In the next few minutes, we will take off to dreamland where our childhood wishes do come true. And our aircraft of choice is nothing but the most expensive flight: Etihad Airbus A380 or “The Residence”. Here you’ll experience the ultimate luxury in the sky during your London-Melbourne round trip flight only for $80,000.
That amount seems justified by the royal treatment you get from the moment you book. Be picked up by a limo to and from the airport, get a VIP check-in and entrance and be greeted by your private concierge and butler who’ll prepare whatever you like to eat.
Confining seats, bland food and shared tiny toilets are the curse of long flights but when you’re on board Airbus A380, you have your own private double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower, and a huge living room. Every detail of the suite was meticulously designed by hospitality experts so expect no less than bespoke hotel amenities and service on board.
I can’t choose what to love most about this flight: the absolutely awesome inflight entertainment (32 HD TV at your own private lounge), the luxurious bed linen (it’s from Pratesi of Italy), breakfast in bed, the exquisite glassware and dining set, or the opportunity to shower before I land.
Speaking of landing, it’s time to wake up from the trip to fairyland. I know that’s the last thing you want to do after gulping down that much champagne and cognac during the flight. I have to agree, that was the most fantastic reimagined flight I’ve ever tried - in my head.
There are two ways to deal with spectacular opulence. One, be mad or envious or bitter at the level of indulgence the uber-rich breed enjoys. Or two, imagine what it’s like to be in their situation. I think lofty dreams suit people with imagination. So let us imagine, shall we?