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Airbus A380

Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Mark, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Mark

    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    Seems there's quite a good change we'll be flying the new A380 next month from LHR to Singapore. Economy seats supposed to be nothing special, but it'll be something to talk about :)

    That is all.

     
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    Oi, I told you that!
     
  3. Mark

    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    Quiet, woman.
     
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    I'm more excited about seeing Terminal 3. It looks amazing, and has fantastic shops. How exciting. Spiff, any requests? :D
     
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    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    my flatmate is a huge airplane nut, so have been hearing about this plane since he moved it.

    actually saw it flying over Canberra when it did its world tour thingie.

    don't think its existence will really effect anyone here -since I don't think it will be used for any domestic Australian flights and not sure if we will get any here for European flights or such.
     
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    Absolutley we'll see it in use here. Not domestically, no, but Melbourne, Perth and Sydney all had their runways widened especially for these. (And the 777).

    I'd like reports on it, if you get the chance.

    I also heard that one of these broke down the other day. A full A380 went RS, so they put on a 747 service and *still* had to find accommodation for 100+ people. That's a big plane.
     
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    I think Singapore are running it with 12 first class cabins, 60 business class and about 460 economy seats. So over 500 passengers. But if you run it all economy class it takes over 800 passengers. :eek: It'd take fucking hours to board. :lol:
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    What shops do they have?
     
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    Singapore is using it on their Singapore -> Sydney leg already.
     
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    Phloggy, will Qantas be running the A380? I saw a Qantas-branded one on YouTube, but dunno if that was just promo or not...
     
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    Yeah, I think they've got an order in for some. SQ got the first 3 or 4 though, I think.
     
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    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    Heh - it'll be an experience of some sort, anyway ;)
     
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    Fuck. I think I will be doing much of this - :worship: - when I land in Brisbane. :lol:

    As long as any failure is very premature, i.e. we're still on the ground, then fine.
     
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    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    Well, the torment will be over by the time we hit Singapore, so you can fall to your knees then :)
     
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    ... or Germany, or Russia, or Iran, or India... you know, whenever that ol' fuel pump gives up the ghost. :)
     
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    Mark Not blessed, or merciful

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    We'd be on the news :headbang:
     
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    Just don't crash in America because the whole plane and your corpses will be vaporized and there would be another war.
     
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    Aparently this new airport section was dismal failure on it's first day.
     

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