Here's what it's like to take a $10,000 flight on Etihad Airways' First Class Residence


Etihad first apartment interior


Etihad Airways offers its passengers one of the world's most extravagant First Class cabins.


Founded in 2003, the Middle-Eastern airline has cemented its status as one of the best airlines in the world in an impressively short amount of time.

First Class passengers enjoy a complimentary chauffeur service, an onboard shower and spa, and one of the largest in-flight apartments available.

Daniel Gillaspia, a prolific travel-hacker from Texas, flew from Abu Dhabi to New York in one of Etihad's famous First Class "Residences" - a 3-room private luxury cabin.

Thanks to meticulous planning and some serious credit card crunching, he managed to accumulate over 1 million air miles and pay just $52.80 for the $10,000 journey, and he explains how he did it on his blog, UponArriving.


Gillaspia provided us with photos of his experience in one of the best First Class cabins in the world.