Who says the golden age of flying is over? Today’s luxury private jets offer more grandeur, speed and convenience than what was available at any other time in history. With amenities like high-end suites, movie theaters and more, it’s easy to see why those who can afford it would want to spend millions of dollars to buy, charter or just ride in these luxurious jets.
Click through to discover what it costs to fly like the rich.
Four Seasons Private Jet Boeing 757
Price to fly: $140,000
You don’t have to be a millionaire to take a ride on the Four Seasons Private Jet, but deep pockets help. The luxury hotel company rolls out a variety of world adventures that include air travel on the company’s swish Boeing 757.
The plane’s unique design can navigate shorter runways in remote regions of the world, sweeping you away to exotic locales like Marrakech, Maldives or the Serengeti.
Four Seasons Private Jet Interior
The dramatic silver and black exterior enfolds all the elegance you would expect from a Four Seasons experience on the inside. The luxurious leather seats were handcrafted in Italy, and the carpeting was woven by hand on traditional looms in Amsterdam.
You’ll sleep in the best accommodations at each Four Seasons hotel on the itinerary, but if you want to nap on the flight, you can snuggle up in a Mongolian cashmere blanket.
Four Seasons Private Jet In-Flight Perks
Stretch out with 78 inches of personal space in each seat, order a gourmet meal from the plane’s private chef and enjoy the smooth ride provided by the Rolls-Royce engines.
Check out the view from spacious windows or stream entertainment on a personal iPad. An in-flight amenity kit includes Four Seasons slippers, a leather-bound journal, Bose noise-canceling headphones and other luxury products.
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Price to fly: $110.6 million
It’s little wonder that the ACJ320neo is one of Airbus’ best-selling corporate jets. It has the capacity for intercontinental flying and an extra-wide body that’s twice as wide as the typical luxury private jet. It’s a great choice for tall travelers, too, with nearly 7.5 feet of headroom at the height of its domed interior.
Airbus ACJ320neo Interior Features
The final price for this private jet depends on just how much customization you desire. Recent designs include a master suite and ensuite shower, flight seating with reclining fold-out beds for eight and a full-sized dining or conference space.
Bombardier Global 7000
Price to fly: $78.2 million
The wealthy world traveler looking for a luxurious and versatile experience should look no further than Bombardier’s Global 7000 as it has four customizable cabin zones and a range of 7,400 nautical miles. Standard features include the largest galley in the industry, equipped with everything needed to prep gourmet meals, right down to the espresso machine.
Bombardier Global 7000 Interior
The Global 7000’s standard interior configuration includes a club suite with ergonomically adjustable seating, a conference/dining zone for six, an entertainment suite and a private suite. As a bonus, the ensuite lavatory in the rear features an optional shower, along with a wardrobe and direct access to the baggage compartment.
SuperJet International Sukhoi Business Jet VIP
Price to fly: $50 million per Deagel.com
According to the company website, the Sukhoi Business Jet is “reserved for high fliers” — and its 100 VIP version is no exception. The jet falls into the ultra-large category, with a luxurious interior designed to transport 19 passengers up to 4,420 nautical miles.
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SuperJet International Sukhoi Business Jet VIP Interior
Divided into several customizable compartments, the Sukhoi Business Jet 100 VIP rolls out a large conference area with a bar in the forward part of the cabin.
Further back, you can enjoy more splurges like the filthy rich, including having a private office, bedroom and roomy ensuite washroom with shower and wardrobe. Upscale fabric, rich wood and plush leather enhance comfort throughout.
Crystal AirCruises Boeing 777-200LR
Price to fly: $440,000 for a flight from London to New York
Forget about sharing space with 300 other people on a Boeing 777, one of the most luxurious private jets. The Crystal Skye, a Boeing 777-200LR owned and operated by Crystal Cruises, seats a maximum of 88 in elegant comfort. The 200LR has one of the world’s largest ranges, meaning you can fly non-stop for 19 hours while enjoying a one-of-a-kind VIP party in the sky.
Crystal AirCruises Boeing 777-200 LR Interior
Relax in Crystal Exclusive Class seats with individual power outlets, USB ports and WiFi. Seats are staggered to provide maximum privacy and views and, when you want to snooze, each converts to a lie-flat bed.
