Emirates worlds largest plane to have pool, park?

Other international airlines announced "flapping planes" and a "canine crew".

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What a sight this triple-decker plane would be - if it were real!
What a sight this triple-decker plane would be - if it were real!

By Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia

Published: Sun 2 Apr 2017, 10:53 AM

Last updated: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 2:00 PM

It seems that Emirates Airline is all set to launch another game changer, if we are to believe the Dubai-based airline.

One of the world's leading airlines just unveiled plans for a commercial aircraft with jaw dropping - almost unbelievable - facilities.

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On Friday midnight, Emirates took to Twitter to announce its plans to launch the world's largest commercial plane, a triple-decker 'APR001', featuring a swimming pool, games room, gym and a park!

However, aviation enthusiasts and flyers, who like to travel in style, will have to wait since this 'larger than life' is nothing more than an April Fool's Day prank by Emirates.

But then who is to say what the future hold for the future of aviation. Until then, enjoy Emirates' current world class facilities the next time you fly with them.

Besides Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways - to name a few - attempted to prank people by announcing a plane with 'flaps' and a Corgi Class.

In a statement issued by Virgin Atlantic today, the airline spoke about its new innovation, the 'flapenergy':

After nearly 30 years of offering customers the ultimate long-haul flying experience, Virgin Atlantic and its founder Richard Branson are once again breaking barriers by announcing a world first in aircraft innovation.

Almost a decade in the making, Virgin Atlantic has today announced that its world-class engineering team have been secretly working on the design and production of the world's first-ever aircraft using new patented technology - flapology - to create the world's first aircraft with flappable wings.

A rendition of the plane's interiors
A rendition of the plane's interiors

Named the Dreambird 1417, the new aircraft has been inspired by the innovative engineering of a bird in flight and its flapping wing. The Dreambird 1417 boasts wings that bend and flex to create a flapping motion that not only propels the aircraft forward but generates its own power to meet every electronic need onboard.

The flamboyant Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic and popular prankster said:

"Birds are the ultimate flying machine and it's been a lifelong ambition of mine to harness their energy and apply it to a passenger aircraft. Engineers all over the world have been trying for years to mimic a bird in flight and thanks to the perseverance and dedication of the team at Virgin Atlantic, we've finally succeeded. Not only have we harnessed this but we've also created a faster, cleaner more self-sustaining aircraft."

And here's British Airways' Corgi Class for - exclusively for Corgis:

But Virgin Australia took their April Fool's prank further by 'unleashing' cabin crew of dogs, aptly called - Canine Crew:

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