When it comes to air travel accommodations, it is common knowledge that first-class, next to having a private jet, is the best and most luxurious way to fly. First-class describes the service, staff and exceptional amenities that are provided to pamper the air traveler.
Some airlines partner with professional Michelin-star chefs and high-end, recognizable brands to bring their flying experience to a superior level of first-class.
Qantas Airlines’ Australian chef, Neil Perry, recently introduced an eight-course tasting menu served with award-winning complimenting cocktails. Singapore Airlines brought on eight world-renowned chefs, including the U.S.’s famed Chef Alfred Portale, to form their International Culinary Panel. Its investment of $500 million U.S. in the inflight dining experience has led to Singapore Airlines effectively raising industry standards across the board.
Many different airlines offer unique travel amenities. Qatar Airways provides elaborate gifts such as pajamas from The White Company and amenity kits by Giorgio Armani, BRIC’S and Nappa Dori.
Other airlines impress with their unique luxury facilities. Etihad Airways takes hotel comforts to the skies with The Residence, a three-room suite containing a living room, bedroom and a private bathroom with shower, accessorized with Acqua di Parma toiletries. Emirates Airways offers private suites with mood lighting and beds that can be placed in zero-gravity position, to “reduce pressure on the person’s body and create a feeling of weightlessness.”
Singapore Airlines’ lavish, upscale, private suites feature, among other amenities, a Poltrona Frau upholstered leather reclining swivel chair, floor to ceiling sliding doors, and the option of a double bed for those traveling in pairs. Singapore Airlines won the Best First Class Experience for 2018, awarded by AirlineRatings.com.
For luxury options, regardless of provider, the aerial competition for excellence in first-class in-flight experiences is sure to benefit all discerning voyageurs.