Ben Schlappig, the talented blogger behind the One Mile at a Time site, is asking for donations on the popular crowdfunding platform so that he might review the new Etihad Airways “residences” product.
You know the one. It’s something of a train compartment on an Airbus A380. You get a living room, bedroom and private bathroom with shower. The whole thing is 125 square feet.
Schlappig wants to review the product for his blog. He is asking for small donations amounting to $25,000 so he can buy a ticket. As of this writing, he has eight committments for about $630. But don’t count the man out. He has a big following, and his reviews of airline products are pretty darn good.
“What I propose is flying the Residences product within the first week it’s in service, so I can report on all aspects of the experience,” he writes. “Chances are it would otherwise be a long time before we get an unbiased review of Etihad’s new product.”
You can donate to his Kickstarter campaign here. And if you think he’s nuts, you can also tell him that.