I would say that Jason Rabinowitz and I are pretty good friends. He also writes for AirlineReporter from time to time. Often he reaches out and asks if it is okay to share a story. I have never turned him down. Other times I spend lots and lots of time trying to convince him to share his story. He often agrees. Neither of these is the case for when he went to watch the first flight of the Airbus A350-1000 in Toulouse, France.
I couldn’t go, so I wanted to live through his story. He had a great time, shared it via his social media, took some great photos, but I couldn’t convince him to write up the story. Fine. Guess what? I am going to write up a story for him. Kinda.
You have probably heard of the Airbus A350. The 1000 model is the largest version of the family. When I asked Jason to describe the aircraft to me, he responded, “long plane is long.” Can’t argue with that. “But seriously, the A350-1000 is quiet. Pretty much everything else that took off while we were waiting made more noise than the 1000.”
Personally, I think the proportions look the best with this longer version. Probably looks better on many airline’s balance sheets too.