TSA guards with cold hands who insist on patting you down. Babies who spend the entire flight screaming in a piercing five-octave range. Flight delays so long you actually could have saved time walking.
All of those indignities we would happily bear, if only we could take all of our flights on this plane.
A ridiculously tricked-out Boeing 747-8, whose interior was refurbished by Washington-based Greenpoint Technologies, has just been delivered to an unidentified private owner. According to the Robb Report, it’s the first Boeing 747-8 (which is Boeing’s largest passenger jet) to receive Greenpoint’s VIP treatment. And it is stunningly luxurious.
While Greenpoint hasn’t released many details about what Luxury Launches calls a “flying mega-yacht,” its website is full of digital art that give a hint as to what you’ll find aboard. It includes:
A conference room from which you and your enforcers can plot world domination:
A luxurious office from which you can call everyone you’ve ever known and brag about your new plane:
A master bedroom so large that allows you to scoff at the lie-flat first class seats in which “the paupers” are forced to recline:
A pair of airy and spacious lounge areas in which to sit down with a drink and contemplate how awesome your life is that you can fly on a plane like this:
How much does a flying palace like this cost? No one’s saying. But the Boeing 747-8, the world’s largest passenger jet, goes for about $350 million and the price tag for this VIP customization has been ball-parked at an additional $250 million.
But if you have the means, this is just the plane to make you love flying again — where the worst part of the flight would be having to land.