As the saying goes, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. The only problem is, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal already has it. He just wants a bigger one. Freud would have a field day with this guy! Feeling (understandably) that his Private Boeing 747-400 just wasn’t large enough for his ego, the Prince has opted to be one of the first to purchase the new $300 million Airbus A380 superjumbo. It’s roomy to be sure — with space for about 800 people — but the Prince has big plans for a myriad of additions. Here’s a nice little rundown:
“The prince hasn’t spoken publicly about this yet, but the aviation press is speculating that among the extras bin Talal might want are private bedrooms, with a master suite on the upper deck with an office, private dining room, gym and spa. There would be a reception room for those awaiting an audience with the prince, and the lower deck could contain a lounge, conference room and a more public dining room. Part of the cargo hold could be transformed into a movie theater.”
The Airbus does have some nice eco-advantages over standard aircraft when spread out over its mammoth passenger capacity, but with the Prince and his entourage only on-board, those pretty much fly out the window.For the Prince and his $20 billion dollar fortune we only have two words: Peak Oil.Enjoy it while it lasts your highness.