The Zeppelin NT is 246 feet long, but the passenger cabin is quite small -- seating only 12 passengers.
Those who were onboard Thursday described the flight as peaceful and quiet. They said it was like floating above Long Beach.
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The Zeppelin NT will be in Long Beach through Memorial Day, offering one hour flights for $495 a person, $750 for a couple. For information about this weekend's flights, click here.
On Tuesday, the Zeppelin NT will head back to its home base in Northern California. That flight will take about 8 hours. When nature calls -- and it probably would on a flight like that -- the bathroom on board has a window, so passengers and crew don't miss a minute of the view.