There are two planes that I still have not flown that I have on my bucket list, the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787. Both are technological marvels and both companies made strategic bets on where the airline industry was going. It would seem that the 787 had the better vision and is set to change the airline industry.
I stumbled across this video which does a very good job of explaining what happened between the A380 and the 787 and explains in detail where the industry is heading. Give it a watch: