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Old 05-20-2020, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When the French are retiring their own crown jewel of French/EU aviation history you know the A380 is toast.
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Old 05-20-2020, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a hypotesis, to keep the A380 will remain the mass tourism at a cheap level, even for short range. Instead of every day flights with small aircraft types just one flight per week?!

Equip it with 800 seats, what do You think?

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Glad I got to see and photograph them at LAX as well as CDG. Quite sad.
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Just a hypotesis, to keep the A380 will remain the mass tourism at a cheap level, even for short range. Instead of every day flights with small aircraft types just one flight per week?!

Equip it with 800 seats, what do You think?

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Great idea, and who knows what the future of commercial aviation will be? All options possible, and this certainly is one. Doug
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A380 would be the perfect aircraft for social distancing. Yes it’s expensive to run but I would sooner spend extra on my ticket if it meant social distance was being adhered to. Plus I would really like to fly on one.
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Just a hypotesis, to keep the A380 will remain the mass tourism at a cheap level, even for short range. Instead of every day flights with small aircraft types just one flight per week?!

Equip it with 800 seats, what do You think?

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I don't think so. Reducing options also reduces the size of your potential customer base.
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The fuselage of these behemoths would make for great homes. It would be like having a 3 story building. Imagine what you could do with an A380 carcass.
You could have a small village with rows of 'em, or have an airport-themed resort where they encircle a lake. Put a beachfront around it and have small watercraft frolicking in the summertime. Stock the lake with bass, bluegill, and other freshwater fish, so residents can go fishing with their kids.
The best thing; no massive emissions coming from the dozens of enormous turbines because all of their wings will have been clipped.
I think there's potential here.
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A shame that all these 4-engines jets are being phased out, especially the A340 which is undoubtedly the sexiest of the lot for me.

Of course I fully understand that economics, and not looks, decides their feat.
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Must...try...fly...on...one...before...too...late. ..
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Glad I did. I was amazed at how quiet and comfortable it was. And of course to be a geek and enjoy messing with the camera views. ✈️
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The fuselage of these behemoths would make for great homes. It would be like having a 3 story building. Imagine what you could do with an A380 carcass.
You could have a small village with rows of 'em, or have an airport-themed resort where they encircle a lake. Put a beachfront around it and have small watercraft frolicking in the summertime. Stock the lake with bass, bluegill, and other freshwater fish, so residents can go fishing with their kids.
The best thing; no massive emissions coming from the dozens of enormous turbines because all of their wings will have been clipped.
I think there's potential here.
I love that idea, maybe attach a few together?
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Leave the engines and blow the bugs away. 🦟
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