Those who live the 6-star life often belong to the jet set. They often fly around the world in style and comfort because, well, they simply can afford to. Now here is a list of five of the most luxurious airlines in the world. And believe me, once you check them out, you would fly with these airlines too if you just could.
5. Cathay Pacific Airlines
Cathay Pacific’s First Class cabin will let you think of it as a suite, rather than a seat. With ever capacious personal space, there is always adequate room to invite a guest. Awake, you’ll enjoy a comfortable seat, unparallelled food, fabulous entertainment, and mood lighting to enhance your travel experience. Their First Class Service features a wonderfully accommodating bed that is 81 inches long which will remind you of sleeping at the comfort of your own home. And when you wake-up, a press of a button is all you need to switch it into one of the most comfortable seats in the sky, with a massage function, expandable side seat, receding armrest, and every possible adjustment you want to make to keep your journey pleasant.
4. Japan Airlines
JAL Suite is indeed a luxurious suite above the clouds. Their seats are outfitted with premium, authentic leather to provide utmost comfort throughout the flight. A simple touch of the button reclines the seat for a full night of undisturbed sleep. Enjoy their plush mattress pad unique design that evenly distributes and supports the pressure and weight of your whole body, embracing you in a natural position and easing the physical burden on your frame. Plus, you have a choice of Symphony pillows made of a revolutionary new Tempur material with the elasticity and downy softness of a marshmallow. The Suite is also equipped with an easily adjustable, large-sized tray table to for eating, reading, or working in your laptop. If you want some entertainment on-screen, feast your eyes on a large, 19-inch personal monitor. Storage for glasses and a large-sized briefcase is also available throughout the flight.
3. Lufthansa Airlines
Lufthansa brings up their First Class space concept which admits travellers to take part in what’s happening in the cabin; or if passengers are in for a more private environment, they can adjust their privacy screen. The airline has recently converted each window seat in its existing First Class cabin into a permanently flat bed, abating the total number of seats to eight instead of 16. The full-flat beds have a sleeping surface measuring over two meters with a high-quality mattress. The new First Class seat on Lufthansa’s B747-400 now consists of two seats, with the upright seat looking similar to the former version of Lufthansa’s first class chairs. Cabin seating is configured just 1-1 with the upright seat affixing the aisle to allow for more comfortable meal service and socializing, while the bed is positioned parallel to the window for more seclusion. First class passengers also have 17″ monitors for in-flight entertainment, temperature-regulating blankets and pillows and an amenity kit from Porsche Design. Moreover, sound-absorbing curtains and sound-deadening insulation are installed underneath the carpet for a more quiet environment.
2. Singapore Airlines
What could be more exclusive than Singapore Airlines’ new First Class. At 35-inches wide, every seat is celestially upholstered in fine-grained leather with mahogany wood trimming. Considerably wider than any other conventional First Class seat, it offers luxury of the highest order. Its one-of-a-kind design allows for liberty to lounge, stretch and relax in any position imaginable. For that additional coziness, the ambient mood lighting in the cabin is designed to embellish your surroundings. First Class also offers travellers a personal 23-inch LCD screen with 1280×768 pixels, the highest resolution possible which gives a clearer and crisper image. Incorporated with surround sound and an up-to-date noise-cancelling headphone technology, it all adds up to a unique cinematic experience. An all-in-one business panel with in-seat power and USB connectivity allows you to work as you please.
1. Swiss International Airlines
And Swiss International First Class marks the top spot in the most luxurious airlines. Comfort, luxury, tranquility and privacy is what Swiss International Air Lines is all about. With exceptionally fine food and drinks and a service that leaves nothing to be desired. With their newly-improved First Class Suite, passengers can now enjoy even more privacy with an au courant seat that adjusts perfectly to personal preferences, available in the Airbus A330-300 on selected routes. Innovative air-cushion technology allows for adjusting the firmness of the seat to individual requirements, and with the press of a button, chairs convert into a two-metre, fully horizontal bed. Alterable privacy panels and a range of technical features allows for quick transformation of seats to private office. The enormous table and additional ottoman are designed SWISS First passengers can conveniently hold work meetings together – and when it’s finished it stores discreetly away in the side wall.
These are the most luxurious airlines as of the moment. And if these don’t satisfy even the most discriminating of passenger, nothing would.