Forget Singapore Airlines’ ‘suite class’, forget Emirates’ first-class private cabins – the ultimate way to get from A to B is apparently on board a flying palace.
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Our top pick is the Boeing 747 ‘private jet’ worth £158million ($200million).
Aviation blogger Sam Chui was invited to be the sole passenger on board a 747 that was previously owned by the Qatari royal family – and he described the journey as his ‘greatest flight of 2019 so far’.
And no wonder, because this ‘head of state configured’ Jumbo is lavish beyond estimation. Its eye-wateringly luxurious features include a master bedroom with a double bed and en-suite, and a conference room with a reclining ‘throne’ seat.
It starts in the master bedroom at the front of the aircraft where Mr Chui demonstrates how the bed can be reclined at the push of a button and how a TV screen rises out of a desk.
We’re then taken into the en-suite, which is right in the nose.
Behold the ‘beautiful’ washbasin, toilet and ‘golden hose’.
‘Everything on the plane is just luxury,’ enthuses Mr Chui.
Two of the seating sections have gigantic La-Z-Boy-style chairs, presumably used by the senior members of the entourage.
We’re also shown a very posh conference-cum-dining room and the ‘economy’ seats at the back, for servants and journalists, which are still plush.
Mr Chui says the whole experience, in which he investigates every corner of the plane, ‘feels like a dream’. Although as there were no cabin crew, he was forced to serve himself drinks and sandwiches.
He added on his blog: ‘I love the B747, I love luxury travel, I love classic aviation, what could be better than flying on a B747-SP?’
And he told MailOnline Travel, having sat in the jump-seat for the take-off, that it was ‘exhilarating to watch three veteran pilots bring the 747-SP to life, flying the old-school way’.
This 747-SP – the ‘SP’ stands for ‘special performance’ and this variant is the rarest of all 747s – was built in 1979 and was used by Pan Am and United, before being bought by the Qatari royal family in 1995.
They had it refurbished in 2004 and used it until 2018.
The super-rich take note – it’s in great condition and may now be awaiting a new buyer. Contact CSDS aircraft sales and leasing – the current owners – to find out more.
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Source Daily Mail