Tuesday, November 13, 2007

While others starve


A380 mockup. Yes, its a fucking
airplane, not an office building.

You're gonna have trust me on this. No links. No proof.

I've seen these planes. Where most airplanes have polished aluminum trim and lavatory faucets to save weight, these guys prefer to use gold. The seats aren't some tacky polyester upholstery, but velvet. And the seats are wide enough for a small family.

The excess is astounding. But, if ya got it, ya might as well spend it...somewhere.
In the annals of excess, it could be a new high: a more than $300 million, super-sized luxury airplane, bought and outfitted solely for the private comfort of a Saudi Arabian billionaire.

Once done, the Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger plane, will be a "flying palace" for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the manufacturer announced Monday.

Airbus SAS would not give a specific price tag for the VIP double-decker jet, with its football field-length wings, saying only that it would cost more than the aircraft's list price of $320 million.

That doesn't even include the money the prince will spend to custom fit the nearly 6,000-square foot plane to include whatever he wants. The options include private bedrooms, a movie theater or even a gym with a jacuzzi. He'll also need a flight crew of about 15 to operate the luxury liner.

Did ya catch that? Nearly 6,000 square feet? How large is you're house? Probably about 1,700 square feet?

Eat your heart out.

Via Yahoo! News.

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