Airbus' gargantuan A380 is making its first American stops this week. The empty, unbooked planes are making trial runs at major U.S. airports to see what modifications still have to be made to accommodate the birds; the damn things are so large that runways have to be altered and gates redesigned.
The Superjumbo is so big that proposed interior amenities have included not just seating but bars, gyms, casinos, showers, and beauty salons.
How big are we talking? The 300 million dollar plane stands eight stories tall, with a wingspan nearly the size of a football field and a maximum passenger capacity of 853. The amount of snack bags required to feed that many people will probably revolutionize peanut farming.