Travelling first-class in ultimate style and comfort is the dream of each and every traveller. Back in the day, travelling by air in first-class was a glamorous affair. However, these days, some airlines are recreating the same old glamorous and luxurious first-class services with plush interiors, flat beds, top-notch entertainment, gastronomic food and dedicated services, starting from a stay in private villas, to transfers to the airport in a luxury sedan and having your own private check-in.
The trend of first-class air travel is once again coming back in the travel business. There are several airlines promising world class services, plush luxury seats, private cabins, state-of-the-art entertainment facilities, signature food from renowned chefs and the finest wines. Check out the top-5 most luxurious airlines in the world.
Virgin Atlantic has carved a reputation in the world for its premium services and facilities. The airlines offer fold-out-bed-cum seats that come with half-partition walls that give it a look of comfort and personal space to relax. The in-flight entertainment option includes plenty of movies, pay-per-view channels, and live sports.
Delicious in-flight meals comprise of signature recipes of renowned international chefs, along with well-curated wines that are served on all the long distance flights. A dedicated chauffeur service, private security check-in, access to its reputed Clubhouse and signature dishes from celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale are its added benefits.
Qatar Airways has an amazing reputation in the world for its high quality, luxury services in its first-class. Starting from signature chef dishes, to Giorgio Armani service and designer sleeper units, Qatar Airways certainly knows how to pamper its first-class passengers.
Comfortable flat beds with comfy duvets ensure you get good rest and the most peaceful sleep before landing at your destination. On-air cell services, delightful entertainment systems and a cuisine prepared by two celebrity master chefs, Nobu Matsuhisa and Vineet Bhatia are added delights of travelling first-class with Qatar Airways!
Etihad Airways have taken the concept of luxury travel to a new level altogether. Etihad offers two types of luxury services – the Residence and first-class. The Residence services are available in its Airbus 380 fleet. The Residence is luxurious cabin with its own living room, separate bedroom and a shower room.
It also has a dedicated butler, chef and concierge services available to provide a memorable experience. The first-class is known as First Apartment, and comes with a plush leather chair and a flat bed. Guests are pampered with amenity kits from Le Labo and its Bergamote 22 range products. Fine dining includes an award winning seven-course tasting menu, a boutique wine list, and refreshments that are prepared by on-board chefs.
Emirates Airlines is yet another reputed airline from the Middle East that has redefined the glamour of first-class airline travel. Its private suite comes with seat that can be converted into a plush and comfy bed. Ambient lighting and an entertainment system allow you to rest and rejuvenate with plenty of movies, TV shows and sports.
Dining includes cocktails, champagne, and vintage wines and award winning gastronomic cuisine served in fine bone china cutlery. There is also a spa that pampers you with Bvlgari toiletries and signature spa products. A380 flights also feature an on-board lounge, a great place to meet your co-travellers and grab a drink and enjoy a casual conversation just like in a club!
Singapore Airlines offers ultra-luxury first-class services that includes Suites and a new redefined First Class. The Suites include a spacious personal cabin designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste. A plush leather chair, full stretch bed, KrisWorld inflight entertainment with a 23 inches’ TV screen that has over 1000 entertainment options including movies, music, games, and apps.
Noise cancellation headphones by Bose are also included with the system. Signature culinary delicacies are served on board that are prepared by some of the best chefs in the world. While the newly designed first class comprises a private space, extra wide seats, mood lighting and amazing entertainment and culinary options.
This article was written by HolidayMe, a unique website offering on-the-fly customized travel solutions to customers across the Middle East.