by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport.

alwaleed_bin_talal.jpgAs 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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Lucy

    Ah,who are we to judge. Americans have more private jets than any other nation.

  • Butch

    A copy of this(and a “Thank You” note from the prince) should be sent to everyone who bought a new SUV this year.

  • marine4003

    And i care…why,The Saudis hate the US and our “western Ways” yet copy our lifestyle..?