May 6, 2014 5:58 AM by Chelsea DeCesare
ABU DHABI- Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, will soon let passengers book a three-room suite with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and shower. Also included: a personal butler, trained at the Savoy Butler Academy in London.
"The Residence" will be available on the airline's new A380 airplanes in a 125-square-foot cabin on the forward upper-deck. Available for single or double occupancy, each Residence will have Ferrari-quality leather, table marquetry, custom carpets, a two-seat reclining sofa and an 82-inch-long double bed.
At $20,000, the super-luxe, three-room suite is actually cheaper than flying the same route in a private plane. So, for the bargain-hunting billionaire, the Residence may be just the ticket.