Singapore Airlines A380 Takes Off on Maiden Commercial Flight

On October 24, 2007 aviation history will witness another milestone. The world’s largest commercial airliner will take off for its first passenger flight. The flight from Singapore to Sydney will haul 471 passengers who got tickets via an Ebay auction.

The plane is a monster in size and the first class and business class seats are out of the world, as seen on promo videos.

The first commercial flight by the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, will fulfil a rich man’s promise to his 91-year-old father and grant a university student’s birthday wish.

Outfitted with the most luxurious cabin ever seen on a jetliner, Singapore Airlines flight SQ380 will fly 6276 kilometres from Singapore to Sydney on Thursday, carrying travellers ranging from businessmen to university students and aviation enthusiasts.

Most of the places on the 471-seat double-decker plane were auctioned for charity on eBay, raising more than $US1.25 million ($A1.41 million). [link]

It is said that if one has the money, then a first class flight from NYC to Singapore on Singapore Airlines is the way to travel. It is the longest commercial non-stop flight and Singapore Airlines is the best airlines in the world by a few miles. Someday soon, I will post a travel report after I fly that route the first class way, on an A380…wot say 🙂