Okay, so everyone and their moms are posting this video, but we can't get enough of it and we want to make sure you're seeing it too. Here's the deal: last night, a Delta jet, operated by Comair (a little Bombardier CRJ700), was taxiing to its gate at New York-JFK Airport, having just arrived after a short flight down from Boston. There were 62 passengers and four crew onboard.
Meanwhile, an Air France superjumbo double-decker A380, with 495 passengers and 25 crew onboard, was taxiing to a runway to begin a flight to Paris, when its left wing totally smacked the rear fin (ah hem vertical stabilizer) of the Delta jet. No one was hurt, but as you can see in the video above, the A380 sure gave the regional jet a heck of a slap.
Passengers from the Paris-bound Air France plane were evacuated and re-accommodated on later flights.
We must note that it was pretty ironic that this happened yesterday, the same day as Air France announced its decision to bring A380 flights to San Francisco, direct to Paris. Delta jets at SFO are now gossiping amongst themselves on how to best stand up to big bullies.