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Europe Joins the 'Vomit Comet' Game as Zero-G Flights Begin

Where: France
March 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’re all about in-flight comfort—from fine wining and dining to the latest in sleeper suites, it's all of interest to us, and of course we want to try it. However, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in something a little more adventurous when climbing aboard an aircraft. That’s why we’re pretty intrigued about the Zero-G flights now available to the paying public over in Europe.

You’ve probably heard of the “Vomit Comet” before, as aircraft flying wild courses to experience reduced gravity is hardly a new concept. Space agencies have been using airplanes for years to simulate varying degrees of weightlessness, but you no longer need to be an astronaut to climb aboard. Trips like this have been available in the United States and Russia, but this is the first time these kinds of flights have been open to one and all in Europe.

An Airbus A300 aircraft has been transformed and is now known as the A300 ZERO-G. The very first flight took place on March 15, and the next departure is scheduled to do its thing on June 23 from Paris. The only bummer is that it sounds like things are already sold out for that one—so you’re going to need to sit back and wait a bit before taking to the skies.

Tickets go for roughly 6,000 euros, which is like $7735, so it’s certainly quite an investment; however, we’re pretty sure it’s an experience you’re not going to forget anytime soon.

The good news is that there’s a third flight arriving this fall on October 25 and tickets should go on sale later this month. You’re free to sign up to receive the latest updates, and they’ll shoot you a message when it’s time to turn over your credit card digits. We just wonder if there’s an in-flight meal—probably not.

[Photo: airZeroG]

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