We arrived on time at 5.20 am in Frankfurt. I sat on the upper deck of the ‘big bird’ Airbus A-380 that brought us here. These pictures are wall panels at the baggage claim at Terminal A. The 1970 aircraft tug with 600 hp will NOT do and instead a 1,400 hp tug pushes back the A-380. (The Germans did not translate PS in the pictures. It stands for Pferdestärke! Horse power!) And fuel is now pumped into the belly (and wings?) of the plane at 7,000 liters/ min compared to a typical 300 liters per minute.
I’m catching a few winks at a hotel and then I will go see the city before I ship out to the USA and Seattle in the morning.