Grandeur and UAE go hand in hand, so why doesn’t their national airline offer something that not just oozes luxury but also promises to give its customers a one of a kind experience. Well, looks like they do. UAE’s Etihad Airways has introduced The Residence, a multi-room cabin, which lives up to the proverbial “home away from home” definition. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 in pictures: A fancy 5G phone
To be located on the forward upper deck of new Airbus A380s, The Residence will span a total area of 125 square feet. It will feature a living room, double bedroom, an en suite shower room. This, the first private multi-room cabin on a commercial aircraft, also gets a dedicated butler trained at the famous Savoy Butler Academy in London. Also Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: 5 cool tech gifts under Rs 500
The whole cabin gets Wi-Fi support, the living room features a 32-inch LCD TV and the bedroom gets a 27-inch unit. Also, there’s a touchscreen controlled Panasonic’s eX3 entertainment system in The Residence. Broadband internet, Live TV, HDMI, multiple AC and USB ports complete the experience. And to top it all, you can control ottoman, lighting, seat position and firmness, and even the in-seat messaging systems all using a touchscreen operated unit. Also Read - Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video vs Disney+ Hotstar vs Sony LIV: Best OTT plans to consider
Emirates also offers similar services for its first-class (1A) travellers. From big armchairs that turn into flat-bed, to shower and spa facilities, the Dubai-based Emirates has a lot to offer as well. So, put in simple words, if Emirates offers a mini-room from a 5-star hotel, Etihad offers a mini-suite.
Watch the video below and witness The Residence redefine opulence, and probably change the way we (okay, not us) fly.