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Watch this video tour of the British Airways A380 Super Jumbo

Have you flown on the new British Airways A380 Super Jumbo yet?

I have. I was lucky enough to bag some Avios (BA’s air miles) seats to LAX two days after the inaugural flight. What an amazing plane; so huge but so quiet.

I’ll be posting a trip report and video very shortly and that will complete my occasional look at the build and launch of BA’s first A380 which I started over a year ago.

In this next to the last post – here is BA’s own video tour of this remarkable aircraft.

Or if you prefer the longer 10 minute tour click here.

If you want to read the earlier posts here are the links.

Now it’s your turn: What did you think of this video tour of the British Airways A380 Super Jumbo? Have you flown on the BA A380? I would love to hear your stories. Please post a comment below or share a link to your own reviews. And look out my video trip report coming very soon.

The First British Airways Airbus A380 Take Off Video

Continuing my occasional look at the building of the first British Airways Airbus A380, we are getting close to delivery day. It’s been interesting to see this huge aircraft’s construction over the last year.

And now here the first British Airways Airbus A380 take off video.

I still don’t think that the A380 has the grace of the Boeing 747 Jumbo – but it is undoubtedly a magnificent site to see it soaring up into the sky. Or should that be “lumbering”?

Your turn: Have you flown in an A380? I’d love to hear your stories and experiences. Please leave a comment below or post a link to your own blog.

The First Fully Painted British Airways Airbus A380

Continuing my occasional look at the building and painting of first British Airways Airbus A380 here are some pictures of the first fully painted aircraft fresh out of the paint shop.

First Fully Painted British Airways Airbus A380
Photo from BA Facebook page

I must admit that I’ve always found the A380 a little ugly and not as streamlined and beautiful as the Boeing 747. But this paint job – perhaps it’s the blue belly – certainly improves the super jumbo’s looks.

First Fully Painted British Airways Airbus A380
Photo from BA Facebook page

Airbus will deliver this A380 to BA in July. Then we can look forward to all the cabin crew training flights. I wonder whether we will see it on the Edinburgh Shuttle run?

Your turn: What do you think of these photos of the first fully painted British Airways Airbus 380? Have you got any others you can share? Please leave a comment or share a link by clicking below.

 

Have a sneaky look inside the first British Airways Airbus A380

Continuing my occasional look at the building and painting of British Airway’s Airbus A380 there has been a recent lack of new photos of the fully painted aeroplane.

However BA released this video showing the inside of their new double-decker super jumbo. It looks great.

You can see the four classes of travel:

  • FIRST
  • Club World (Business Class)
  • World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy)
  • World Traveller (Economy)

Apparently BA will use the A380 on the London Heathrow to Los Angeles route so if you are travelling there from July onwards you never know you might get lucky.

Your turn: What do you think of this look inside the first British Airways Airbus A380? Does it really make any difference if you are travelling in economy class? Let me know what you think and please do share this video.