WPvsMW wrote:I respect your opinion, but EK is the ONLY airline that has succeeded in 100+ A380s ... and "high volume lower yields" is essentially the core LCC strategy (but not with whalejets). Therefore, EK's business model has a secret sauce no other A380 or "high volume lower yield" operator has, which secret sauce is (i) DXB as a (ii) scissor hub for (iii) whalejets. "High volume lower yields" doesn't work for a whalejet fleet without (i) and (ii). Even with (i), (ii), and (iii), the business model can fail... just ask QR and EY.
Can you list all airlines with 100+ widebodies of one type in their fleet. Please also list above 75, it's a very short list.
What amazes me is, that no airline has introduced the A380 on the LHR-JFK (and return) route.
I count daily: 8xBA, 6xVS, 4xAA & 2xDL = 20 daily flights, all are A330, A340, 777, 787 or 747. If BA introduces 2x daily A380 and reduce their schedule to 6x daily. They win two slots for other destinations, thus increase their passenger flow.
I think there are a small number of other examples like this.