One of the biggest reasons for air travel to become so popular is the time required for the journey and the comfort. In our fast lives today, we hardly got any time to waste. The faster we travel from one place to another, the better! Thanks to air travel, this has been a pretty easy thing to do. Business trips, company meetings, important conferences, or maybe just a visit to the wonders of the world, all can be done in a matter of hours now. You can travel to the diametrically opposite part of the planet within a day! When we speak of luxury, the sky’s the limit! But how far can you think when it comes to luxury in the sky? Well, it’s absolutely limitless! This fast “ride” does not come cheap. It can cost even up to $2000 or maybe more on some occasions. The services you get with that kind of money are all top-notch. You are treated like a royal and get to sleep in an air penthouse, and enjoy unimaginable luxuries. From caviar to champagne, name it and you get it.
World’s Most Expensive Flights
So here’s a list of the world’s most expensive flights, let’s check it out.
1) New York City – Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airways ($66,000)
The world’s most expensive one-way airline ticket will cost travelers a whopping $66,000. Yes, you read it right! Etihad Airways operates the Airbus A380 flight between New York City (JFK) and Abu Dhabi (AHU) and spends 12.5-hour in the sky. The flight costs passengers about $88 per minute. The exclusive features passengers spending such a hefty amount get a 430-square-foot suite on the upper deck, a separate bedroom including a queen-size bed and a private bathroom as well as chauffeur service to the airport and permanent assistance from a personal butler.
2) Los Angeles – Dubai via Emirates ($31,000)
First-class passengers for Emirates can fly from L.A. (LAX) to Dubai (DXB) and back again for $31,000. Emirates operates its Airbus A380 between the two countries and it’s a nearly 16-hour-long flight. The first class passengers get access to a special spa bathroom with exclusive soaps and creams as well as a fully equipped wellness shower. Passengers can even have their flight attendant turn their flight suite into a fully-fledged sleeping space to ensure they arrive refreshed.
3) New York City – Seoul via Korean Air ($28,000)
Korean Air operates its Airbus A380 between New York City (JFK) and Seoul, South Korea (ICN) with first-class tickets costing as high as $28,000 or $29 per minute. People who have a lot of money to spend on a flight ticket can opt for it. You have in-flight entertainment to help pass the time on the nearly 16-hour-long flight. Passengers get their part of privacy and cozy seats that can recline for sleep with just the touch of a button.
4) London – Los Angeles via Virgin Atlantic ($22,000)
Virgin Atlantic’s 11-plus-hour-long transatlantic flight from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX) offers the fourth-most expensive first-class ticket. The cost of the ticket is approximately $22,000 and obviously comes with extra perks. The passengers get to experience features like a la carte dining, fully flat beds, access to social spaces such as lounges and bars and Clubhouse access prior to boarding.
5) London – Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific ($22,000)
Cathay Pacific’s London (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG) first-class tickets also cost a whopping $22,000 for one way. The planes flying on this route will spend more than half of a day, approx 12.5 hours in the sky. You will get services like the softest bed in the sky, a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system, and selections from an award-winning onboard cellar among other highlights.
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