You won’t be stuck in your seat during the flight, though. Visit the plane’s social area, featuring lounge seating, a stand-up bar and a restaurant with tables for eight.
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Dassault Falcon 2000LXS
Price to fly: $33.7 million
There are more than 550 of Dassault’s 2000 series flying the skies worldwide, according to AvBuyer, and the plane remains a solid choice for 2018.
The wide-body aircraft has plenty of room for luxurious comfort and can navigate challenging runways across the globe with ease. The 4,000-mile flight range makes it easy to fly across the country or the ocean at your pleasure.
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Dassault Falcon 2000LXS Interior
On the luxurious Dassault Falcon 2000LXS, your handheld device gives you the power to control numerous cabin functions. Along with comfortable seating and 18 large windows, this jet has a galley that looks much like a home kitchen. Featuring 6 feet of headroom and a width of more than 7 feet, the interior boasts an open and airy ambiance.
Cessna Citation Sovereign+
Price to fly: $18 million
With a range of 3,200 nautical miles, a Cessna Citation Sovereign+ can take you for a weekend in the Caribbean, the Amazon or the Andes. The 63.5-foot jet only needs 2,600 feet of runway to land, making it ideal for travel to all parts of the world.
Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Interior
On its website, Cessna describes its Citation Sovereign+ as “an executive boardroom in the sky” — so you might have to spend money to make even more money doing business in the air.
Rich wood veneer, leather seating and lush textured fabrics give the plane a business-like look, while wireless cabin management makes this one of the best jets for getting things done.
Embraer Lineage 1000
Price to fly: $53 million
According to a company representative, the Lineage 1000E is the largest and most expensive business jet Embraer offers. Five cabin zones loaded with luxurious amenities and various finish options make the Embraer Lineage 1000 one of the best executive jets for creating a home-away-from-home feel.
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Embraer Lineage 1000 Interior
Step aboard into an entryway that boasts a curved divan and rich, wood veneer furnishings. When you’re ready to rest, head for the jet’s master suite and snooze in the queen-sized bed. Or, watch a movie on the 23-inch LCD display. You can also take a soothing rinse in the walk-in shower.
Bombardier Lear 75
Price to fly: $13 million
Hailed as one of the most significant business jets of all time by Aviation Week and Business & Commercial Aviation, the Learjet has been the icon of private jets since the mid-80s. The Learjet 75 falls into the light jet category but brings large jet features like a passenger wardrobe and extensive galley, as well as a range of 2,040 nautical miles.
Bombardier Lear 75 — Interior
The Learjet 75 transports up to nine people in ultra-luxurious leather seats that swivel and recline, so you can converse or conduct business just as you would on the ground. Pull-out executive tables provide room for your laptop and other business materials. Monitors at six seats let you enjoy in-air entertainment.
Boeing BBJ Max 8
Price to fly: $110 million-plus
Even though Boeing Business Jets have been flying the skies for years, the most recent edition of its BBJ Max 8 rolls out the latest in luxury and technology, making it one of those things you’ll probably never be able to afford. Thanks to lighter materials and seven auxiliary tanks, you can fly nine passengers 6,500 nautical miles — farther than the distance from Los Angeles to Hong Kong.
The sky is truly the limit when it comes to customizing the BBJ Max 8’s spacious interior. Board through a customized entryway and relax in three lounge areas, where you can enjoy drinks from a bar that pops up from a luxe, curved wood cabinet. At the rear, a three-room suite includes an office, master suite and bath with luxurious waterfall shower, to ensure you look your best when you reach your destination.
Deer Jet 787 Dream Jet
Price to fly: $74,000 per hour
Charter Deer Jet’s 787 Dream Jet and take to the skies in unparalleled elegance. The plane accommodates up to 40 passengers and features a master bedroom, lounge and dining room, along with a guest cabin. The smooth-riding jet flies up to 17 hours nonstop, has a carbon fiber composition for fuel efficiency and boasts the latest technologies to counteract turbulence and noise.
You might forget you’re on an airplane when you ride in the Deer Jet 787 Dream Jet. The 2,368-square-foot interior feels more like a luxury home than an airplane, thanks to high, airy ceilings and a spacious lounge with divans, conversation spaces and a dining room table. As a bonus, the experience comes with in-flight butler service and stewards to attend to your every need in the skies.
The price to fly are estimates for the cost to buy, charter or ride in the private jet.