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Next time you experience economy class, something akin to being trapped in a sardine can with no fresh air and being forced to sit in a way where you practically have to swallow your knees. Think about what it’s like to own one of the five most fabulous private planes in existence. These planes have been completely stripped and customized to their owner’s needs and desires with enough room for all the necessities like full conference rooms, private stages, and even a garage to house your car. Why have to wait online at the car rental counter? They range from $100 million to $500 million and are owned by some of the richest most powerful men in the world. Of course, whether these planes are fabulous or not is a very subjective viewpoint and there is no accounting for taste but it seems these are some of the models most widely accepted as “wow” jets so we’ve chosen well.

Private planes are status symbols for the very wealthy, making a statement for their owners. They offer supreme comfort and convenience for those that can afford them.  Before you think it’s all about being selfish though, remember according to Forbes, “private jets utilize a network of more than 5,000 airports, as opposed to the mere 550 airports commercial aircraft use and the business aviation industry employs 1.2 million Americans and generates $150 billion in annual economic activity.” With manufacturers working on making the carbon footprints of these planes smaller and smaller as well as the increased security measures at airports these days, it seems like the idea of owning your own plane, if you can afford it, has caught on like wildfire.

Aside from business tycoons, Hollywood has gotten in on the act as well with individuals like Jay Z, Tyler Perry, Tom Cruise, Jackie Chan and John Travolta owning their own planes or even a fleet of planes. Travolta actually owns eleven jets including a Boeing 707 and has a runway in his backyard. The trend doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon as according to the Honeywell Global Forecast, “thirty percent of current private jet owners say they’ll purchase a new jet in the next five years. Over 10,000 new business jets are expected to be delivered in the next ten years, at a cumulative value of $250 billion.” Now let’s take a look at the five most fabulous planes that made our list.

5. DONALD TRUMP’S BOEING 757: $100 MILLIONDONALD TRUMP’S BOEING 757

Even though this plane was not designed specifically for Donald Trump it was modified to suit his needs and certain customizations were put into place such as a home theater system including a 52 inch flat screen TV allowing access to more than one thousand of his favorite movies, a master bedroom suite clad in yards and yards of silk, gold of course, a full working executive style desk, and master bathroom with a circular shower, gold plated sink and fixtures. There are Waterford crystal lamps and expensive oil paintings scattered throughout and as you buckle in you might also notice the gold plated seat buckles. The seats all bear the Trump crest and there is even a VIP area. That makes this jet number five on our list.

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