The only reason someone dreads traveling into the far and unknown is definitely the long flights and even longer stopovers. That’s why every time we are booking our travels we look for the fastest flight because who likes being crammed in a seat for 17 hours? But what if there was this dreamy luxurious private suite in the air? With butlers, private bathrooms, massages, gourmet chefs and a selection of world-class champagne and caviar. We have picked out nothing but the finest and most expensive air travel facilities in the world, discover the classiest airplane suites ever.
#1. Etihad Airways
One Way Ticket: $64,000 and above.
“The Residence”, Etihad’s penthouse suite has a living room is furnished with a mini bar, the largest TVs in first class suites across any airline, two dining tables complete with Poltrona Frau leather that adorns the seats of luxurious Ferraris! The suite also has a private bedroom and bathroom with exclusive toiletries for the most opulent experience while showering in mid-air. The suite passengers also have a personal butler and a gourmet chef at their service round the clock.
One Way Ticket: $30,000 and above.
The Singapore Airline Suites welcome their guests with a complimentary glass of Dom Perignon champagne which leads to a whole luxurious minibar! The suite is known for having double beds and everything in the room, from the pillows to the toiletries are all high-end designer products. Say hello to Givenchy tableware, blankets, slippers, and pajamas! If it’s good for frequent fliers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Morgan Freeman, its more than good for us!
One Way Ticket: $25,000 and above.
Emirates has masterfully created the me-time experience in the most luxurious way possible. Rejuvenate with the in-flight spa with complete marble interiors and Bvlgari toiletries. Unwind some more with the fine dining experience serving international cuisine along with world-class wine or champagne depending on your mood. If you desire something slightly sober, there is also an option of fresh juices. Emirates guests will never be bored- it has been voted the best for in-flight entertainment by SKYTRAX; frequent fliers Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton and Alessandra Ambrosio will totally vouch for this suite and its facilities!
#4. Japan Airlines
One Way Ticket: $24,000 and above.
Indulge yourself in all the warmth and graciousness from the Japanese culture with the complimentary bamboo massage sticks for your achy joints. For all those impatient jet-setters, Japan Airlines also provides portable air massaging devices. Relish some soul food from the airline’s exclusive onboard restaurant JAL BEDD Sky Auberge featuring dishes created by Michelin star chefs. The lush woodgrain interiors and the rich cultural experience makes the journey a serene sail among the clouds.
#5. Cathay Pacific
One Way Ticket: $18,000 and above.
Cathay Pacific suites is an artisan’s dream with the sculptural artworks, each personally etched and hand painted by renowned artists Maria Lobo and Linda Leviton, gracing the walls of the private cabins. For the ultimate slumber experience guests are given 100% organic cotton pajama set and a skincare kit full of Aesop goodies. Everything that the guests want to eat is cooked on the spot using state-of-the-art kitchenware giving you the freshest meals along with a selection of award-winning wines. Don’t miss their artful plating of the caviar making it one of the most exceptional and expensive dishes on board!
The extravagance in these suites will certainly take your journey to a whole new altitude!
NYC fashion writer blogging about all things lux. Attending New York University, future Fashionista.