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Should Hawaiian Airlines Buy the A380 [Podcast #11]

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Should Hawaiian Airlines Buy the A380 [Podcast #11]

Should Hawaiian Airlines Buy the A380 [Podcast #11]
September 27
11:57 2016

Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Airways Podcast.

This week, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist R discuss why Notre Dame (football) sucks (0:11), the thaw in the Delta – Korean Air relationship (1:51), Hawaiian Airlines planning European expansion and considering the Airbus A380 (11:42), R lyricizes about Hawaii and Vinay is an elitist snob (24:06), Emirates begins charging for seat selection and adding ancillary fees (25:17), Vinay hates everything and wants to see the world burn (34:30), the explosive growth at IndiGo Airlines and SpiceJet (35:02), R hates SpiceJet (43:00), and their weekly short takes (44:00).

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  1. Phoenix
    Phoenix September 28, 19:32

    An airline dickering between the (stillborn) A350-800 and A330-800neo suddenly talking A380 smack? Makes. No. Logical. Sense.
    IFF, and that’s an “if and only if in capital letters” Hawaiian acquires A380s is not owning one outright. They “rent” two or three for the peak summer tourist months then chase them off the islands for the rest of the year. Any other acquisition mode and they become a boat-anchor a la Malaysian or Singapore Airlines. Hawaiian should really be looking at A350-900ULR or 787-9/10 or 777X if they want nonstop HNL to JFK or LHR/LGW type of range.

    Re: Emirates debundling is simply following worldwide trends and giving the majority of their customers what they want, which is a lower base airfare and letting him/her add on what they desire for that particular trip. Is it a profit centre? Undoubtedly, but hey, money talks, BS walks.

    As for India’s aviation market, could Spicejet’s struggles relative to GoAir and IndiGo be an indication of too much competition? Vistara also recently entered, backed by a major multinational corporation (Tata) and seems to be doing well, plus the entrance of AirAsia, could this be a sign of too-much-too-soon, and not enough pie to go around?

    Once again keep up the good work!

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