Sunday, May 8, 2016

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


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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