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On Board the Luxurious Etihad A380 Airplane

 Travel is getting cheaper and faster every year. One of the world leaders in luxury aviation is Middle Eastern Airline, Etihad Airways. Thanks to photographer Marina Lystseva, you can now witness just what opulent beauty the well-to-do can afford to enjoy when they jet around the world, making deals and flashing their cash. Try not to be filled with envy when you look at these fantastically sneaky photos, well not too much anyway!
 
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You may not recognize these airplanes, because it's only been a year since Etihad changed their livery, removing the flag and arms of UAE and replacing them with these triangular patterns.
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This Airbus A380 actually has two separate floors, and four seating classes, which unfortunately are not numbered straightforwardly. There is economy (4th), business (3rd), first (2nd) and residence (1st) class. The first two classes are found on the upper deck of the plane. This may be your only chance to see them.
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The special residence suites are suitable for a pair of passengers each, and they have 3 rooms all to themselves, a living room, bedroom and bathroom. Each suite is catered to by highly professional staff trained at the Savoy Hotel, London.
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Each of the tickets for these suites is sold out a whole year before departure. The going rate is about $21,000 for a flight from Abu Dhabi to London.
 
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Look at the size of the bed the lucky couple can enjoy!
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Here, above, is the suite for the so-called 'first class' ticket. As you can see, it's not quite the best seat in the house, but it'll still cost you nearly $10,000.
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First class ticket holders can slide partitions back and forth if they wish to communicate with their fellow travelers.
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The first class bathroom is quite something.
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Business (3rd) class has plenty of perks too. Every passenger has their own little area, and a chair/bed.
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The welcome package given to business class passengers.
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This is the bar which business class passengers can make free use of, it's situated in the tail of the airplane on the top floor.
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Even economy class has a certain quality to it. 
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It certainly provides a great contrast to how we used to travel when I was in my twenties!
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Kids are provided with some fun dinner sets.
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And this is where the real work is done.
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Ever wanted to see where flight staff can enjoy a little break time?
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