Why Don't U.S CARRIERS ORDER the A380?

  • Apr 14, 2018
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  1. Steven Som

    Steven Som2 days ago

    The A380 is just too big for almost all the airports in the USA. It would be too expensive for American airports to build gates big enough to accommodate these behemoths.

  2. William Bristow

    William Bristow3 days ago

    Look who owns the airlines

  3. TheFat SlenderMan

    TheFat SlenderMan5 days ago

    They won't order the A380 because it isn't american... murica

  4. Brian Clark

    Brian Clark5 days ago

    I sort of wonder that if used A380s come down in price, if there would be a point where Delta, who has purchased other used aircraft, would find the A380 attractive. I would imagine the main purpose would be to increase capacity in and out of severely slot restricted airports like London.

  5. ntcrawford722

    ntcrawford7225 days ago

    Because Donald Trump is to blame for that too

  6. Elliott

    Elliott5 days ago

    4 engines... That's soooo 2007. It's all about fuel efficiency these days.

  7. trent8002003

    trent80020036 days ago

    Better question : why doens't almost everybody else order the A380?

  8. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    trent8002003 - Exactly.

  9. Paul Grimm

    Paul Grimm6 days ago

    It’s a half ass plane with no manual controls

  10. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    You fly an Airbus exactly the same way as you fly a Boeing - point it down the runway, gun the engines and pull back on the stick when it reaches Vr. You wouldn't necessarily spend any more time on autopilot in an Airbus than you would in a Boeing. The difference is that in an Airbus the computers intervene if the pilot does anything stupid. As far as I know, most Boeings manufactured these days are FBW like the Airbus. I couldn't say if Boeing is any safer than Airbus or vice-versa. Most modern airliners are pretty safe.

  11. Paul Grimm

    Paul Grimm4 days ago

    A Pilot should have the option to manually fly a aircraft . How many Air Busses have crashed in its short history?

  12. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    Don't get me wrong, Paul. I love the 747. It changed the face of commercial aviation. Back in 1971 my Dad drove nearly 400 miles so I could see the first Qantas 747 land at Perth Airport. It is, however, an unfortunate fact that the Jumbo's days are numbered. The same goes for the A380. As superb as it is, I cannot for the life of me understand why it was built at all. It makes little economic sense, and it certainly isn't taking any business away from Boeing. Airbus pioneered the wide-bodied twin. They should have stuck to their knitting.

  13. Paul Grimm

    Paul Grimm4 days ago

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne Can’t beat a 747 for safety

  14. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Paul Grimm - It's a superb aircraft that would have been perfect in 1975.

  15. Tony de Castro

    Tony de Castro6 days ago

    and yet, non-American (European, Middle-Eastern and Asian) airlines fly the A-380 aircraft to the major American cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc.). so, what gives? are American, United and Delta saying that these flights are not profitable?

  16. Tony de Castro

    Tony de Castro4 days ago

    i think american airlines prefer to have two or three flights a day for high density routes, rather than using one single huge plane. i would imagine that this offers them benefits because those flights could be scheduled differently during the day, offering passengers a choice. when i travelled BA from London Heathrow to Hong Kong several years ago, I came from another European city but had to wait at Heathrow for 7 hours before i could board the A-380...

  17. Tony de Castro

    Tony de Castro4 days ago

    well, i can also say just as well: if they (continue to) operate it, then it must be profitable. otherwise, they would no longer use the aircraft.

  18. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Tony de Castro - You are, of course, presuming that the European, Middle-Eastern and Asian carriers are making a profit flying the A380 into Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. If there was money to be made, the American carriers would be queuing up to buy the A380. The A380 would have been perfect in 1975. Not so good in the ETOPS era.

  19. Tony de Castro

    Tony de Castro6 days ago

    I think it is a mistake to think of the two business models (hub-spoke and point-to-point) as either-or options; one can imagine an airline using both, minimizing the disadvantages of each while maximizing their benefits.

  20. jram0001

    jram00017 days ago

    Airbus will eat Boeing with the capacity and luxury

  21. Hoodie Nation

    Hoodie Nation7 days ago

    8:44 Why there's Malaysia Airlines in the background?

