If I won the lottery, what would I buy?

That’s surely one of the questions most people think about at least once in their lifetime. But what could you buy if your budget was virtually unlimited?

For some, the first thing they’d do is go on an amazing holiday far, far away. But you won’t want to fly economy, so what are the options?

Step in Etihad’s The Residence.

It’s essentially a flying apartment in the sky with a double bed, lounge area and your very own private ensuite bathroom.

The lounge area has a leather double-seat sofa and two dining tables. And no luxurious flight like this would be complete without your own 32-inch flat screen TV with Sennheiser noise-cancelling headsets.

The bed has a HUGE 6-foot 10-inch double bed and designer Italian bed linen. Plus, when the 32 inch TV in the lounge area isn’t enough, your bedroom gets another 27 inch flat screen TV with more Sennheiser noise-cancelling headsets. You can literally have breakfast in bed while 40,000 feet up!

And when you’ve watched a film, had a good night’s sleep, you’ll want to freshen up in your full size shower and use all of the luxury amenities and bathrobes. You get a full 5 minutes of hot water; not quite a long hot shower but certainly enough to get you ready for your incredible holiday.

You’d no doubt earn thousands of points on Etihad’s ‘Guest’ loyalty programme so if you do get the chance to fly The Residence, sign up before you book to make the most of your trip.

To get a better idea of what The Residence is like, we’d like to introduce one of YouTube’s rising stars Sam Chui. He’s nearly reached an incredible 1 million subscribers on YouTube and has some amazing flight review videos which are well worth a watch. Not least because he got to fly The Residence and experience it first hand!

Update 8/5/19: He’s now exceeded 1.1m subscribers - hats off to him!

Sam Chui gives us a complete review of Etihad Airways A380 The Residence from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai. This is a truly unique and bespoke travel experience. The epitome of luxury commerical travel in full privacy. This video feature an in-depth review of the exclusive Residence Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport, in-flight service and product offering with the Residence.

Etihad The Residence bathroom A380