A380 Flight

Is anyone already booked to fly on an A380 flight? If so when, where, and what airline?

With the way things are going, it’s still going to be a few years before passengers board the A380. :wink:

I read an article recently, that says Singapore Airlines is starting service mid-2007 with service from Singapore to San Fransico, Los Angeles, and New York JFK.

I know, I was just joking about the many delays plaguing the program so far.

None of those routes will be served with an A380; it just doesn’t have the range. Hong Kong - San Francisco was originally going to be the first long-haul A380 route, but I think they’ve changed it to a European run now.

Man, I really would’ve loved to fly an A380 to Asia next summer!!! Ok so my family and I are looking for vacation spots next summer and were thinkin Asia. Anyone have any suggestions???

Family vacation? That’s a no brainer, China! Get a private guide and your own cars and drivers from the China Travel Service. Stay away from tours if at all possible, their business is to deliver you to “Friendship Stores” where everyone will politely liberate all of your excess cash for shoddy goods at supposedly “special” prices.

Japan is also good, but expen$ive.

yeah we were thinkin like maybe tokyo/japan or Seoul or like Beijing or Hong Kong or Singapore. Most likely if we do Asia we will do Tokyo but idk. So which Chinese cities are best? Anyone have any experience in Asia?

Which cities are best? Depends on your interests.

Beijing and the Forbidden City is a must see.

As is the Great Wall.

And the Terracotta warriors in Xian.

Or you can just take a lazy river cruise on the Yangtse and watch the scenery go by.

Japan’s vistas are all a bit more… groomed.

Are we to assume that the tall gentleman (cough) in the top photo is you, JHEM?

That would be Mao in the top photo.

Mao is the tallest, palest Chinese I’ve ever seen! He really needs to get out into the sun a little bit more often and work on his tan! :smiley:

Did anyone else catch the news story a while back when some guy dressed as a terracotta warrior and then hid with the rest of the statues? It took the Chinese officials a long time to catch him, because they couldn’t tell the difference between him and the rest of the warriors. :slight_smile:


Missed the story about the terracotta masquerade, but if true that’s hilarious.

If you believe Wiki, it happened.

On September 16, 2006, a German student infiltrated a Terracotta Army exhibit in a Xi’an museum and disguised himself as one of the soldiers. According to museum officials, his disguise was good enough to make it difficult for security to discern him among the statues.

That Wiki page also links to a more reliable MSNBC Page.

What you Californians call a tan the rest of us refer to as a pre-cancerous glow!


Good article … it showed a link to another weird aviation story…

Reuters / Updated: 6:05 a.m. ET Dec 29, 2006

BERLIN - A 21-year-old German tourist who wanted to visit his girlfriend in the Australian metropolis Sydney landed more than 8,000 miles away near Sidney, Montana, after mistyping his destination on a flight booking Web site.

Dressed for the Australian summer in t-shirt and shorts, Tobi Gutt left Germany on Saturday for a four-week holiday.

Instead of arriving down under, Gutt found himself on a different continent and bound for the chilly state of Montana.

And to think that this was another Tobi/Toby. More details in the linked article.

Those damn Germans and their escapades. :slight_smile:

Wasn’t it inevitable that Al Gore was going to wreak havoc on German society the moment he invented the Internet?