Posted February 27, 2008 by Carl Unger
It seems Airbus is in talks with customers who want to convert Airbus A380s into flying casinos. If the A380 doesn’t ring any bells, let me remind you that it’s the largest passenger aircraft EVER. It’s HUGE. In my opinion you’re already taking a gamble by flying aboard these whales in the first place (how on earth do these planes even get off the ground?!). So why not toss a few Benjamins on the roulette table while you’re up there?
Okay, so maybe I’m a little paranoid about traveling on a plane as big as the A380. In reality, there’s no reason to be worried. Despite its size, the A380 can take off and land on the same runways as its smaller rival, Boeing’s 747.
No reason to be worried, that is, unless you’re losing money left and right. But fear not, because the casino jets won’t likely be ready before 2012. There’s not even word yet on who wants them or where they would fly.
Now, what I want to know is whether or not these will be hotel-casinos in the air. Singapore Airlines has already debuted its private first-class cabins (no funny business!), and they would go nicely with a few slot machines and a Vegas-style floor show.