Crew Flies Boeing 747-8 From Seattle To Pittsburgh For Sandwiches

Getty Images

The Seattle-based flight crew testing out Boeing's 747-8 decided to take the new jet for a spin...to Pittsburgh for some sandwiches.

It all went down on Wednesday, when flight test director Paul Shank handed out Pittsburgh's famous Primanti Brothers menus while in Seattle.


Roughly 8 hours and 2,500 miles later, the flight crew landed in Pittsburgh to nosh on some sandwiches, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.


Staffers from the Pittsburgh-based Atlantic Aviation picked up the sandwiches, and the crew was back en route to Seattle an hour later.

Shank told the paper: "Everybody loved it. They were all like, 'Who would have thought to put fries and cole slaw on a sandwich?' It was comfort food for me, something that reminded me of home."


In the future, Shank told the paper, he and his crew will take the plane to try out some pasties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and lobster rolls in Maine.



Read Full Story

Sign up for the Travel Report by AOL newsletter to get exclusive deals and wanderlust inspiration delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.