Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/03/28 for Seat 11A What are the similarities? Election misinformation continues staying up on YouTube. British Airways announced a multi-billion dollar order for up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets on Thursday, just two weeks after Airbus said it would no longer make its A380 superjumbo. Until then, be sure to let us know if we missed anything in the comments. The key difference between each of the 787s is simply range and payload capacity. Top pick: 2K. So, let’s get the A380 vs. 747 battle started! The airline was forced to store all of its 28 747-400s due to reduced demand in the midst of the respiratory disease pandemic. The A380 has a substantially bigger payload than the 777X, even though it has less space to carry freight. Whilst the Boeing 777-9 does very well with 414 seats onboard, the Airbus A380 dominates with over 500 seats. January 11, 2021 3:11 pm ET The wings of the plane are 54% larger than the wings of a Boeing 747 aircraft. : G-XLEF MSN: 151 ... First time ever a British Airways A380 visits Madrid. Glad to see such a consensus forming here! The negative, as CIHU pointed out, is disembarkation. With production of the Boeing 747 coming to an end, the 777X will become Boeing’s flagship big plane. We haven’t yet seen what the 777X delivers for passengers. The service will be much better on the B777 due to the better crew to customer ratio. Aviation Photo #6242979 Airbus A380-841 - British Airways [ Medium Large] Tweet. Mucci. Emirates has the largest Boeing 777 & Airbus A380 fleet in the world. We will not be focusing on items like comfort or the bigger windows on the 787, as although these are excellent for passengers, they don’t really contribute much to the airline’s bottom line. Traditionally, freight was one of the better but mostly ignored profit drivers for airlines. Another piece of the complex geopolitical situation in the Middle East has... January 10, 2021 6:00 am ET British Airways on Thursday announced a multi-billion dollar deal to buy up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets, after Airbus said it would no longer make the A380 superjumbo. Flown 744, 777 and 787 but not the 380 in steerage. There is only one type of Airbus A380 (unless Airbus decides to not only relaunch the A380 program but also to commit to an A380 plus design) and three types of Boeing 787s. So the cabin on 777 aircraft indeed feel more spacious and less crowded. The latter has a quirky layout that feature 17 seats, while all others have 14 seats (like the A380 and 747). Location: Falkirk, Scotland,VS Red, BA Gold, HH Diamond,UK Amex Plat, Programs: Master of the Privy Purse des Muccis, Programs: BA Bronze, Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite, Heathrow Rewards Premium, Tesco Clubcard, Shell Go+. (Actually food isn't a concern as I can eat in the F lounge before the flight and just sleep sitting up for 7 or 8 hours...after a Glenlivet15 or two. Image courtesy of British Airways. Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 300 And Thai Airways Airbus A380 800 Boeing Or Airbus Who Won The Battle Of Dubai ... Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 And Boeing 777 300er At Sydney Airbus A380 Vs Boeing 747 The Ultimate Double Decker Showdown By Jack DawinLast Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell Fourteen airlines normally fly A380s. I've heard that the seats are nicer in the A380, but the service is slower? The 777X is the clear winner here. The world’s biggest operator of A380s, Emirates, is keeping a foot in both camps. So whilst the A380 might have way more fuel onboard (it can carry 85,472 gallons compared to 52,300 gallons on the 777X),  the A380 needs it because the plane is nowhere near as efficient as the 777X, costing the operator far more money in the long run. With the drop in business travel, airlines have shifted their focus... January 11, 2021 6:01 am ET Which would you recommend for a family of four? Thai Airways is trying to sell its Boeing 777-300s. Though the first-class cabin on the BA A380 isn’t the most special one — the 747 takes that award — nor the most elegant or modern — that goes to the First seats on the BA Boeing 787-9 — it is the best seat in terms of space and privacy. This is due to the plane being double-decked, fitting in … While test flights have begun, the plane has yet to be delivered to any airlines and yet to fly any paying passengers. By João MachadoItaly’s Newest Airline Starts Sales, First Flight To Take Place in March The plane needs it. That’s changed this year. On both sectors I was on the upper deck and both at LHR and especially LAX, the lower deck doors were opened first. Over at Airbus, production of the A380 is also wrapping up. With four engines to power the plane, the A380 uses a crazy amount of thrust to get itself airborne. Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: Safety. Programs: HiltonH. Notwithstanding that, what are the differences between the two planes? Break down on a seat by seat cost, though, and the margins will narrow. Although newer, the planes and service felt similar. And let’s face it, if you can drop $425 million on a plane, you can probably drop $445 million. I favour a window seat in CW and once I'm in there, I'm really not aware of the other seats in the cabin at all so I've never understood the flying dorm references. During take-off the A380 wing will flex upwards by over 4m. They currently have a huge 105 Airbus A380’s in their fleet and an order for 57 additional aircraft. Having first flown in 1969 and entered into commercial operation on January 22, 1970, with Pan American World Airways, the Boeing 747 also known as the “Queen of the Skies” has been around for quite some time. While the A380 is a bigger plane and has an ongoing role flying large numbers of passengers on high volume long-haul routes, that role is becoming more and more niche. The month-long lockdown, which will be in place from this Thursday November 5 through to December 2, bans non-essential overseas travel. (Not saying those views are invalid, just that I don't get it). Built off the back of the famously fuel-efficient Boeing 787, the 777X reaps the benefits of all that experience. British Airways' Airbus A380s are likely to be grounded until at least early 2021 in the wake of a sweeping travel ban imposed by the latest UK lockdown. The seat itself has a similar design to the basic World Traveller seats, with a few key differences. 