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  • A380-Will you like it?

    Honestly, I think the A380 is very cool, but I will try to avoid flying on it at all costs. I would much rather fly on a 7E7. Here are my reasons:
    1)550 other people to compete with for:
    a)boarding
    b)deboarding
    c)customs
    2) I want to go Point A to point B, not A to B to C
    3) 7E7 will have bigger windows
    4) 7E7 will have more technology in the cabin

    This thread is about travel preferances. I prefer point to point over big planes. I do think Boeing was dumb for not making a new superjumbo. The really missed the ship on that one. The A380 will be a great plane for the market it was designed for, it is just that I am not a fan of that style of travel.

    What do you think?
    THE VOICE OF REASON HAS SPOKEN!
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  • #2
    I like the A380 but after the annoucement of the 747ADV, i place A380 as second and 747ADV as first

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    • #3
      Let me just say, I know this for a fact. The 747-500 is about 50/50 right now. Boeing really isn't sure there is a market for 2 450+ passanger jets.
      THE VOICE OF REASON HAS SPOKEN!
      Pop quiz: Which US president said, "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them."
      George W. Bush is not correct. It was Bill Clinton in his 1998 State of the Union speech. HMMMMMMMMM.

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      • #4
        I'm a 100% Boeing man as well as a diehard 7E7 freak however I would like to fly on the A-380. I think it would be cool to be on a jet that big!

        -Delta767-300ER

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        • #5
          No A380 for me, and it has nothing to do with the A vs. B crap. I just plain think it is ugly...going to be too crowded...and too big for most airlines. The thing looks like a passenger carrying Super Guppy for crying out loud.
          Of course, just my $.02 worth.
          George R. Widener
          Oshkosh, WI USA
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          • #6
            I don't see what the big fuss is over the A380, it's only 20% larger than the 744. Same as 10 to 12. That basically throws reason number one out the window. And secondly, who says hub-to-hub isn't also point-to-point? There goes reason number two. The A380 is clearly needed, just look at all the routes out there flown with full loads by multiple daily 744s. I look forward to seeing them in service and someday flying on one. That said, I also look forward to the 7E7.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by A340_flyer
              The A380 is clearly needed, just look at all the routes out there flown with full loads by multiple daily 744s.
              I still don't understand this argument. If any airline can fill, say, 2 747's (or A340's for that matter) on a route, that may be due to the multiple departure times offered the passengers. If the same airline stops having departures at 0800 and 1600 to allow only one departure daily at 1200 in an A380...they could in theory lose part of the customer base that wants an earlier departure. Likewise, those who want an evening departure would be screwed. I just don't buy into the idea that because a route fills up multiple aircraft throughout the day that the same route with an A380 would fill up.
              Now on the other hand, if the same airline ran two departures scheduled within an hour (say, two 747's at 1130 and 1200hrs) or so, filled to capacity every time, I could see an A380 being justified.
              George R. Widener
              Oshkosh, WI USA
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              • #8
                Have fun on the A380; I prefer to feel like a person, rather than a cow in an overstuffed cattle car. With that said, the chance for AMAZING flying experiences rests in the A380, but there are only so many Emirates and Richard Bransonís in the world.
                THE VOICE OF REASON HAS SPOKEN!
                Pop quiz: Which US president said, "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them."
                George W. Bush is not correct. It was Bill Clinton in his 1998 State of the Union speech. HMMMMMMMMM.

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                • #9
                  Somebody knowledgeable told me an airliner is never bad, what makes it so is how the operator configurates it...So as for many predecessors, it will be up to configurations for me. In this regard a nicely appointed 380 can win my vote over an high density "Dreamliner" which could altogether belie her name. The reverse is off course also valid.
                  Alain
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wannabepilot777
                    Have fun on the A380; I prefer to feel like a person, rather than a cow in an overstuffed cattle car
                    I would be happy to fly one of the overstuffed cattle planes of Virgin with a bar and casino

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                    • #11
                      The A380 is a kick ass plane. Plus, Airports will not do single door boarding. Boeing is in for short/medium haul.
                      -Kevin

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                      • #12
                        I like it
                        Andy

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                        • #13
                          It's an awesome aircraft, I will be excited when I see this beauty in person!
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                          • #14
                            I think any plane that can carry over 500 pax over 8,000nm is a fantastic machine.
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                            • #15
                              I like it and new colour is great. 500 pax is like 747 in 1 classes and Dom. flight in Japan.

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