Flying Business class isn’t just about bigger seats and better services. It must be an unforgettable experience beyond expectations.
When we think about business-class seats in airplanes, the first image that strikes our mind is of a seat that can be converted into a bed. However, a business-class seat is much more than a bed. It’s an overall package that you carry with yourself while traveling and which makes your journey worth remembering.
A variety of items and facilities make a business-class journey outstanding. Comfortable sleeping surface, seating and cabin configuration, the scope for privacy, access to the aisle, and longue and ground experience are important factors for eye-catching business-class facilities in an airline. As airlines are doing away with first-class, business class is gaining more prominence than ever. Based on the facilities, here’s a list of the most-luxurious and surreal business-class airline experiences.
As airlines do away with first-class, business class is gaining more prominence than ever before.
Here’s a list of the Top 5 Business Class Airline Experiences in the World
5) EVA Air Royal Laurel Class
EVA Air’s business class is known as ‘Royal Laurel Class’ which easily wins the race among most of the best business suites of top international airlines. The seats are configured in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone style which provides passengers exceedingly private space. Each seat is 26’’ wide and with an 81″-87″ pitch and 78″ bed length, and has fixed panels to create personal area. Among other features, it has a space to hang your jacket, a cocktail table, a shoe cabinet, and a retractable armrest. To top it up, the airlines provide amenity kits, Fiji water, noise-cancelling headphones, and excellent international cuisines. EVA Air is also one of the few airlines which provide pajamas to its business-class travelers.
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Eva Air’s Business-Class features include a cocktail table, a shoe cabinet, amenity kits, Fiji water, international cuisines and pajamas for travelers.
4) All Nippon Airlines The Room
All Nippon Airlines launched its new business-class suites in July 2019. Known as ‘The Room’, the business suite has 1-2-1 configuration in which passengers have direct access to aisles and fully lie-flat beds at all seats. The 21’’X62’’ seat offers you flexible doors for privacy. These doors can be adjusted to sharing the place with fellow passengers, for occasions like have a dinner with family members or have a meeting with business colleagues. Every seat is so spacious that it has a large 43’’ monitor, the world’s first 4K personal monitor on a commercial airliner. Their in-house catering services are unequalled around the world.
ANA pioneered 4K personal monitors on a commercial airliner with a 43” screen for every seat. Their in-house catering services are also unequalled around the world.
3) Etihad Business Studios
The business studios of Etihad’s A380 and 787 Dreamliner have a distinguished feature that they can be customized to suit different stages of a journey. The business studios have space for everything and they are the epitome of class and style. They have concealed storage, a meal table, and a separate large side table that can be used to keep laptops or other things when one is having lunch.
The dove-tail design of a cabin creates a sense of space and freedom. It gives passengers direct access to the aisle and also has convenient storage spaces. The 22-inch seat can easily be converted into a fully-flat bed of 6 feet and 8 inches. Situated between first and business class suites, there’s a lounge that can seat up to six guests. The lounge is fitted with seatbelts, connectivity ports, and power supply.
The Dove-tail cabin design of Etihad Business Studios enables the space to be customized to suit different stages of a journey.
2) Singapore Airlines Business Class
Singapore Airlines is synonymous with lavishing luxury for decades, and they always live up to passengers’ expectations. At 30 inches or 75cm, there business-class seats in A350 and B777 aircrafts measure is considered as the widest in the world. The airlines claims it is almost 50% wider than most products in this class. The four-abreast (1-2-1) configuration of seats gives passenger direct access to the aisle. The large black shell covering every seat gives more privacy while the centre divider can be easily lowered to form a double bed, an ideal choice for a couple traveling together.
The airlines has a fine-restaurant-style setting and culinary service at 30,000 feet. Its menu, prepared by the celebrated chefs around the world, gives it a truly international dining feeling.
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Singapore airlines offers a fine-dine restaurant-style culinary service at 30,000 feet with menus prepared by the celebrated chefs around the world.
1) Qatar Airways QSuite
Considered as the best in the world, Qatar Airways QSuite is not only a good choice for a solo traveler but also a family’s journey. Some of the most distinguished features of the QSuite are — fully lie-flat seat, world-class catering, direct aisle access, and suites with sliding doors for privacy which allow passengers in side-by-side seats to create their own private space. Family and friends travelling together can also create their space into a four-person suite by adjusting panels and moving TV monitors to the centre. In the bed mode, the seat can be 21.5″ wide and 79″ long, giving you enough space to stretch your legs and make you feel relaxed during long-hour journeys. Qatar Airways is also an OneWorld Alliance partner which means you can use miles from American Airlines, British Airways to book the QSuites.
Travelling together doesn’t get better than Qatar Airways QSuite where individual spaces can be customized into a four-person suite.