Flying the A380 on the cheap


Looking for an opportunity to experience the Airbus A380 but not willing to commit a ton of time or money to that search? Air France just might have the solution you’re looking for. The airline has announced that they will be operating one of their A380s on the London Heathrow – Paris route 3-4x weekly this summer. This will be the only short-haul route that the aircraft operates on and the fares aren’t bad at all.

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The fares range from £80 in coach to £280 in business class. Service will be offered once daily on Saturday, Sunday and Mondays all summer long, as well as Fridays in July.

I just checked my schedule for the summer and I don’t have any weekends in either Paris or London, at least not yet.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

4 Comments

  1. Nice find.

    Emirates flies A380 between Auckland and Sydney. With a flight time of about 3 hours that is also shorthaul.

  2. Indeed, I had forgotten about the tag-on SYD-AKL flights. That being said, 1300+ miles is borderline short-haul, especially compared to the touch over 200 that the LHR-CDG route runs.

  3. Seems like it wouldn’t be much fun to just make the tiny hop — you’d have to spend the entire flight strapped in, wouldn’t you?

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