Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Late but Lavishly, A380 Makes Debut - New York Times

Read the full article for more details. Also see this News.com page for a photo collection.

Twelve private “suites” created by the French yacht designer, Jean-Jacques Coste, occupy the front half of the plane’s lower deck. Designed to maximize privacy, these partitioned nooks are each fitted with fully adjustable leather seats and a separate bed that folds out with a full-sized mattress, draped in crisp cream-colored linens designed by Givenchy.

A 23-inch L.C.D. video screen hangs on one wall, where passengers can view a selection of up to 100 different movies and more than 180 television channels. The same entertainment system includes a word processor and spreadsheet programs as well as multiplayer 3-D video games.

Late but Lavishly, A380 Makes Debut - New York Times

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