Starting from May 1st, rich or should I say uber-rich Mumbai’ites will be able to experience the most luxurious way to fly from Mumbai to New York. Yes, I am talking about the Residence onboard Etihad’s Airbus A380, a literal three room luxury suite which will take you from Mumbai to New York in 21 hours with a stop-over in Abu Dhabi.
A one-way all inclusive ticket costs a whopping $38,000 (£26,000) and is the world’s most expensive flight. So what does this ticket get you? From the moment you begin your journey you get to enjoy the ultimate in luxury. A luxury chauffeur driver car to the airport; private check-in and lounge access; and a personal concierge who will look after your dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events and lifestyle services.
Your three room swanky penthouse in the sky comes with a living room with a 32in flat-screen TV, a leather double sofa and two fold-away dining tables; a separate bedroom with a 6-foot 10-inch double bed and designer Italian bed linen; and an en-suite shower with luxury amenities and bathrobes. You also have your own Savoy-trained Butler to ensure you a tailored experience and an exclusive chef to prepare personalized meals for you. This three room suite is available only on Etihad’s fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft and is the ultimate in luxury, comfort and service.