The Google Maps team first revolutionised the way we see things from the comfort of our own home with the introduction of Street View, allowing us to virtually explore streets all around the World.
Earlier last year, they brought us the first underwater panorama photos of Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, as part of the World Wonders Project.
You can also explore the Grand Canyon (USA), Stonehenge (UK) and even Scott’s Hut in Antarctica, amongst other places.
Today, Google Maps offers a new first – By offering a view inside one of Emirates A380 Super jumbos parked on the dedicated A380 concourse at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Emirates version of the A380 is very nice, and although its fitout in some of the premium classes may be a little bit ‘blingy’, there is no doubt that they offer a solid hard product, particularly in First and Business Class.
As A380 routes are quite limited from New Zealand (Emirates are actually the only airline that currently fly from Auckland, with two routes both to Dubai: one via. Sydney and the other via. Melbourne – Hat tip to Andrew for pointing this out) this is the next best way to check out the aircraft other than spending the thousands of dollars for an air ticket.
Something that is quite cool is that you are able to view through practically every part of the aircraft in high resolution, with the images spectacularly crystal clear throughout all classes of service.
Highlights include a glimpse into the First Class Private Suites to the flat-bed Business Class seats and onboard lounge and bar.
Oh, and did I mention that there is also an onboard shower spa that is exclusive to the Emirates A380 First Class cabin? – That’s right, you did read correctly – you can shower inflight, onboard a plane.
You can even check out the view from the flight deck!
As the A380 is a double-decker aircraft, you can switch between floors by clicking on the ‘E’ button to visit the lower deck or click the ‘B’ button to move to the upper floor.
To check it out on Google Maps for yourself, click on the link here.