‘Ridiculous luxury’: YouTube star films his flight in Etihad’s £52,000 A380 ‘Residence’ suite, which has a living room, bedroom and a bathroom with a SHOWER
- YouTube star Casey Neistat flew in The Residence on a flight from Abu Dhabi to New York
- His video of the experience shows how the Residence is nothing short of a hotel suite in the sky
- The price? Tens of thousands of pounds or dollars – it’s the most expensive plane seat in the world
Welcome to the airline seat of your dreams and everyone else’s too – Etihad’s A380 The Residence.
The price? Up to £52,000 ($68,000) – it’s the most expensive plane seat in the world. What do you get? As YouTube star Casey Neistat found out on a flight from Abu Dhabi to New York, a ‘borderline ridiculous’ amount of space and privacy.
He has posted a video of his experience in the suite, which features a living room area, a bedroom – and an ensuite with a shower and toilet. And it makes for captivating viewing.
YouTube star Casey Neistat has posted a video of his experience onboard Etihad’s A380 Residence suite
Casey filmed himself taking a shower in the Residence, which offers fliers 10 minutes of hot water
The video begins with Casey being walked to the gigantic A380 by a personal butler, dressed in Downton Abbey-style apparel.
Once inside Casey discovers that the suite, which was designed by London-based Acumen Design Associates, is like nothing else in the skies.
His living room is furnished with a two-person sofa, a huge TV screen and a slide-out drinks tray.
He breaks out a tape measure and discovers that he has three feet of legroom from the sofa to the footrest opposite, but that if he shuffles over to the far end of the seat, there’s no limit to the stretch space, because he’s facing the corridor to the rest of the suite.
Swanky: Casey’s bathroom is fully kitted out with toiletries and a hotel-style bathrobe
The legroom? It just goes on and on, as Casey shows here, with the help of a giant pair of slippers
The bedroom is kitted out with a huge mirror and a TV – and is completely private
Nifty: One of the features of the living room is this pop-out drinks tray, which Casey approves of
His video tour also reveals how someone can peek over the divider into the living room, but that the windowless bedroom (which also has a TV) and bathroom are completely private.
Donning a shower cap, Casey jumps into the shower, which offers 10 minutes of hot water.
Then he pads around in a Residence bathrobe.
The meal service, meanwhile, takes place in the living room, where Casey is served four courses by his regal butler.
As the plane makes its approach to the Big Apple, he concludes: ‘If you’re looking to spend about the price of a new Toyota on one flight – what an experience.’
The meal service takes place in the living room, with Casey served four courses by his personal butler
The Residence was designed by London-based Acumen Design Associates, a highly regarded studio
Casey’s conclusion about his flight? ‘If you’re looking to spend about the price of a new Toyota on one flight – what an experience.’ Above is a stock image of an Etihad A380