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Old 09-07-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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Has anyone taken the new A380? Is there any difference in the flying experience compared with a 747? I heard it is a bit quieter and more spacious, from what I've read the view from the top deck is supposed to be good? If you know which airlines/routes the A380 is operating please specify them, thanks!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Current routes:

Singapore Airlines has 5 A380's
Routes: Singapore-Sydney, Singapore-London, Singapore-Tokyo

Emirates Airlines has 2 A380's
Route: Dubai-New York JFK, Dubai-London (begins December 1, 2008), Dubai-Aukland (via Sydney) (begins February 1, 2008)

Next up:
Qantas Airlines
Route begins October 20: Melbourne-Los Angeles
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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I myself won't be flocking to get a ticket, sure it would be nice but I'd just rather relax back in Economy lol.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Qantas Airlines -> Los Angeles - Sydney - Los Angeles Flights QF12/QF11 Starts November 1 -12 2008
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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I'd love to get on one... however I have no imminent need to go between any of these destinations. If it comes up, however, you bet I'd try to get on one.

An interesting perspective from the top deck on taxi, takeoff and landing I'm sure, and without the annoying angled windows of the 747's top deck, but I don't see how it would be that much better of a view for the other 10 hours of the flight, being at 34000 isn't really any different than being at 34010 feet lol.

I'm still a big fan of the 747's lower deck nose first class section, although the best seat in any plane always seems to be taken up by the Captain.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:29 AM
 
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Default latest routes

Europe and North America
  1. Paris (CDG) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Paris (CDG) – Miami (MIA)
  3. Paris (CDG) – Mexico City (MEX)
  4. Paris (CDG) – New York (JFK)
  5. Paris (CDG) – San Francisco (SFO)
  6. London (LHR) – Boston (BOS)
  7. London (LHR) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  8. London (LHR) – Miami (MIA)
  9. London (LHR) – San Francisco (SFO)
  10. Munich (MUC) - Los Angeles (LAX)
  11. Frankfurt (FRA) – Houston (IAH)
  12. Frankfurt (FRA) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  13. Frankfurt (FRA) – Miami (MIA)
  14. Frankfurt (FRA) – San Francisco (SFO)
  15. Frankfurt (FRA) – New York (JFK) Lufthansa
  16. Frankfurt (FRA) – New York (JFK) Singapore Air
  17. Milan (MXP) [item] New York (JFK) Emirates 5th Freedom


Pacific and North America
  1. Guangzhou (CAN) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Seoul (ICN) – Los Angeles (LAX) Korean Air (KE)
  3. Seoul (ICN) – Los Angeles (LAX) Asiana Airlines (OZ)
  4. Seoul (ICN) – New York (JFK) Korean Air (KE)
  5. Seoul (ICN) – New York (JFK) Asiana Airlines (OZ)
  6. Melbourne (MEL) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  7. Sydney (SYD) – Los Angeles (LAX)
  8. Sydney (SYD) – Dallas (DFW)


=====================
Air France (AF)
Paris (CDG) – Abidjan (ABJ)
Paris (CDG) – Johannesburg (JNB)
Paris (CDG) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Paris (CDG) – Miami (MIA)
Paris (CDG) – Mexico City (MEX)
Paris (CDG) – New York (JFK)
Paris (CDG) – San Francisco (SFO)
Paris (CDG) – Shanghai (PVG)

Asiana Airlines (OZ)
Seoul (ICN) – Bangkok (BKK)
Seoul (ICN) – Frankfurt (FRA)
Seoul (ICN) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Seoul (ICN) – New York (JFK)
Seoul (ICN) – Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD)
Seoul (ICN) – Tokyo Narita (NRT)

British Airways (BA)
London (LHR) – Boston (BOS)
London (LHR) – Hong Kong (HKG)
London (LHR) – Johannesburg (JNB)
London (LHR) – Los Angeles (LAX)
London (LHR) – Miami (MIA)
London (LHR) – San Francisco (SFO)
London (LHR) – Singapore (SIN)

China Southern Airlines (CZ)
Guangzhou (CAN) – Beijing (PEK)
Guangzhou (CAN) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Guangzhou (CAN) – Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD)

