO was to start receiving the A380 in 2008/09. That was until VS deferred delivery. With the new RFP for VS Gatwick fleet from 2012. It looks like we might get it then. MCO can handle the A380 now, and put plans on hold to install an upper deck jetway when VS deferred.

Hmmm okay but still one would expect the A380 to visit MIA first as they will be the primary airport that will handle the A380 in Florida. As far as I can remember LH, AF both indicated they will use the A380 to MIA and VS too but like you said VS deferred their A380 order. Now BA might also be a potential A380 operator to MIA.

What about AR now that they will operate the A380 as well. Can we see AR using the A380 to MIA? How is the demand from Argentine to MIA? How is AR doing on their nonstop flight to Brazil from MIA with the A313, is it performing good?

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:24 pm

I am defintely going to drive over and see her. Will there be public access?

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:34 pm

If is MIA, FLL or even MCO, I will be there...I hope the rumours are true!!
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:08 am

Rumor has it, that it will be in the Air France colors as that aircraft is scheduled to visit Montreal just prior to the MCO visit. The aircraft coming to MCO is arriving from Montreal...
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:58 am

Beautiful news, if it's in AF colors that'll be great, although the Airbus demonstrator will do.

Quoting A388 (Reply 22):
Hmmm okay but still one would expect the A380 to visit MIA first as they will be the primary airport that will handle the A380 in Florida. As far as I can remember LH, AF both indicated they will use the A380 to MIA and VS too but like you said VS deferred their A380 order. Now BA might also be a potential A380 operator to MIA.

I didn't expect it to visit MIA first. I don't even expect VS, BA, LH and AF all to be flying A380s to Miami, maybe AF or BA. However it's almost a given that VS will be sending A380s to Orlando once they receive theirs.

About Aerolineas/Grupo Marsans ordering A380s, I dunno if that even makes sense to start with, but that's another topic, for another day lol
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:11 am

Who knows why its going to MCO. I guess since they have alot of room for it. MIA is not 100% A380 ready. They are for the most part but they say that if an airline wants to fly the A380 to MIA they will need to give a 12-18mont advance notice to make the final changes. And MIA will get the A380 before MCO with either LH,AF,BA,AR.

Quoting A388 (Reply 22):
Can we see AR using the A380 to MIA? How is the demand from Argentine to MIA?

Lets just say there is alot of demand. I would expect to see the AR A380 in MIA if they get them.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:11 pm

Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 21):
Actually, MCO was to start receiving the A380 in 2008/09. That was until VS deferred delivery. With the new RFP for VS Gatwick fleet from 2012. It looks like we might get it then. MCO can handle the A380 now, and put plans on hold to install an upper deck jetway when VS deferred.

I doubt that, as the original batch of A380's were destined for LHR, whereas MCO is operated from LGW - unless I'm missing something...!

The new order for 10 long haul aircraft (747-8i's or A380-800's) will be destined for LGW, and will ply the MCO route - not the original order.

I can only assume that the visit of the A380 to MCO is to demonstrate compatibility to VS, to try and secure that order.
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:40 pm

The question is, if it's in AF colors will it already be dirty by the time it gets to MCO?
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:19 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 26):
However it's almost a given that VS will be sending A380s to Orlando once they receive theirs.

Actually, no, it's not a given. In fact, it is extremely unlikely. Virgin plans to configure the A380s in a premium configuration, to fly premium routes, out of Heathrow. They won't be at Gatwick, and they won't be on vacation routes. SFO, LAX, JFK, HKG, NRT, MIA...they'll see the A380s. Not MCO. Of course, given Virgin's huge delay in delivery, they could very well change those plans.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 26):
I don't even expect VS, BA, LH and AF all to be flying A380s to Miami, maybe AF or BA.

Lufthansa will be first, most likely. British Airways is a given. Air France and Virgin are possibilities, but we'll see with those two.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:27 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 30):
Actually, no, it's not a given. In fact, it is extremely unlikely. Virgin plans to configure the A380s in a premium configuration, to fly premium routes, out of Heathrow.

Actually it was a given that VS would fly the A380 to MCO. VS visited the airport on numerous occasions to review plans the airport had to accommodate the A380. The projects were fast tracked as the "proposed" service start date was in 2009. The plans included dual level boarding and a new lounge. These were put on hold because VS deferred delivery,

Airbus is bringing the A380 to MCO because they have been approached by airlines who have expressed interest in flying it into MCO.

