Most of us view any long haul flight as a luxury, even if we’re flying in economy class, but for the super wealthy it’s just another commute to the office; a headache to be assuaged by chucking obscene amounts of money at it.
And if flying first class isn’t quite good enough, Etihad has something up its sleeve: The Residence. The airline is to dedicate a section of its A380 jet to a luxurious three-room suite with a living/dining area, bedroom (with double bed) and private bathroom. It’s 125 feet of space in all.
Tech-wise, there’s a 32in TV in the living area, a 27in TV in the bedroom and a Panasonic entertainment system.
It all sounds quite nice, doesn’t it – but there’s a price to pay for such luxe travel, and that price is something in the region of £25,000 for a one-way, seven-hour flight between London and Abu Dhabi. If that doesn’t put you off, you’ll be able to start travelling in The Residence from March 2015.