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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.