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Would you pay $66,000 for a one-way ticket from New York to Abu Dhabi?


Billionaires, millionaires, VIPs and celebrities can be mesmerized by the latest news about the world’s most expensive and luxurious airlines.

Germany’s newest airline, alpine airOffering public scenic flights over the unique mountain vistas of the Alps, recently published a study of the world’s most expensive scheduled air tickets and most luxurious airline. Results of this study The results of a comprehensive analysis of first class fares around the world.

The airline predicts that tickets will get more expensive in 2023, as Amex Global Business Travel’s “Air Monitor” suspects. So while most people will be hoping for cheaper economy-class fares next month, the world’s ultra-wealthy with platinum cards will continue to care less about rising fares.

As a comfortable alternative to private jets, high-end airlines such as Etihad, Emirates, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic once again offer exclusive airport lounges, personal service, ample leg room, hotel-like Comfortable sleep and Michelin-star cuisine. (Be sure to bring your satin eyeshadow, because you’ll undoubtedly be sleeping in a cozy cocoon.)

430-square-foot suite in the cloud for $66,000

According to Alpen Air, the most luxurious treatment on a scheduled flight can cost as much as — take a breath — $66,000 one way.The best proof is first class “apartment” by Air Arabia Etihad Airways. No other airline can match the 430 sq. ft. suite on the upper deck of the Airbus A380. According to the study, The Residence has a separate bedroom with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. Flights between New York City/JFK and Abu Dhabi/AUH take approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes. The cost is $66,000, or $88 per minute. The fare also includes chauffeur service to the airport and permanent assistance from a butler trained to work with the Royal Family.

First class on Emirates includes a full spa experience

emirates airlinesAccording to the study, the company has a $31,000 ticket and regularly takes its most valued passengers from LA/LAX to Dubai/DXB and back. The travel experience on an Airbus A380 lasts just under 16 hours ($32 a minute), but for those who can afford the fare, there are a number of ways to spend the long flight. Among other amenities, passengers have access to a spa bathroom with exclusive soaps and creams and well-equipped wellness showers. Plus, passengers can get a good night’s sleep during the flight. In less than a minute, flight attendants can transform a flight suite into a full-fledged sleeping space with the comfort of a five-star hotel. (Mine teddy bear optional.)

Korean Techno and Cinematic Atmosphere, $28,000

korean air Also recently participated in the most honored client competition. The airline operates Airbus A380s on routes between New York City/JFK and Seoul/ICN, offering first-class tickets for as much as $28,000 ($29 a minute). The tech-savvy Koreans aim to ensure customers are satisfied with the latest generation of in-flight entertainment and high-altitude movie ambiance. High dividers provide privacy and at the touch of a button the seat transforms into a comfortable lounge area for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Travel in Virgin Atlantic’s windowless mini-first class

While other airlines focus on bigger suites for new first-class concept, British Airways Virgin Atlantic A mini first-class cabin for the Airbus A330 Neo was recently unveiled, called “retreat.” According to the research, the seats in the front of the aircraft offer Virgin Atlantic’s most spacious suites to date, accommodating up to four people to dine, play games or socialize in groups. Potentially off-limits for many: the suite has no windows because it’s in the middle of the plane. More entertainment is available in ‘The Loft’ lounge, which Virgin Atlantic has installed on its Airbus A350 aircraft between London/LHR and Los Angeles/LAX. The First Class Passenger Lounge can accommodate eight people. One-way fares in first class cost up to $22,000 ($32 per minute).

So – load your Louis Vuitton Luggage, let’s go. It’s going to be a great flight!

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