Air travel can be surprisingly cheap nowadays. But what if you don’t care how much it costs as long as you have the most luxurious experience money can buy? Here’s the lowdown on how high you can go with airline tickets, and what your dollars will get you.
19. New York to Abu Dhabi with Etihad
The Residence, which Etihad Airways calls “an apartment in the sky,” is the airline’s truly exclusive way of flying. And it’ll cost you more than $30,000 for a return flight from New York to Abu Dhabi. The three-room Residence has space for two and comes with its very own butler as well as an in-flight chef. The private living room, meanwhile, has a retractable ottoman, a drinks cabinet and a 32-inch TV.
18. New York to Hong Kong with Korean Air
A first-class return flight from New York to Hong Kong on Korean Air costs a cool $16,000, or thereabouts. That buys travelers space on a Boeing 747-8 that comes with a fully private suite – of which there are just six, exclusively for first-class passengers. In addition, if flyers get thirsty, they can quaff a glass or two of Perrier-Jouët champagne.