dredgy wrote:Basically anyone who fills a 747-400 fleet regularly = I hate seeing an aircraft swap reduce capacity when the higher capacity is being filled.
British Airways and KLM would be my top picks. Especially British, since they have a huge fleet of 747s that needs to be replaced.
Delta and United maybe in the US.
Air France could definitely justify it.
Qantas could justify it, but I don't think its the right fit for them.
China Eastern, EVA air.
It was an excellent choice for Korean.
And surprised Qatar didn't order any, they seem to love ordering random new aircraft every time one is announced.
Honestly I think it's got a lot more viability than the A380, but maybe its just not efficient enough.
And ANA.... I was a bit disappointed when they placed an order for a few a380s; I called them "chubby-chasers" .
zakuivcustom wrote:And ANA.... I was a bit disappointed when they placed an order for a few a380s; I called them "chubby-chasers" .
It's part of the deal for ANA to bailout Skymark. If not, I doubt ANA would even get those A380s. But since they have to pretty much get them, they would put it on the most logical route (HNL<->Japan).
As far as which airline, CX/SQ to start with, then UA. Of course, JL/NH buying 747-8D and putting 605 seats in those (Well, NH still can pull off the 868 seats A380 pipedream and put them on HND<->CTS/FUK/OKA )
masgniw wrote:In bright yellow Spirit livery with 800 pax crammed in.
BENAir01 wrote:masgniw wrote:In bright yellow Spirit livery with 800 pax crammed in.
But seriously, could you imagine Spirit getting A380s with 1,000+ pax operating DTW/JFK-MCO, LAX-SEA, or whatever routes have a lot of passengers currently?
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