Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has become the first person to buy the ultimate status symbol -- his own A380 superjumbo jet.
Planemaker Airbus named the Saudi royal, whose interests span hotels and banking and the operator of Disneyland Paris, as the mystery buyer of a VIP version dubbed the Flying Palace.
The buyer's identity had been secret for months but was announced to coincide with the Dubai air show Monday.
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