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Follow Along With Us On Lufthansa's First A380 Flight Tomorrow!

Where: Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt, Germany
May 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM | by | Comments (0)


A tail stands guard over Lufthansa's headquarters outside of Frankfurt Airport

While you're safely snug in your beds and snoring away tonight, we'll be rising bright and early on Germany time to hop from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg's Finkenwerder Field, otherwise known as the private airport of Airbus. What're we doing there, you ask? Naturally, we've hoofed it overseas for the First Flight of Lufthansa's new Airbus A380, which goes down tomorrow at 2pm CET (8am EST) when the airline takes delivery of the plane, currently the largest commercial airliner in the world.

If you're awake, the festivities will begin far before then, and thanks to the rumor that Finkenwerder will have WiFi, we'll be tweeting and blogging live from the event. And it doesn't stop there! Although we're one of more than 2,000 guests who get to bask in the A380's presence, we're also totally hopping onboard the plane as part of the 560 on the first flight from XFW to FRA. Know what that means? We'll have exclusive first looks at their ridiculously luxurious new first class cabin, business class and economy...all kept tightly under wraps until tomorrow.

How to follow along, after the jump!


A 747 comes in to its gate at Frankfurt Airport during a rainstorm. As seen from Lufthansa HQ

Tomorrow morning, the world will see a new future of aviation, not to mention the hottest interiors and in-flight entertainment available. Let us know if you have any specific curiosities in the comments, and we'll get you answers!

How to follow along with the A380 event, LIVE:

· Follow us on Twitter: @Jaunted is the name and tweeting breaking travel news and photos is our game. So long as WiFi comes in, we'll be sending out 140-character reports from Hamburg, Frankfurt, and inside the Lufthansa Technik hangar while putting our moves on the sexy A380. Hash tags to follow: #A380 most of the time, since #LHA380 is too long, but also possible. You can also follow the personal account of Jaunted's editor, @JetSetCD, for more.
· Follow us on Foursquare: We're addicted to putting our stamp on the world, venue-by-venue, and that's where Foursquare comes in. Be our friend on Foursquare HERE, and you'll know exactly where we are by our check-ins (and possible A380 mayorship?).
· Watch Lufthansa's official live feed: Although you can expect plenty of coverage here at Jaunted, rest assured that Lufthansa will be partying just as hard and live streaming the whole thing online HERE. Airplane nerds should definitely tune in, since the heads of Airbus, Rolls Royce and Lufthansa will absolutely mug for the cameras.

Over the next few days, expect awesome video, photo galleries and more of our up-close-and-personal lovefest with the A380, aka the "Superjumbo." We promise it'll be fun...especially over on Twitter ;)

Disclosure: We've snuck off to Germany for the A380 launch thanks to Lufthansa.

Related Stories:
· Follow us @Jaunted [Twitter]
· All A380 news [Jaunted]
· Travel Snapshots [Jaunted]

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