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Old 09-25-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i have flown on the A380 a few times and thought it was amazing. definitely the best plane ive been on. haven't flown on the dreamliner yet.
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Has anyone seen these two planes? They are stunning, and I don't even like to fly. The Airbus, IMO, looks a bit too large though for my tastes as it can carry a whopping 800 passengers.

What do you guys think of them?
Flew United Economy Plus on the Dreamliner from LAX to Tokyo earlier this year. Comfiest flight I've ever had. The windows were huge and they didn't have shades. You had a button to brighten or darken the screen. They don't go completely black, but take on a very dark blue color so you can still somewhat see out of them. Service was great and the plane was very clean, stylish, and roomy.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:31 AM
 
Location: on an island
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We were on the lower deck of the A380 last summer, economy seats from New York to Paris (we were connecting from Jacksonville, FL).

Boarding and disembarking were both smooth. We were comfortable, plenty of leg room for me (I'm 5'7"), adequate leg room for husband (he always likes the aisle) and service was great--even the food and wine.

It was an enjoyable trip, especially for $840 per person during high season.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Thanks for all of your backing for the Boeing aircraft...I'm sure my stock will go up even higher.

I used to have a tag on my luggage: If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.


But I've flown on an A380, and it's one heck of an engineering achievement. Airbus vs. Boeing is basically Ford vs. Chevy these days. If I have a choice, I'm still going Boeing. Why? I like Seattle more than I like Toulouse.

I always thought airbus should adopt the motto: "No time Toulouse."
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:39 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I always thought airbus should adopt the motto: "No time Toulouse."
LOL--that's pretty good. Never visited Airbus there, but I've been to Toulouse twice and really enjoyed that city, especially at Christmastime.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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Dreamliner should hit 200 deliveries in the next 5 weeks. A total of 4 of the B787-9 variation have now been delivered. In January American Airlines should join United in getting deliveries, as well as Air Canada.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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Correct.

Some people don't realize how busy international travel is these days. That the Airbus can fit as many as 800 passengers on a single plane is a godsend on these busy routes. Airports like Heathrow are becoming overcrowded with too many planes and the fewer planes carrying more passengers, the more efficient it is.

Emirates flies Airbus planes on many of its routes and for good reasons. The sheer demand for flights is there.

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I see these bodies as being very useful for the peak load routes--LHR/JFK; LHR/DXB; LHR/LAX; LHR/SIN; CDG/JFK; LHR/EWR; etc.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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Saw a Dreamliner belonging to one of the Asian carriers at PHX a couple days ago. It actually doesn't look that large, although looks are obviously deceiving.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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This has been a banner year for the Dreamliner, with December an especially good month for deliveries. I think 109 have been delivered this year compared to 115 in previous years.

The A380 has been limping along at production at 24 per year (down from 30), and with no new orders. Emirates recently cancelled a big order for the A350, so it is rumored that they are negotiating with Airbus for a version of the A380 with new engines to make them more cost efficient.

Emirates has another 85 A380 jets on order, but their oldest is now 6 years old. They have vowed not to keep the current equipment when their 12 year lease expires.

While emirates has invested heavily in a custom designed terminal around the A380, they are not going to buy any more equipment under the present design.

On the plus side for Airbus, international traffic is booming this year. They may be able to bring around some of their potential customers who were on the fence about buying the A380. There are currently 90 routes operating with the A380 that fly between 44 airports Dubai (DXB). However 50% of departure seats are from the following 5 airports.
London (LHR)
Singapore (SIN)
Paris (CDG)
Bangkok (BKK)
Frankfurt (FRA)
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Tho 747-100 upper deck (was) my favorite, I now prefer the 380 (and Emirates or SQ/SIA 'passenger care').

It is a pretty nice ride.

Been on a bunch of 787's and can't say the same., tho they are pretty nice / good sized windows / fairly quiet.
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