It used to be that all flights were hefty in price. However, as time has gone on, flights have gotten more affordable and traveling through the air has become just another way to travel. If you fly regularly, this question may have crossed your mind: what is the world’s most expensive flight?
Keep in mind when you are calculating the total cost of a flight, luxury goes into that. For starters, what is included on the flight? Luxury food and accommodations make the price of the flight escalate. Etihad Airways has the most expensive flights in the world. In fact, it has the world record for the most expensive flight in the world going from New York to Mumbai at $38,000. However, that’s just a one way. If you want a round-trip flight, it’s going to cost you at least $72,000. Etihad has created what it calls The Residence, a private luxurious three-room suite. Billed as a “penthouse in the sky,” it comes with a chef, a butler, and turn down service for the double bed, outfitted with Italian linens. It may be the world’s most luxurious flight in addition to being the world’s most expensive.
While Etihad Airways has the world record, there are other expensive flights out there. Some airlines are known for being expensive. One of the most expensive airlines to date is Virgin Atlantic, who only provides the best to their travelers. For example, if you fly on this airline, you get access to a free bar. You can expect to pay around $5,000 for a ticket from New York to London.
The costs of owning your own plane can also be expensive. A small plane can cost around $8,000 to $15,000 while a multi-engine plane can cost up to $300,000. The costs of fuel and hiring a pilot are additional expenses. Owning your own plane might just be the most expensive flight in the world. You can look into chartering a plane as another option that will be slightly less expensive but still offer private service.
Now that you know the true cost of flying, what is the most you have ever paid for a ticket?