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Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Customer

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:23 pm
by columba
Okay who will be the next airline that is buying the A380 or 747-8 (both versions).
I am saying EK 20 747-8Is followed by Thai for another 10 747-8Is.
Air India will be the next new A380 customer.

[Edited 2007-09-29 12:27:41]

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:02 pm
by columba
No one is trying to gues ?????????????

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:22 am
by MHG
My last bet just happened: BA ordered some... (i´d never expect they would even consider ! ! ! )

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:08 am
by fxramper
UA

UA

UA

UA

UA

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:46 pm
by columba
Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
UA

UA

UA

UA

UA

For 747-8I or A380 ??

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:26 pm
by B747forever
Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
UA

UA

UA

UA

UA

For 747-8I or A380 ??

At has to be the 747.

Think that the next A380 customer will be a Asian carrier. But which I dont know.

They 747-8I will be ordered by ????????.

Dont think that UA will order the 747-8I. More likely the 787.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:40 am
by columba
Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Think that the next A380 customer will be a Asian carrier. But which I dont know.

I have a bet with a fellow a.net member he says CX and I said AI.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:34 am
by B747forever
Quoting Columba (Reply 6):
have a bet with a fellow a.net member he says CX and I said AI.

Interesting. Think that you will lose. CX is more likely to order the A380.

Think the A380 is to big for AI.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:53 am
by JRDC930
CX is 380. No more orders for the 748i. Especially not UA as they move toward smaller aircraft.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:56 pm
by B747forever
Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 8):
Especially not UA as they move toward smaller aircraft.

The 787 will fit UA perfect.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:22 pm
by Mason
Watch what happens with China routes and reducing frequencies to ease conjestion on the US East Coast. Airlines most affected by these two variables will order these aircraft. My bet? Who is going to China? NW. 748. The 787 will quickly prove to be too small for China routes. As far as US East coast goes, BA already bit the bullet.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:32 pm
by LTU932
My bet is on CX for perhaps 10 firm plus 10 purchase rights, followed by TG for 10 firm and 5 purchase rights, and maybe either UA or NW for 5-10 firm and 5 purchase rights. All for the 747-8I.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:33 pm
by fxramper
Look for an order from UA for 748/787.  yes 

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:36 pm
by Siege2L
Guten Tag!

How about this one for out-of-the-box thinking: WN - Southwest Airlines... if I have to look at those ugly planes when I fly out of LAX, I might as well see about 10 or 15 A380's at Terminal 1. And you know, I have no doubt in my mind somehow WN can fill those planes. I have never flown them, but they always appear busy at T1 - especially during Thanksgiving Holiday!

Of course, my beloved AF will have them and that is all I really care about, selfishly.  Smile

Auf Wiedersehn, Seige2L  Smile

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:53 am
by ERJ135
For the A380 I'd say Vietnam Airlines,
As for the 748, ummmmmmmmmm Avianca? Iran air? Yemenia? I don't mean to be negative but there really doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest in the latest 747 considering how many carriers could feasibly use it.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:18 am
by TruemanQLD
My bets:
A380 - NH, CX, AI
748 - .............................................................

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:26 am
by AA7295
Quoting JRDC930 (Reply 8):
CX is 380. No more orders for the 748i. Especially not UA as they move toward smaller aircraft.

What about their Australian and Pacfic flights, which i might add are JAM-Packed. I think they will definitely order the 748.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:16 pm
by B747forever
Quoting Aa7295 (Reply 16):
What about their Australian and Pacfic flights,

The 787 is good for that flights too for UA

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:20 pm
by bmacleod
Three months ago there were rumors that NZ was looking at 747-8s but latter went away when CEO Rob Fyfe indicated that the 77W was "our preferred choice for replacing the 744s."

CI - Expect an order for the 748i by next summer.

CX - Whenever they order expect a 50/50 split A380/748i.

UA - Not until spring 2009 at the earliest, but being a 777 launch customer as well as one of Boeing's most loyal customers, odds are extremely good....

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:29 pm
by bullpitt
Hi all

IB will be next. (wishful thinking) Big grin but next year I'm going to OZ so I'll have to see if I can get on a Qantas or Emirates flight as IB has ZED agreements with both.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:59 pm
by PlymSpotter
Quoting ERJ135 (Reply 14):
For the A380 I'd say Vietnam Airlines,

A small order for, say, up to 5 frames towards the end of this year would not surprise me.

For the 748 I'd say the most likely carrier to order next is EK, but whether they actually do or not is another thing.


Dan Smile

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:00 am
by cornish
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 20):
For the 748

Korean Air as a freighter?? or have they ordered it already?

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:21 pm
by columba
I hope this comes true: Emirates To Announce 100 A350 And 20 747-8 (by Carls Oct 10 2007 in Civil Aviation)

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:07 am
by FAEDC3
My bets: 380: CX, NH, NW
748i, UA, JL

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:33 pm
by columba
Looks like we were all wrong on the next A380 customer Official: Marsans Orders 71 Airbusses, Incl 4 A380 (by Slz396 Oct 11 2007 in Civil Aviation)

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:55 pm
by PlymSpotter
Quoting Columba (Reply 24):
Looks like we were all wrong on the next A380 customer

Indeed - came right out of the blue for most of us on here. Will look sweet in the AR livery though! Big grin


Dan Smile

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:00 pm
by columba
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 25):
Indeed - came right out of the blue for most of us on here. Will look sweet in the AR livery though! Big grin


But I was lucky:

Quoting Columba (Reply 6):
I have a bet with a fellow a.net member he says CX and I said AI.

no drink to pay  Smile

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:33 am
by ebj1248650
I see Northwest as an A380 customer in the not too distant future. United for the 748? Not sure. Definitely don't see them using the A380. In fact, Northwest is the only US mainline carrier I can see using the A380. Can't imagine Delta, Continental, United or American flying it.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:33 pm
by TK787
I know it is kinda crazy and probably the order won't happen, but 380 number 007 will be coming to IST Oct.29th for two days and Airbus offers 3 frames to TK. I know only 3 doesn't make sense ( none will be the best choice), but let's see how convincing the Airbus people are.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:36 am
by columba
Quoting TK787 (Reply 28):
I know it is kinda crazy and probably the order won't happen, but 380 number 007 will be coming to IST Oct.29th for two days and Airbus offers 3 frames to TK. I know only 3 doesn't make sense ( none will be the best choice), but let's see how convincing the Airbus people are.

In the Turkish Aviation thread there was a similar statement claiming that TK is indeed interested. Lets see.

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:21 am
by HAWK21M
Quoting Columba (Thread starter):
Air India will be the next new A380 customer

Why not the B748i
regds
MEL

RE: Poll: Who Will Be The Next A380 / 747-8 Custom

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:47 am
by columba
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 30):
Air India will be the next new A380 customer

Why not the B748i
regds
MEL

Because Leahy was very confident on sellig the A380 but as LH has shown and with EK and TG as likely followers 747-8I and A380 in one fleet make sense.