This has caught out some consumers who have paid the same economy fare in the same jet flown by the same carrier. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale Emirates President, Tim Clark told the Wall Street Journal that Emirates was working on bedrooms with room service and other features. Emirates currently operates 1562 pod like seats called “suites” at US $20,000 a pop but its new bedrooms are rumoured to cost US $500,000 each to build, the same price as an apartment in Manhattan, New York. Emirates Airways has given a strong indication that it will respond to the Etihad ‘Residence’ concept apartments. This may not continue, with Airbus to offer higher density seating on all of its planes. In addition, Emirates currently has a system where it uses wide seats in economy in its A380s and tighter seat organisation in all of its other planes.