There’s nothing better than a first class flight and here are the finest first class cabins to put on your travel bucket lists.
Emirates have taken first class luxury to a whole new level with their private suites. With a seat that can be placed into a ‘zero-gravity position’ designed by NASA, you know they are serious about comfort. At 82" long, with a reclining flat bed, electrically operated door, mini bar, 32” personal television with 2,500 channels of on-demand programmes and even in-seat massage system, and shower spas, this really is the finest way to start any trip.
Another win from the Middle East is Ethiad Airways and their stellar first class cabins. Called ‘The Residence by Ethiad’ this is first class and more with it working on a suite basis. Each suite has its very own butler, covers 125 square feet which boasts a closed-off living room with leather seating, a minibar, 32 inch flat-screen television and even on board showers. Quite the luxury indeed.
Closer to home, Singapore Airlines are world-renowned for their award-winning aircraft and the brand new suits onboard the A380 are no exception. With just six suites per cabin, each is designed with a flat down bed measuring 76 by 27 inches, which comes with a seating area as well, should you wish to have company while you rest. Then there’s the 32 inch monitor with the very latest in-flight entertainment and menu that comes designed by a range of celebrity chefs.
What could be better than knowing that your cabin only has eight seats? Not only that, but once inside, there's the 80cm, ergonomic flat bed, in-flight air humidification system to ensure your skin doesn't dry out, the temperature regulating blanket and pillow as well as various amenity kits from the likes of La Mer and Escada.
Why fly first class with British Airways? Well, how about the fact that they are the only airline to offer two full-body length deck beds, the cabin is the quietest you can find, the beds, when flat, stretch to an amazing 6ft 6" , there's a 45.4 inch screen and the fact that you can pretty much order any food or drink you care for, at any time.
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