Color me jealous and desperately seeking a bank loan after reading the account of a $19,000 airplane ride from Singapore to New York that included multiple courses of lobster, a full-size bed and a "private room" for waiting pre-departure.
Entrepreneur Derek Low cashed in his frequent flier miles to take the grand journey on Singapore Airlines and dutifully recorded the adventure on Medium. Anyone with $19,000 to spare is welcome to jump in the comments with their checking account info, don't be shy. Just right down there, go on. It's okay.
The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. The interior was designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste and comes along with a plush soft leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsmen Poltrona Frau. Perhaps most well-known of all, Singapore Airlines became the first and only commercial airline with a double bed in the sky.
Low posted a stream of photographs that documented all the luxury, from the pre-flight champagne and lobster to the on-flight foie gras and more lobster to the free Toblerones to the cushy, hotel-size big bed that he sleeps in because why not, you paid for it, guy.
The luxuries were basically never-ending:
Zaf told me that there were only 3 passengers in the 12 Suites, and joked that I could have a bedroom, dining room and living room if I wanted.
He was given Bose headphones and Givenchy pajamas and a Salvatore Ferragamo travel case full of amenities. The flight attendant at his disposal had previously served Leonardo DiCaprio and Morgan Freeman.
At 8 a.m., Low drank a Singapore Sling and waited for his one of many lobsters to arrive. So like I said, anyone at all, ready to give up $19,000, get in the comments. I'll be looking for you.