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At the Helm of an Emirates A380

Jay Cheshes | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jay Cheshes

Emirates trains its real pilots on a much more complex piece of equipment, where all the knobs and levers actually work and the cockpit shakes on its hydraulic lift. For most of us who've dreamt of earning more than our plastic wings though, this pared-down version is as close as we're likely to get to taking charge of an actual jumbo jet.

This Is Not A Subway Map

Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel

Want to know everywhere you can travel on Airbus' A380 superjumbo jet? The company has created a friendly, colorful map of all the routes fliers can t...

WATCH: Man Outruns An Airbus A380

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel

Man vs. machine has been a common storyline for centuries. When that machine is an Airbus A380, though, and the man is Bryan Habana, a South African r...

Australian Near Disaster Deserves Continued Attention

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The ATSB spent two and a half years examining Qantas Flight 32. But its report is disappointing in that it has not resolved questions about durability of the plane or the ability of a two-person crew to handle all that went wrong.

PHOTOS: Inside Dubai's New A380 Concourse

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai's airport authorities say a purpose-build concourse for Airbus' A380 aircraft is fully open after weeks of phased...

The First Of Its Kind

AP | Posted 01.02.2013 | Travel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai Airports says it has opened the world's first concourse entirely dedicated to the Airbus A380, with an Emirates a...

Wing Cracks and Cars That Won't Stop

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Everyone who did not go on a wild ride in a Toyota may be sick to death of the subject just as many people are tired of the debate over whether portable electronic devices should be allowed on flights below 10,000 feet.

Safety Agency Calls For A380 Wing Checks

AP | By GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.20.2012 | Travel

BERLIN -- Europe's air safety authority told airlines Friday to inspect nearly a third of the world's A380 superjumbo jets within about six weeks afte...

Singapore Airline's World Class Service

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 03.13.2012 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

The gracious "Singapore Girl" flight attendants in their custom-made, sarong kebaya uniforms -- a traditional Malaysian style of long dress -- were rarely without a smile on their faces.

Paul Needham

A Plane Built With, Gasp, Passengers In Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

EVERETT, Wash. -- Imagine a plane that reduces vibrations from turbulence to the point where the ride is smooth even during landing. A plane with enou...

Showering at 30,000 Feet: Aboard the Super-Jumbo A380, Life is Large

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The plane I'm about to board, the super-jumbo Airbus A380, has brought a certain excitement back to air travel since its debut in 2007.

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

SHOCK VIDEO: Jumbo Jet Clips Plane At JFK Airport

AP/The Huffington Post | By TOM McELROY | Posted 06.11.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK -- A wing of an Airbus A380, the world's biggest commercial passenger jet, clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart John...

A380 Killer Engines or Jaws Syndrome

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

"Today's aircraft engines and aviation are safe. So safe in fact that when "sh*t happens" it is not an issue that it has happened, but rather how the crew respond to manage it and comfort the passengers."

Much to Learn From Lucky Landings

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The digitization of all things flight-related has left the station. That all this high-technology may sometimes err is as certain as the fallibility of low-tech humans.

Why the Qantas A380 Must Fly Again

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

There are important lessons to be learned from Qantas Flight 32. All of which are entirely unrelated to whether and when VH-OQA goes back in the sky.

Helicopter Ambulances and Their Better-Safe-Than-Sorry Scare Tactic

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Negroni

The camp called for an ambulance, and it wasn't the four-wheeled variety that showed up, it was a helicopter.

What's Required in A380 Engine Investigation

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The recent Qantas near-disaster is being treated with the kind of respect and attention not usually given to events in which everybody goes home unscathed.

World's Largest Plane Lands In U.K.

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The world's largest commercial airliner, the Airbus A380, has landed at Manchester Airport for the first time. Emirates flight EK017, using the 517-s...

World's Biggest Plane Now Flying

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The Wall Street Journal reports that the world's biggest airplane, the Airbus A380, has become a hot ticket for air travelers. The $300 million plane ...

Airbus Safety Linked To Pilot Errors, Emerging Nations

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A lot of travelers boarding an Airbus today might be thinking twice. After all, yet another Bus is at the bottom of yet another ocean - and another 15...

Saudi Prince's Private Jet: bin Talal's Airbus A380 Most Expensive Ever

gadling.com | By Scott Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Holy crap. That is about the only response I have to this Airbus A380 being developed for Saudi prince al-Waleed bin Talal. Of course, the prince has ...

New Airbus Luxury Superjumbo Makes First Landing In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airbus's A380 superjumbo touched down at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday, marking the first commercial arrival of the giant...

Emirates Offers In-Flight Showers

Crave | Kent German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I've already raved about the prospect of relaxing in a posh first class on the new Airbus A380, but now Dubai-based Emirates Airlines seems to have ra...

Airbus To Deliver First New "Superjumbo" Jet

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airbus is set to hand over its first finished A380 "superjumbo" to Singapore Airlines on Monday, 18 months behind schedule. The construction of the A...