I’m An Airplane Nerd!!
I am in Nerd Overload today!! I got to watch the Lufthansa A380 land today in Miami. It’s the world’s largest passenger plane. It’s incredible to watch that huge aircraft move around. It takes 3 loading bridges just to get people on and off it.
I took a tour inside, that was pretty cool too. We began on the first floor. There are 420 economy class seats on that level. Each seat has a television monitor and I’m told eat seat has 2″ more leg room. I spoke to a guy who had to be 7 feet tall (I’m not kidding) who said, with all the emotion Germans are known for, “I was comfortable.” That’s saying a lot coming from a very tall man who just sat for a 10 hour flight.
On the second floor there are 98 business class seats. Of course each has a television monitor, the seat recline to near flat beds that span 6’2″ and each seat has a massager! How cool is that?
In first class, there are only 8 seats. There are two bathrooms, each is very large, including a dressing area, toilet and urinal. There are no overhead bins in that area, instead, each person has a locker to store their belongings. Each seat converts into a bed. There is turndown service, where the flight attendant actual puts a temper pedic mattress over your flattened seat. They even provide pj’s for each passenger. You also have a wall that pulls out of your seat, so you get partial privacy.
We checked out prices. For a roundtrip economy ticket the price was about $2900 (I’ll bet you could shop around and find a cheaper deal) and first class was $18,000!! Better start saving now!
To check out the video story go to: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/06/10/world%e2%80%99s-largest-passenger-plane-lands-at-mia/