Nowadays the best option for fast travel is by airplane, but the world’s billionaires aren’t exactly flying economy class with the rest of us. They have a significantly different, more privileged experience of air travel.
The economy class is a dangerous ordeal because there’s always an 80% chance of you going insane. Crying babies, unidentified germs, toilets that make you feel claustrophobic and terrible food.
Business and first class have way better facilities, and private jets have the crème de la crème of everything. Flying coach can already be expensive, but if you really want to burn all of your cold hard cash, getting your own private jet is the ideal. Here are the 10 most expensive jets in the world, to help you start with your plane shopping.
Boeing 747-8 VIP – $153 million is one of them. This VIP model of the Boeing 747-8 is called the “Dream liner” and features an exclusive design with all of the latest technology. Some of the features include vaulted ceilings, video displays on the walls, and spiral staircases.
Secondly, Boeing 747-400 Custom – $220 million. This customized version of the Boeing 747-400 was outfitted with two luxury bedrooms, a dining table for 14 people, and even a throne in the middle of the plane.
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye – $232 million comes at third place. It has seriously advanced APY-9 radar systems, an advanced radio suite, integrated satellite communication capability, turboprop engines, a tactical glass cockpit, and advanced electronic scanning. Basically, this is the ultimate plane for surveillance and reconnaissance.
Fourthly, Boeing 747-430 Custom – $233 million. The original plane was about $100 million, but the owner spent over $130 million more to update its luxurious interior that includes gold detailing all over the plane.
P-8A Poseidon – $290 million fall fifth among them. This spruced up plane was developed for the US Navy by Boeing Defense, Space & Security. It’s a modified version of the 737-800ERX, and it conducts anti submarine warfare anti surface warfare, and shipping interdiction, making it one of the best defensive planes on the planet.
C-17A Globe master III – $328 million comes next. This Boeing plane was developed for the US Air Force, and it is one of their largest military transport aircrafts. The C-17A is used for strategic and tactical airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo, medical evacuation, and airdrops.
Then, F-22 Raptor – $350 million, this single seat, twin engine, all weather stealth tactical fighters was developed for the US Air Force by Lockheed Martin. The F-22 Raptor can shoot down enemy cruise missiles, fly at supersonic speeds for long distances, and can avoid nearly all types of radar detection, making it one of the best fighter planes in the world.
Airbus A340-300 Custom – $350-$500 million comes next, the plane itself cost $238 million, but after luxury remodeling it’s estimated to be worth between $350 and $500 million, taking the interior decoration and implemented technology into consideration.
Airbus A 380 Custom – $500 million is another. The most expensive private jet in the world has everything from a two car garage, a room for the prince’s hawks, a stable, multiple bedrooms, bathrooms with showers, and something that is called a wellness area.
Next comes, B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber – $2.1 billion, the B-2 Spirit is by far the most expensive aircraft ever built. This strategic bomber features low-stealth technology designed to penetrate anti-aircraft defenses, and is able to employ conventional and nuclear weapons.
Clearly the only option for fast travel these days is by airplane, but the world’s billionaires aren’t exactly flying economy class with the rest of us.
You get at the airport several hours before, spend a lot of time waiting, going through customs and on top of that you might just lose your luggage at the most inopportune time.
When you finally get in, you’re seated in a very uncomfortable seat right next to the most annoying passenger in the entire plane.