  22. Truthfears Guilty

    Truthfears Guilty8 days ago

    because u.s. carriers over last 30 years, have become greedy. they want to make the most by giving the least. u.s. carriers are only popular within usa as there's not much choice for the innocent / knaive people. foreign carriers treat passengers with royalty while greedyassed u.s. carriers chisle them ALIVE. smaller seats, no meals, no snacks, allowing less weight in baggage, limited baggage, charging extra per extra pound. it's why u.s. carriers keep merging and going out of business. once there were many such as EASTERN, BRANIFF, PIEDMONT, PAN AM, TWA, ALLEGHENY, AIR FLORIDA, MIDWEST, MARK AIR and host of others. SHAME ON U.S. CARRIERS!

  23. Truthfears Guilty

    Truthfears Guilty5 days ago

    it's greed and monopoly of one party ruling the skies. endless looting, plundering the american consumer.

  24. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Truthfears Guilty - Consolidation is the only way that airlines can survive in the US. There is no way that they can all compete and still make money. The same thing happened with the railroads.

  25. Tenac 300

    Tenac 3008 days ago

    why are they going to buy airbus when they have their own, Boeing.

  26. Philip Freeman

    Philip Freeman8 days ago

    Over computer controlled some pilots don't like airbus.

  27. Mr. Nibble Nips

    Mr. Nibble Nips9 days ago

    In 10 years, US carriers will be buying them.

  28. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Mr. Nibble Nips - They won't be making the A380 in ten years.

  29. kostastaxi

    kostastaxi10 days ago

    Who cares! USA thinks that the center of aviation industry is Everett and that's wrong! Airbus is an equal opponent and has the ability to build excellent planes! The A380 isn't a flop but it isn't also a clever move from Airbus! The world of aviation, wouldn't miss it, if they haven't build it!

  30. Crazcompart

    Crazcompart11 days ago

    Why should they when there's so many different iterations of the 747, and almost 50 years of service? There's also the well-designed 777s and 787s to consider... All of these planes each come at a cheaper price than an A380... The Airbus A380 is indeed an impressive looking aircraft, but it's a pig when it comes to what it takes to keep one flying (Ditto the 747, depending upon what type of cargo or passenger service asked of it)...Emirates, the largest purchaser of A380s, is a mostly a government - owned carrier...Most US airlines however, are publicly traded, and have stockholders they have to keep happy, so they're going to expect all the return they can get for the millions they shell out for equipment, and not settling for something that just sits there and looks "colossal"...

  31. Scott 250r

    Scott 250r13 days ago

    The wrong plane at the wrong time. Boeing Baby The very best. . Boo Airbus Boo

  32. Scott 250r

    Scott 250r4 days ago

    +Hercules Grytpype-Thynne 😉😎😃

  33. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Scott 250r - So true. The A380 would have been perfect in 1975.

  34. supernumery

    supernumery15 days ago

    Bottom line....it's not American, ie., Boeing. The rest of the world manages just fine with them.

  35. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    Min, he's fallen in the wa-ater Little Jim

  36. supernumery

    supernumery4 days ago

    Henry, did you put the cat out? Min

  37. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    Bloodnock, You can't get the wood, you know ... Henry Crun

  38. supernumery

    supernumery4 days ago

    Dear Neddie, Yes, yes, I agree. Major Bloodnock (RA dscd) Has her husband gone?

  39. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    US airlines operate plenty of Airbus' - A318 - A321 and A330. I believe that Delta has ordered the A350. Yours faithfully, Neddie Seagoon

  40. Edwyn Starr

    Edwyn Starr17 days ago

    IF IS AN'T BOEING, I AN'T GOING

  41. iamfake

    iamfake18 days ago

    short an sweet, they are poor bitches and have planes from 50's

  42. adam ryan

    adam ryan18 days ago

    They are just jealous .. bref.

  43. Bruneau François

    Bruneau François18 days ago

    L'Amérique considère le reste du monde comme des clients et non comme des fournisseurs.

  44. Jeff Parrish

    Jeff Parrish19 days ago

    I don't buy anything French. Wanna buy a Garand Rifle? Never been fired and only dropped once. Sorry, guess I still sting over their ingratitude for American efforts in Normandy. They are very fortunate they do not all speak German.

  45. marco flores

    marco flores19 days ago

    they won 't buy a a380 cause they don t need to

  46. Muhammad Fawzi

    Muhammad Fawzi20 days ago

    I wish there was an airline that made the seat configuration to fit lots of legroom and big seats for the entire aircraft.... that would fix the capacity problem 😂

  47. Hunter Of Liars

    Hunter Of Liars20 days ago

    Pity they apparently stopped producing the A340. I fly a lot andthe quietest aircraft i found is the A340. A joy to fly in. Ind=cidently, the noisiest airliner is the B747.... UNBEARABLE NOISE on 14-hour plus flights. Give me the airbus anytime

  48. Hunter Of Liars

    Hunter Of Liars20 days ago

    ... U.S CARRIERS don't buy the A380 because they want to stay 'loyal' to their Boeng. A litle jealousy believe me.... like they were jealous of the Concord and complained about noise etc etc.

