It’s a good thing I’m homeless and have never owned a home, or else I’d probably spend more furnishing it than the place itself costs. Not with luxury stuff, but rather with airline goodies. I’ve always wanted a galley cart, for example.
All Nippon Airways (ANA), the Japanese Airline, retired their last 747 in March of this year. And from December 25, 2014, through February 28, 2015, they’ll be selling seats. Via CNN:
There will only be a total of seven premium class seat sets available — three single seats and four double seats. The single seat is listed at 647,000 yen ($5,420) and 747,000 yen ($6,260) for the double. This includes tax and shipping with deliveries due in March.
Eeek, that ain’t cheap! And on top of that, they’ll only ship it within Japan:
The other catch is that the seats are limited to domestic Japanese sales. They will be sold via this ANA online shopping site run by ANA Trading company (a division of the ANA group). ANA is expecting high demand — lucky purchasers will be selected by lottery.
I’d certainly be tempted to take some of Lufthansa’s old first class seats off their hands, but can’t say domestic business class ANA seats excite me all that much…
(Tip of the hat to Geoffrey)