Jun 29 2009
As Emirates flight 241 approached the runway on its inaugural flight into Toronto yesterday afternoon, a few audible gasps could be heard from the crowd gathered against the windows of Terminal 1. There was no debate: this aircraft was enormous.
Um.Â Yeah.Â This thing is an absolute monster.
Introduced into commercial service in October of 2007, the Airbus A380 is part of a new class of “superjumbo” airliners that not only carry a larger number of passengers on long-haul flights, but also introduce a new standard of luxury. Emirates is to be the largest operator of 380s, currently with five in service and fifty-three more on order at a cost of $19 billion.
From High Def televisions to stairwells to minibars to your own shower, this Airbus is no joke.
Pictures after the jump
Who the hell gets to sit there?Â Ridiculous
Sure, if you want to shell out ten grand.
That’s one engine.
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