Monday, November 25, 2013

Head to Head: Airbus A380 vs Boeing 747-8


Boeing and Airbus have been competing in the passenger jet market since the 70s, and until 2007, Boeing ruled the wide-body arena with its 747 airliner. Airbus finally  came up with an answer, the A380, which became the largest passenger airliner in the world when it was introduced. Not to be outdone, Boeing also updated the 747 by introducing the 747-8 Intercontinental. I finally got both models this year.

Here's how the two airliners compare in real life: 


Boeing 747-8
Length: 250 ft 
Wingspan: 224 ft 
Cabin Width: 20.1 ft 
Height: 63 ft 
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 448,000 kg
Max Passengers:  605
Range: 9210 miles
Price:  $357.5 million


Airbus A380
Length: 238.6 ft 
Wingspan: 261.6 ft 
Fuselage Width: 23.4 ft 
Height: 80.2 ft 
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 575,000 kg
Max Passengers: 853 (one class)
Range: 9755 miles
Price: $403.9 million

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Grab a Porsche from Petron


Petron, a Philippine oil company, is running the 'Grab a Porsche' promo this November. A purchase of PhP1000 in any Petron gas station gives you a chance to buy one of the five 1:32 diecast Porsche cars.


The cars are Porsche GT3 Cup (white), 918 Spyder (gray), Carrera GT (red), Cayman Race (blue) and the 911 GT3 Race (black with red trim). The Spyder and the Carrera GT comes with a relica key that acts as remote for controlling the lights and sounds. The remote will work with all the five cars. Each box also contains extra sets of button cell batteries, and some cars comes with sticker decals.


The cars with remote cost PhP 240, while the rest cost PhP180. The promo will last for the whole of November. I've only have three so far, so two more to go.