Airbus A380 Prestige

    Although Airbus has yet to deliver any executive versions of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380, it has reportedly sold at least one to a private buyer who plans to turn it into a “flying palace.” With two full-length decks providing more than 6,000 square feet of floor space, plus a huge cargo hold, the jet can accommodate private bedrooms, conference rooms, areas for relaxation and exercise, and even a concert space to provide entertainment while flying around the world. Destinations are limited to those that the Boeing 747 can go to since the huge jet requires long runways not available at many airports.

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