More Extravagant Plans For The A380
We've heard of some extravagant plans for the Airbus A380 before but Lufthansa Technik has a bold new idea for their VIP version of the plane, an interior driving range for golf practice. According to an article in the Sunday Times, the deluxe private A380 will cost over £200m and will include en-suite bedrooms and a private dining room. Lufthansa Technik believes there are about 20 customers in the world with the desire for the ultimate private plane including such big spenders as the Sultan of Brunei and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a Riyadh-based investment tycoon. Other details of this dream plane include wireless internet, 50-inch plasma television screens, mood lighting to minimize jet lag, a mini gym and a sauna. It seems like my prediction over a year ago of an in-flight Jacuzzi wasn't too far off. You've got a little time to raise the necessary cash, the earliest delivery slot for a VIP A380 is 2011 or 2012.