Posted Tue Aug 5, 2008, 8:09pm Subject: Espresso on A380 super jumbo aircraft.
On August 1, 2008, the Emirates $320 million A380 aircraft had its inaugural flight from Dubai to New York. This double decker super jumbo has two showers and an actual bar. I was not on this trip, but 480+ other people were and some posted trip reports on the internet. During the flight one person who ordered an espresso on the A380 took a picture of it shown here (notice Emirates logo visible on saucer). The only clue that this is called an espresso, and not regular coffee, is that the size of the cup is about right for an espresso. So here is the world's newest, largest, very advanced commercial aircraft but espresso from Emirates looks pretty disappointing.
Posted Tue Aug 5, 2008, 10:38pm Subject: Re: Espresso on A380 super jumbo aircraft.
Rawman, looks like I missed you. I saw the Emirates A380 land at San Francisco airport at 10:40am Monday 8/4/08 as it came in from New York. Then at 2:30pm I saw it take off from San Francisco as it went for a 1.5 hour tour. A380 takeoff was so quiet I couldn't hear engines. I didn't stay for the second A380 landing at SFO as I had to go to work. I did get to meet some members of Airliners.net. On that web site in the trip report section I found the picture of the espresso that was taken on the A380. Notice the same Emirates logo on the engines and the espresso saucer.
Posted Tue Aug 5, 2008, 11:10pm Subject: Re: Espresso on A380 super jumbo aircraft.
Sorry I missed you Gary. I was working in the morning, so missed the first arrival and departure. I snuck up to SFO for a bit hoping to catch the 2nd arrival. Luckily the A380 was about 30 minutes late or I would have not made it there on time.
I don't know any Airliners.net people.. There was one guy out there shooting but I didn't ask his name or if he posted anywhere.
Rawman the Expobarbarian.. AKA the Original Jon R.
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