  49. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Hunter Of Liars - It has nothing to do with parochialism. US carriers own plenty of Airbus'. The A380 would have been the perfect plane in 1975. Aircraft such as the A380 and the 747 don't make a lot of sense in the ETOPS era. The Concorde thing is a red herring. It was a loss leader for BOAC/BA and Air France. The market was limited to trans-Atlantic routes because they couldn't go supersonic over land.

  50. ณภัทร สุขแสง

    ณภัทร สุขแสง23 days ago

    They would sooner buy the B777 cattle truck because it's American made despite the A380 being more passenger friendly in every respect

  51. Philip Robb

    Philip Robb23 days ago

    Some A380s are already being scrapped

  52. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Philip Robb - They'll stop making A380s inside of ten years.

  53. joao carlos

    joao carlos23 days ago

    So, in few words. They cant afford it! LoL

  54. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    joao carlos - They can't make money from it.

  55. Oath Garde

    Oath Garde24 days ago

    the truth is American Carriers would rather squeeze all 600 people in a small plane and if the passengers don't like it; they will just get dragged out or punched in the face.

  56. RixPlace1

    RixPlace124 days ago

    the 380 is a big fat pig in the farm yard 777& 787 are sleek goddesses children of the mightiest of them all The QUEEN of the skies Boeing 747

  57. InabilityToBeBrief

    InabilityToBeBrief25 days ago

    An airline with 140 passenger 707 size aircraft would kick ass in the market.

  58. anwar athikavail

    anwar athikavail25 days ago

    Pure jelousy is the one and only cause!😂

  59. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    anwar athikavail - So you don't think it has anything to do with the fact that aircraft such as the A380 and 747 make little economic sense in the ETOPS era?

  60. Alex Thompson

    Alex Thompson25 days ago

    On the a380 the fuel efficiency is great it that the can't get enough passenger to fill them

  61. David Endara

    David Endara25 days ago

    My guess... The first Low cost airline to use the A380 in a two class configuration for the transatlantic high demand routes, will rule.

  62. Doug Uyehata

    Doug Uyehata26 days ago

    Overhaul 4 engines or 2 engines. That is why the 747s are being grounded in favor for 777 as replacements aircraft. Is all about cost, the bean counters rule. The 2 engine 747 seem like an interesting idea if the US airlines think they could make a greater profit then a 777.

  63. LUpilot2012

    LUpilot201226 days ago

    Also think about scheduling. Many flights a day vs a few flights on a larger aircraft equals fewer options for passengers. Between United, American, and British, Chicago/London route has 18 flights a day which provides a TON of options. Usually on a 777, 787, or a380 in BAs case. But switching a few of those 777 flights with a single a380 means passengers just lost 2 flight options.

  64. yortko1

    yortko126 days ago

    The real question should be why Boeing hasn't made their own version with the 747 upper deck extended all the way to the tail.

  65. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    yortko1 - Boeing realised a long time ago that aircraft such as the A380 and 747 have no future in the ETOPS era.

  66. Jasonsenipor

    Jasonsenipor27 days ago

    IN the not so distant future there will be regulations on how many planes can be in the air at the same time. Because of the pollution problem. Could be short air travels will be banned completely and long distance air travels can only be done with big planes. In this day and age, we should be traveling with high speed bullet trains and not planes. Only crossing the big oceans should be done with big planes.

  67. Val Dike Jr

    Val Dike Jr27 days ago

    I love planes

  68. Gnomezonbacon

    Gnomezonbacon27 days ago

    Eh, A380 is smaller than it looks in the pictures.

  69. eal1011

    eal101128 days ago

    Too costly with four engines. Aviation industries are now producing a lot of twin engines, is least expensive and cost effective in the long run.

