The Essentials

Super High First Class Fares


It’s the fourth quarter and many airfares are starting to drop. But if you’re flying in first class, the fares on some airlines just went up — way up.


Flying Los Angeles to Melbourne on Qantas will set you back $15,000, but it also includes a massage in the airport lounge.


If you think that’s expensive, one ultra first class roundtrip ticket from New York to Dubai on Emirates costs $30,000 — complete with chauffeur limousine to and from the airport, unlimited Dom Perignon and caviar.


On Etihad Airlines, the price jumps to $64,000. For that ticket you get your own three-room suite, complete with butler, queen size bed, and let’s not forget the onboard private shower.


Let’s just hope they don’t charge for checked baggage.