FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ A ground breaking flight is expected at New York's Kennedy airport Monday.
The Airbus A380 superjumbo jet is scheduled to make its first flight to the United States.
More than 500 passengers are expected to be on the eight hour Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Germany. Most will be Airbus and Lufthansa employees, along with some reporters.
The flight will operate just as if it were a commercial one, with full dining and entertainment services -- and a cabin crew of nearly two dozen.
After the inaugural run, Lufthansa and Airbus will operate a demonstration flight to Chicago's O'Hare airport on Tuesday before returning to New York and then to Frankfurt.
It heads next to Hong Kong and back, then to Washington's Dulles airport on March 25th.