  70. ElMaestro 04

    ElMaestro 0428 days ago

    🇫🇷🇫🇷

  71. Sudima

    Sudima28 days ago

    Because Americans prefer Boeing

  72. James Wikstrom

    James Wikstrom29 days ago

    The video was well made and documented. It succinctly spelled out the reason why US Airlines have not selected to operate the A380. US Airlines are profit driven to fill enough seats to generate a profit. Since they receive no government subsidies unlike the predominantly Middle East countries who own the airline, they must absorb all the associated costs. US Airlines would have a separate issue with maintenance having to stock an inventory of parts thus tying up working capital. It is a great long haul plane but not suited to US Airlines requirements! I want to thank you for making the video!

  73. Bkaye

    Bkaye28 days ago

    Flew from Minneapolis to Portland OR in a 737-900ER. Completely full, a great flying airplane, spacious overheads, arrived 20 mins ahead and ROI & efficiency was evident!

  74. Darren Spohn

    Darren Spohn29 days ago

    To many seats to fill.There would be no guarantee they could book/sell all seats. Making the flight less profitable if all the seats aren't filled.

  75. Prabal Dutta

    Prabal DuttaMonth ago

    Video and Audio has no relation. Lol.

  76. Andrew Corcoran

    Andrew CorcoranMonth ago

    Sorry but the 747 much much better end of argument.

  77. Chris Lawrence

    Chris LawrenceMonth ago

    So if the U.S don't want it then no one should,great air craft your loss mate

  78. Boris Titus

    Boris TitusMonth ago

    Because they still rule the skies regardless

  79. Boris Titus

    Boris TitusMonth ago

    Because bigger doesn't mean better

  80. CheeseTruffles

    CheeseTrufflesMonth ago

    They can only order an225s to carry Americans

  81. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    CheeseTruffles - Very droll, but a little harsh, perhaps?

  82. TigroTom

    TigroTomMonth ago

    Uhmmmmm.... because they prefer American made planes maybe??

  83. David Harris

    David HarrisMonth ago

    its a piece of junk UPS and FED-EX were but cxld smart carriers

  84. Kerlem

    KerlemMonth ago

    "American airlines don't buy A380's because they are American and hate Airbus" - Bigots who can't be bothered to do the slightest bit of research

  85. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    Glad we straightened that out.

  86. Kerlem

    Kerlem4 days ago

    :eyeroll: You REALLY need to work on your reading comprehension. Pay particular attention to what those double marks at the beginning and end of a sentence mean.

  87. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne4 days ago

    Then you would have known, if you had bothered to do the slightest bit of research, that US carriers have operated Airbus' since the days of the A300. There are more than 1800 on the US register at the moment.

  88. Kerlem

    Kerlem4 days ago

    Not if it's true.

  89. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Kerlem - That was a joke, right?

  90. Douglas Skaalrud

    Douglas SkaalrudMonth ago

    The A380 doesn't work with the carriers for the same reason that 6,600 HP locomotives didn't work for the railroads. It doesn't make economic sense and would be a deadweight if an airline had to unload one. Better to buy smaller and more flexible units that can be sold if need be.

  91. will gaukler

    will gauklerMonth ago

    These planes are just too large for many USA airports..The airports just do not want to up grade their terminals for this bird...the 747 however fits most standard airports...same goes for the 767 or the new dream liners....

  92. Gewglesux

    GewglesuxMonth ago

    I'm on one heading over to Europe in 2 months... my favorite plane.... took SA to japan 2 years ago.... nothing but comfort.. American carriers care nothing about their customers anyhow.

  93. Mike Walsh

    Mike WalshMonth ago

    The A-380 cannot fly into many airports because of it's size, that's one reason.

  94. Zalman Blaier

    Zalman BlaierMonth ago

    Another reason American companies are using Boeing jets. They prefer buy the Boeing to let the Americans earn the profits, instead of Europeans. There are A319,A320,A321,A 330 that are flying economically, but purchased mainly by Europeans and Asian companies. The Israeli company "El Al" containing only Boeing, while getting aid from the U.S. government, to spend it on goods bought in the U.S., and planes as well. The runway in "Ben Gurion" airport, at Tel Aviv, is capable of containing A340 and A380. But the reasons you've mentioned are also viable, and it is another reason.

  95. Gandalf The Grey

    Gandalf The GreyMonth ago

    I can sum this up in just two words; Airbus sucks. That's why American companies don't want it.

  96. Donald Kasper

    Donald KasperMonth ago

    UAE has 380's because they are state subsidized.

  97. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Donald Kasper - Spot on. If it weren't for Emirates, there wouldn't be an A380.

  98. John Fisher

    John FisherMonth ago

    Because US manufacturer unions have serious lobbyist operators in Congress & would simply cancel licences if US carriers ordered European manufactured aircraft. Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas & Northrop-Grumman would pressurize the President to stifle airline licences if they were to lose money & relevance.

