Fly Emirates, or the Rich and the Rest of Us
(Revised Post adds detail.)
If you read the Economist as I do you will be struck by those full page ads extolling the virtues of first class and business travel on Emirates airlines. A lounge on board. For those in first,Â a private suite with full fold out bed to sleep on. Even hot showers. Limo pick up and delivery to the airport. Kind of like a 1920s Orient Express of the air.
Nice or what! I’d go for it.
But, the cost? Check it out, From TorontoÂ Â on flights to Dubai (leaving mid March returning mid April) you are looking at about $7500 for business class and a cool $16,000 for a return first class flight.
I’d say that’s just a tad pricey.
But, they do have a market.
One could venture to suggest thatÂ this new and apparently succesful niche of ultra high end relaxed travel reflects the growing income level and share of Canada’s elites.
But maybe I am just envious.