4 of the largest and most comfortable airplanes to travel the world

4 of the largest and most comfortable airplanes to travel the world

Most of the time, traveling means pleasure, especially when you travel to your own chosen locations. Traveling is ideal when looking for adventure, meeting new people or simply leaving things behind and clear one’s mind. Whether you travel on business or for leisure, moving about the world is liberating in its own and considered one of the greatest achievements of our modern society.

When it comes to traveling by airplane, everyone wishes they could do it inside some of the best and most comfortable aircrafts in the world. For those lucky enough, being on these ships may feel like being on a cruise, with large capacity for passengers are able to traverse long distances without any hiccups, these are some of the biggest and most powerful accomplishments of aeronautical engineering today. These flying giants have great hallways, windows, clean engines, large lavatories and private accommodations. They also use cutting edge technology to keep you connected while traveling, carry different types of menus for on-board meals and they are accented with luxury design anywhere you look. Years ago, people wouldn’t have imagined planes this size would exist today, here we have some of the largest and most comfortable models operating today in the air transportation industry.

Lufthansa A340-300 Business-Class_aviation_airplane_shahram shirkhani
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Airbus A380-800

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus with a capacity of transporting 853 passengers. Built using mostly aluminum, carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, glass-fiber reinforced plastic and quartz-fiber reinforced plastic; thus making the plane lighter and more aerodynamic regardless of its size. Even though the plane is huge, its fuel management consumption is rather prudent and its engines produce half as much noise than a regular-size airplane. The Airbus A380 can reach a top speed of up to 945 km/h. The program to build it was presented in December of 2000 and it first flew on 27 April 2005 in Toulouse Blagnac International Airport. The first A380 was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15 October 2007 and entered service on 25 October 2007 making its first trip ever between Singapore and Sydney. Some of the amenities added to this aircrafts by different airlines are: first class suites featuring leather seats and a separate bed, center suites with double bed, lounge couches, an electronic art gallery, hot water shower spas and self-serve snack bars.

Boeing 777-300

The Boeing 777 has a passenger capacity of 550; it can reach a top speed of up to 893 km/h. It has three engine options including the 4098 Pratt & Whitney with a trust of 98.000 lbs. the Trent 892 by Rolls Royce with a trust of 90.000 lbs. and the 90-94B by General Electric with a trust of 93.700 lbs.

Amongst the many features of these airplanes we can count on wide cabins with high ceilings, quiet operation and audio and video on demand to all seats. Its ample space allows passengers to move about the cabin easily to reach lavatories and common areas.

Boeing 747-8

Boeing 747_airplane_aviation_shahram shirkhani
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The largest 747 version is the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, and the longest passenger aircraft in the world measuring over 76 meters from head to tail. It has a 358-passenger capacity and it completed its first flight back in 2011. It has plenty of comfortable setting for all business and economy class passengers along its double-deck body. Amenities are quite adequate in the 747-8, and it offers private suits for beds included, dressing rooms, access to bars and ample hallways to move about amongst others. In January 2015, the Air Force announced the selection of the 747-8 to replace the aging VC-25A for presidential transport.

Airbus A340-500

The Airbus A340-500’s performance and comfort allow for a nice and enjoyable traveling experience. It has a capacity for 375 passengers and they are divided in a typical three-class configuration. The aircraft made its debut in 2003 with Emirates Airlines. The A340’s design was made thinking on passenger comfort, offering seats with sliding doors for complete privacy. The suite has a perfectly flat, 6 ft. 8 inch extra wide bed with in-built massage, a 23-inch cinematic widescreen, a personal mini-bar, and a personal wardrobe and even the Coral Economy Class offers a 31.5 to 33-inch seat pitch depending on where you sit on an individual aircraft. Passengers may move freely about the cabin without bothering others while leaving their seats. Seats are sorted by making even-numbered positions made for those traveling accompanied and odd-numbered seats made with dividers to provide passengers traveling alone with more privacy. Most airlines offer a wide variety of foods provided in diverse menus and wine lists as wells as snack bars and a comprehensive flight entertainment system with movies in 60 different languages and just about every genre you can imagine as well as games and music options.


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