A380 at HNL as part of an event with HA

Old Dec 14, 12, 7:00 pm
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A380 at HNL as part of an event with HA

Landing at HNL on 12/11, we saw an Airbus A380 with that designation on the TAIL AND on the limited amount of what we could see of the back part of the fuselage.
Shirley Airbus doesn't need to fly A380s around simpy to advertise their existence---or does anyone know of a carrier that plasters "A380" on their equipment to the exclusion of the carrier name?
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The A380 that visited HNL was the demo bird. It came out for an event with HA.

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I was on the islands this week, and happened to have the local 10PM news on in our room one night...It was a big story. Nice to go to a place where the 'big story' is a giant airplane at HNL (although we were on Maui).

Not sure if they were showing stock video or the actual 380 there, but the interior shots showed a very unfinished plane--mostly unfinished walls and extra tanks inside what would be the cabin.

It was all mostly a fluff piece. They even went on to say that HA isn't considering the A380 at this time.
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As someone posted somewhere else- it did touch & go's in KOA


There's a cool beach I'd of loved to seen this from... (probably would have scared the *#&#*$ out of me) - but a week and a half early...alas.
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