New Luxury Jet offers suites with double beds!

@estherlou (5017)
United States
November 6, 2007 9:47am CST
This particular plane will offer two suites, 60 business class and 399 economy class seats. "Each suite, enclosed by sliding doors, is fitted with a leather upholstered seat, a table, a 23-inch flat screen TV, laptop connections and a range of office software. A separate bed folds up into the wall. Two of the suites can be joined to provide double beds. On the upper deck, business class seats can turn into wide flat beds, while the economy class seats on both decks have more leg and knee room, the carrier says. Business class passengers also have a bar area." Very cool for the ultra rich...many paid several thousands of dollars for this first flight. The couple in one of the suites paid $50,000. It is good to know that the economy seats will have more leg and knee room! LOL
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Hi estherlou! Wow, that is fantastic! Now I can travel very comfortably in business class in my dreams! LOL! How fortunate for the rich. But good thing though, the economy class has more leg and knee room. haha.. I can only afford economy and I usually check on the carrier who can give me the lowest price. haha.. Poor me! Take care and have a nice day.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 07
Wow! This sounds like wonderful news for the first class passengers. It will be very comfortable for them to relax in the private suite. Eating delightful food at the table, checking emails on the Internet connection and watching television will be possible activities. Even traveling business class with be delightful with a flat bed to sleep on very comfortably. If the business people get bored they can make news friends in the bar area. The economy passengers like me will probably feel jealous that all they have is more loge room. Which routes will the plane cover?
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Those superjumbo planes can be configured nicely. I saw the new airbus plane that Singapore airlines bought. I think that is the one that some people took a ride on many did so for charity. They are very lavish. Must be nice. They can be configured to carry up to 800 passengers. On the other hand the plane is right now too big to land at most airports because the wingspan is so wide. Then you also have to think of the possibility of a terrible disaster with a plane like that. I think the 747 is just fine for me.
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• United States
24 Nov 07
I shale my head when hearing about things people will blow thousands of dollars on. If they have so much money that they can pay $50,000 to ride on an airplane, then they should find something more productive to do with their money. So many charities in the world, so little help from the one's who really COULD make a difference.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 07
Very good point, however we live in a world of selfishness and greed. And to some rich and infamous $50,000 is small change, but when it comes to giving money to good causes they are as tight as a gnat's briefs!
• United States
10 Dec 07
I know, it's so sad!! Think of how many homeless people can be taken off the streets, or poor children fed, or abused animals helped for $50,000!!! I SO need to win the lottery!!
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 07
Wow, talk about pure luxury, like 5 star hotels! The price is sky high (no pun intended) and only the rich and famous will be able to afford such luxury, us paupers are stuck in the narrow seats and bare minimal, how the other half live eh! I wonder if they have any bridal suites on board!
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
15 Nov 07
As much as I enjoy traveling, I could use the $50,000 to do other things such as pay my bills off hahaha! I think I would just settle for the extra leg room in economy!
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
15 Nov 07
wow. Note to self: book flight for Christmas travel. Ha! Even if I had that kind of money, I'm not sure it is worth that much money for a flight?!? To think that there are people going hungry in our country and yet others can spend that much for a flight! Geeze our priorities are messed up!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I am 5 feet tall, and, while I'm on the wide side, I can hardly be called tall. I find the space in most airplanes cramped leg wise - and if *I* find it so, how much worse must it be for that 6 foot or taller guy I saw walk past me?
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• Australia
7 Nov 07
I've heard about those A380! I would love to fly in business class in one of those one day. I think airlines are trying to put glamour back into air travel. Years ago it was glamourous but now it's swapped over with cruise liners! I've heard some airlines are planning on putting restaurants, gyms and shops on the super jumbo planes!
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
10 Dec 07
With $50,000 a flight, it would be more sensible to hire a private jet less the hassles of check-in and security and have the luxury of arriving 5 minutes before the scheduled flight. Hiring an air taxi would even be more economical at one tenth of the price.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Never been in a plane and have no future plans for traveling in one either. lol
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Im not to fond of flying .The first flight i ever took was when we went to Hawaii,and when i finally got home i was shocked that i had took such a long flight never have flown before,but my family was insistant that i go.That was my first flight and i do hope it will be my last..I have been afraid of flying especially since we have had so much trouble with plane jacking.Its a fact that this plane you are speaking of is for the ultra Rich so it is not in my plans to ever see the inside of this plane..I like to keep my feet planted as far on the ground as possible....I do not believe i would go on this plane if i were rich,to me that would be a waste of money...
• United States
6 Nov 07
That sounds great. That is the way to fly.
• United States
6 Nov 07
boy the rich get all the sweet stuff. It really isn't fair. Of course they (the rich) would say it is. I wouldn't mind pulling up a bed on a flight. sounds cozy....hmmmmmmm, ah to dream!