Sure, flights are expected to be slightly cheaper this summer, but shelling out hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for economy-class commercial air travel is a huge expense for most people. A new flight connecting NYC to Mumbai aboard Etihad Airways, however, might actually be too expensive for the even the world's wealthiest of flyers, or as Bernie Sanders likes to yell, "the top one-tenth of one percent!"
The airline recently announced a new route between the two financial hubs via Abu Dhabi, and according to a report by Mashable, a ticket for a seat in a private luxury suite is now the most expensive plane ticket in the world. OK, OK, so how much does it cost? Brace yourself, folks. A one-way fare for the lavish suite on its fleet of five Airbus A380s, known as The Residence, will set you back about $38,000. In other words, you could pay less for a new Tesla Model 3 than one flight in one direction. Totally sounds worth it, right?