If you’re looking to fly on one of these big birds anytime soon—they’re actually longer than the Airbus A380—you’ll have to wait until 2012. That’s when it’s expected that Lufthansa will launch the first commercial flights with the new plane. Even though the plane can seat around 467, they’re only installing around 380 seats—so that’s promising to our knees.
The 747-8 might not have the wow factor of the Airbus A380 or its sibling the 787, but it’s still a brand new airplane, and we can’t wait until tickets—especially for the upper deck—become available to us common folk.
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