Talk about first-class: An Airbus A380 made its maiden commercial flight Thursday with 455 passengers, some of whom paid up to $50,000 for the privilege of spending seven hours on an airplane.
On a related note, Alaska Airlines has been known to give people seven hours on an airplane when they only paid for two.
Passengers on the first Airbus flight were served champagne. The flight also likely included the A380’s first disappointing in-flight movie, first screaming baby and first passenger told that while he made it to Sydney, his luggage is in Shanghai.
People are sure in a hurry to get through Lynnwood. Since cameras went up at city intersections earlier this year, police have sent out more than 7,500 tickets at $124 apiece for running red lights.
Those who receive tickets can go online to view their indiscretions, or wait for TV to come up with “America’s Funniest Angry Pedestrians.”
So, for $124, you can get out of Lynnwood faster and get on the city’s version of YouTube. Kind of steep, but still a better deal than a $50,000 flight.