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Old 09-11-2020, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not really surprising but the article says sources are saying the A340-300, A380 and 747-400 are going to be removed.

I did find it surprising they are thinking about keeping some A340-600’s.

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The A380 and 340-300 were going to go anyway soon, even if LH didn't communicate on this.
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More bad news for the Skypig.
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More bad news for the Skypig.
For real, hopefully this will leads to some A380CFs
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes interesting they will consider keeping some A346s. I'm glad about that, but will be sorry to see the Super leave the fleet.
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They're newer as most A343 and don't have the same "user profile".
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So sad to see more 747 retirements. Could care less about the whale.
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The B744 were going away soon anyway, with or without Covid19.
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So sad to see more 747 retirements. Could care less about the whale.
To love one is to having flown on one. I thought it would be a flying toilet, ah but no. I will miss them.
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The 747-8i will outlive the Whale.
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A great shame, the A380 deserves better.

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Well, it came too late on a market where it wasn't needed any more. Big is not always better.
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The A380 is the Edsel of aviation.
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No that would be the CV880 and CV990.
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I'll go along with that. I guess the Coronado would deserve the title of "Edsel of the Aviation".


Joke apart, I'd say the A380 doesn't look all that bad for such a big airplane. It doesen't have the grace of a A350 or 787 but still looks better in my eyes than a C-5. Imagine Lockheed had come through with the 1000-passenger airliner on C-5 airframe in the early 1970ies...
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The B744 were going away soon anyway, with or without Covid19.
For sure, but I was supposed to fly on one for the first time this year to Australia. When Covid hit, that got cancelled. Then Qantas parked their queens. So many more have parked since then and I’m not sure if I’ll even get the chance to fly on a 747 in my lifetime now.
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You'd probably still be able to fly on a 748.
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That's what I'm counting on. I was lucky as a kid to be on the 747-100s and 200s. But the -400 alluded me for a long time. Finally got to fly on DLH "Duisburg" D-ABTH in 2013.
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The Americans don't like the A380 cos they didn't build it first.
The 747-8 and 737 max have been epic fails
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The 747-8 and 737 max have been epic fails

That has absolutely nothing to do with it. There are no shortage of Airbus planes in American fleets right now.



The A380 & 747-8 shared something in common: too big & too late.
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https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/lh-e...ing-777x-2021/

Still something good about the 4-hauler retiring....they still plan to introduce their 779 in 2021.
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The 748 is nothing more than the last version of a successfull airliner. May have come too late but the 747 program lasted for five decades. The A380 was the wrong plane at the wrong time.


The long haul future belongs to smaller, two-engined airliners. Even the Triple Seven is too big now for many airlines, A350 and 787 are just right.
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