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Just watched the new A380 land at Dulles.

Pretty big bird. So large, it looked like it was moving in slow motion.

It's coming up the taxiway now and man, does it ever take up some room.

Maybe post some pics tomorrow night.

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Yeah, those things are enormous! I saw one on TV the other morning. Can't they hold nearly 1,000 people?

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I look forward to seeing your photos, I enjoy being at the airport watching the planes. I enjoy anything that flies,even maybe Plovers:eusa_shifty:

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This one came in with 550 people Airbus and the airline folks (Lufthansa).

Leaving tomorrow, back to Germany where it came from today.

Max configuration is a little over 800 people, but that's severe cattle car.

Most airlines won't do that.

In fact, the builder is having problems and the US cargo carriers canceled their orders.

Looks grim for the A380.

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aww man I hope not that would be sooo cool to see more of those planesclear.gif

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Awww, dadburn...

They moved the whale to the back 40. Can't even see it.

Maybe they'll move it back up before it leaves tonight.

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being a lead aircraft mechanic, i love all things that fly, and i can guarantee that thing would be a mechanics paradise to work on with all of today's technology.

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It a cool plane and all, but I'd never fly on one if I could help it. It takes 90 minutes to load/unload all the passengers. That's an extra 3 hours added to your trip time.

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Well, Airbus didn't want anyone near it, so that's the way it was to be.

They kept it in the rear area until they brought it to one of the out-lying terminals for boarding, under the cover of darkness too.

It took about 30 minutes to board and 23 minutes from push back to departure. Not too shabby, but these were corporate folks, not tourists.

Never even got a glimpse of the whale and it'll prolly never be back.

Just as well, who has the structure in place to feed it people?

It's a baggage claim, Customs and screening nightmare.

Lufthansa will prolly keep it on the Asian/African runs.

I just wanted to hear the engines, that low electric growl....

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Ya know something that big would have to be loaded from a few points in order for it to be fast. Hate having to wait when some goober in front of u has 12 stinkin things to put in stowage.....ANy thing that we can put into the air as new and improved is sooooo way cool.It show that we are moving forward in tecnology......hope it never stops

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