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting Clipper136 (Reply 31):
Actually it was a given that VS would fly the A380 to MCO.

Not doubting you, but it goes entirely against Virgin's original plans for the A380.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:15 am

I think Virgin really is interested in the 380 for the MCO route - there are periods when most of England has a large school break. During this time there are a lot of people flying to MCO. A lot of people Virgin would rather not loose to competitors, and there are times they might want to have the largest capacity they can get.

However, I think that something else might be intended here - not airline but airlines, and not necessarily premium airlines. There have been rumors about low cost carrier looking to the A380 for simple reasons of CSM. And Orlando is pretty much a major tourist destination.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:33 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 30):
Lufthansa will be first, most likely. British Airways is a given. Air France and Virgin are possibilities, but we'll see with those two.

I wouldn't be so sure that LF would be first if I didn't really know but anything is possible. IMHO I don't expect more than 1 or 2 airlines flying A380s to MIA on a regular basis. Even BA might use it for other routes before they put it on MIA-LHR..

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 30):
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 26):
However it's almost a given that VS will be sending A380s to Orlando once they receive theirs.

Actually, no, it's not a given. In fact, it is extremely unlikely. Virgin plans to configure the A380s in a premium configuration, to fly premium routes, out of Heathrow. They won't be at Gatwick, and they won't be on vacation routes. SFO, LAX, JFK, HKG, NRT, MIA...they'll see the A380s. Not MCO. Of course, given Virgin's huge delay in delivery, they could very well change those plans.

Common sense alone would reveal with 4 747s daily at peak season all arriving within a few hours it's not hard to understand the 380 is extremely likely to fly the route. MCO being one of the first US airports being visited by the A380, and the first in Florida, might also mean something.
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:46 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 34):
I wouldn't be so sure that LF would be first if I didn't really know but anything is possible. IMHO I don't expect more than 1 or 2 airlines flying A380s to MIA on a regular basis. Even BA might use it for other routes before they put it on MIA-LHR..

I agree with you, I personally cannot see 4 airlines flying the 380 into MIA. The best bet in my opinion would be BA, but then again anything is possible. LH only has on daily flight into MIA and does not appear to be looking to add capacity, especially since they are starting MCO.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 34):
Common sense alone would reveal with 4 747s daily at peak season all arriving within a few hours it's not hard to understand the 380 is extremely likely to fly the route. MCO being one of the first US airports being visited by the A380, and the first in Florida, might also mean something.

If VS is to send to 380 to a Florida airport, considering they onyl serve 2, my money is on MIA as it is the bigger market, not only for pax numbers, but also for higher yielding traffic. I would be surprised if VS sends it to MCO.
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:33 pm

Quoting B752OS (Reply 35):
If VS is to send to 380 to a Florida airport, considering they only serve 2, my money is on MIA as it is the bigger market, not only for pax numbers, but also for higher yielding traffic. I would be surprised if VS sends it to MCO.

This might be the case for BA but not for VS. VS in its high season has 4 flights a day to MCO. MIA is just daily year round. The reason I dont see the A380 going to MCO is because the A380 is a LHR plane and I dont see LHR-MCO happening. Also LGW-MCO is a very low yield market so I dont see why they would put the premium A380 on MCO-LGW to add a few more seats makes no sense. MIA has more premium passengers and more cargo possibilities and thats where airlines makes the big money.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:46 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 22):
As far as I can remember LH, AF both indicated they will use the A380 to MIA



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 30):
Lufthansa will be first, most likely. British Airways is a given. Air France and Virgin are possibilities, but we'll see with those two.

Air France WILL NOT fly its A380 to MIA !

Destinations for AF's A380 are : YUL, JFK, NRT, PEK then possibly LAX, SIN.

AF's A380, configured with 9P/80J, will be used on the business routes with the highest yields, which is at the opposite of the MIA market for AF.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:52 pm

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 17):
Thank you for the heads up Clipper 136...As a 30 year resident of Orlando and living one mile from the threshold of 18right I think I'll throw an A380 party! Nah, just kidding, but it should be interesting to see tis goliath pass right overhead!

I would like a invite to this party ... .  Smile

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 16):
If it's going to be on the west side of the airport, are there any areas around there you can pull over and have a look? Is it here for a specific airline, or is it just a general show-and-tell by Airbus?

Would like to know the same also.

