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The private Boeing 787 Dreamliner that costs almost $100,000 an hour to fly

 

If you think Etihad's The Residence is the epitome of luxury in the sky, then you haven't seen this private Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Said to cost $US74,000 ($A94,590) an hour to fly (that's around $A615,000 to fly from Australia to Bali), the private jet features all the excesses that would only make sense if you had the cash to burn.

The Dreamliner, a custom-made aircraft and styled for its VIP owner, is the first of it's kind and features a master bedroom - big enough to fit an extra large king-size bed - with an ensuite that has heated marble floors and a walk-in closet with a safe. 

There is also a lounge, dining room and kitchen galley, and just because there is enough space (2,400-square-foot), there is a guest cabin and additional lie-flat seats enough to fly, entertain and sleep 40 (that's you and 39 of your high-flying friends).

To put that floor space into perspective, a commercial Dreamliner would seat more than 220 passengers.

The 787 VVIP plane is said to have the capacity to fly over 17 hours, non-stop between most major cities in the world.

The bespoke aircraft, part of the Boeing's Business unit (BBJ), was transformed into a 'penthouse' by aviation consulting firm Kestrel Aviation and French aircraft interior designer Jacques Pierrejean.

The firms spent more than two years designing and creating the plane's opulent interiors – the plane has been in flight since 2016 but was only unveiled to the public in May this year.

Source: http://www.traveller.com.au