The private planes of the rich and (in)famous

Old Aug 18, 10, 2:29 pm
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The private planes of the rich and (in)famous

http://gawker.com/5615420/inside-the...tate-+-gallery

I wonder how many points I need to save up for a seat in these rides?
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Old Aug 18, 10, 3:19 pm
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Wow, very nice. Thanks for the link.
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Old Aug 19, 10, 10:57 pm
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Old Aug 19, 10, 11:16 pm
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Is there some rule that you have to decorate your plane as tacky as possible? Possibly I am just not hip enough for these planes?
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Old Aug 20, 10, 8:47 am
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Is there some rule that you have to decorate your plane as tacky as possible? Possibly I am just not hip enough for these planes?
Tacky is right. It goes with the territory. If you've ever been to haute Dubai, you'll get this in spades. The Burj al-Arab hotel is possibly the tackiest, yet most expensive, place I've ever seen, and the new Ritz-Carlton in Moscow is running a close second IMO.

Is it just me, or does every single one of those photos bring the movie "Barbarella" to mind?
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Old Aug 20, 10, 9:16 am
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I would like to know whose planes these are, so I can hire them an interior decorator.
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Old Aug 21, 10, 12:18 pm
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Old Aug 21, 10, 11:57 pm
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Maybe there's some faustian deal that the ultrawealthy have to make. To gain great wealth one must resign all good taste.
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Old Aug 22, 10, 12:15 am
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Is there some rule that you have to decorate your plane as tacky as possible? Possibly I am just not hip enough for these planes?
I agree. A lot of those interiors were classless.
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Old Aug 22, 10, 12:28 am
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I agree. A lot of those interiors were classless.
Classless? Surely they have different classes of service! For example Lisa Marie:
http://dessaintes.webbuilder03.hostb...page131004.htm

I count 28 seats. And 1 queen sized bed. Obviously the maximum 2 occupants of the bed are in a different class of service than the people seated in lounges...
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Old Aug 22, 10, 9:26 pm
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For those who think private jets are all luxurious, I suggest you go see some. That's true only of the larger private jets. The smaller and mid-sized ones are very cramped, and you better not be too shy if you use what they call a lav in them if anyone else is in the cabin.

No, I've never flown in one, but for reasons I still can't understand, I got invited to a sales show years ago. It really made me appreciate spending a few hundred bucks for coach seats and using the upgrade tricks I've learned here on FT.
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Old Aug 23, 10, 12:31 am
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For those who think private jets are all luxurious, I suggest you go see some. That's true only of the larger private jets. The smaller and mid-sized ones are very cramped, and you better not be too shy if you use what they call a lav in them if anyone else is in the cabin.

No, I've never flown in one, but for reasons I still can't understand, I got invited to a sales show years ago. It really made me appreciate spending a few hundred bucks for coach seats and using the upgrade tricks I've learned here on FT.
Yeah, but it'd be amazing to have the plane fly on my schedule.
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Old Aug 23, 10, 11:42 am
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Yeah, but it'd be amazing to have the plane fly on my schedule.
And that's really what private jets offer -- time savings, hassle avoidance and privacy for people who need it. In many ways, a good F or C cabin provides greater luxury.

As for me, my time isn't that valuable, going through security and waiting for my flight with coffee and a magazine isn't much of a hassle in my mind and I'm nobody important. I'm not a good private jet sales prospect for these and other reasons.
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Yeah, but it'd be amazing to have the plane fly on my schedule.
With someone else paying the $$$.
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Originally Posted by travelmad478 View Post

Is it just me, or does every single one of those photos bring the movie "Barbarella" to mind?
I had been thinking of Austin Powers, but this is a far better image!
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