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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Airbus Problems

Posted by Hello
What if they made a humongous airplane, but then it couldn’t land?

Some U.S. airport officials are saying that there is no demand for the A380 super jumbo jet, which can carry up to 555 passengers. Certainly nowhere near enough to justify extra runway widening and terminal upgrades to handle the double-decker plane. The FAA says that only JFK in New York, LAX, San Francisco and Miami are working with the FAA to plan changes for the new planes, while Anchorage and Memphis are interested in the cargo version.

Outside the U.S., only London’s Heathrow, Paris’s Charles de Gaulle, Sydney and Singapore are working on modifications.


  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said…

    Gosh, that thing is huge! Its hard to tell from the picture but does it have seating both upstairs and downstairs?

    Its hard to believe something that big could even fly.

  • At 8:10 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Yes, the top two floors are seating, and lounges, private cabins, and meeting rooms! The bottom level is storage, luggage, freezers, etc. Really huge!

  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Mellie Helen said…

    Forget going from JFK to, say, Paris; something like this could be really handy for commuting to downtown and back. Goodbye, traffic jams!


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