And So Endeth the Airbus A380

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Paladin, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    It was a big ol' bastard. I haven't flown on one yet, but hope to eventually.

    :salute:

    And it looks like Boeing's strategy was the more correct one.
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  2. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Good riddance.

    Very few airports were equipped to handle it. Even then, the plane was a major PITA to everyone operating around it- in some places you had to shut down an adjacent taxiway while this thing was moving because of its wingspan. In the landing pattern, it's your 'wake turbulence' worst nightmare.

    The one question I never heard an answer to: If you check you bag on a flight using a 380, how many days does it take to get it back at the claim on the far end? :P
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  3. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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  4. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Meh. Might have a future as a cargo hauler. Might not. Still like the Dreamliner a whole lot better.