Form an orderly queue | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Form an orderly queue

Status
Not open for further replies.

codash1099

AFF Supporter
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
2,594
Frequent flyers may sample A380

Privileged Qantas frequent flyers could fly over Australia free in a new Airbus A380 superjumbo later this year.

The move has been suggested as part of a publicity blitz to raise awareness about the A380, according to the Herald Sun.

The flight would be part of a visit to Sydney by the new aircraft, which Airbus hopes to conduct later this year.

An A380 demonstration aircraft has visited Australia on two previous occasions.

Qantas has ordered 20 of the huge planes, with the first not expected to be in operation until August next year. -

Travelpress travel news
 

Soundguy

Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2006
Messages
323
Any idea how safe this aircraft is? With all the dramas and delays there is always the temptation to rush things..... But there is a lot of frog pride at stake so on the other hand maybe they are being extra cautious.

The whole affair has not exactly stimulated confidence for me.
 

straitman

Moderator
Joined
Apr 27, 2003
Messages
16,782
Flights
My Map
Like most of these occasions I'm more than happy to let others go ahead. I'll keep the tail end of the queue tidy. :oops:
 

Skyring

Established Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Messages
1,972
Flights
My Map
Soundguy said:
Any idea how safe this aircraft is? With all the dramas and delays there is always the temptation to rush things..... But there is a lot of frog pride at stake so on the other hand maybe they are being extra cautious.
The Airbus A380 is actually the safest airliner in the world, going on its record.

The A340 has had no fatal accidents at all.

The A330 has had seven fatalities, all on a development flight prior to service entry.

B737, 747, 757 and 767 models all have fatality numbers into the hundreds and thousands. The B777 has had one fatality.

I'd be happy to travel on an A380 promotional flight. In fact I was hoping that Qantas would have at least one in service for my upcoming trip in April, but sadly the delays have scotched my hopes.
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
40,999
I don't mind waiting another 4 or 5 years when they have had tens of thousands of successful flights....
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,594
Flights
My Map
Heck, I'm a daredevil. I want to be in on this early :)

So, if they need a volunteer.....
 

simongr

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Messages
14,229
If they base it on status then I might be switching a few flights to QFF ...
 

straitman

Moderator
Joined
Apr 27, 2003
Messages
16,782
Flights
My Map
Skyring said:
The Airbus A380 is actually the safest airliner in the world, going on its record.

The A340 has had no fatal accidents at all.

The A330 has had seven fatalities, all on a development flight prior to service entry.

B737, 747, 757 and 767 models all have fatality numbers into the hundreds and thousands. The B777 has had one fatality.

I'd be happy to travel on an A380 promotional flight. In fact I was hoping that Qantas would have at least one in service for my upcoming trip in April, but sadly the delays have scotched my hopes.
The cynic in me says the A...'s haven't had many accidents as they arrive at the scene much later than the Boeing a/c :!: ... about 10% slower actually.

Also don't forget the A320 which has had some accidents. The classic being the demonstration when it flew into the trees on a low flypast.
 

Love2Fly

Junior Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2007
Messages
27
Skyring said:
... The B777 has had one fatality......
Actually, no accidents or fatilities (yet) with the B777. Newer model airplanes are (naturally) rated safer then older models. The accident rate for boeing vs airbus is similar when all is taken into account.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,594
Flights
My Map
Love2Fly said:
Actually, no accidents or fatilities (yet) with the B777. Newer model airplanes are (naturally) rated safer then older models. The accident rate for boeing vs airbus is similar when all is taken into account.
There have been some collisions on the ground etc, but no fatalities to passengers. Skyring may have been thinking of the refueller that got incinerated during a refuelling accident.
 

macca172

Junior Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2005
Messages
41
Yeah right as if....the only thing Qantas has ever given away is a homing pigeon and a boomerang!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Community Statistics

Threads
80,780
Messages
1,858,471
Members
48,609
Latest member
thebankinfo
Top