If this doesn't make you turn in your big ass SUV for a hybrid, then nothing will..
Dubai, United Arab Emirates..In the annals of excess, it could be a new high; a more than $300 million, super-sized luxury airplane, bought and outfitted solely for the private comfort of a Saudi Arabian billionaire. Once done, the Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger plane, will be a "flying palace" for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the manufacturer announced Monday.
The cost? Well, they aren't exactly saying, but did say that it would cost more than the aircraft's list price of $320 million. The prince will pay extra for custom features that could kick the price up an additional $50 to $150 million.I suppose the $150 million could cover a swimming pool, that they said could be put in the bottom of the plane where cargo would normally go..little extras like private bedrooms, movie theater,gym with a Jacuzzi, lounge-type quarters equipped with a conference area and dining room..
Size does matter....it's 6,000-square feet, and will need a crew of 15.It's as tall as a 7-story building with each wing big enough to hold 70 cars and is capable of carrying 853 passengers in an all-economy class configuration.
What do we know about the little Prince?...He is the first and only customer of this type of airplane..(isn't he special?) The prince is in his early 50's is the only private owner of a Boeing 747-400.This is just chump change for Prince Alwaleed as he is Citigroup Inc.'s biggest individual shareholder and the world's 13th richest person with assets around $20 billion.
So think about the prince flying around the world in his mega fucking airplane when you go to the pumps and fill up your SUV, Hummer and other gas guzzling auto's..ain'tcha proud to be able to contribute to the cause...?
I feel so much better now...