Step right up and see the world's largest passenger your very own backyard!

This story has saturated the news this morning, but these kind of items (along with anti-vertical growth rhetoric) always make us feel as if San Francisco is veering back toward some sort of home-of-the-world's-largest-tomato quaint-ism.

Aaanyway, the big ol' plane made its way to SFO to see if the airport could handle such girth, deal with the operations of the A380 double decker jet, properly shun Marine soldiers who might be riding in it, etc.

To see more images of its massiveness, go here.

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