Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airlines introduced their over-the-top new travel class, The Residence, back in May. Now we have the cost of a trip from Abu Dhabi to London – $43,000! For all that money you get a three room suite – a double room, living room and a private bathroom, additional perks include a chef and a butler. The hotel room like 125 square feet luxury suite is located on the front of the upper deck of the enormous A380.
Airline also announced the first flight with luxury suite will fly in December on the Abu Dhabi to London route. Service will be expanded to other long-haul routes such as New York and Sydney with the delivery of more A380’s with new feature installed.
It will be interesting to see how successful The Residence service going to be. For $43,000, those who can afford this price tag can pretty much travel on a private jet and avoid all hassles an airport brings. After all mini bars, wardrobes and flat screen TV’s are standard on most luxury private jets.
Source: Smart Planet