Luxury

First-Class Travel

by Mark Ellwood

JET AIRWAYS

Your jet: Boeing 777-300ER

Killer app: The personal Champagne cooler for vintage fizz

Amenity you'll want to steal: The Indian rosewood doors to each first-class sleeper suite

Ultimate itinerary: A weekend in Mumbai, taking in a glitzy Bollywood premiere and then a private dinner with India's answer to Brangelina: Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan (you did help fund the movie, after all)

Life up front: Indian carrier Jet landed in the American market in August 2007 with its Newark-to-Mumbai long-haul service, followed by a JFK-Delhi route. Jet's 26-square-foot first-class cabin is one of the glitziest, with sliding doors (no pesky, half-measure screens here), a private wardrobe closet, and even a personal Champagne cooler—after all, the cabin crew pours vintage Dom or Krug, which is best kept chilled. The 23-inch flat-screen TV has 500 on-demand programs (Bollywood and Hollywood hits alike) and the largest bed in the sky—the basketball player–ready mattress is almost seven feet long.

Platinum card–smashing price: Newark to Mumbai from $10,080 round-trip (with a stopover in Brussels)

Jet Airways
Tel: 877 835 9538

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