Seen Above Frisco: A Special Emirates A-380 with Wildlife Livery – Living with the Large Electronic Devices Ban
Seen heading north, which is how you get to Dubai, more or less. And speaking of special, I think this is one of the higher weight versions, the better to make a 16-hour flight:
1. So this explains the elephants and whatnot on the side.
2. And I don’t know what explains the electronics ban. Maybe it’s mostly protectionism.
And man, just look at that stubby jet. Compare with the twice-stretched Boeing 747:
Since the A380 was built to be stretched, its wings are too big. If Airbus never ends up doing a cabin stretch, then the extra big wings will just be a waste. And that’s just part of the reason why the big A380 was more of an evolution rather than a revolution.
Anyway, it’s Euro tourist season now, so we have a lot of extra A380’s overhead. Happy Spring.
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