The internet is going crazy after Emirates airline posted a picture of a plane covered in diamonds and crystals.
The Emirates ‘Bling’ 777 – which most took as a reference to the Boeing 777 aircraft – was pictured alongside baggage carts and shuttle bus vehicles, an otherwise everyday travel image aside from the plane’s spectacular embellishment.
A Boeing 777 plane is 63.7 metres or 73.9 metres long, depending on the model – meaning a whole lot of precious gems would be needed to cover it.
Not surprisingly, people were freaking out on Twitter in reaction to United Arab Emirates’ based airline’s post.
Some accused the airline of ‘showing off’, while others were simply concerned about whether the plane would be able to take off.
I aspire to have this much money 😥
— The Boy⚡️ (@LLchikko) December 6, 2018
When people with too much money are bored and want to show off pic.twitter.com/suJ3U7bVmm
— Peter wolf 🌕- always by your side. (@Peterwolf626) December 6, 2018
Lmao the weight of those rocks will weigh that bird down so much 😂
— Emil Cepeda✈ (@emiliocepilio) December 6, 2018
Added lots of weight?
— Auntie K (@GrainOfSands) December 6, 2018
Others were sceptical about whether it was real or not.
No way this is real
— Elle (@misscoco_88) December 7, 2018
As it turns out, the post is actually an artwork created by award winning crystal artist Sara Shakeel and posted on her Instagram account.
Earlier today, she posted an image of a plane wing flying above a crystal-studded cloud.
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