Transatlantic flights just got a luxurious upgrade with Etihad unveiling the spectacular three-room suite, complete with its own bedroom, living room, shower room and a 24-hour butler service and a private chef. Named The Residence – the new suite will cost $76,000 on a commercial flight from New York to Mumbai, making it the most expensive flight in the world.
A one-way ticket for exclusive ‘penthouse in the sky’ costs approximately $38,000 (£26,000) and features a private butler and chef, so passengers can have all of their whims catered to. The cabin is available only on Etihad’s fleet of Airbus A380-800 aircrafts and comprises a living room, bedroom and shower room.
The living room is fitted with a 32in flat-screen LCD TV, a fine leather double sofa and two fold-away wooden dining tables. The Savoy-trained butler is available to assist passengers with anything they may require throughout their flight while a qualified chef prepares bespoke meals to their liking. A narrow hallway leads to the bedroom, where there is a double bed with designer Italian bed linen, which is another first for a commercial airline. Another 27in flat-screen TV is mounted on the wall in the bedroom and there is on-board WiFi.
Prior to landing passengers can freshen up in a private bathroom equipped with a shower, make-up mirror and hairdryer. What’s even more -the cost of the ticket includes personal chauffeured transport to and from the airport, a personal travel concierge, private check-in and access to a private lounge. Upon request Etihad can provide a trained on-board nanny to make passengers’ flight experience as comfortable as possible.
Apart from New York – Mumbai, passengers can book the suite for an Abu Dhabi – London and London – Sydney flights as well as to and from Melbourne from June 1st this year.