Lux­ury takes to the skies, if you can af­ford it

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - DN2 -

SOME AMER­I­CAN AIR­LINES have four dif­fer­ent lev­els of econ­omy, the most ba­sic op­tion al­low­ing you a cramped seat and such lit­tle leg room, even a tod­dler would strug­gle to fit in. If you want a few ex­tra cen­time­tres for your leg, pay more. If you want your seat to re­cline a few more de­grees or a meal that isn’t meant for a pig, that will be $26 (Sh2,686) ex­tra. But in the world of Gulf ca­reers, fly­ing is get­ting even more lux­u­ri­ous, with Emi­rates and Qatar Air­ways bat­tling for the crown of who can make com­mer­cial avi­a­tion even more wel­com­ing for the world’s top 1 per cent. At the Dubai Air Show, Emi­rates just an­nounced a par­tic­u­larly op­u­lent “fully-en­closed pri­vate suites” in First Class in­spired by the Mercedes Benz S Class. You get 50 feet of per­sonal space, use video link to or­der food and drink with “zero-grav­ity” seats and up to 80kg of checked-in lug­gage for the to­tally rea­son­able price of Sh986,000. Yes, one trip will cost more than most sec­ond-hand cars in Kenya, but you can’t put a price on lux­ury, right? Qatar’s just re­vamped its busi­ness class of­fer­ing with some­thing it calls a Qsuite, which in­cludes dou­ble beds if you’re trav­el­ling with a sig­nif­i­cant other.

Qatar Air­ways’ Qsuite

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