Well it’s finally happened; at a Dubai event already packed with announcements, the A380 has been sold to its first VIP client, and shockingly it is not everyone’s favourite Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Unsurprisingly, the shortlist of those that could afford a mere $310 Million investment is small, and so it is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who takes the prize as the first owner of the world’s ultimate boy toy. The “Flying Palace” is born.
Now forget the fact that the ‘Flying Palace” sounds like a child’s toy, This A380 purchase represents the ultimate present for the super-rich. Forget a Porsche people, that is so last season. Why not get yourself an Airbus!
And imagine the features you could include. Fit in a soccer pitch(although turbulance could be an issue), swimming pool, Jacuzzi or a cocktail bar replete with the biggest cocktail shaker in the world, just because you can.
It is some gift, but i’m sorry i can’t let it go, the ‘Flying Palace’, come on you can surely name it better than that!