Sky is the Limit

airbusI have always wanted to travel on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 – the world’s largest jetliner, which claims luxurious suites enclosed by sliding doors, double beds, a bar and the quietest interior of any plane.

The Airbus can carry 455 passengers and a crew of crew of about 30 including four pilots. The double-decker aircraft, powered by four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines is huge and very comfortable, even in economy class.

The A380 ends the nearly 37 year honor of the American Boeing 747 jumbo jet as the world’s most spacious passenger plane. The A380 is also the most fuel efficient and quietest passenger jet ever built, from inside and outside, according to its European manufacturer, Airbus SAS.

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet generally carries about 500 passengers. But the A380 is capable of carrying 853 passengers in an all-economy class configuration. However, Singapore Airlines, recognized as one of the best in the world, opted for 471 seats in three classes—12 Singapore Airlines Suites, 60 business class and 399 economy class. Each suite, enclosed by sliding doors, is fitted with a leather upholstered seat, a table, a 23-inch flat screen TV, laptop connections and a range of office software. A separate bed folds up into the wall. Two of the suites can be joined to provide double beds.

On the upper deck, business class seats can turn into wide flat beds, while the economy class seats on both decks will enjoy more leg and knee room, the carrier says. Business class passengers also have a bar area.

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