The world has never seen such a first classBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-world-has-never-seen-such-a-first-class
Marina Lystseva says: "Recently, at an exhibition in Dubai, we managed to visit the A380 of the Emirati airline Etihad Airways and be surprised by what we saw. Here were the most luxurious first-class cabins among passenger boards on regular routes."
Many inhabitants of the planet have less living space than a seat on this plane…
A little over a year ago, the airline slightly modified the livery, and the first painted side was just the A380. Instead of the coat of arms and the flag of the UAE, a pattern of multicolored triangles was applied to the keel.
We enter the lower deck through the second door, economy class is located here. The salon is separated by a translucent partition and a table with a press.
We will return to economy later.
We are interested in the second floor — there are the first classes.
Etihad actually has four types of seat selection in the A380: economy, business, first class and residence.
The residence for two passengers is located immediately to the right after the stairs, but it was not possible to see it completely, one door was closed for some reason, but the video shows that these are two rooms - a dining room and a bedroom with a full bed.
The dining room, aka the cinema. A flight in such a residence (she is alone on board the A380) from Abu Dhabi, for example, to London will cost 77 thousand dirhams, which in terms of ours today is 1,426,373 rubles. At the same time, tickets are sold out almost a year in advance…
First class per passenger looks a little "simpler" and costs (Abu Dhabi - London) from 31 to 36 thousand dirhams.
A wide armchair and a sofa that unfolds into a bed.
If you lower the partition, you can talk to a neighbor in the window area. In order to avoid debauchery, the other half of the partition is not lowered.
There are definitely five square meters here.
The screen is rotatable: if you want, sit in a chair and watch, if you want, lie on the couch…
A first-class bathroom with a tile "like at home".
We are moving to business class. Here everyone is sitting in their cell with a partition that rises at the touch of a button from the remote control.
The chair unfolds into a horizontal bed.
On the example of London, a business ticket costs an average of 15-22 thousand dirhams — from 277 thousand rubles.
Suddenly a prayer mat.
Business class occupies 3/4 of the upper deck.
A set for a passenger. What's inside, you can guess — socks, earplugs, tooth brush, comb…
Everything fits in such a handbag.
In the rear of the plane on the second floor there is a bar with sofas for business class passengers.
Well, the TV, there's no way without it.
We go down and go to the economy.
3 + 4 + 3.
Finally, someone guessed to make more comfortable pillows with a slit.
Seats at the emergency exit for passengers and flight attendants.
The Etihad A380 does not fly from Moscow, but a ticket for the A320 costs from 43 thousand for February. Not the cheapest airline…
There is both an outlet and a USB input, beauty.
At the request of readers, I show places for the crew to rest.
There are two small rooms right behind the cabin, there is a chair and a couch.
It's enough for one of the pilots to take a nap for a couple of hours.
And a few photos of the side itself from the outside.
I can't choose which one is better — this one with a puddle or the next one with yellow?
That's such a beauty.
But 1.5 lam for a flight in the "residence" — isn't that too much?