If you are living a haute lifestyle then that means you travel the world a lot and you always travel first class, duh, first class is the only way to go, right? Well, apparently not. If you’re truly going to be live a haute life then you need to understand that you wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near a commercial flight, first class or not. The real haute superstars these days feel that private jets are the ONLY way to go. I mean, first class is nice, I guess, but it’s nothing compared to your own private plane that is waiting to whisk you off anywhere you want to go and which has a scheduled takeoff time of whenever the heck you say so.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the very tiny percentage of people who are in the market for their very own private plane or, if like so many other people you just want to daydream about owning one, you might want to check out the new Eclipse Aerospace 550 personal jet. Eclipse is housed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has begun turning out these gorgeous private jets at the rate of two per month. So, that must mean more people are in the market for a private jet that you might think. And if you can afford one, this is sure a good one to have. The Eclipse 550 seats six people, can fly up to an altitude of 41,000 feet and can speed up to 375 knots. It has an impressive range of 1,300 miles and only burns about 59 gallons of fuel per hour, which is a great number for an airplane. Then again, if you’re worried about fuel cost, that might be a good indicator that you’re not ready for this $2.9 million private jet. Perhaps another year or two in first class will do the trick.