Sunday, May 8, 2016

This one-way ticket from Mumbai to New York City is the world’s most expensive flight

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Etihad Airways’ new route connecting Mumbai and New York City via Abu Dhabi has the distinction of having the most expensive ticket in the world for a commercial scheduled flight.

A one-way ticket on its private luxurious suite, The Residence, costs around Rs 25 million, or about US$38,000.

This isn't a new distinction for Etihad. The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates has broken its own record, which was first held for the flight on its New York City-Abu Dhabi route, where a seat on The Residence cost about $32,000

Is the price worth it? The Residence, the only-three room private cabin offered by a commercial airline, is the most luxurious way to fly. The 125-square feet suite includes a bedroom, a shower room, and a lounge area for up to two guests. The Residence is only available in Etihad Airways’ 496-seater Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane. Read more...

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