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Conclusion: BA's 777-200 World Traveller cabin is outdated, lacklustre and should be avoided in favour of the 747, 787 or a380. Even though it’s smaller, the lower cost of buying and operating the 777X works in its favor. The Emirates Boeing triple 7s consists of just 8 first class seats, whereas the super-jumbo A380 has 14 first class seats. This is due to the plane being double-decked, fitting in roughly twice the space on board. I agree it's about personal tastes, but when you are in your seat which 99% of the time it really makes no difference. The unidentified woman was checking in... Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian doesn’t think his airline or the airline industry will begin to turn around until a COVID-19 vaccine is... You have entered an incorrect email address! Personally I would go for the A380 due to better choice of seats, though the number of seats may impact the service levels as you have suggested. In the future, it will be seats, seats, and more seats. So, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. For most airlines, it would be a preferred choice. Let’s take a look at the Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 777-300ER. ... Boeing 777-FFT. MSN: 44681 Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (MAD / … By logging into your account, you agree to our, Programs: A3 Gold | OZ Gold | BD RIP // BA Silver | QR Silver // AF Ivory | KE Skypass. Two Boeing 777-200 aircraft (G-YMMG and G-YMMK) have been converted to cargo-only use. Thus we will compare the largest 787, the 787-10, vs the Airbus A380. Customer benefits include: In contrast, the two-engine powered 777X has a maximum takeoff mass of 351,534 kilograms. Working against the 777X is its troubled timeline coming to fruition. According to Boeing’s order book, they have around 115 A380s on their hands right now and have an order in for 115 Boeing 777Xs. Passengers can be tough judges of planes. Last week and throughout the weekend, technology companies took the historic step of deplatforming the president of the United States in the wake of... 6,190 cubic feet of freight, whereas the 777X has room for 8,131 cubic feet of freight.Â, Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell – AirlineGeeks.com, United Airlines Adds To Leisure Route Map – AirlineGeeks.com, Bahrain Reopens Airspace To Qatari Aircraft – AirlineGeeks.com, Italy’s Newest Airline Starts Sales, First Flight To Take Place in March – AirlineGeeks.com, New U.K. Top picks: 1A, 1K, 2A, 2K. Restrictions Force Airlines to Reschedule and Cancel Flights What difference does it make when you are in your seat you can only see the same number of seats? Edited: 4 years ago British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Monday... Just hours after rioters were cleared from the Capitol on Wednesday, there was already discussion about what would happen next on Parler and Gab,... Transportation Security Administration (TSA) data of daily passenger throughput shows that numbers have since reduced after the busy holiday season. This photo is copyright protected and may not be used in any way without proper permission. Gold Starwood Gold BA BLUES! The A380 requires a lot of fuel, and as such, it has had to sacrifice cargo space for those big tanks. I'm with CIHY on this one. By Winston ShekUnited Airlines Adds To Leisure Route Map But both planes are expensive, and in these cost-constrained times, that’s going to work against the 777X as much as it worked against the A380 over the last two decades. Airlines rarely pay list prices for planes, and that’s even more so the case these days. The smaller of the 777Xs, the 777-8, can fly 16,090 kilometers, and the larger 777-9 can fly 13,940 kilometers. The Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8 are therefore placed in direct competition on long-haul routes. This first challenge is a bit of a no brainer. British Airway has announced that it will immediately retire its Boeing 747 fleet following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Best British Airways First-Class Seats on a Boeing 777. Best seats in First on a British Airways Airbus A380. By Arturo HiguerasNew U.K. The A380 vs 747 showdown has been raging for over fifteen years (ever since Airbus released the A380 to compete directly with the 747 anyway!). Logically, more engines means more fuel consumed. Sadly, the reason is that she is to be stored here for an uncertain period of time. Also working against the A380 is the sheer cost of operating the plane. Terms & Conditions Apply. As long as I get an aisle seat and BA doesn't serve chicken curry, I can manage WT on anything. And the 777-9X is stealing succesfully some potential customers of A380, likewise Cathay Pacific and even gained some interest of British Airways. British Airways has three variants of the 777 with first-class cabins: All 777-300ERs, 27 777-200ERs and all three 777-200s. Programs: Mucci des Hommes Magiques et Magnifiques. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I do plenty of 777 flying and did LHR-LAX on the 380 last month. All Emirates A380s are fitted at the Airbus factory in Hamburg with cabin interior work and final livery being delivered from Hamburg. So, when flying gets back to normal, and you find a 777X and A380 parked side by side at an airport sometime in the next few years, which plane should you hop aboard? ... British Airways now has no Airbus A380s left in London as it has ferried the last remaining aircraft to Chateauroux. In October, TechCrunch broke the news that PopSockets was developing its own line of MagSafe-compatible products that will support the new wireless charging capabilities... 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