This Hybrid Airship Is Basically a Flying Mansion

It's called the Airlander 10 and it's pretty much the cruise ship of the sky, with en-suites, a bar, and lounge.

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Airlander

If you're someone who hates flying — the close quarters! the plane food! the germs! — this might make you reconsider your stance. There's now a hybrid airship that's practically a flying mansion.

Created by , the Airlander 10 (as it's known) is part airship, part helicopter, and part plane. It's 302 feet long, which — as points out — is about 60 feet longer than the world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380. Basically, this thing is massive.

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Airlander

The Airlander 10 will host three-day excursions, where up to 19 passengers can cruise the skies in style. Hybrid Air Vehicles recently released photos of what the airship interior will look like, and, well, I can imagine every Instagram blogger ever wanting to be on that first official flight.

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Design Q/Hybrid Air Vehicles

It's pretty much the cruise ship of the sky. The concept behind the Airlander is to rethink flying as an experience rather than a quick way to get where you're going. "Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible. What we're offering is a way of making the journey a joy," said CEO Stephen McGlennan is a press release.

In total, there are 10 en-suite bedrooms, a bar, and a lounge area. If the purpose of the Airlander 10 is to enjoy the experience, there's no better way to do it than in this glass lounge. The see-through flooring will give passengers views from every angle at 16,000 feet above.

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Design Q/Hybrid Air Vehicles
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Design Q/Hybrid Air Vehicles

Want to book your flight right now? You'll need to have some patience. The Airlander 10 has to complete 200 incident-free hours in the sky before it can take commercial passengers. And while it's recently completed six successful test flights, it crashed on its second test flight in . And in it collapsed before take-off after completing a successful test flight. So, for now, may I suggest booking a cruise?

Oh, and, if all you can think about is how it looks a lot like a butt, you're not alone. The Airlander has actually been nicknamed "The Flying Bum" because of its shape.

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Airlander

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