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Etihad Airways unveils new multi-room suite in the air

Etihad Airways offers an apartment in the sky with a three-room suite for the super-rich to enjoy on long flights with 125 square feet of space

By: Shane McGlaun from May 5, 2014 @ 6:31 CDT

Typically, the best you can do if you are wealthy and flying long distances on a commercial aircraft is to buy a first class seat. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, has announced the most luxurious way to fly this side of your own private aircraft. Called The Residence, the airline is a 125 square foot apartment in the sky for rich passengers to enjoy.


People who book The Residence will get their own butler for the duration of the flight. The suite features a living room with its own 32-inch TV, two seat reclining sofa, dining tables, and a chilled mini-bar. The living room is separated from the bedroom by a door and a short passageway.

Inside the bedroom, it has an 82-inch long double bed and another 27-inch TV. The bathroom has its own shower compartment. The airlines entire fleet of new Airbus A380 aircraft will be fitted with The Residence modules and are rated for double occupancy.


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