Commercial air travel has changed a lot since the golden age of air travel. No longer do continent hoppers don their slickest suits and order old fashioneds with a twist; instead we’ve replaced the classiness of air travel with three quarter cargo shorts and 28-inch legroom. The golden days of flight do live on however, albeit only accessible to the movers and shakers of the world. Want to fly like a winner? Here are the world’s best jets!
Airbus A380 – $300 million
The largest passenger aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380 is a gigantic bird, costing a superbly expensive $300,000,000 a piece. Well, that’s the price that Saudi Prince Alawaleed bin Talal paid for his custom model, one that featured suites, living spaces and recreational areas, all packed in to a fuselage that would usually accommodate over five hundred passengers!
Boeing Business 787 VIP – $175 million
Based upon the futuristic Boeing 787, the aircraft’s VIP model still features all of the digitised displays, carbon composites and curved wings of the regular 787. The aircraft features wood panelling, a bar, see-through panels that offer views down to the cargo bay, and a fully outfitted bedroom. Despite the hefty price tag, the 787 is one of the world’s most efficient aeroplanes, so you might just make your money back in savings (“might” being the operative word!)
Boeing 747-8 VIP – $153 million (base model)
One of the world’s largest jet planes, this three-story behemoth is so good, even the President of the United States of America himself has one! The base model is indeed slightly cheaper than aircraft number three on our list, but with such an enormous amount of space in the plane – an area that can be enlarged by the addition of more fuselage – the sheer number and variety of rooms you can outfit the 747 with would surely make this jet far more expensive!
Airbus A319 Corporate Jet – $80.7 million
The second most expensive model of private jet offered by Airbus, the A319 can accommodate 8 guests in what the company deems “unmatched comfort” as they cruise at 828km/h for as far as 12,000km! Everything within the cabin can be completely customised by the user, something that many other corporate and private jets lack entirely.
Gulfstream G550 – $59.9 million
Hosting sixteen and sleeping six, the Gulfstream G550 is the cheapest of our top five private jets, weighing in at a princely $59,900,000! Introduced in 2004, the G550 can be customised to the user’s own particular preferences, has a range of 12,500km and cruises at a speedy 904 km/h.
If private planes are for the elite, these five jets are for the elite of the elite! Which floats your boat (or flies your plane) most out of these aeronautical wonders? Let us know below.
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