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Airbus A380

Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:20 am

As I posted in another forum:
I hadn't realized that Air France pulled the plug on it recently:
Air France Operates Final A380 Flight - Airport Spotting
https://www.airportspotting.com/air-fra ... 80-flight/

I have a relative who works for Air France and posted about it on Facebook. It looks like she got to go on the final flight (CDG to CDG).

Will doing some digging, I found https://thepointsguy.com/news/will-the-a380-fly-again/ and hadn’t realized that Emirates had that many of them. Before this, I’d heard about Qantas grounding all of their A380's for several years due to COVID-19 drop in travel demand.

Also, apparently, some A380's have already been scrapped. If Wikipedia is the first commercial one was delivered in Oct 2007.

What a shame.

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Re: Airbus A380

Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:12 am

that is what happens when you build an airplane for ego vs. common sense.

4 engine aircraft can't compete....all long range passenger aircraft will be 2 engine...787, 777 and A350 etc.
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Re: Airbus A380

Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:50 pm

Thanks for that. I'd read that Airbus had canceled production a year or so ago and I wondered what was up. This was pre-Covid I believe.

We flew it once and we liked it. We were in cattle class but it was still nice.

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Re: Airbus A380

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:35 pm

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines flies empty A380 superjumbo, just to keep pilots certified
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeas ... superjumbo

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Re: Airbus A380

Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:47 pm

At $450m a piece, it was only a matter of time.
For sure, "ego vs. common sense."
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