Jul 30, 2011

My New Favorite Airplane...

I had the chance to take the new A380 from Washington to Paris.  I was really excited when I learned that DC would be on of the cities in the US, where AirFrance would first have 1 flight a day using the A380 and I made sure I booked that one flight.  Don't get me wrong.  I hate flying and I am not all that into airplanes -- but I have been in some old crappy planes before and something shiny and new was just what I wanted for 8 hours of crying and not sleeping.
This plane actually has USB charging station at your seat, the biggest seat TVs I have ever seen on an airplane and so on and so forth.  It is not like I thought I was in first-class while it coach or anything. But when you are in an airplane for 8 hours, I think that little things can make a big difference.  For example, I usually spend a fair bit of time waiting for an available restroom, well not this time.  Are there more towelettes on the A380?  I don't know.  Maybe.  I didn't take a tour of the "up-stairs", but I did hear that it was very nice.  Another "fun" feature was that we got to see ourselves taking off and landing.  There was plenty of room for my luggage and the kids could easily sleep with their seat belts fastened.

If you fly out or into IAD or San Francisco, while going to Paris, check out the A380.

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