Watch: This is what it’s like to fly first class at $21,000 a seat

  • Sanya Panwar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 16:34 IST
YouTuber Casey Neistat recently got a free upgrade on his Emirates flight from Dubai to New York City, and decided to document his absolutely insane experience of what will probably be the most luxurious flight of his life. (Instagram)

Most people’s least favourite part of travelling somewhere far away is the journey to get there. But when you’re flying in a $21,000 first-class airplane seat, the trip itself gets a lot more appealing.

YouTuber Casey Neistat recently got lucky with a free upgrade on his Emirates flight from Dubai to New York City, and decided to document his absolutely insane, over-the-top experience of what will probably be the most luxurious flight of his life. (No pun intended.)

As he explains in the video uploaded Monday, the cheapest first class tickets he could find for similar flights were going for $21,635.30 - more than what most of us make in a month (or, you know, multiple months) - and Emirates definitely made sure he got his money’s worth. And no, he was not hired or paid by Emirates.

Not only did the seat come with a gigantic touch-screen TV and countless hidden goodies, from a personal bar (look below) to fancy face creams to a set of pajamas, but it also included five-star service.

At one point in the video, when Casey attempted to turn his chair into a bed (look below), one of the flight attendants actually refused to let him do it himself and stepped in to finish the job.

In case you aren’t yet impressed, all the food on the flight is also made-to-order, and you can have your meals whenever you’d like - including caviar, if you want to feel extra fancy.

There’s also a huge bathroom with a fully functioning shower (proof below), which you can rent out for a half hour.

“When I think of the greatest days in my entire life, I think of when my children were born, or perhaps when my son graduated high school, or today, when I was upgraded from Business to First on Emirates,” Casey said before boarding the 14-hour flight.

“It really does change your relationship with travel,” he said, after getting off of it

Next time, we’re travelling in Casey’s suitcase.

For now, watch his first class shenanigans below:

The writer tweets at @PanwarSanya

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