Read on to discover what makes an airline first-class, the facilities and services it offers and what airlines offer the best first-class flights.
Are you tired of being cramped in the back of the cabin and having to rub shoulders with others? Or frustrated by the lack of meal choices and entertainment? Throughout your travel flight with First Class, you'll experience the comfort and enjoy an ample amount of legroom, sit back in high quality and comfy seats, recline fully to 180 degrees position, taste exclusive meals crafted to perfection and virtual entertainment to the highest degree.
There are many ways an airline can be counted as offering top quality first-class service, including:
The services provided on the ground to first-class passengers by some airlines are totally remarkable. You can expect to be driven to your plane in a car or a limo, receive a complimentary spa and massage treatment, and dine at a top-quality restaurant and also before and after your flight, you can enjoy relaxing in the airlines dedicated luxurious lounges.
There some great business class lounges such as Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge Doha and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse London but with first-class, you also get ground experience which can be fully personalised to your requirements.
First-class meals are actually an experience. From wine, lobster tail and caviar to exclusive menus customised to your preferences and handcrafted to perfection by top-class chefs. This doesn't appeal to everyone but some top airlines have a great drink selection in first class, whether it Hennessy Paradis, Dom or Krug. There’s a high amount of variety here. It' rated that Qatar Airways business class has the best champagne than but overall you will find some first-class products with incredible drink selections. American Airlines serves Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle on its first-class flights.
A good night of sleep isn’t just about the amount of personal space, but also about what the airline does to make it comfortable. Many first-class products come with added amenities, like pyjamas, blankets, headphones and amenity kits which can compete with the sleep you have at home. Also, several first-class products offer name products.
The most valuable item on a plane is space, and this is something first-class normally provides more of. If you're flying on a long-haul flight or a red-eye flight space and sleep are important. Airlines try to be innovated in their designs to offer space, for example, Singapore Airlines Suites Class, which a double bed, or Etihad’s First Class Apartment, which allows you to actually walk around inside of your apartment.
Emirates First Class 777-300ER and A380 are one of the best first-class experience you can get. Emirates Airlines is famously known for having more attractive and exessive first-class products.
In early 2018, Emirates brought in their new first-class on select 777-300ER and the product it offers are amazing. Emirates is the first airline ever to bring about a fully enclosed suite in first class. The apartments don't only have doors that add to the privacy but are completely enclosed from the floor to the ceiling.
The seats are designed with high attention to detail. The spacious suite has a big TV screen, an very comfortable bed, and can control the lighting and temperature in the suite to suit your needs. You can enjoy free-flowing Dom Perignon, to their dine on-demand menu with all kinds of great options as well as caviar.
Air France offers an incredible experience and provides great first-class products. Air France’s 777-300ER first-class cabin is designed in a single row of seats, a 1-2-1 configuration. The cabin is very elegant, and instead of offering suites with doors, they offer curtains which you can pull around your suite.
You’ll also enjoy exclusive and traditional French dining along with a lot of privacy.
Singapore’s A380 First Class Suites has its your own private seat, as well as a separate bed that you can turn into a double bed with 2 seats. You can control lighting, request service and much more. You can recline your chair and close your door to increase your privacy.
The luxurious amenities along with the 32-inch display monitors would make this the most memorable experience. Also, it offers an unlimited amount of Dom Perignon champagne.
Cathay Pacific First Class 777-300ER HAS 6 SEATS IN A 1-1-1 configuration. They have got industry-leading seat width at 36 inches wide which can fit up to 3 people comfortably.
You can enjoy one of the most comfortable full-flat beds in the sky, as well as caviar, champagne, and a high standard of service that is far quite rare these days.
The first-class flight on Etihad's A380 is without a doubt the most memorable commercial flight experience you can have. Passengers can get 3 separate rooms on board: a bedroom, living room, and shower room. The double bed that you're offered is 6 feet 10 inches long, your living room has a leather double seat sofa with a 32-inch inflight display monitor, and your own private en-suite bathroom with a shower at your needs.
With this luxury comes a private butler and inflight chef. You can ask for any types of customised food ahead of time, ask for a luxurious chauffeur, and nearly anything legal you want.