Monday, October 27, 2014

A380 and a long flight

I've flown in many different aircraft over the years, but this will be my first in an Airbus A380. The A380 is currently the largest commercial airliner - larger than than the Boeing 747-800!

Having already flown from Denver, Colorado to Dallas, Texas, I am now flying non-stop from Dallas to Sydney, Australia. This is QANTAS flight QF8, which is currently the longest commercial flight in the world by distance and time (except for the winter schedule of flight SV41). The flight is almost 17 hours long!

QANTAS is the national airline of Australia; the name stands for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services". Check out this map to see where Queensland is.

QANTAS flight QF8, an Airbus A380 at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport