The art of travel is back, extravagant private jets and first class cabins equipped with bedroom suites and showers are the de rigueur way to go for celebrity mega stars, billionaires and Middle Eastern royals.
Lady Gaga leaving private jet.
Beyonce and entourage before take off.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose jet costs an estimated $400 million is no stranger to over the top luxury at 35,000 feet. His state of the art plane includes a Turkish bath and spa, concert hall and a giant screened floor that he says heightens the drama of air travel. Russian oligarch Roman Abramovic owns a private plane large enough to transport the entire Chelsea football team that cost close to $200 million.
Inside Prince Alwaleed's jet.
Bedroom aboard private jet. (Courtesy of Architectural Digest)
If that all seems a little bit extravagant for your taste, why not try slumming in one of Singapore Airlines VIP cabins furnished with the biggest first class seat available at 35 inches wide that reclines to a flat bed in the sky complete with fluffy pillows and a plush duvet. The ambient mood lighting in the cabin is designed to enhance your surroundings, while a flight attendant is happy to pour you unlimited servings of Dom Perignon before you slip into your Givenchy designed PJ set and drift off to dreamland.
Emirates Airline also creates a travel experience like no other- think Sex and the City 2 with individual suites and shower spas, this flight is sure to make you forget the actual distance you have traveled.
Dining aboard Emirates Airline.
Not to be outdone Qatar Airways, decadent service starts when a BMW 7 series drops you at the lavish terminal designed with marble floors, flowing waterfalls and full spa services. Once onboard prepare to have your personal space turn into a 5-star restaurant with a full feature Cineplex.
BMW cars bring first class passengers to the plane.