Emirates has just finished it’s first flight with the luxurious new 777 which features first class cabins inspired by Mercedes Benz (yes, first class cabins).
Those rich enough to buy a plane ticket that’s worth more than my car were treated to the world’s first fully enclosed suite. It measures a ridiculous 40 square feet, and includes such luxuries as active noise cancelling headphones from Bowers and Wilkins, “zero-gravity” seats inspired by NASA, and virtual windows for cabins that aren’t adjacent to the side of the plane.
It features so much that I need second paragraph to list more things. Like a 32-inch touchscreen TV, an entertainment system featuring 2,500 channels, custom-controlled mood lighting, and adjustable climate controls letting you set the temperature between 64 to 79 degrees. The suites themselves are floor-to-ceiling units with curtains and a service window.
Yeah, that’s great and all, but it come with cheap headphones, an uncomfortable seat and a tray table that smells like burps? I didn’t think so.
I have no idea how much it’ll cost you to upgrade, but let’s assume it’s the equivalent of your life’s savings, or in my case, 5 life’s savings.
[ TheVerge ]
Hit the jump for a video tour of the sweet suite.