Julian Hayward on First Airbus A380 Flight
Some people just have a thing for owning bragging rights, and those rights can be quite pricey. Australian Julian Hayward was such a fan of the Airbus A380 that he dropped a sky-high $100,380.00 USD (note the 380 in the price) to be the first passenger to purchase an Airbus ticket back in 2007. This is a lofty price even for our most expensive items collection! To get a feel for just how ginormous this plane is, see video of Airbus A380 hits Comair commercial flight!
Hayward unloaded enough cash to buy an exotic car or about 40 luxury car rentals in order to be the first to purchase a ticket for the very first Airbus A380 flight from Singapore to Sydney. A typical seat on the Airbus would sell for $3,400.00-ish at that time, but Mr. Moneybags masterfully outbid all others on eBay for the bragging rights of the world’s first commercial passenger of the innovative Airbus.
Airbus A380 VIP
Airbus A380 interior
So what perks did Hayward receive for the extra $96,989.00? According to reports he was treated to a special dinner and a trip to France to see the airline take delivery for the A380 Airbus. A portion of his ticket price was donated to a variety of charities, which is also nice.
Airbus A380 interior seating
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