And on this, our recent Lufthansa flight from Washington-Dulles to Frankfurt, a technical delay meant that we got to take off in a beautiful sunset.
Apart from the amazing flexible wing, our favourite thing is that you can hear the people sitting six feet behind us, who are having a normal conversation. The 747-8 is super quiet.
We've left the full eight minutes of video in there because the sunset is so pretty, but the real avgeeky action comes at the beginning. So put your earphones in, fullscreen the video, and make sure you're in HD.
[Video: John Walton]
Disclosure: John Walton flew Lufthansa as the guest of the airline, but our call on what's seriously cool is, as ever, our own.