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How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:40 am

The new management of MAS has decided to cut off or even stop most long haul operations, and concentrate on domestic flights, and flights to neighboring countries. For this they would require small to medium size aircraft like the A320's, A330's or the B737's.

Wondering How are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 doing? Did they get any potential buyer, or all six are sitting idle?
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:47 am

Quoting Ammad (Thread starter):
Wondering How are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 doing?

Still flying IIRC.

Will be interesting to see how they are used a year or so after the tie-up with EK.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:11 am

Two are available for immediate sale, and other 4 available once the A350s arrive beginning in Q3 2017 and take over the LHR route per the CEO.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:24 am

Quoting Ammad (Thread starter):
How are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 doing?

Are you expecting:

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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:42 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
Are you expecting:

These are just two, what about other four?  
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:31 am

Quoting Ammad (Reply 4):

Inquire with Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser, and Shiner Brewing Co.  
Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
cting:

I didn't know AI ordered A380s!
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:41 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 5):
I didn't know AI ordered A380s!

They bought them so they could immediately park them and part them out.
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:57 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):

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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:30 am

Is it confirmed that all 6 will go? Any chance MH will keep them?
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:07 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 9):
Is it confirmed that all 6 will go? Any chance MH will keep them?

In a recent interview, CEO Mueller only said that two of them are surplus to MH's requirements, but that they were in no particular hurry to shed them.

Quote:
Malaysia Airlines is looking to shed some aircraft it no longer needs, including two of its six Airbus A380 superjumbos the airline deems “surplus to requirement.” Mr. Mueller said there was no urgency to disposing of the planes.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:44 am

Quoting United Airline (Reply 9):
Is it confirmed that all 6 will go? Any chance MH will keep them?

They weee too big from day one, two lost wide bodies and hundreds of dead passengers later they're even less needed.
The A350s will be used on LHR and somehow, the A380s will go,or perhaps parked like the Thai A340s.
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:48 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 9):

Is it confirmed that all 6 will go? Any chance MH will keep them?
Quoting United Airline (Reply 9):

Is it confirmed that all 6 will go? Any chance MH will keep them?

Maybe you can add these to the A380s that is supposedly trying to sell.   
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:01 pm

Such a shame to see a once prosperous and world-class airline start to become a shadow of its former self.

I flew on MH's A380 (actually by chance, I was bumped off SQ) last July on CDG-KUL and it was a fantastic flight with some of the best J class food I've had on a plane.
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:37 pm

Quoting ben175 (Reply 13):
I flew on MH's A380 (actually by chance, I was bumped off SQ) last July on CDG-KUL and it was a fantastic flight with some of the best J class food I've had on a plane.

Show-off!  
That's just envy speaking, of course.
Seriously, though, we were on MH's A380 in Y class a few months before MH370 disappeared. It was quite a good experience, and I'd happily fly them again. We particularly enjoyed the Y class seats on the upper deck, with a generous additional storage compartment in the area between the window panel and the seat.

Would be a pity to see those A380s go, but as it stands, they're even having issues filling 777s, so it only makes sense. In that context I do wonder how Mueller currently only sees two A380s as surplus (or whether that was something that somehow got lost in translation/paraphrasation).
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:25 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 11):
two lost wide bodies

Pretty harsh statements in this post.

Germanwings flies around with a nutter pilot that they had already sent to therapy once that crashes a plane into a mountain and everyone still flies them, but MAS flies around with a nutter pilot they didn't know about who flies his plane out to sea and no one flies them.

A stream of airliners fly over Ukraine and the BUK missle hits the MAS plane and no one flies them, yet all the other airlines still get business.

I get it, people avoid airlines just based on bad luck, but still, no need to make such harsh statements IMHO.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:11 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 11):

You do realize more than 1 airline over the years have had the bad luck of loosing 2 frames close together. Also note the 2nd crash was not their fault.

[Edited 2016-01-06 10:15:24]
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:15 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 15):
but MAS flies around with a nutter pilot they didn't know about who flies his plane out to sea and no one flies them.

Even part that is not known yet. Did the pilot do it? Was it airplane issues? Too many questions remain.
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:11 pm

Quoting rbavfan (Reply 16):
You do realize more than 1 airline over the years have had the bad luck of loosing 2 frames close together. Also note the 2nd crash was not their fault.

Dont entirely agree, they flew over ukraine, even despite that others did too
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:23 pm

Various aviation publications say that MAS will consider wet leasing the A380's out singly if some airlines just need one or two.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:45 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 15):
A stream of airliners fly over Ukraine and the BUK missle hits the MAS plane and no one flies them, yet all the other airlines still get business.

YOu know normally when an airline has an unfortunate accident bookings pick up because lightning doesn't strike twice. Yet sadly here it did probably for the first time ever.
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:48 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Two are available for immediate sale, and other 4 available once the A350s arrive beginning in Q3 2017 and take over the LHR route per the CEO.

IMHO the A350 is probably the better way to go. Fill less seats and increase/improve yields.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:21 pm

MH has recently been using some 380 for JED flights (I believe they were Hadj flights)
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:32 pm

Quoting wingflex744 (Reply 22):

NO, they kept using them even after the Hajj season is over.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:33 pm

Quoting goosebayguy (Reply 20):
YOu know normally when an airline has an unfortunate accident bookings pick up because lightning doesn't strike twice. Yet sadly here it did probably for the first time ever.

Not really - AA in 2001 had 9/11 & AA587 happening within two months.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:33 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):

Are you expecting:


It's not like we're talking about Air India....   
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:48 am

Any chance to see these birds on KUL-DXB following the recent MH/EK partnership?
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:06 am

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 19):

Various aviation publications say that MAS will consider wet leasing the A380's out singly if some airlines just need one or two.


What engines do they use? QF could probably do with one more, maybe two. Ensure SYD-LAX is daily, SYD-HKG is daily, and allow for some slack to reconfigure the product on the QF builds to the new standard. Depends on the price though. QF previously bought some MH 744 during the Asian financial crisis in the 90s.
 
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:52 am

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 27):
What engines do they use?

Rolls-Royce, just like QF.
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RE: How Are Six Malaysian Airbus A380-800 Doing?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:51 pm

Quoting goosebayguy (Reply 20):
YOu know normally when an airline has an unfortunate accident bookings pick up because lightning doesn't strike twice.

My lightning quote in support of MAS got quite a lot of flak and no ammo for defense after MH17 went down. I had to eat my words and swallow the bitter pills.  
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