I think I'll be ready with my camera on Nov 13th

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 12):
What's the point, they won't let you spot anywhere. Maybe they'll make an exception, but I doubt it. So what runway would it come in on? I'd guess 18R/36L

This is going to be interesting. If they do not allow to spot, it will be a bummer.

MCOers any plans for group spotting?

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:03 pm

Most likely MIA, to see if it "fits" at the airport...but really why should it come to Florida???? Will FL or NK be ordering the A380 soon?
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:05 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 37):
Air France WILL NOT fly its A380 to MIA !

I never said they would, I said they might, and we don't know what they will do beyond their initial launch stages.

Fact is that representatives from both Air France and Lufthansa were in Miami in early October touring the new South Concourse and going over MIA's proposal for A380-capable gates, with dual-loading jet bridges and more seat space. Whether AF or LH decide to fly the A380 to MIA is up in the air, but the fact is that both of them have been in contact with MIA about the possibility.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:08 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 40):
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 37):
Air France WILL NOT fly its A380 to MIA !


I never said they would, I said they might, and we don't know what they will do beyond their initial launch stages.

Fact is that representatives from both Air France and Lufthansa were in Miami in early October touring the new South Concourse and going over MIA's proposal for A380-capable gates, with dual-loading jet bridges and more seat space. Whether AF or LH decide to fly the A380 to MIA is up in the air, but the fact is that both of them have been in contact with MIA about the possibility.

 checkmark  Agreed, that was what I meant. Let the AF management decide on whether they will send the A380 to MIA or not. I wouldn't be surprised if we will see AF A380s arriving at MIA  Smile

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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:40 am

Quoting B752OS (Reply 35):
If VS is to send to 380 to a Florida airport, considering they onyl serve 2, my money is on MIA as it is the bigger market, not only for pax numbers, but also for higher yielding traffic. I would be surprised if VS sends it to MCO.

If you're aware that MIA often downgrades to A340s during winter, and the fact it's 3x & 4x daily 747s for Orlando compared to the 1x daily for MIA, MCO clearly nets a lot more pax. While the average yield I imagine is higher on the MIA route, the total yield of 3 or 4 747s into MCO should be higher than one flight for MIA. I honestly don't see VS sending it to Miami. In case VS decided not to send it to Orlando, I'd expect to see it busy at other important destinations for VS before we see it at MIA.

It'll be interesting to see how many A380s all the other VS cities could support. MCO could easily support 2x daily A380s.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 37):
Air France WILL NOT fly its A380 to MIA !

If that's true, then the only airline that might send to MIA is BA. I'd like to see what someone famliliar with BA ops has to say.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 40):
Whether AF or LH decide to fly the A380 to MIA is up in the air, but the fact is that both of them have been in contact with MIA about the possibility.

But that seems to contradict what you wrote earlier "Lufthansa will be first, most likely"
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:50 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 34):
Common sense alone would reveal with 4 747s daily at peak season all arriving within a few hours it's not hard to understand the 380 is extremely likely to fly the route.

Common sense also reveals that A380s will be based at Heathrow, not Gatwick. They will also be in a low-density, high-yield configuration. They aren't going to be flying families to Disney World.

Quoting B752OS (Reply 35):
LH only has on daily flight into MIA and does not appear to be looking to add capacity, especially since they are starting MCO.

LH/LX are adding capacity to Miami this summer with an upgrade to an A340 to Zurich, and are considering the re-launch of MIA-DUS or MIA-MUC next winter, largely as a competitve response to Air Berlin.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 42):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 40):
Whether AF or LH decide to fly the A380 to MIA is up in the air, but the fact is that both of them have been in contact with MIA about the possibility.

But that seems to contradict what you wrote earlier "Lufthansa will be first, most likely"

No it doesn't. I think Lufthansa will be first, most likely. That doesn't contradict anything.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 42):
While the average yield I imagine is higher on the MIA route, the total yield of 3 or 4 747s into MCO should be higher than one flight for MIA.

Average yield per flight is undoublty significantly higher on the Miami route, which uses a lower-density aircraft with more first class seats. In fact, the one Miami-Heathrow flight has more Upper Class seats than all of Virgin's multiple Orlando-Gatwick flights combined. Yield is averaged out, and total yield is higher to MIA without a doubt. Total profits probably higher at Orlando given the larger operations. Though, then again, the real yield comes from the Upper Class cabin, and MIA as more Upper Class capacity with only one daily flight.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 42):
In case VS decided not to send it to Orlando, I'd expect to see it busy at other important destinations for VS before we see it at MIA.

