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Boeing unveils luxury Aeroloft with sleeping quarters for eight people

For the 99.9 percent of us who will never be able to afford anything better than knee-crushing economy seats, here's a glimpse at how the other 0.1 percent will soon be jetting around the globe.

Boeing has unveiled its new Aeroloft design for 747 and 748 Business Jets, featuring private sleeping quarters for up to eight people.

The hotel-style cabin includes a lounge area with a snazzy staircase leading to eight private sleeping suites and a wardrobe and changing room.

Each berth measures 198cm x 97cm — not exactly king size, but roomier than most air travellers could ever wish for.

Last week the first Aeroloft-fitted plane flew from Boeing headquarters in Kansas, USA, to Lufthansa's base in Hamburg, Germany, where extra luxury features will be added. Two more models are expected to hit the skies later this year.

Nine heads of state have already placed their orders for the luxury set up, which can easily accommodate a jet-setting world leader and his or her entourage.

No word yet on which cashed-up rappers are keen.

Private berths measure 198cm x 97cm.
Images: Boeing

A spiral staircase leads from the lounge area to the sleeping quarters.
Images: Boeing

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User comments
this is so cool! omg can i buy one of these planes!???
How awesome would it be to do a longhaul flight in surrounds like this? To really stretch out and relax with a drink in hand and entertainment at the push of a button, then to retire to one of the most luxurious suites flying the skies. Bring it on baby.....
Well guess this makes things easier to get into the Mile High Club, also much more comfortable, then the bathroom quarters.....

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