A380 celebrates first decade in flight - but how long will the Superjumbo's time in the sky last?

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    A380 celebrates first decade in flight - but how long will the Superjumbo's time in the sky last?

     
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    IT seems that sometime in the next few years aircraft of the size of the A380 will become more necessary as airport congestion in major cities impedes continuing increases of frequencies. However, it is equally clear that few airlines are prepared to make the huge infrastructure and load management bets that such aircraft implies. The B748 is even in worse state than the A380, but Boeing also had a far lower investment than did Airbus. I am waiting to find out what will happen in the reengining realm, and if that will influence anybody other than EK.

    From a passenger view FC on an A380 is heavenly. But, so it is on some airlines in a B773. It could be on a B787 or A350 too, but I have seen no evidence that those are viewed as anything other than point to point cattle cars, albeit with a nod to business class.
     
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    With the right "furniture" a CRJ200 could be heavenly :)
     
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    very few other in-flight activities will help to pass the time quicker on a 14 hour flight than having a few drinks in the bar and chatting with interesting people from all over the world :eek:
     
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