It's likely not going to Orlando, and I agree that others will see it before MIA does. They are planned to be based at Heathrow, not Gatwick. I don't think Virgin is going to waste valuable Heathrow slots on Orlando service anytime soon. It isn't needed.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 42):
If you're aware that MIA often downgrades to A340s during winter, and the fact it's 3x & 4x daily 747s for Orlando compared to the 1x daily for MIA, MCO clearly nets a lot more pax. While the average yield I imagine is higher on the MIA route, the total yield of 3 or 4 747s into MCO should be higher than one flight for MIA. I honestly don't see VS sending it to Miami. In case VS decided not to send it to Orlando, I'd expect to see it busy at other important destinations for VS before we see it at MIA.

Where did you find that VS sends 4 x daily 744s into MCO? They only operate 2 x daily flights year round according to their website. There is no way MCO sees 4 x daily LGW-MCO 744 flights.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 43):
LH/LX are adding capacity to Miami this summer with an upgrade to an A340 to Zurich, and are considering the re-launch of MIA-DUS or MIA-MUC next winter, largely as a competitve response to Air Berlin.

Sure LX is upgrading ZRH-MIA to a 340, that does not show LH addint capacity on FRA-MIA. I doubt LH and Air Berlin can exist on doing 2 daily MIA-MUC flights. My point was that LH is probably only going to fly the 380 ouot of FRA and LH has 1 x daily flight on FRA-MIA.
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:23 am

VS sends four 744's to MCO three days a week. 2x from LGW and 2x from MAN. In the summer they even operated a Glasgow-MCO flight on weekends.
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:47 am

Quoting B752OS (Reply 44):
Where did you find that VS sends 4 x daily 744s into MCO? They only operate 2 x daily flights year round according to their website. There is no way MCO sees 4 x daily LGW-MCO 744 flights.

I see them fly over my house, don't need to look at their website to know that  Smile For example today VS sent two from LGW and one from MAN.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 43):
LH/LX are adding capacity to Miami this summer with an upgrade to an A340 to Zurich, and are considering the re-launch of MIA-DUS or MIA-MUC next winter, largely as a competitve response to Air Berlin.

Although I can't predict the future, if anything this means even less need for an A380 since there will be more direct LH flights to other cities in Germany from MIA plus the upcoming service from MCO. All of the sudden the chance of the LH A380 to MIA is pretty questionable.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 43):
No it doesn't. I think Lufthansa will be first, most likely. That doesn't contradict anything.

"Lufthansa will be first" and then "it's still up in the air" Both statements don't compliment each other either, but no big deal.

Either way logic would say for a plane that's actually going to make a tour at an airport, the chances would be a lot higher for it to fly there than to another airport where things are still "up in the air".The A380 isn't coming to Orlando for hot weather tests..

lol by the way, It's so obvious when someone tries to pass opinions as facts (and make some up) because of bias for one city over the other...

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 43):
It's likely not going to Orlando

so is it "it's not going to Orlando" or "likely not going to Orlando?" I'm confused. Which one is it again?
 
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 46):
Either way logic would say for a plane that's actually going to make a tour at an airport, the chances would be a lot higher for it to fly there than to another airport where things are still "up in the air".The A380 isn't coming to Orlando for hot weather tests..

I dont know why the A380 is visiting MCO but it takes common sense to know that unless VS decides to have a high density A380 it wont be flying to MCO. Also as others have said VS is not going to waste a LHR slot for a LHR-MCO flight. Why there A380 is going to MCO I dont know, but what I do know is VS is not flying the A380 there anytime soon.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:05 am

Unless Virgin changes thier mind and decides to configure their 380s in a high density config and base them at Gatwick then it does not take a rocket scientist to realize that Orlando is not in the cards. However, since Virgin is not taking delivery of the plane until 2013 anything can change. By that time MIA is bound to have seen the plane. And using the flawed logic that because the 380 is visiting Orlando means it will fly to Orlando over Miami means that it would fly to Hartford and Cincinnati over Miami too. The plane has visited and will visit many airports that won't see it on a scheduled basis.
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RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:07 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 48):
means that it would fly to Hartford and Cincinnati over Miami too

The A380 flew to CVG and BDL because sub contractors are based there. NOT because they are expecting to have commercial service. I could be wrong, but I don't believe that there is a sub contractor in Central Florida??
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