This wild luxury plane includes glass floors and a private bar

Images via Hybrid Air Vehicles
Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Hope you’re not scared of heights.

The future of air travel is here, and it’s proving that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.

The world’s largest flying aircraft, The Airlander, is a plane-blimp-airship hybrid. Its interior is 95 metres long and can fit up to 19 passengers plus crew.

Fresh photos of the craft show features like glass floors, private suites and a bar, making it less plane and more flying luxury hotel. The craft can also take off and land from most flat surfaces, eliminating the need for a trip to the airport.

It also travels much slower than a typical jet, reaching speeds of only 145km per hour. At that rate, simple journeys could take days to complete, but you could hardly complain while sipping cocktails over the middle of the ocean.

After making its first incident-free test flight in 2016, the Airlander is only 194 tests away from getting the green light to carry passengers.


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Posted by Hybrid Air Vehicles on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

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