Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 136
Qantas has finally cancelled the remaining 8 A380s from its 2006 order with Airbus. No word on any arrangement for substitution to another Airbus model. This has been expected for quite some time. But when all the 747s are gone there may be a shortage of long-haul seats for a couple of years until the 777X becomes available. That's my guess anyway.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Nice to see Emirates with 100+ A380's are ordering another 20.
Member since 19 May 2017
Total posts 6
Unfortunately that may not be the case, as Emirates’ order is not firm, meaning this could spill the end of A380 production.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Aug 2012
Total posts 67
Dont’t be so sure sgb.
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 106
The A380 is the only way to fly long haul. Nothing comes close. I hope AJ goes the A350 because that’s as close as we’ll get to the delight of flying the A380. The A350 is current technology, a better aircraft than the great but over hyped 787 or an ancient 777 technology. The 777x will be another 747-800. Old but new.
Member since 26 Sep 2017
..it's a pity to see this trend. I would be one who'd pay a little extra to travel in A380's. Pretty much everyone travelling design their routes to include an A380 if it's on offer. Especially an Emirates one!!
...hope Alan orders a whole lot of A350's. They're heaps more comfortable than the 777's
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 137
When the 380’s are all gone in 10-15 years we’ll look back and remember them with fondness.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 351
These haven't really been 'planned' anyway. I suspect that without project sunrise aircraft arriving before 747s are retired, routes are going to be downsized from 747s to a330 and 787s which is a real reduction of seats. Hopefully they will introduce additional frequencies at that time.
Member since 23 Jul 2017
Total posts 12
Member since 24 Apr 2017
Total posts 2
Airbus A380. Lovely aircraft for passengers for long haul. Boeing 787 the opposite. The Boeing 777x is interesting. Wider cabin that 787. But not currently in service. Airbus A350 would be best for long haul
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,110
FYI, a little more context here from an AusBT interview with Alan Joyce back in 2016, where it was made clear that these remaining orders weren't planned to ever eventuate:Qantas CEO: no plans to buy more Airbus A380s
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
AJ travelled on QF9 to LHR last week IIRC, doubt he’s travelled in the ‘sardine section’ in a long long time though.
It is the quietest aircraft I've flown on in the Qantas fleet and I don't think it was a mistake at all. Look at the demand for their Kangaroo route and you can see the a380 frequently gets filled to the brim. Even a 777 or 747 doesn't have that capacity. It certainly doesn't look like they are making a mistake with a380s because they are planning to keep them far into the future.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 303
Djtech, I don’t think high yield on one A380 a day to LHR is a sufficient justification for the fleet of 12. Retaining aircraft doesn’t prove that buying them was a good decision. It would appear that they are of no value as used aircraft, so replacing them would be a large cost to QF.
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