  99. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    John Fisher - US carriers have been buying Airbus' for decades.

  100. granskare

    granskareMonth ago

    maybe the idea "not made in USA" came in?

  101. dam1041960

    dam1041960Month ago

    It's a pos....

  102. Keith French

    Keith FrenchMonth ago

    The real reason is the Spoke and Hub method of air travel is losing popularity esp. in America, and direct flights are much more popular. So the 787 makes more sense than the A380. People hate layovers, hate having to change planes.. .so direct flights from major airports are common. You can Fly Houston to Sydney, Dallas To Melbourne, Chicago to Frankfurt all direct without having to fly to LA or NY first and change to a larger plane. They are speaking with their wallets and in the end thats what matters to airlines

  103. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Keith French - You are dead right. The A380 would have been the perfect plane in 1975.

  104. Sloth Of The Year

    Sloth Of The YearMonth ago

    Maybe they Don’t Want The Airbus A380 Cuz It Wont Look Cool XD

  105. Technology and Innovation

    Technology and InnovationMonth ago

    American's are sore losers, can't handle the fact that someone other than themselves have built larger better than 747. Remaining reasons are bs. Rather than rejoicing at the ingenuity and of human accomplishments.

  106. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Technology and Innovation - What on earth are you talking about?

  107. brian turnbull

    brian turnbullMonth ago

    A380 has up to 853 people capacity

  108. Dylan

    DylanMonth ago

    brian turnbull Not really

  109. pinkasia

    pinkasiaMonth ago

    US carriers are not favored for international flights...Asian and Middle Eastern airlines offer better service...I never fly Delta or United as most staff are rude, old and fat...

  110. Atty. Gadon

    Atty. GadonMonth ago

    United should get the 747-8 or the a380 it got many seats

  111. Peter Johnson

    Peter JohnsonMonth ago

    Why ? perhaps for a simple reason......it`s not an American made plane......enough said

  112. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Peter Johnson - It has nothing to do with parochialism and everything to do with economics. The A380 would have been perfect in 1975, not so great in the ETOPS era.

  113. terastarship2

    terastarship2Month ago

    President Trump says NO!

  114. Stefan Koelsch

    Stefan KoelschMonth ago

    Ryanair should buy some.

  115. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Stefan Koelsch - LOL. If they took out the seats and got everyone to stand up, they could get 3000 people on one of those birds!

  116. Joshua McConville

    Joshua McConvilleMonth ago

    Ew American Airlines 🤢

  117. Billy Sugger

    Billy SuggerMonth ago

    Almost all of this reasoning applied equally to the 747 in the late 60s and early 70s, but those issues were overcome. The difference is simply WILL. US carriers and airports are parochial and support Boeing their domestic manufacturer. Of course where economics dictates, many US carriers will purchase the best aircraft in the same class, such as the A320 over the 737. But where a paradigm shift and infrastructure investment is required, US carriers just prefer not to hurdle these extra barriers for a foreign manufacturer. It’s a matter of investment, and American shareholders like American aircraft.

  118. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Billy Sugger - Investors in US airlines couldn't care less where the planes come from, so long as they make them money. The fact is that there is little future for aircraft such as the A380 and 747 in the ETOPS era. Only three European carriers (AFR, BAW, DLH) bought the A380, and their fleets are relatively small. That in itself says something. The A380 would have been the perfect aircraft in 1975. The only reason it is around today is because Emirates bought so many, and they don't care if they make money or not.

  119. Dominic Alvarez

    Dominic AlvarezMonth ago

    The delta livery looks good on the a380

  120. josh puerzer

    josh puerzerMonth ago

    Personally, I don't like the look of the a380, the two floors just kinda look weird. The hump in the front of the 747 is just so elegant.

  121. AkaAndyKnuckles

    AkaAndyKnucklesMonth ago

    Great video. Quite a bit of listing airplane models, but I followed.

  122. Lancair W

    Lancair WMonth ago

    In the US Fed Ex and UPS had orders for A380 cargo variants but I believe the cancellation was due to the length of time for delivery. Fed Ex went with the 777 which were available in quick numbers. I fly out of New York’s JFK monthly and looking around 777, A330; 787, A350 (2 engine large aircraft ) are king. Mostly see the Middle East with 380s. Personally I think status and almost unlimited government funds. The US carriers are on their own and every $ they save counts. It’s always about the bottom line in cost and flexibility.

