Airline Perks Only the Super-Rich Will See

boeing_plane_630_flickrWhile many airlines offer extras to those who pay more, some take it one step further. CNBC has collected a list of airline perks that only super-rich fliers will be able to take advantage of.

  • Showering Mid-Flight – Currently only Emirates offers this to passengers of its A380s, and even then fliers must make a reservation and limit their showers to five minutes.
  • In-Flight Massages – Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited use to offer this as a service to super-rich fliers. The company now offers discounted or free massages and manicures at some of its spas to make up for cancelling the service.
  • Beds on Planes – Singapore Airlines and Deutsche Lufthansa offer first-class fliers an actual bed. Emirates and Japan Airlines cover their lie-flat seats with mattresses.
  • On-board Chefs – Etihad Airways and Austrian Airlines both allow fliers to order food made by a chef during the flight. American Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines allow fliers to order food from a special menu before the flight.
  • Personal Minibars – Emirates and Etihad both offer fliers who shell out the money for a suite a personal minibar filled with drinks and snacks.
  • Chauffeur Services – Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa and Emirates all offer to chauffeur premium-class passengers to and from airports.

While its not quite as luxurious as these airline perks, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) did reveal a new upscale seating option that will be available to fliers starting next spring.

To see the full details of the luxury services offered by certain airlines, click here.

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