Reply to post: Re: Glossing a commercial turd

Airbus plans beds in passenger plane cargo holds

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Re: Glossing a commercial turd

"The A380neo is like a gun held to the head of the entire aviation industry; if it is built, and it turns up competing on a route you operate with your puny 777s / 787s, you're likely going to lose all your passengers on that route to the A380neo operator."

Not necessarily. You have to be able to accommodate that huge plane, and that requires three considerations: runways, gates, and terminals. Unless you can accommodate them already, or the 380 has the capability to operate within the envelopes of the more-limited jets already in service, especially Re: the runway lengths, then pulling in an A380 is a nontrivial matter, especially since the status quo currently seems to be handling things.

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