I’m a bit sad to hear the A380 is going away, but we still have plenty of time with the big jet. The A380 was a complicated plane, a solution without a big enough problem. In the end, we discuss why it went away.
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to fly on an Airbus A380 or Boeing 747-8i, it’s pretty awesome. But, are those planes going away? That’s the question that was asked during an interview that I participated in with Ben Schlappig (One Mile at a Time) on Fox News’ Happening Now. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The success of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and to a lesser degree the A350 (just rolling out now) have made those planes much more popular choices than the true jumbos. The 787 […]
Middle East carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar think big. That’s a rare trait in the airline industry, IMO. Lufthansa has done a great job in Europe of building a massive network and lots of connections to places people want and need to go. Emirates and other Gulf carriers have done the same for the Middle East and connect key places like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They placed the largest order of Airbus A380s in the world. Their order for A380s is bigger than the next 5 […]