Flying to Dubai on the A380 Jumbo Jet

The World Economic Forum in Dubai looked at designing a post-crisis global system. Getting there was a design experience in itself
A380 business-class passengers have a cockpit-style seat. (Note: The man pictured is not Bruce Nussbaum.)

I just returned from a World Economic Forum conference on designing a post-crisis global system. The ruler of Dubai was nice enough to pick up the tab for the confab, so I flew business class on one of the double-decker A380 jumbo jets flown by Emirates Airlines. It was without doubt the best-designed flying experience I've had on any commercial airline. Which is a good thing since this was also one of the longest flights (12 hours to Dubai, 14½ hours back to New York) I've ever taken.

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