As an economy passenger I didn't think the aircraft was great, but I saw that if you can afford business or higher it must have been a great experience. As an aviation enthusiast it wasn't pretty, but it was impressive. Watching one taxi by or take off was to acknowledge the power of engineering and human progress. I was pretty neutral overall on the aircraft, didn't think it was horrible, didn't have any awesome experiences with it.
Thinking back to those hundreds of A380 back and forth threads where any criticism of the 380 program was seen as just being pro B and later contributors would state with fact that "The program will certainly be successful and run for decades to come". I was never involved in them other than a few quick commentaries, but it turns out that Airbus simply made the wrong financial decision. I think its worth taking note that this is a great example that any aircraft program can be criticized without any regard to whether it is a good aircraft or not. The A380 was a good aircraft but the decision making process should have been rightfully criticized from the start.
Curious to know how much the program will end up losing Airbus and the contributing countries involved. The twins now reign!
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