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What it’s REALLY like to fly in Etihad’s new A380 First Apartments

December 12th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Wealthy guest on Etihad A380s can select from dual oppulance moody options, First Apartments and The Residence
  • There are 9 First Apartments on board, that embody your unequivocally possess vital space with a lie-flat bed and 24-in TVs
  • Guests can also take advantage of a on house run loll and bar or use a bathroom’s prohibited H2O showers

Becky Pemberton For Mailonline

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Etihad’s impracticable The Residence unit has been causing a hum among travellers for some months – and not customarily since of a huge cost tab that can cost £21,000 for a one-way ticket, for dual people.

But now guest penetrating to representation a airline’s other lush initial category knowledge during a many cheaper cost can book a sheet for a new First Apartments that have customarily been denounced on a A380 aircraft.

Forget small plug seating, passengers can suffer a remoteness of their possess territory finish with bed, self-centredness counterpart and loll for as small as £2,500 a ticket, one way.

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Thankfully there is another (cheaper) approach of experiencing First Class on house in a form of a airline's First Apartments

Thankfully there is another (cheaper) approach of experiencing First Class on house in a form of a airline’s First Apartments

The private vital spaces includes a Poltrona Frau leather ottoman, that can be used for entertaining, or converted into an 81-inch lay-flat bed

The private vital spaces includes a Poltrona Frau leather ottoman, that can be used for entertaining, or converted into an 81-inch lay-flat bed

And forget small plug beds, guest get their possess sections, that can be close and enjoyed with finish privacy

And forget small plug beds, guest get their possess sections, that can be close and enjoyed with finish privacy

The private vital spaces includes a Poltrona Frau leather ottoman, that can be used for entertaining, or converted into an 81-inch lay-flat bed. 

Guests travelling in families or with friends can opt for adjoining capsules, with a accessible divider that can be non-stop or sealed for remoteness during a flight.

Instead of screens on a behind of seats, there are 24-inch prosaic shade televisions on a assign walls and guest can also perform in a lobby-style loll area.

The loll is common between First and Business Class and is given with leather couches and a stand-up bar for socialising. 

Of march pampering and relaxing are a concentration of a First Apartment suites, and a lit-vanity territory helps guest to arrive feeling fresh

Of march pampering and relaxing are a concentration of a First Apartment suites, and a lit-vanity territory helps guest to arrive feeling fresh

Forget preconceptions about close craft loos, a initial category lavatory provides prohibited H2O showers for around 5 mins and is stocked with products to give a feel of being in a spa

Forget preconceptions about close craft loos, a initial category lavatory provides prohibited H2O showers for around 5 mins and is stocked with products to give a feel of being in a spa

Fancy a tipple? Guests can also perform in a run loll accessible to suffer an after-meal drink 

Fancy a tipple? Guests can also perform in a run loll accessible to suffer an after-meal drink 

 The area is common between First and Business Class and is given with leather couches and a stand-up bar for socialising

 The area is common between First and Business Class and is given with leather couches and a stand-up bar for socialising

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Of march pampering and relaxing are a concentration of a First Apartment suites, and a lit-vanity territory helps guest to arrive during their finish looking and feeling fresh.  

Forget preconceptions about close craft bathrooms, a initial category lavatory provides prohibited H2O showers for around 5 mins and is stocked with products to give a feel of being in a spa.

Etihad non-stop a new First and Business Class Lounge during JFK International Airport in early December The area provides a glamorous start to an Etihad journey

Etihad non-stop a new First and Business Class Lounge during JFK International Airport to Abu Dhabi (pictured) in early December

Relax in style: The watchful area includes lush restrooms with showers, ask rooms, a library and luggage storage

Relax in style: The watchful area includes lush restrooms with showers, ask rooms, a library and luggage storage

A sum of 9 propitious passengers can knowledge a First Apartments on Etihad’s new swift of A380 double-decker planes that have been referred to as ‘superjumbo’ aircrafts.

And drifting in character doesn’t finish with a aircraft.

Etihad non-stop a new First and Business Class Lounge during JFK International Airport in early Dec that includes luxurious restrooms with showers, ask rooms, a library and luggage storage. 

EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE: WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO STAY IN THE ETIHAD RESIDENCE SUITE  

Brian Kelly was served by a Savoy-trained butler, who done certain his tour was as gentle as possible

Brian Kelly was served by a Savoy-trained butler, who done certain his tour was as gentle as possible

A savvy traveller who used his credit label to buy a sheet for a world’s many lush aeroplane unit has suggested what it’s unequivocally like to fly in a ‘penthouse in a sky’ – and he’s taken viewers along for a ride.

Calling it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Brian Kelly, also famous as The Points Guy, was treated to perks that passengers in economy could customarily dream of, including a Savoy-trained butler, a bedroom with a double bed, and a shower, when he flew in Etihad’s Residence suite.

It’s a private space that unequivocally few travellers will ever set feet in interjection to a towering cost – Brian, 32, from New York, spent £21,000 on a one-way sheet and racked adult scarcely 100,000 credit label rewards points.

The tip rug unit on Etihad’s Airbus A380 aircraft boasts 3 private bedrooms – a vital room, lavatory and bedroom – and a jetsetter squandered no time in creation a many of his $32,000 (£21,206) sheet on his New York to Abu Dhabi flight.

Etihad's The Residence comprises a vital room, apart double bedroom and en-suite showering for a ultimate oppulance transport experience

Etihad’s The Residence comprises a vital room, apart double bedroom and en-suite showering for a ultimate oppulance transport experience

The Residence boasts a double bedroom and an en-suite showering room (although showers can be used customarily once during any flight)

The Residence boasts a double bedroom and an en-suite showering room (although showers can be used customarily once during any flight)

One of a many critical tools of many passenger’s moody is a meal, and Kelly pronounced a Residence’s offerings did not disappoint.

Instead of tasteless craft meals, his Italian cook Enrico prepared a Thanksgiving feast, including stuffing, turkey, crushed honeyed potato and pumpkin cake (a ask customarily a guest of a Residence could ask for).

His dedicated butler, Eren, catered to Kelly’s any whim, including providing him with his favourite bottle of vodka.

Kelly pronounced to MailOnline Travel: ‘A half dozen or so Etihad employees met me during a front doorway of JFK and we was never though a few aides all a approach by my attainment in Abu Dhabi.

‘Everyone was unusually friendly, from a loll attendants during JFK to my illusory servant Eren. So, a use was really a prominence for me.’

The vital room boasts a Poltrona Frau leather loll with a retractable ottoman, dual dining tables, mini-bar and 32-inch prosaic shade TV

The vital room boasts a Poltrona Frau leather loll with a retractable ottoman, dual dining tables, mini-bar and 32-inch prosaic shade TV

Guests in The Residence are treated to costly Champagne, dishes prepared by a cook and limo transfers to and from a airport

Guests in The Residence are treated to costly Champagne, dishes prepared by a cook and limo transfers to and from a airport

Measuring 125 block feet in sum a two-person unit also includes a lavatory with an on house showering so guest can arrive during their destinations feeling rested – that puts a close small toilets on many carriers to shame.

Kelly motionless he had no choice though to try a accessible comforts – twice – nonetheless he pronounced that customarily a oppulance is customarily something we can do once and after engagement in with a moody attendants.

Relaxing took place in a vital room, a formally glamorous area with bullion cushions strewn over a leather-clad sofa.

And instead of perplexing to watch a film on a small shade on a behind of a craft seat, a wealthy loll area comes finish with a hulk 32in flatscreen TV.

Wifi was supposing for giveaway in a unit with Kelly describing a strength as ‘usable’.

‘Would we use it to do a full day’s value of work? Probably not. It helped that Etihad provides giveaway wifi vouchers to Residence guest — my servant Eren even entered a formula into my phone so we didn’t have to do it myself,’ he said.

Offering a traveller with a possibility for some shuteye is a suite’s double bedroom that is flashy with ethereal fabrics and furnished with a healthy twine mattress, Egyptian string sheets and a choice of pillows.

And with any hour of a 12.5-hour moody operative out as costing approximately $2,500 (£1,656) – Kelly commented it was a many costly snooze he has had to date.

 

 


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