Chances of A380 for August

Old May 5, 21, 8:00 am
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Chances of A380 for August

I知 booked to SFO on 20th Aug (booked ages ago) and it痴 still showing as A380. I知 guessing the chances are slim. Thoughts? If it changes, what値l replace it?
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Old May 5, 21, 8:10 am
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And another one for that needed crystal ball thread....

I'd say super slim to zero. More likely one service only, and 777 / 787

Did you book Alaska or United ?
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Old May 5, 21, 8:42 am
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Haha I know, all very 塗ow long is a piece of string

Went with AS in the end, more so for the new lounge
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Old May 5, 21, 8:43 am
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I'm not so sure, BA are tentatively planning an A380 return and if US is green list demand will be high + plenty of connections to Europe - one of the consequences of moving the Gatwick flights to Heathrow is BA becomes a great option for Greek Islands , Croatia, Ibiza etc which are all v popular and open to Americans

But I certainly wouldn't plan anything around it at this point
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Old May 5, 21, 3:28 pm
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August which year?
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Zero chance. Maybe even -10
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Zero chance. Maybe even -10
I値l go 90%. One of us will be very wrong.
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
I'm not so sure, BA are tentatively planning an A380 return and if US is green list demand will be high + plenty of connections to Europe - one of the consequences of moving the Gatwick flights to Heathrow is BA becomes a great option for Greek Islands , Croatia, Ibiza etc which are all v popular and open to Americans
BA have been tentatively planning an A380 return every month since November.
Demand will be higher in the summer for sure, but with all the Testing Requirements and risks of changes to borders again its going to remain subdued. A green light is not going to suddenly change traffic volumes from 787s with 20-30 pax to volumes needing A380s

I think BA still hope it will return. But mot others have already ditched it I fear its just a waiting game.
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Old May 6, 21, 4:34 am
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My LAX return on the 31st is still A380, I tried a dummy booking and managed to see that the plane is so far empty, a few booked on the upper deck. I'm in 1st with the wife and we appear to be the only ones in there so far. I would be disappointed if we get changed but not surprised, the situation could change once they are added as a green destination tho.
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Old May 6, 21, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by minichr1s View Post
My LAX return on the 31st is still A380, I tried a dummy booking and managed to see that the plane is so far empty, a few booked on the upper deck. I'm in 1st with the wife and we appear to be the only ones in there so far. I would be disappointed if we get changed but not surprised, the situation could change once they are added as a green destination tho.
Seatmaps in non-F cabins are not an indication of load, as many passengers don't select their seat until check-in as they don't have status and are unwilling to pay if on an inflexible fare (as the majority will be).
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Old May 6, 21, 4:44 am
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Seatmaps in non-F cabins are not an indication of load, as many passengers don't select their seat until check-in as they don't have status and are unwilling to pay if on an inflexible fare (as the majority will be).
Didn't think of that, makes sense. Still 90% sure we wont be on an A380 come August
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Old May 6, 21, 8:49 am
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More likely than not, but, it obviously depends on decisions made in US and U.K.
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Old May 6, 21, 10:18 am
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Sounds like the pilots have been told it will be back in August... whether that holds in anyone's guess...

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