Why don't airlines that are based in the U.S. operate A380s?

Terrible? If united got an A380 it would be the best looking one.

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The A380 is far too much plane for US carriers.


Remember the airline that operate the A380 operate mostly to America so all the demand for US carriers are gone because they weren’t quick enough to get into that market. Also Boeing probably give discounts to American companies so it is better for them to get the 777 instead of A380

It’s because the A380 is ugly. That’s the real truth. Jk, no idea.
Probably a combination of not needing as much ULH aircraft and supporting American-made aircraft.


Don’t you dare call the a380 ugly, it’s a beauty!


Haha lol but klm has a lot off Boeing airplanes too

That’s a lie almost all middle eastern have Boeing aircrafts. Saudi. Qatar. Kuwait. Oman…

Yes but the majority are Airbus is what he is saying

No he said that they don’t have Boeing because ether middle east hates America.

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The A380 costs a bit you know so US airlines can’t afford to get it. Unlike the Emirates, Etihad, or Qatar. They have lots of money so they were able to buy the A380. But before US airlines had the 747.

Airlines in the US follow the point to point business model and as such the A380 and 747 would be unlikely to feature in US carriers’ fleet.

Lol. It just looks like (and flies like) a beached whale, imo.


That is so true!😂😂

Ok guys, get back on topic if you want to insult Airbus, go here.

I found an article with an interview with the CFO of United why A380s “don’t work for them”

"Instead of "one flight a day and fill up an A380, we’d rather serve [a market] with a couple widebodies if the demand was there, because business passengers certainly like that,” Rainey told Flightglobal.

According to Rainey, high frequency is the name of the game for important moneymaking routes, such as New York to London."

In summary, United would rather fly smaller and more frequent aircraft then less frequent large aircraft to provide more time options. I don’t know about other US airlines.

Oh… my… goodness the Google experts are giving me a headache.

Let’s clear a few things up as a U.S. Pilot working for an airline:

  1. It’s not quality of quantity it’s economy of scale. Airbus offers a cheap product (no offense) hence why a lot of carriers all over the world buy them!

  2. U.S. carriers are deregulated thus companies are not backed by the government unlike ALL the middle eastern carriers and third world countries.

  3. Midle Eastern Carriers don’t hate Americans they Envy the U.S. hence why Dubai and Abu Dhabi look the way they do. (American STYLE of living in the desert).

  4. If the U.S. hadn’t fought in 3 Wars over in the middle east the ME3 wouldn’t exist it would still be desert!

  5. The A380 doesn’t fit the growth plans of any US airlIne. Americans aren’t skinny so trying to pack a lot of peop l email on like Singapore or Korean wouldn’t work. American carriers aren’t so prideful that they’re going to put luxury suites on a passenger Aircraft, there’s charter operations for that type of flying.

  6. U.S. airlines are about profitability! What makes the most money while maintaining the highest degree of safety and best level of customer service for the route flown. The US government unlike the Emirati countries is not handing out millions of dollars to its domestic airlines to keep them viable. We expect the company’s that choose to be in this industry to be profitable on their own two feet, otherwise they fail.

  7. Last, you guys are looking at 90 year old airlines in the U.S.A. the middle east oldest airline has been around since 94 they ate still new to the game. I’ve flown on Qatar, Etihad, and Emirates back to the U.S. multiple times and never was it a full flight! How they make money besides government assistance blows my mind.

Unless you have Facts please don’t answer this


I don’t have any facts but Emirates seem to be making record profits so surely they aren’t only making money due to government assistance

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Once again facts…

Better question, could they survive without it!

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Here I’ll let you read the 36 billion in subsidies the beloved gulf carriers have received.

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I agree this could very well be true however American carriers complain about this yet they don’t bother to do anything else like redesign the interiors of their planes or Imporve service as these Gulf Carriers are still far better regardless of subsidies.

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