- The Boston Red Sox flew to London in style for their upcoming series against the New York Yankees.
- Rather than a standard charter, the Red Sox flew aboard the Crystal Skye – a Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner wide-body jet from Crystal AirCruises.
- The trip reportedly cost the team $US500,000, but after taking a look inside, it’s not hard to see why the flight was so expensive.
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The Boston Red Sox flew to London in style for their upcoming series against the New York Yankees.
While baseball players might be used to chartered flights, the Red Sox took things to another level for their trip to London, flying aboard the Crystal Skye – a Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner wide-body jet from Crystal AirCruises.
According to The Action Network’s Darren Rovell, the flight cost the team $US500,000, but taking a look around the interior, it’s easy to see why the trip is so expensive.
The plane features a full bar, as well as luxury seating for up to 88 passengers, and as videos from the flight show, the Red Sox had quite a good time during their trip across the pond.
Below you can take a closer look at the Crystal Skye.
In August 2017, Crystal AirCruises took delivery of a new Boeing 777-200LR jet christened the Crystal Skye.
The 777-200LR is powered by a pair of massive GE90 turbofan engines and is capable of flying nearly 9,500 miles nonstop.
Step inside and the 777’s ultra-functional interior has been transformed into a stylish luxury oasis.
Up front is a roomy lounge where the plane’s occupants can grab a drink and socialise.
Naturally, the focal point of the lounge is a fully stocked bar at the front of the room.
The bar is flanked by a host of dining tables.
At the rear of the lounge is the entrance to…
… The passenger compartment.
The cabin has room for 88 flatbed seats that can each be converted into 70.5-inch beds.
Each seat is equipped with a 24-inch entertainment screen and complimentary wifi.
Passengers even have access to a butler.
A full-time executive chef is on the flight as well.
Crystal even promises a Michelin-star quality dining experience.
Here’s the bathroom!
All of this isn’t cheap. Air cruises on board the Crystal Skye reportedly cost as much as $US159,000 per person for an around the world trip. According to Darren Rovell at The Action Network, the flight across the pond cost the Red Sox a cool $US500,000.
Source: Puget Sound Business Journal
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