This is the flight deck of the new Boeing 747-8, the fourth generation of the original Jumbo Jet; and currently the longest, second largest overall, and longest-range passenger jet in the world. Two people sit in these two chairs and fly an aluminum tube the size of an office building at nearly the speed of sound more than half-way around the world with 400 people in back. If you are cynical about the state of the world, your eyes may not be all the way open.

This is the flight deck of the new Boeing 747-8, the fourth generation of the original Jumbo Jet; and currently the longest, second largest overall, and longest-range passenger jet in the world. Two people sit in these two chairs and fly an aluminum tube the size of an office building at nearly the speed of sound more than half-way around the world with 400 people in back. If you are cynical about the state of the world, your eyes may not be all the way open.

Lufthansa 747-8 travel & #save on tickets with #AirConcierge.com

Lufthansa 747-8 travel & #save on tickets with #AirConcierge.com

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental - Sales of the Freighter version are far exceeding the Passenger version.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental - Sales of the Freighter version are far exceeding the Passenger version.

Boeing 747-8 VIP, I mean, just look at this lounge! It's spectacular.

This 747 private jet is a palace in the sky

Boeing 747-8 VIP, I mean, just look at this lounge! It's spectacular.

Mega jets -- the Airbus A380-800 & Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental -- looks like both are Lufthansa, at a German airport in this user generated Google Maps screensnap

Mega jets -- the Airbus A380-800 & Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental -- looks like both are Lufthansa, at a German airport in this user generated Google Maps screensnap

FINAL FLIGHT OF NWA Ship 6301 -  HNL- ATL.  IT will go to the Delta Flight Museum, where it will become the latest aircraft exhibit.

FINAL FLIGHT OF NWA Ship 6301 - HNL- ATL. IT will go to the Delta Flight Museum, where it will become the latest aircraft exhibit.

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