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Cruise on the Big Blimp, Anyone? - 10-25-2007, 05:24 AM

This is going to be just gorgeous! I wish I had the money for the cruise!
Think of a night flight!!

"TOKYO — JTB Corp said Tuesday it will offer cruises over Tokyo aboard a Zeppelin NT, the world's largest airship, between Nov 23 and Jan 5. The cruise planned by the major travel agency will take off from Okegawa, Saitama Prefecture, and circle above central Tokyo at an altitude of 300 to 600 meters for an hour and a half, JTB officials said."

"We will fly much lower than an airplane at a leisurely pace," said Hiroyuki Watanabe, president of Nippon Airship Corp, which will conduct the flights. The service will use one of three existing Zeppelin NTs built by Germany's Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH. The airships measure 75 meters in length. Each cruise will take up to eight passengers at a time. JTB is planning a total of 104 flights both during the day and at night. Prices will range from 126,000 yen to 168,000 yen, depending on the time and day of the flight."

2007 Kyodo News
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