Remember we posted in our Q2 newsletter about a redemption for Suites (first class) on Singapore airlines? Click here to read.
In a sign of the widening gulf between one end of the travel spectrum to the other, we now have rooms in the sky. The daily mail had this article (here) that showcases what the “high end” passengers of airlines can come to choose for comfort as they hurtle in an aluminium can across the globe at 10km above ground. Well, maybe not all aluminium. These days probably 50% of the materials used are composites.
Now some us should be asking why would anyone spend the money for a room in the sky for a period not exceeding 15 hours in the air? I mean, the aircrafts don’t stay airborne for much much longer than that right?
I am assuming that the wealthy are rationale. How else would they become wealthy?
Now I am sure some will say that the folks who do this could be nouveau riche, or the retired rich seeking solace as they burn the cash they hoarded all these years…I had posted some time back that you can also buy permanent cruise ship cabins (click here to read) to sail around the world. We are very sure they will find ways to use their money and the there will be people around to help them.
We have to confess that we are guilty as charged ourselves in some way. Well, maybe all the way! The experience of Suites on SQ was really something to remember. In what would amount to three economy seats or even two business class seats, we each had the pleasure of using that space for one.
So while it was just a 7-hour flight from Narita to Singapore, we enjoyed all the trappings of comfort for that period. This even as our fellow passengers in cattle class cramp it out while trying to finish the meal that had been served by the svelte stewardesses. And then there was that “feel” as we boarded the plane first amongst others as priority passengers…you know that air of superiority as we sauntered past the plebs and being greeted like nobility by the airline associates. oooh…
And I am now ‘miles-rupted’ (well, have to start collecting again as I fly for work). But that was a fleeting experience we don’t regret.
The sky’s no longer limited.