1. So this explains the elephants and whatnot on the side.
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.