Whenever I’ve got a long-haul flight coming up, I console myself by vowing to sleep for several hours … or at least try to. I don’t know who I’m kidding, though; I have a difficult time sleeping upright while crammed next to complete strangers. What if I snore or drool? What if my head ends up on someone’s shoulder? Or — gasp — what if I miss beverage service?
If you’ve got a long flight and $21,000 extra dollars to spend (each way, according to Mashable), you can test out Etihad Airways’ multi-room suite, dubbed “The Residence.”
Found only on the upper level of A380 planes, The Residence offers accommodations that include a private living room, bedroom and bathroom. Oh, and did I mention there’s also a butler? To top it off, passengers also have access to more than 750 hours of TV programming (to use with their complimentary noise-canceling headphones) and full mobile and Wi-Fi services while in the air.
A second grade of private cabins on the A380’s upper level is the “First Apartments” class, which features reclining seats, beds and stocked minibars.
Although Etihad isn’t the first airline to offer beds, it’s the first to offer entire private suites.
With all of these uncommon in-flight amenities, you’ll never have to worry about snoring or missing the dinner trolley again.
If you had an extra $21,000, would you spend it on a one-way flight? Share your thoughts below.
–written by Ashley Kosciolek