Airports can be the worst; we’ve all been there with our luggage getting lost, planes getting delayed, connections missed, and above all, rude people. We all love to travel—it’s the airport we all have to juggle through. However, if you’re lucky enough to fly first class, then you’re lucky enough to get all the pampering that the airport world has to offer you.
If you’ve seen the Seinfeld episode where Elaine keeps trying to sneak into first class, while Jerry is getting served ice cream sundaes’ with champagne and robes, you’ll know you’ve wanted the taste of that life. Some of these first class airlines specialize in making sure your flight duration is in full luxury, and pure happiness. So strap into first class, and grab yourself a cocktail.
10. American Airlines: $1,800
American Airlines hardly disappoints, and that includes their first class seating. Their first class section offers full chair swivel seating; offering the perfect in-air meetings with your co-workers or business partners (or for just being a kid again). When it’s time to rest, your swivel chair folds down into a comfortable bed, and includes noise cancelling headphones to block out any more noise that may occur. If you’ve got the extra cash, American Airline’s first class amenities can bring you a life full of happiness—during the duration of the flight, anyway.
9. Air India: $2,000
Air India may possibly be the new airline to travel. This airline offers you a flight of relaxing luxury; which is what flying should always be about. Their “sleeperette” reclines to a complete 180 degree angle, complete with its own mattress topper, and has easy access to the aisle. Don’t forget about the most important feature to any flight: the food. From lamb chops, to kabob’s, you’ll never be disappointed—because who actually eats those pretzel bags they hand out?
8. Jet Airways: $2,700
Jet Airways may not be like the first two, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fly in an expensive lifestyle! You get your own reclined bed, as well as your choice of movies and magazines at your own side table. If you want a bottle of champagne, they’ll open it right in front of you; making you feel like Jay Gatsby himself! Your overnight kit includes slippers, an eye mask, and of course, your own PJ’s. If you’re lucky enough to join this first class flight, you’ll get to enjoy exotic dishes, like squash soup, or cheese plates!
7. Korean Air: $3,300
Korean Air offers a different sense of first class, but nonetheless any more enjoyable. Their “Kosmo Suites” offer you perfect privacy, and its wood finished design will leave you feeling close to nature, and closer to peace and serenity. You’re private nook includes complete control over your foot rest and back massage, as well as your own personal flat screen TV in your Suite. If you’re flying first class, you better be flying Korean Air.
6. Air Canada: $4,000
Air Canada steps it up with their first class amenities. Called “Pods”, these chairs offer you perfect comfort, as well as back and neck massages during the flight! Along with a large side table to rest your chosen wine glass on; you’ll get your own personal touch screen TV as well as noise-cancelling headphones. Why not fly and cancel out all the unnecessary noise? As long as you got the cash, fly in the life of a rock star.
5. British Airways: $6,400
British Airways helps make your flight as least stressful as possible. They want you to relax the entire way; starting from their full reclined beds, that come with your own set of PJ’s, and skincare products to freshen up. Each seat comes with perfect amount of storage and power outlets for your laptops and mobile devices, as well as plenty of space to try all of their champagnes. Choose when you want to eat your meal; whether its lobster, or steak, you’ll be full, and delighted with this first class flight.
4. All Nippon Airways: $7,500
ANA is all about the dining experience; their full course meals are all prepared on the spot, and vary each time you fly. Their cuisines offer you a Japanese or International style that always pair perfectly with a newly conjured drink, prepared by professionals for taste and quality. They have two different styles of first class seating, which is upon your choosing. Either way, both are completely private, and offer you a full bed when reclined completely. Each private nook offers you a private TV, as well as a cocktail table, and your own international phone—you know, for those important meetings.
3. Air France: $8,100
Air France knows how it’s done, and doesn’t stop to make sure you’re living the life of luxury. They offer you a private recliner with your own TV and an array of movies at your choosing, as well as slippers, a “night over” kit, a dust bag for your shoes, and easy access to the aisle, no matter where you’re sitting. If you aren’t sold yet, how about their recliners that actually offer you a massage in-flight? Yeah, sign me up.
2. Emirates Airline: $21,200
Emirates airline comes as a close second to Cathay, but offers you amenities that Cathay just doesn’t. This airline offers you a flight full of privacy; you’re flight duration will have your own recliner with sliding door, and a personal mini bar, with space to change into the PJ’s that they offer you, and a full mirror to check yourself out in the life of luxury. Don’t forget your personal TV, and a full shower in the upper deck if you decide to freshen up before your descent.
1. Cathay Pacific Airways: $31,300
Now this airline is the top of the top with first class airline service. As soon as you enter the cabin, you get your own personal space; your own leather recliner with a LCD touch screen that allows you to control everything from the lights, to the position of your chair. Your recliner turns into a full bed, along with your own pair of PJ’s. You get your own personal TV, as well as a full course, hand prepared meal and wine, for your flight.
Airports can be a big pain, but a big relief if you pick the right airline to help you through it all. By flying first class, you’ll be leaving your stress and worries at the terminal, and stepping into a world of pampering and lavish accessories. You’ll wonder why you even have to de-board.