Tagged With a380

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Ever wondered where your airline meal comes from? If you've ever flown through the Middle East, it probably came from here.

This one building provides the fresh food, drinks and other amenities for every Emirates flights leaving Dubai, at a rate of one every two or three minutes, to hundreds of different destinations around the world. And the only preservative used is a bit of lemon juice. (56K and mobile warning: 15MB of images ahead!)

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When you talk about the price difference between economy class and business class, or business and first, you have to find some pretty significant differences before you can justify that extra cash. (Unless someone else is paying, or you can snaffle an upgrade using points or some smooth talking.) But if you're looking for a good reason, the Emirates A380's onboard bar has to be pretty much up there.

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If you're taking a long-haul international flight, you hope to god that it goes smoothly and nothing untoward happens. And it barely ever does, to be fair, with the odds of a fatal airline accident being something one in 10 million. But every airline crew goes through extensive training to ensure that if anything happens, you'll be able to escape safely through emergency exits and evacuation slides.

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Video: Sometimes, you get a unique combination of circumstances that produces a rare look into a common event, like this Emirates' Airbus A380 arriving to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport at the perfect time and the perfect angle to produce a few seconds of beautiful cinematography, cutting a cloud in two.

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As a result of the $252 million half-year loss that Qantas has reported today, Australia's national carrier is making some big cutbacks. 5000 staff across the entire company are being made redundant, a bunch of flight schedules are being reconfigured, and over 50 new plane orders are being deferred indefinitely.

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I know that the Airbus A380 is a titan, a winged colossus, the biggest passenger airliner in the world and all that. But this pictured taken at LAX — showing an Air France A380 taxiing by a Boeing 737-900 — really shows its flabbergasting dimensions.