No British Airways A380 to JFK?

This question is targeted mainly to New Yorkers or anyone who knows a lot about JFK Airport or British Airways.

JFK to London is a very busy route with dozens of flights daily. British, American, Delta, and Virgin mainly fly this route. British Airways has the most flights along this route, however. My question is why doesn’t British Airways ever send A380s on those routes to decrease the amount of daily flights to and from New York? They take way more passengers than a typical 777 or 747, so why not choose the bigger option?

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To be honest, I don’t know. But, it could be due to the fact that Terminal 7 might not be able to take a 380 (United and British only)

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But there are plenty of other A380 gates at other terminals, why not use those?

They’re all at Terminal 1 and 4 (International Arrivals and Departures with the exception of British, European Carriers [Terminal 7 for British, Terminal 1 for some European)

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I didn’t bother to actually read that btw I just searched Google lol

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Then British should move to T1

They fly to JFK so much they share with United.

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There is no service of an a380 to KJFK. Only 777-200ERs and 747-400s. Hope that answers your question! 😜

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Thanks for the link, interesting read. Essentially, London-JFK is like a long ‘bus ride’ or ‘charter’ flight for business people?

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He’s asking why they don’t fly A380s

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Yea people hop over frequently ((:

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I know Emirates flies A380s to JFK. I’m talking about why BAW doesn’t.

Emirates fly because the route is 6000mi+
BA doesn’t fly because the route is 3,000mi. To short for an a380

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I just thought it would’ve been more efficient to allow more passengers on one jet instead of fewer passengers on multiple jets

Yes, but you are wasting fuel like that. If you think about it, you can you a 777 to carry about 3/4 the pax an a380 carry, but with less fuel.

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Incorrect. As that article says, Emirates fly a short A380 routes. It’s due to more complex reasons that BA don’t

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@PlanesForLife I know Emirates flies A380s to other nearby Arab countries for those who have business meetings. I’m not sure of where though.