Can You Afford These Little Luxuries?
4 Ticket for a private suit on Airbus A380
If you have the money to afford this ticket you will get more than just a simple airplane flight. Travel writer Derek Low decided to cash in years of accumulated frequent flyer miles for a SGD $23,077 (€14,360) ticket to find out – and he documented it for the rest of the world that can’t even imagine, let alone see this suite. He treated like a VIP from the very start of his journey. Upon entering Singapore’s Changhi Airport, he took his luggage to a check-in lounge for First Class and Suites passengers, which he described as being “like a hotel lobby which even had a bellhop who carries your luggage.” He was then led to an exclusive lounge called the “Private Room,” which staff reportedly claimed is “higher than First Class.” While in the Private Room, he feasted on delicacies such as Chicken and Mutton Satay plate, Baked Boston Lobster with Gruyere, Emmenthal and Cheddar, and a U.S. Prime Beef Burger with Foie Gras, Rocket Leaf and Fried Quail Egg. When he was ready to board the plane, he was escorted to his personal suite, and immediately offered a glass of Dom Pérignon champagne. The suites feature a twin-size bed that can be turned into a double, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau. During his flight, Low was offered Givenchy pajamas, slippers, pillows and blankets, gourmet coffee and more lobster dishes while flight attendants regularly checked on him in a discreet manner. Bose headphones and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries were also his for the taking. After the flight, Low said: “I have to say, after being served Dom Pérignon in a double-suite bedroom at 36,000 feet, I’m not sure flying experiences get any better than this.” Of course they don’t, Low, of course they don’t!