Concorde was a marvelous human invention whereby it could fly up to twice the speed of sound. i.e. Mach 2.04!! It started operations between London and Paris in 1976. However, it stop operations in 2003 and I never had the opportunity to experience it.
The Airbus A380 is another marvelous invention by humans where it is the world’s largest and most spacious passenger aircraft. The double-deck A380 offer passengers attainable luxury with enough room to install stylish first-class suites, eye-catching bar or business areas, beautifully inviting cabin lighting and the quietest cabin in the sky, you will enjoy every aspect of the flight and, thanks to innovative cabin air supply technology, will arrive at your destination feeling inspired and ready to go.
I have flown with Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Suite Class (which is beyond First Class, hehe) and I can tell you it was superb. It was the older Suite but it was truly a wonderful experience.
Click here to read My Singapore Airlines Old Suite Class Airbus A380 Melbourne to Singapore Report November 2018.
In July 2019, I am scheduled to experience the wonderful Singapore Airlines’ NEW Suite Class on Airbus A380 London direct to Changi.
And in March, I have booked a Qantas First Class ticket on the Airbus A380 Melbourne direct to Changi.
In the meantime while you wait for my Live Travel Report on the above mentioned A380 flights in March and July, click here to read My Disciple’s NEW Suite Class Travel Report with Singapore Airlines On Airbus A380 Shanghai to Singapore – It Is Truly Beyond First Class.
Airbus A380 Routes
Bad News – Production of Airbus A380 Will Cease in 2021
Singapore Airlines was the first to take delivery of the Airbus A380 in 2007 and offered 12 Suite Class (which I refer to as the Old Suite) and are in the process of refurbishing their Old Suite to the New Suites (where only 6 Suite Class are available on the A380). Emirates Suite Class on the Airbus A380 is indeed an experience like no other.
FYI, Qantas is also in the process of refurbishing their A380 First Class and will be launching it soon in March. Therefore I decided to redeem the above shown Qantas First Class to experience the current version and get to compare with the new refurbished First Class later in the year or in the next 2 years.
I guess all good things must come to an end. Soon, the Airbus A380 will be history just like the Concorde.
On 14th February 2019, Airbus issued a statement that the A380 will cease production in 2021 after delivering the last order from Emirates!!! Below is the statement:
Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021.
Emirates has also decided to continue growing with Airbus’ newest generation, flexible widebody aircraft, ordering 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 aircraft.
“As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis to sustain production, despite all our sales efforts with other airlines in recent years. This leads to the end of A380 deliveries in 2021,” said Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders. “The consequences of this decision are largely embedded in our 2018 full year results”.
“The A380 is not only an outstanding engineering and industrial achievement. Passengers all over the world love to fly on this great aircraft. Hence today’s announcement is painful for us and the A380 communities worldwide. But, keep in mind that A380s will still roam the skies for many years to come and Airbus will of course continue to fully support the A380 operators,” Tom Enders added.
“The A380 is Emirates’ flagship and has contributed to the airline’s success for more than ten years. As much as we regret the airline’s position, selecting the A330neo and A350 for its future growth is a great endorsement of our very competitive widebody aircraft family,” said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft and future Airbus CEO. “Going forward, we are fully committed to deliver on the longstanding confidence Emirates is placing in Airbus.”
In respect of the above statement, more and more airlines are opting for the smaller A350 where many current airlines DO NOT offer any First Class cabins.
All My Air Miles Disciples who are part of all my Projects from 0.0 to x.x will earn FREE air miles from thin air and are guaranteed to have enough air miles within a year to experience First Class KL to London (I’m being humble here as all of them will get to redeem more than 1 First Class ticket) plus God sent treasures too (I’m not joking) – that’s if they buta-buta follow my instructions to the dot. And I have taught all My Air Miles Disciples how to redeem for Suite/First Class tickets, preferably Singapore Airlines’ Suite Class, so that they can experience a rare chance of a lifetime and have a bragging right like to other for the rest of their life. Only after they have tried Suite/First Class should they redeem for Business Class tickets.
Reason being, if one were to burn their air miles to redeem for Business Class tickets, they will then again need time to accumulate more air miles for First Class. By then, the airlines would have inflated their Redemption Reward Program, therefore, we would need to have more air miles!
And with the Airbus ceasing production of the super A380 and more airlines opting for smaller A350, soon in the future maybe there will no longer be any First Class just like there is no Concorde in operation today.
So once again, I recommend that you redeem for a First Class ticket on Airbus A380 now…. and if so required, leave your spouse at home to take care of the children and you experience it before you regret for the rest of your life.