Manchester United Flew the World’s Most Luxurious 777 Direct to Australia

Jul 10, 2019

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The Manchester United squad touched down in Perth, Western Australia, Monday morning UK time after spending just more than 16 hours on the world’s most luxury long-haul jet. The team left Manchester Airport (MAN) around 2:30pm on Sunday afternoon and landed at 2pm the following day in Australia with plenty of time to get over their jet lag ahead of the friendly match against Perth Glory this coming weekend.

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

The 7-year-old Boeing 777 — registered P4-XTL — has been named Crystal Skye and is owned by the luxury cruise ship company Crystal Cruises. It is the largest charter jet in the world and can fly for up to 19 hours without refueling, meaning it can reach 95% of the globe without stopping.

During their journey, the Man United group will have experienced the utmost in luxury. For dinner, they could have stayed in one of the 88 seats in a cosy 2-2-2 configuration, or they could have opted to dine in the 24-seater restaurant-style lounge where they will have been looked after by a whole host of staff including a chef and a mixologist.

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)
(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

Fancy trying it for yourself? Well, unfortunately, we can’t provide you with a cheeky redemption sweet spot for this one. So, at a cool £43,000 per hour, you’ll have to get saving. You can however use your Avios to fly directly to Australia like the Manchester United team did but on Qantas’ London (LHR) to Perth (PER) route. Finding availability for this route can be tricky, but would definitely be worth a search to avoid having to spend 17 hours in economy.

Featured Image by Zach Honig/The Points Guy

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