You Won’t Believe How Much This Private Boeing 787 Costs

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Even if you’ve flown in economy class on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, you’ve probably been impressed with the cabin’s mood lighting, larger windows and fresher air. 

But imagine what it would be like to have a private and customized Boeing 787?

How Much This Private Boeing 787 Costs

How Much This Private Boeing 787 Costs posted some photos of a private 787 jetliner that has a 17 hour range and costs a staggering $74,000 an hour to operate.

Here’s what the website said about the aircraft:

“The bespoke aircraft, part of the Boeing’s Business unit (BBJ), was transformed into a ‘penthouse’ by aviation consulting firm Kestrel Aviation and French aircraft interior designer Jacques Pierrejean.

The firms spent more than two years designing and creating the plane’s opulent interiors – the plane has been in flight since 2016 but was only unveiled to the public in May this year.”

The hourly cost of the plane means a flight from New York to London would cost almost a half a million dollars.

The plane is complete with marble bathrooms, dining rooms, entertainment systems, custom carpeting and a stand-up shower that’s probably more luxurious than your shower at home.

Keep in mind, a traditional 787 can seat over 200 people. It even has a king sized bed.

The Boeing Business Jet is the private jet arm of Boeing that caters to corporations and some of the world’s richest travelers. Boeing Business Jets don’t just feature customized 787s – the division also boasts custom 777s and 747-8s and the 737 MAX. According to Boeing, as of July 31, there are only four 787 Boeing Business Jets in service

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  1. Doesn’t seem to make sense. If a commercial version holds 200 people and even if they get an average of $1,000 per seat for the one way London to New York, that’s $200,000 in revenue vs a cost of $500,000 to operate?

  2. You have to amortize the cost of all of the other operating expenses over the number of flights taken. So for example, the pilot probably costs a lot more per flight for this plane then a commercially operating one simply based on the number of flights per year that this one makes vs. a commercial airliner…

  3. It would be nice to get to tour one of these Business Jets. The possibilities seem endless on how you want to outfit the cabin.

    If you had an unlimited amount of money, wouldn’t it be better to buy into one of the jet cards rather then investing in a single aircraft? The jet card would give you flexibility to travel on different aircraft and you would avoid having the maintenance costs on the airplanes themselves.

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