  123. Robert Jalu

    Robert JaluMonth ago

    I had a chance to fly on the A380, great aircraft - long haul definitely the tool - USA does not need it

  124. Yung Xanz

    Yung XanzMonth ago

    Why doesnt KLM have any?

  125. SierraSteve7

    SierraSteve7Month ago

    The history of the A380 is interesting. Originally Airbus proposed that Boeing work with them on a joint jumbo project. Boeing declined. Their vision of the future was "point to point" not "hub to hub". Boeing anticipated a decline in orders for their 747 as jumbos became less attractive. As it turns out, Boeing was right. The market for jumbos has fallen precipitously. The A380 will never break even in investment costs and only appears to have the Emirates as a steady customer. The Emirates buys them at a huge discount. From 2001 to 2018 there have only been 331 orders and 228 deliveries. Its a financially catastrophic record. Meanwhile, the market for 777s and A350s has risen sharply. Large jumbos have to be full on every flight to be cost effective. But that's not the market trend as airlines seek to establish new routes.

  126. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    SierraSteve7 - ETOPS is definitely the way to go.

  127. Abdul Wahab Sajid

    Abdul Wahab SajidMonth ago

    Many factors ignored, politics to begin with. Besides, going with twin engine airliners is because of point to point approach of airlines in the U.S. A380 was designed for hub to hub. And is cost effective in the business model that it was built around. The one most important factor is politics. Europe vs US. US Airlines can not simply go out and buy the A380, there is a lot of political pressure.

  128. trueblue2k2

    trueblue2k2Month ago

    As time goes by, financial screws of inflation behind rising costs reduces margins for all such services. If that were not so, perhaps the A380 would not become too expensive for the major routes that it was exclusively designed for. The Globalist scheme has failed, so world finance and wealth must now be rescued and reset for the betterment of all people.

  129. bajelankan

    bajelankanMonth ago

    I don't see them with 747s either

  130. Jetfumes

    JetfumesMonth ago

    not naming the airline. but a few would rather put new LED lights inside and reconfigure the insides making people believe the plane is new, when its actually 25 years old and are showing their age. I don't get it , a "global" airline gets rid of their 747-400 that was recently reconfigured to only get a plane thats a lot smaller and now is over sold by 70 people a lot of times. the 747-800 would be awesome

  131. Pizzatc 0

    Pizzatc 0Month ago

    We do just not many

  132. t thompson

    t thompsonMonth ago

    Interesting video. well done. I read a few comments that mention United dragging that passenger down the aisle. When I first saw the video of that incident I decided to make United my airline of choice for my domestic business travels, which is half a dozen times a year at most. It sounds terrible but I thought the airlines need to do a lot more of that.

  133. Mike Heslop

    Mike HeslopMonth ago

    Doesn't "economics" cover all of the reasons?

  134. Milton Waddams

    Milton WaddamsMonth ago

    Well, no. Routes like JFK -> LAX or SFO could use an A380. It would be completely justified. You also completely forgot landing fees and underestimate congestion in many of the airports in the US. You're talking as if you can just keep on adding planes without issues. In reality the skies are already congested and the only way is to go bigger.

  135. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Milton Waddams - The A380 was designed for hub-to-hub. US carriers fly point-to-point. Aren't landing fees related to aircraft weight, BTW?

  136. Janusz Dudek

    Janusz DudekMonth ago

    America first nonsense????? Same as: Harley is a good bike???

  137. Chester Shen

    Chester ShenMonth ago

    What do these three airlines have in common? Appalling service

  138. Mohamad Azam

    Mohamad AzamMonth ago

    Simple reason, Airbus is not American.

  139. Mohamad Azam

    Mohamad AzamMonth ago

    Simple reason, Boeing is not American.

  140. Walker20232

    Walker20232Month ago

    The A380 is my favourite airplane, I still dream awakened with it being operated by TAM, but it is perfect only for Emirates' modus operandi

  141. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne5 days ago

    Walker20232 - The A380 is a superb aircraft, but as you say it only works for Emirates.

  142. Rau Kenneth

    Rau KennethMonth ago

    Really the only advantage of bigger and bigger planes is saving money by having fewer flight crews. The savings on flight crew salaries would have to offset the benefits of smaller planes and greater flexibility.

  143. Lorenzo Giri

    Lorenzo GiriMonth ago

    Se il video fosse in Italiano sarebbe perfetto