Sunday, January 16, 2005

Really Big Planes are Cool

I know this is just my gear fetish talking, but I'm really excited about the unveiling of the Airbus A380 on Tuesday.

This passenger airplane is significantly larger than Boeing's 747, which has been the largest passenger plane since its introduction in the 1970's.

The A380 has two levels that run the length of the plane. If equipped to carry only economy passengers, each A380 can carry up to 840 people. The vehicle is large enough that airlines are considering adding amenities like an office, a childrens' play area, a gym, a bar, shops, a smoking area, and a mini casino.

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