The title of largest passenger jet went from the Boeing 747-400 to the Airbus A380. The A380 came into service in 2007 to much fanfare. But has anybody noticed how ugly it is? It certainly doesn't help that for some reason, they put the flight deck in the lower cabin. Compare the beauty and sleekness of the 747-400 to the bulky girth that is the A380. Let's put this into perspective:
Here is the A380:
Two similar angles showing the planes in landing configuration with full flaps and slats set. Which of these planes look better to you?
Oh, and for all you 747 fans, Boeing is currently developing a new 747 variant dubbed the 747-8. Named for its use of technology seen in the Boeing 787.