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777fan
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CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:53 am

Check out these pics (courtesy of CNN/Fortune) that feature designer renditions of the A380's lone VIP order. I'm not a big A380 fan but must admit that the inside looks awesome. On the other hand, seeing a chandelier dangling over a huge dining room table only looks like an accident (turbulence) waiting to happen!

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/...mpmyjet.fortune/index.html?cnn=yes

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ack426
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:00 am

Yeah I wouldn't mind having that ride. Cool pics!
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:03 am

Quoting Ack426 (Reply 1):
Yeah I wouldn't mind having that ride. Cool pics!

I wouldn't mind having someone else pay for the gas either.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:04 am

Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 2):
I wouldn't mind having someone else pay for the gas either.

Seeing as how it was ordered by someone from the Middle East, it probably won't be an issue!


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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:08 am

Includes a wet bar (at least one), wine chillers, etc.

Nothing has changed...
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:29 am

Quoting Khobar (Reply 4):
Includes a wet bar (at least one), wine chillers, etc.

Nothing has changed...

I know what you mean, still no bowling alley?!???
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:35 am

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 5):
I know what you mean, still no bowling alley?!???

With the alloted space available I'd of made a half court-basketball court.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:05 pm

 Yeah sure

The word "pimp" has been diluted to the point where whitebread corporations feel comfortable using it now.

Is there anything in this jet that we haven't seen before? Plasma this, VIP lounge that... Yawwwn.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:13 pm

Now were does this VIP think there going to be able to fly this think too?
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:41 pm

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 7):
Is there anything in this jet that we haven't seen before? Plasma this, VIP lounge that... Yawwwn.

True, it looks very nice but it is just more of the same. Nothing new if you would ask me.

But off topic, have you seen the new Aston Martin sports car when you have seen the last A380 photo? That car looks very nice too and the price of about USD 126,000 is very nice too!!!! Big grin

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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:16 am

Nice interior! Although, spending like that will melt your credit card.  Wink
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:50 am

Imagine all of the hungry mouths that $150 million would feed.

What a waste.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:56 am

$150 million dollars......wow. Nice budget.

Immagine what kind of house you could get for that kind of money.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:59 am

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 12):
$150 million dollars......wow. Nice budget.

And just think, that buck fifty budget is only for the interior! I say we put a human sling shot apparatus with a fuselage length "Slip-n-Slide" for the lower deck.

Gus
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:45 am

A little off topic, but what do you think the Google guys did with the interior of their B767 jet? Is it purely a corporate jet or a personal transport. I would love to see pictures of that baby. I see if ever so often parked at KSFO next to the Virgin America A320s near the the corporate jet terminal.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 11):
Imagine all of the hungry mouths that $150 million would feed.

What a waste.

Nice to see your concerns. I share them too. But, instead of concentrating on
the "peanuts", I pay more attention to the "big-time" wastes. Just imagine
all the overinflated defense budgets around the world, I guess I need to rephrase your
sentences,.."imagine all AND EVERY hungry mouths that could feed."
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:46 am

I was definitely drooling. Imagine being able to travel like that with your entourage of 20 - 30 other people? How very cool! Would make one hell of a party plane. Hey! There's a market -- hit the rich bachelor party crowd!!
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:59 am

And the EU wants to impose carbon taxes on airlines?

Meanwhile they allow Airbus to sell this to one guy to haul around his entourage. What kind of "Carbon footprint" does this have?

Makes you wonder doesn't it?

Nice pics though.
 
mdl412
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:03 am

Better to save some money by getting a slightly smaller jet and being able to fly into 200% more airports  Smile.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:03 am

sweet photos

Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 11):
Imagine all of the hungry mouths that $150 million would feed.

Well lets see, how many people does Airbus, it's contractors, service providers, designers, support staff employ? In addition how many people does the interior outfitters, their contractors, suppliers, and designers employ? That's how many people $150 million will feed, and they work for it.

$150 million isn't wasted. A lot of people (I'm one of them) put food in on the table because rich people want stuff like this. When was the last time you worked for a poor person? Try to think of the big picture here.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:10 am

Quoting Pizzaandplanes (Reply 10):
Although, spending like that will melt your credit card.

I wonder if Visa would give me that high a credit limit?  scratchchin   Wink
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 5):

I know what you mean, still no bowling alley?!???

i'd tell the pilot to climb and decend quickly when i was up to make bowling a little easier! strike every time!!!!
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:21 am

I see that there is no shortage of ash trays on that plane and there seems to be booze in the fridge. Probably for important other guests. Tsk. Tsk.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:24 am

Quoting Ack426 (Reply 1):
Yeah I wouldn't mind having that ride. Cool pics!

Me either, but I have to wait until they upgrade MVC to handle it.

M
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 8):
Now were does this VIP think there going to be able to fly this think too?

I suppose that if I owned it and had it outfitted with just about every amenity possible, I'd just fly it around in circles for a while! In all honesty, though, a lot of it is wasted space. How much space does one really need for a dining room, a couple of bedrooms, a few seating areas, etc.? I would think that a 767 or 777 would be more than adequate but I guess if you have the cash and absolutely need the world's largest aircraft...

Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 11):
Imagine all of the hungry mouths that $150 million would feed.

What a waste.

The same could be said for so many other things. It's someone's money, let them do as they see fit, even if it is a waste. Shoot me an email when you rack up your first billion and I'll go half-sies on a $150 million donation to UNICEF or the WFP! On that note, does anyone find it ironic that most (I said most, not all) of the oil-rich countries squander their billions on lavish projects, or divert the funds outright for the benefit of a few?!


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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:02 am

Interesting, with the exception of the bedroom sketch it looks very "Western."
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:22 am

Looks great! I wonder how much such a 'biggie' would cost Big grin...
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:56 am

Where's the hot tub and rotating round bed with mirrors on the ceiling oh and the super sound system that pumps out Barry White songs???  spin 

God even Austin Power's 747 had that jeez!  sarcastic 

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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:17 am

Interesting . . . a "middle east dignitary" putting a wet bar including a wine chiller in his aircraft? I guess he does not adhere to the Islamic prohibition on such libations. Or, maybe its just for his guests and he's a really tolerant sort of guy.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:47 am

Some of photo's were very nice,most of them just look cheap and vulgar. Money doesn't buy good taste.  cheeky 
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:10 am

I liked some of the photos, but I feel that the designer could've been a little more creative, given the space.

Quoting Riyadhnurse (Reply 29):
Some of photo's were very nice,most of them just look cheap and vulgar. Money doesn't buy good taste.

How very true... sometimes it's the very wealthy that are the harbringers of tacky.
 
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RE: CNN/Fortune: 'Pimp' My A380 (photo Montage!)

Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:08 am

Quoting Riyadhnurse (Reply 29):
Some of photo's were very nice,most of them just look cheap and vulgar. Money doesn't buy good taste. cheeky

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