Sunday, March 25, 2007

Flying the Airbus A380

Flying the Airbus A380:

There was one interesting factoid of an otherwise very good read and video that I gleaned from this story. The A380's cabin pressurizes to an atmospheric equivalent to 5000'. This is a much higher pressure than the usual 8000' that most cabins pressurize to. Since I've lived at 6000' for many years, this means that flying the A380 would actually be a treat, no jet lag or dehydration, and my ears would pop minimally.

Looks to be a very nice flight, but mainly for international purposes at this point. It doesn't seem any domestic routes will be using planes the size of the A380 for a very long time.

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