On the day that Emirates inaugurated A380 service from San Francisco to Dubai, CNET goes inside for a tour of the sky-high luxury.
The 16-foot-long model is powered by four small turbine engines, and wowed a crowd at a recent model-airplane show in Switzerland.
Airbus showed off its mammoth A380, still a relatively new option for the airline industry, at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport. Here's a look at the double-decker passenger jet's demonstration.
Road Trip 2011: Each time Airbus prepares to build another A380, it must first send a convoy of the giant components for this mammoth airplane on a 124-mile journey that passes straight through the middle of the tiny French hamlet of Levignac.
Road Trip 2011: Before Airbus can make a new A380, it sends a convoy of the plane's wings, fuselage, and tail fins through the French countryside. In the ancient village of Levignac, the arrival of the convoy is a good excuse for a nighttime street party.
Road Trip 2011: Just across from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, the biggest passenger plane in the world is assembled in the biggest industrial building in Europe. CNET got to see it up close.
On May 10, 2011, the first regularly scheduled Airbus A380 flight arrives at San Francisco's airport with a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt.
Road Trip at Home: Lufthansa began daily A380 service to San Francisco today. CNET looks inside the massive plane.
Road Trip at Home: Germany's Lufthansa is the first to bring the A380--the world's largest passenger plane--to SFO.
The first scheduled Airbus A380 will land at San Francisco International Airport tomorrow with a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt. CNET will be there to bring you the aircraft in all its huge glory.