For a better experience on this site, enable JavaScript in your browser.

03 July 2015

Flying High – The Etihad Airways $40K First Class Plane Ticket

If you’re anything like us, the thought of flying first class is the ultimate indulgence and the last word in luxury. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve dreamed of it – settling back in those ultra-large seats, putting our feet up, drinking free champagne from crystal flutes, ordering our three-course fine dining meal from a menu (a menu!) and then reclining back 180˚ and enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep. Pure bliss, at 30,000 feet.

This is not our normal experience of flying on a plane. No, usually we’re shoehorned into a seat the size of a sardine can, offered a choice of sweaty chicken or dodgy-looking beef, given a cup of lukewarm wine (yum) and invited to spend the night tossing and turning against a scratchy pillow while trying to drown out the 19 screaming children who happen to be seated RIGHT NEXT TO US. There’s a word we can think of to describe it, and it’s not ‘fun’. Although it does start with an ‘F’.  

That’s why if we ever win the lottery, the first thing we’re doing is splurging on a first-class plane ticket somewhere. Right now we’re not too fussy about the destination (Hawaii? The Bahamas? Mauritius?) but there’s one airline that we absolutely have to travel on – and that’s Etihad Airways. Sure the first-class tickets cost $40,000 each, but what do we care – we just won a bajillion dollars on the lottery and we’ve got money to burn!

A level of luxury that’s sky-high

First-class on the Etihad Airways Airbus A380 isn’t just any first-class. It’s so swanky it’s even got its own name – The Residence. And just reading about it makes us want to reside there permanently.

For starters, as a guest at The Residence, you won’t have to do anything as mundane as handle your own luggage. That’s all taken care of for you, quietly and discreetly. Fascinating what money can buy!  

Etihad Airways The Residence

And what it can buy you on the Airbus A380 is space, and lots of it. Once you’re on board this 600-seater, double-decker liner, filled with only the wealthiest of passengers, you’ll be taken to your private suite (we’re getting chills just thinking about it) via a network of multiple hallways. We’re going to say that again for effect. Multiple. Hallways. And when you finally arrive, you may never want to leave. That’s because not only will you have a spacious bedroom with a 27-inch TV and double bed to call your own, you’ll also have your very own living room, complete with leather sofas, a massive tv, a fridge filled with champagne, and an on-call butler ready to cater to your every whim. Meaning that if you decide you absolutely have to have both green and black olives in your pre-flight martini, he’s the one who’ll be running off to get them for you. Ah, the joys of having millions upon millions in the bank!

Every indulgent convenience you can think of

If there’s one thing we loathe about flying economy, it’s that awkward trip to the teeny-tiny bathroom – the one where you have to decide whether you’ll be giving the people you’re squeezing past a view of your butt or your crotch. It’s enough to make you want to hold it for the entire flight.

Luckily with Etihad Airways you don’t have to, because in first-class you don’t just have your own bedroom and living room to enjoy – you have your very own private bathroom as well! Connected to your bedroom and completely private, your in-flight bathroom comes with its own shower, and its own sense of relief too – no more walk of shame needed!

Right now the Etihad Airways Airbus A380, with its pre-flight massages and gourmet food and drinks selection is the stuff that only indulgent dreams are made of. But if (sorry, when) we win the lottery, it’s the very first, first-class experience we’ll be spending our multi-millions on. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your tray tables up and move your seat backs into the upright position. Your journey to wonderland is about to begin! 



Play Lotto, Win Big

Participate in any one of the lottos available here at Giant Lottos and transform your life for good! Register your personal account for free, and you're on your way to being a Giant Lottos player. As a Giant Lottos member you have the chance to take part in worldwide lotteries and access to plenty of special members only competitions.

Buy Superenalotto Tickets

SuperEnalotto players pick out six numbers from 90 on a normal line, with cash prizes rewarded for matching anything from two primary numbers and more. 
Play Online Superenalotto 

EuroJackpot Online

EuroJackpot is a huge lottery played all around the continent. 17 countries participate, which means that huge jackpots of around EUR90 million are ensured. With EuroJackpot draws occurring every Friday, there's no greater way to start your weekend with a sparkle! 
Buy EuroJackpot Tickets 

Play Irish Lotto

The odds of winning big on the Irish Lotto compare favourably to those of many other lottery games worldwide due to players having to pick six numbers from a selection of just 47. With a minimal jackpot of EUR2 million and the capacity for the top prize to go much bigger because of rollovers. 
Buy Irish Lottery Tickets 

US Powerball Online

The US Powerball lottery has produced more winners around the world than any other online lotto. Not only that, but the US Powerball presently holds the world record for the most substantial ever jackpot win! 
Get US Powerball Tickets 

Buy EuroMillions Online

Individuals from regions not participating in the European EuroMillions lottery game can play Euro Millions lotto online through the internet! You do not have to be a native of any of the partaking regions to play Euro Millions lottery. 
Buy EuroMillions Tickets Online 

Buy Mega Millions Tickets

Mega Millions (first called The Big Game Mega Millions) is just one of the world's most well known and impressive lottery games. It's played across 43 states in the USA, as well as the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. It's so easy to play, and the jackpots start at a enormous $15 million. 
Online Mega Millions

Play Now and Win!

For one week only

It’s a Giant week filled with massive discounts...

Read Now
Celebrate Christmas early with our Giant

€2 Billion El Gordo de Navidad Discount!

Play Now

Offer Extended

Latest Lottery News

15 November 2018
It's Black Friday All Week At Giant Lott...
Read Article
14 November 2018
Two Lotto Winners Still Need To Claim £2...
Read Article
13 November 2018
Youngest Euromillions Winner Willing To ...
Read Article
07 November 2018
People Are Amazed By This Ad For The Spa...
Read Article