Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Saudi Prince Buying 'Flying Palace' Jet

I see a campaign ad in this: "Why give our money to this sheik to spend buying palaces in the sky, let's drill in the Gulf and ANWR and end the flight of our money out of the USA" (I will be more than happy to sell this ad to you for cheap, email me :-)

In the annals of excess, it could be a new high: a more than $300 million dollar, super-sized luxury airplane, bought and outfitted solely for the private comfort of a Saudi Arabian billionaire.

Once done, the Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger plane, will be a "flying palace" for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the manufacturer announced Monday.

Airbus SAS would not give a specific price tag for the VIP double- decker jet, with its football field-length wings, saying only that it would cost more than the aircraft's list price of $320 million.

I can't be the only who gets ticked off seeing this after paying close to $3.00 a gallon this morning.