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American Airlines Launches Zero Emissions Zeppelin Service

| Wednesday April 1st, 2009 | 26 Comments

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Starting next month, American Airlines will replace jet service on the transatlantic sector with solar powered LZ-2 airships – at zero emissions. The new 100% photovoltaic powered vessels will transport up to 500 people in the lap of luxury, featuring private suites, bars and restaurants, spectacular lounges, and an 18-hole frisbee golf course.

Twenty five years of cooperation between Boeing and the Poof Slinky company reduced even the manufacturing process of the LZ-2 to a zero emissions, zero waste process based on recycled material gathered in the North Pacific Gyre and re-purposed to aircraft specifications.

On a maiden test flight between New York and Helsinki last week, American Airlines CEO Gerard J. Arpey shared champagne with company spokesman Robert Plant remarking:

American Airlines is proud to usher in a new age of travel where humanity can once again relax – free from leg cramps, nonexistent overhead bins, and inedible snak paks.

To which Plant replied, “I believe I’ve lost my frisbee.”

To save additional resources, passengers may disembark over any landmass by ejecting in parachute bound pods.


Below, airship #23 arrives in New York:
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Features:
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1. Rigid Airship Frame with Helium Chambers
2. Photovoltaic Cell Network
3. Retractable Polycarbonate Roof
4. Terraced Deck with Lap pool
5. SkyView Lounge
6. Main Atrium with Climbing Wall
7. EarthView Restaurant & Bar
8. Spa Treatment & Library
9. Private Suites
10. Kitchen & Staff Rooms
11. Captain’s Bridge
12. Gantryway
13. Propulsion
14. Bungee Jumping Platform


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  1. April 01, 2009 at 10:05 am PDT | mantis108 writes:

    Nice, I cannot wait to ride on this thing. I missed the Led Zeppelin reunion tour so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone. Then again, this thing may go over like a lead blimp.

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  2. April 01, 2009 at 19:03 pm PDT | John Woodson writes:

    OMGosh dude that is just WAY too cool!
    RT
    http://www.anonymity.us.tc

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  3. April 01, 2009 at 19:05 pm PDT | Nyklus writes:

    Ummm… April Fools Day Much?

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  4. April 01, 2009 at 19:08 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    you are all APRIL FOOLS!! this is obviously not real… look at the picture

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  5. April 01, 2009 at 19:08 pm PDT | Nick Rivers writes:

    Gotta be April Fool’s. The Frisbee Golf Course is the dead giveaway. That, and the fact that you’ve never heard a whiff of this until now.

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  6. April 01, 2009 at 19:18 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    i know this is a 4/1 joke but, i have to admit, that would be pretty flippin awesome!

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  7. April 01, 2009 at 19:23 pm PDT | Alex writes:

    never would they change their whole airline service… forget it! the stocks, the pilots, the everything… its impossible to change a whole company on the dime of a nickel…. if this were true, they would continue old company as is and start a new division…. way less risky…. no big company will get rid of its primary activity

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  8. April 01, 2009 at 19:25 pm PDT | stevo writes:

    Poof Slinky!

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  9. April 01, 2009 at 19:28 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    I hate April 1st.

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  10. April 01, 2009 at 19:29 pm PDT | tgs writes:

    Wow! My roommate thought this was real. Anyone got any swampland in Oklahoma to sell?

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  11. April 01, 2009 at 19:29 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    damn i wish this was real

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  12. April 01, 2009 at 19:33 pm PDT | kin writes:

    its too bad this isnt real

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  13. April 01, 2009 at 20:03 pm PDT | joe writes:

    this would be cool if it wasnt APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!

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  14. April 01, 2009 at 20:06 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    just another hoax..

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  15. April 01, 2009 at 20:20 pm PDT | ntopics writes:

    All we need is the idea, because we know
    that science fiction often becomes reality.
    thanks from tony

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  16. April 01, 2009 at 20:30 pm PDT | Killthemusic.com writes:

    Looks really cool, to bad it’s April Fools, but nicely done anyhow :)

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  17. April 01, 2009 at 20:54 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    Le poisson Avril

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  18. April 01, 2009 at 20:57 pm PDT | PJ writes:

    this isn’t good april fools, it just makes me sad…

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  19. April 01, 2009 at 21:12 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    Had me going until the part about ejecting passengers in pods over any landmass.

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  20. April 01, 2009 at 22:07 pm PDT | Anonymous writes:

    Possibly the only April fool’s joke I’ve seen that I wish was true…

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  21. April 02, 2009 at 1:32 am PDT | Michelle writes:

    This may be reality in a few years…..This link
    http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2008-10-30-san-francisco-zeppelin_N.htm
    is actually true.

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  22. April 02, 2009 at 3:48 am PDT | Anonymous writes:

    Lol at bungee jumping platform :)
    Would be a thrill for sure!

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  23. April 02, 2009 at 4:41 am PDT | martin writes:

    why the hell ARENT they doing this. wth. i’d go on it…and i know a LOT of people who would. and it’s better than their shitty ass normal airliners.

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  24. April 02, 2009 at 5:20 am PDT | Mike writes:

    I couldn’t make out where the Frisbee Golf course was in the schematic, can anyone else find it?
    Could be great elevation changes between shots, if they use the forward compartment. Imagine if they mix helium and oxygen in that chamber and then shouting “fore!!” in that helium voice.
    I’m in!

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  25. April 02, 2009 at 10:56 am PDT | Caleb writes:

    Why should this be considered a joke? Why not make this a reality, it seems awesome, and at the same time environmentally safe.
    Other than though, how awesome would it be to be flying in one of those? It reminds me of a phantasy world, e.g. Howls Moving Castle for instance.

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  26. April 06, 2009 at 13:31 pm PDT | sam writes:

    haha very well done. a friend from http://www.affluence.org pointed this out to me before it was revealed as a joke

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