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How Many Airports Can Handle the A380?

A Miami Herald article (via Travelmole) says that many US airports will not be able to handle the superjumbo A380 because of its size, and that the cost of upgrades to accomodate the aircraft will be significant.  While O’Hare, JFK, LAX, and SFO have said they will make necessary improvements, Seattle and Las Vegas airport reps say they will not be able to handle the airplane.  In fact, Vegas officials say that the airport’s underground tunnels could collapse from the plane’s weight.  Keep in mind, though, that no airline has asked to fly to either of those airports.  So you can see this is kind of a non-story.  In fact, I only brought it up because it’s a traditionally slow Monday in the ol’ news department.

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