Well, it seems that some of that is at least coming back. The Airbus A380 I fly for living, has an excellent lounge area on the upper deck (Business/First class only). A great place to chill out and socialise, but also a perfect spot to frame an image of the graceful wings. With its 80 meter wingspan, the A380 is the largest passenger jet flying and as a pilot is an amazing bird to fly. Regularly flying with more than 600 people on board, it sometimes reminds me more of a cruise ship, than an airliner!
Orville Wright, which did the first powered flight in 1903, once stated: "No airplane will ever be able to fly from New York to Paris".
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