We all hate it when air travel goes wrong - whether it be turbulence, delays or your golden escalator getting stuck...Wait, what?
Saudi Arabia's King Salman takes luxury travel to another level with a customised contraption that not only allows him to forgo walking but also lets him descend from his plane on literal gold.
If you depart your jet on a golden escalator, expect all eyes to be on you. And for them to widen in hysteria if it goes wrong.
The 81-year-old royal's elaborate descent came to a hilarious, jarring halt as he departed his plane in Russia last week and the escalator malfunctioned.
After a long hesitation, the poor guy was eventually forced to walk down the steps. Hopefully he takes some comfort in that it was still a gilded staircase.
Twitter could not stop laughing.
Imagine the sheer indignity of having to actually walk down your own golden escalator. Life’s tough for some folk... https://t.co/Fxl2WTMHHR— Jake Humphrey (@Jake Humphrey) 1507306343
@annalecta @JAL8891 There's a problem when a world leader takes that long to figure out how to use a broken escalat… https://t.co/FicLdy8v6U— Gregay (@Gregay) 1507289236