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Old Jan 11, 13, 12:11 pm
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From USA Today

Will the A380 fly for U.S. airlines?

But while U.S.-based fliers can hop aboard the supersized jet in five cities, no U.S. airline currently flies it. And with U.S. airlines focused on boosting profits and flight frequency, some analysts doubt they'll add the superjumbo A380, or even more of Boeing's nearly as big 747s, to their fleets anytime soon.

"There's a reason that (U.S. airlines) are not adding 747s to their network," says Bob McAdoo, senior airline analyst at Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based institutional brokerage house. "They've all gotten rid of them because they've found other airplanes that are a better fit for the way they want to fly their routes," with smaller aircraft better able to make more frequent non-stop trips from U.S. cities.
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