Step inside the world’s only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the insanely luxurious one-of-a-kind plane that cost £230 million to make
- The world’s most luxurious private jet, “2-DEER,” cost an estimated £230 million to produce.
- The jet has enough space for up to 40 people, and is complete with a master bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
- It costs around £56,000 an hour to hire and can fly from anywhere around the world.
The world’s most luxurious private jet, complete with high-tech amenities, a master bedroom, and enough room for 40 people, is truly one-of-a-kind — and it cost an estimated £230 million to produce.
The commercial Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft can usually carry between 240 and 335 passengers — but the purpose of this model is a little bit different.
With the tongue-in-cheek registration plate “2-DEER,” the aircraft has been gutted and fully renovated to include market-leading technological innovations, including remote-controlled blinds and furniture, dimmable lighting, and an extra spacious shower.
The commercial-aircraft-turned-private-jet is the only one of its kind — and costs around £55,800 ($74,000) an hour to hire.
Aviation blogger Sam Chui got to take a personal tour of the jet at the Dubai Air Show earlier this month.
Chui was greeted on the steps of the plane by the jet’s cabin crew, who are handpicked from parent company Hainan Airlines Group (HNA)’s already elite staff members.
Once on board the aircraft, the team asked Chui to take a seat so that they could swap his shoes for a pair of fluffy slippers.
Chui then took a tour of the private jet — dubbed a “flying penthouse” — guided by the onboard crew.
Passengers enter the plane into a “lobby” which leads to a dark wood-panelled corridor.
They then reach the jet’s main lounge.
The lounge has a capacity of 16 travellers thanks to its collection of lazy boy armchairs, chaise longs, sofas, and even a bean bag.
The main lounge also features two large dining tables which can be laid for early evening drinks, afternoon tea, or an entire feast rustled up by the onboard private chef.
Top of the range tableware — including hand-cut glass decanters and vases and bone china — can be laid out for any occasion.
There are also three wide-screen TVs in the lounge and dining area.
Peeling off from the lobby towards the front of the plane, you’ll find a fully enclosed, totally private master bedroom featuring a super-king double bed.
Candles line shelves along the walls, and throw pillows, deep-pile carpets, and throws make a comfortable movie den in which to unwind in front of the 42-inch TV.
The master bedroom even has its own stone-clad “master washroom,” featuring a spacious shower and dual-sink vanity.
18 business class seats with their own amenities (and plenty of leg room) can be found at the back of the plane for additional guests.
Other features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, and hand-tufted carpets containing silk.