If you recount the experiences most of us have had flying, it’s hard to imagine there’s such a thing as luxury aboard an aircraft. With cramped leg room, chairs that recline little more than a few inches and bathrooms the size of a refrigerator, airplanes aren’t made for comfort, but are made for utility. However, as Wired recently showed, with a little a lot extra money flying can be a luxurious experience.
In the article, Wired takes a special inside look at some of the world’s most luxurious private jets, as photographed by commercial photographer Nick Gleis. He gets an insider view like no other, as his work has taken him onto the private jets of heads-of-state, international royalty and some of the wealthiest people in the world. This has involved photos of over 800 different private aircraft, which has included Learjets, privately-owned 747s and many others.
As Wired reports, the origin of Nick’s work is somewhat classified, as he works closely with some of the most powerful people in the world. Some of the photos in the article, show large seating areas with plush, leather sofas, lounges, dining areas and spacious bedrooms. Judging from the photos, you would think the photos were taken from a large celebrity mansion, rather than a private jet.
[Photos courtesy of Crucially]