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Multi-room suite includes a shower, bed, and your own butler

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has rolled out one of the most impressive ways to fly commercial ever created. The airline is offering a multi-room suite in the sky aimed at the super wealthy passenger who wants to be in ultimate comfort. The suite is called The Residence and has a living room, double bedroom, shower room, and a dedicated and trained butler.
The suite has 125 square feet of space for passengers and is on the forward upper deck of the fleet of new Airbus A380s, and will support single or double occupancy.

A dedicated butler -- trained at the Savoy Butler Academy in London -- is available for the passengers in the suite and will be on call throughout the flight offering. Passengers booking the suite will also get a VIP concierge team handling them from booking to check-in including a limo transfer and custom menu.
The living room has a two seat reclining sofa, dual dining tables, and a mini-bar. Beds are 82-inches long with a custom-made mattress, wardrobe, and under bed storage for luggage.
Other features include Wi-Fi, 32-inch TV in the living room, and a 27-inch TV in the bedroom. Other tech niceties include a Panasonic eX3 entertainment system, along with a bevvy of AC, HDMI, and USB ports to power and connect all of your portable or not so portable (how about some Xbox One or PlayStation 4 gaming at 40,000 feet?) devices during your trip.
There’s no word on pricing, but with all the amenities it won’t come cheap.

Source: Eithad Airlines

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I dont get it.....
By canadian_moose on 5/5/2014 10:28:25 AM , Rating: 2
If you can afford this you can probably afford to hire or lease/own a private jet in the first place.

RE: I dont get it.....
By bah12 on 5/5/2014 11:07:11 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed, and IMO it is the airport hassel that is the biggest pain in the butt, not the flight. I've flown privately quite a few times on a corporate jet. You can't beat the time savings of driving right to the hanger and leaving in less than 10 min. Plus if your late no big deal it isn't like they leave you.

A timeshare on a jet would be far more beneficial if you ask me.

RE: I dont get it.....
By purerice on 5/5/2014 11:13:04 AM , Rating: 2
I fully agree but a lot of CEOs living under the stigma of "private jets" would be happy to have a "private room (or 3)" on a public jet. I just hope they wash the sheets.

RE: I dont get it.....
By sorry dog on 5/5/2014 11:17:40 AM , Rating: 2
Definitely a niche service.

A private jet will have many more advantages in most situations, except on range.

Only a few biz jet model have ranges approaching the A380, so I can see this having a selling point on flights of 12+ hour endurance.

RE: I dont get it.....
By Souka on 5/5/2014 2:53:24 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder when JetBlue will have this available?

Sometimes I wanna take a nap or shower during my DC -> Atlanta flight...

By BRB29 on 5/5/2014 8:39:22 AM , Rating: 3
This is how I will fly to the 7-star Hotel and blow my life's savings.

RE: Ballin'
By Brandon Hill on 5/5/2014 8:57:41 AM , Rating: 2
Mr. Stark had the right idea...

RE: Ballin'
By jeepga on 5/5/2014 9:21:24 AM , Rating: 2
You probably still cannot afford it.

By DukeN on 5/5/2014 10:09:51 AM , Rating: 2
Can't wait for Bieber and his crew of groupies to make some stories with this one.

By Flunk on 5/5/2014 10:57:58 AM , Rating: 2
Funny story, he's not rich enough. This is oil sheikh expensive, not entertainer expensive. This is for people who consider people like Bieber to be poor.

By kattanna on 5/5/2014 1:27:53 PM , Rating: 2
not really..

Baumgartner said it will likely cost three to four times as much as regular first-class seats, or about $21,000 from Abu Dhabi to London. One way.

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