First-class bookings come with facilities and perks that set them apart from the premium economy or even the business class. Many airlines have first-class flying options which turn traveling into a relaxing and luxurious experience. From an extravagant hotel room-like ambiance to VIP entry and easy check-in options at the airport, first-class travel has it all.
Here we look at the top five airlines that stand out for providing the best experience in first-class flying:
Emirates – Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world, and its first-class cabin has multiple times been chosen as one of the best facilities in the sky. Emirates offers first-class service on its Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 airplanes.
The first-class flying experience on the A380 is as close to flying in a private jet as possible. With personal gourmet dining services, a private suite space, fully reclining convertible chairs, and a shower spa within, the flight provides an otherworldly relaxing and refreshing traveling experience. The A380 also features a full bar with bar seating if you would like to mingle and have a drink. The A380 first-class experience was awarded the Travellers Choice award in 2020, as voted by the customers on TripAdvisor.
Emirates Boeing 777 first-class is its newer offering and more suitable for solo travelers who enjoy privacy and are not looking to mingle. Suites on the 777 are more luxurious, fully enclosed, and offer more personal space than the A380. The bar/social scene and in-air shower experiences are missing on the Boeing 777.
Qatar Airways – Qatar Airways’ first-class cabins are available exclusively on its Airbus A380 airplanes. The cabins feature only 8 first-class seats that recline flat for a comfortable sleeping experience. The private suite comes with on-board wifi for uninterrupted work, more than 4000 choices of films for unlimited entertainment, handcrafted caviar dining, and BRIC’s brand luxury amenity kits.
Qatar Airways A380 fleet is being reintroduced towards the later part of 2021 having earlier been grounded due to concerns with the aircraft. First-class passengers also have access to Qatar Airways’ luxurious first and business-class lounges.
Lufthansa – A first-class Lufthansa ticket comes with first-class hospitality that begins before you are onboard. From welcoming you to the airport with valet parking services, first-class terminals, and lounges to personal limousines escorting you to the flight, and a personal assistant to look after all your needs, it’s a high-class experience that gets better onboard.
Comfortable couch-like seats, with elegant design, remote-controlled lighting, and temperature settings, make the journey on the flight a soothing experience. Fine dining and wine add to the specialty of your travel. The first-class cabins have 8 seats divided into three rows with complete privacy in each seat. Lufthansa plans to increase the first-class seats in their aircraft and also bring in the latest changes to the ambiance to make travel more luxurious than ever.
Singapore Airlines- One of the most extraordinary features of the first-class suite in Singapore airlines is that it is located on the upper deck. The stunning suite is designed to give a feeling of a private living room with glamorous amenities to make your journey more comfortable. The lighting, temperature as well as window shields are remote control operated, and the wine and champagne services in the first-class suite set it apart from the ordinary. The first-class suite also comes with added facilities like wifi and a home-sized television. The food and dining have been reviewed by the passengers to be incredible.
The suite has a private washroom, convertible bed, andbreakfast services. The Singapore airlines’ first-class suite also has the option of an ultra-large suite which comes with a double bed for two occupants. It is one of the largest suites available in an aircraft.
Etihad Airways – Etihad has one of the world’s most expensive first-class tickets for its First-Class Residence. This is not just a small private space, but a complete suite with a separate living area, bathroom, and a bedroom with a double bed. These were introduced in 2014 and pushed flying first-class standards to sky-high levels. They also feature Acqua di Parma amenity kits, comfortable sleepwear, slippers, noise-cancellation headphones, and extraordinary food and dining services.
As the first-class flying footprint is decreasing around the world, these are some of the premium flights that have extraordinary first-class cabins and services with various flying routes across the globe. While choosing a first-class cabin for your next travel flight, do check out these airlines for the world’s best flying experience.