Airbus has introduced a website where passengers can book an A380 flight of their choice.
Airbus has created an online booking assistant, iflyA380.com, that features the first and only flight search system that sorts results by aircraft type.
It means that passengers can now search for and book a flight that operates an Airbus A380.
On the site, passengers can browse all A380 flights, explore all A380 destinations, and discover the on-board services that in every class.
How it works
Passengers select their departure location, destination, and travel dates.
The search results show all relevant flights on the A380, indicating carrier, price and itinerary.
After selecting a flight, passengers are redirected to the carrier’s website to finalise the booking.
The top result show routes that feature an A380 for part of the trip – not the whole trip.
We tried the site to book a flight from London Heathrow to Honolulu. This was the first option.
It shows the BA A380 flight from LHR to LAX and has a description and pictures of the BA A380 economy seats.
But it doesn’t say that the BA 5032 flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu is actually American Airlines 109, operating with a narrow body A321 taking about 6 hours for the flight. Quite a different proposition.
It is a fine site, but we think that Airbus should provide full details of the flights not just the ones that suit the A380 story.
About the A380
The double-deck A380 is currently operated by 13 airlines:
- Air France
- Asiana Airlines
- British Airways
- China Southern Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Korean Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways International
It flies to 55 destinations in 32 countries, including London, Paris, Dubai, New York, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Shanghai.
To date, some 170 million passengers have flown with the A380.
N.B. Image credit: Airbus