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ABOARD THE AIRBUS A380 (AFP) — "I almost couldn't sleep because of the excitement," Canon Ling said, as flight attendants handed out glasses of champagne in the aisles. "I want to be a part of history."
Ling was one of 455 passengers on the maiden flight of the Airbus superjumbo -- a trip more about caviar than commuting, as giddy passengers turned a long-haul flight on the world's biggest airliner into an airborne party.
A huge round of applause broke out as the giant double-decker sped down the runway in Singapore and took off into aviation history.
Seven hours later, three rounds of ecstatic cheers marked its landing in Sydney.
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