Emirates (EK)
Auckland (AKL) – Brisbane (BNE)
Auckland (AKL) – Melbourne (MEL)
Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Bangkok (BKK) – Sydney (SYD)
Christchurch (CHC) – Sydney (SYD)
Melbourne Airport (MEL) – Singapore (SIN)
Milan (MXP) [item] New York (JFK)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Amsterdam (AMS)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Auckland (AKL)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Bangkok (BKK)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Barcelona (BCN)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Beijing (PEK)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Beirut (BEY)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Birmingham (BHX)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Brisbane (BNE)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Casablanca (CMN)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Copenhagen (CPH)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Duesseldorf (DUS)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Frankfurt (FRA)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Guangzhou (CAN)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Hong Kong (HKG)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Jeddah (JED)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Johannesburg (JNB)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Kuwait (KWI)
Dubai (DXB) [item] London Gatwick (LGW)
Dubai (DXB) [item] London Heathrow (LHR)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Los Angeles (LAX)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Madrid (MAD)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Manchester (MAN)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Mauritius (MRU)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Melbourne (MEL)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Milan (MXP)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Moscow (DME)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Mumbai (BOM)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Munich (MUC)
Dubai (DXB) [item] New York (JFK)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Nice (NCE)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Paris (CDG)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Perth (PER)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Prague (PRG)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Rome (FCO)
Dubai (DXB) [item] San Francisco (SFO)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Sao Paulo (GRU)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Seoul (ICN)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Shanghai (PVG)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Singapore (SIN)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Sydney (SYD)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Taipei (TPE)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Tokyo (NRT)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Toronto (YYZ)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Vienna (VIE)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Washington (IAD)
Dubai (DXB) [item] Zurich (ZRH)

Etihad Airways (EY)
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – London (LHR)
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New York (JFK)
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Paris (CDG)
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Sydney (SYD)

Korean Air (KE)
Seoul (ICN) – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
Seoul (ICN) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Seoul (ICN) – London (LHR)
Seoul (ICN) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Seoul (ICN) – New York (JFK)
Seoul (ICN) – Paris (CDG)
Seoul (ICN) – Sydney (SYD)
Seoul (ICN) – Taipei (TPE)

Lufthansa (LH)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Bangkok (BKK)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Beijing (PEK)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Delhi (DEL)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Houston (IAH)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Miami (MIA)
Frankfurt (FRA) – New York (JFK)
Frankfurt (FRA) – San Francisco (SFO)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Shanghai (PVG)
Frankfurt (FRA) – Singapore (SIN)
Munich (MUC) - Beijing (PEK)
Munich (MUC) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Munich (MUC) - Los Angeles (LAX)

Malaysia Airlines (MH)
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – London (LHR)
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Sydney (SYD)
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Tokyo (NRT)

Qantas (QF)
Sydney (SYD) - Dubai (DXB)
Melbourne (MEL) – Dubai (DXB)
Dubai (DXB) – London (LHR)
London (LHR) - Singapore (SIN)
Melbourne (MEL) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Melbourne (MEL) – Singapore (SIN)
Sydney (SYD) – Dallas (DFW)
Sydney (SYD) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Sydney (SYD) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Sydney (SYD) - Singapore (SIN)

Qatar Airways (QR)
Doha (DOH) – Bangkok (BKK)
Doha (DOH) – Guangzhou (CAN)
Doha (DOH) – London (LHR)
Doha (DOH) – Melbourne (MEL)
Doha (DOH) – Paris (CDG)
Doha (DOH) – Sydney (SYD)

Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Frankfurt (FRA) - New York (JFK)
Singapore (SIN) – Auckland (AKL)
Singapore (SIN) – Beijing (PEK)
Singapore (SIN) – Delhi (DEL)
Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA)
Singapore (SIN) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Singapore (SIN) – London (LHR)
Singapore (SIN) – Mumbai (BOM)
Singapore (SIN) – Osaka (KIX)
Singapore (SIN) – Paris (CDG)
Singapore (SIN) – Shanghai (PVG)
Singapore (SIN) – Sydney (SYD)
Singapore (SIN) – Zurich (ZRH)

Thai Airways International (TG)
Bangkok (BKK) – Frankfurt (FRA)
Bangkok (BKK) – London (LHR)
Bangkok (BKK) – Osaka (KIX)
Bangkok (BKK) – Paris (CDG)
Bangkok (BKK) – Tokyo (NRT)
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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I think DXB-IAH also had a 380 but not sure if got discontinued.
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I think DXB-IAH also had a 380 but not sure if got discontinued.
It did, but it's back April 30.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I recently flew in the Upper Deck of a Lufthansa A380 from FRA-LAX... It was pretty cool, actually. Great service too
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:26 AM
 
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I have not flown on an A380 but did a tour of one on the ground at JFK airport some years ago with a group I used to belong to. It was cool seeing the interior of plane for myself but due to the routes it currently flies I doubt I will ever get a chance to fly on one.
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