Sky-High Opulence: The Best Business Class Flying Experiences

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LATAM’s new Business Class seat | Source: mainlymiles

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There’s an overarching goal when travelling for business not pleasure: arrive feeling fresh and ready for work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the journey. Flying business class instead of economy provides improved comfort, ample rest opportunities and even allows for working mid-air.

While many airlines give you a good business class flying experience, others are soaring above the rest.

According to a market analysis conducted by TradingPlatforms, Singapore Air offers the best business class experience globally based on a study comparing offers from different airline companies.

The airliner scored 9.57 out of 10 for its business class service quality with TradingPlatforms’ Financial Lead Edith Reads saying, “The carrier understands the importance of comfort to its business travellers and pulls all the stops to ensure they have a wholesome experience”.

So, when it comes to choosing your travel partner, here’s a look at some of the best business class flying experiences on offer.

Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class

Synonymous with lavish luxury in the skies, Singapore Airlines doesn’t fail to impress with its business class offering. You’ll experience the ultimate in sky-high luxury on a flagship A380 business class trip, boasting a new spacious seat, a stylish cabin and plenty of privacy.

You’re cocooned in a seat that’s crafted from hand-stitched full-grain leather by Poltrona Frau and at the touch of a button, it seamlessly reclines to take you from business to bed.

The food is straight out of a world-class kitchen where you can personalise your meal with the ‘Book the Cook’ option. Passengers also have the option to order champagne and wines from some of the finest international vineyards.

You’re also treated to an 18-inch touchscreen monitor paired with noise-cancelling headphones that displays over 1,000 entertainment options in high definition. Find yourself surrounded by multiple stowage compartments and a reading light, plus enjoy complementaries such as a pair of slippers and eyeshades and a selection of toiletries from Penhaligon’s.

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Business class on Singapore Airlines A380 | Source: Singapore Airline

Qatar Airways Business Class QSuite

Named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2021, Qatar Airways provides a special flying experience. Its ‘QSuite’ sets a new standard in business class travel featuring suites with sliding doors for total privacy, ambient mood lighting, generous storage space and double beds that allow passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. 

For conducting business as you fly, Qatar Airways business class provides a state-of-the-art communications system with OnAir mobile service, laptop power, USB plug and WiFi connectivity.

You also receive exclusive Bric’s amenity bags featuring skin care products from Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio and loungewear and slippers from The White Company.

Etihad Airways Business Studio

Etihad’s Airbus A350-1000 Business Studio suites are the epitome of space and privacy in the sky. Inside the intimate setting, the Collins Aerospace Super Diamond seats feature sliding doors with every seat facing forward. The seats are over 20 inches wide and turn into a 79-inch flatbed, and are staggered in a one-two-one formation ensuring direct aisle access for all passengers.

You also enjoy access to large storage compartments, ample foot space, and an ottoman below the 18.5-inch screen. There’s also Bluetooth headphone pairing, USB and AC power, a built-in wireless charging dock, and noise-cancelling headphones.

The complementaries come in a stylish leather amenities pouch that contains an eye mask, ear plugs, luxurious socks and a signature fresh fragrance as well as a shaving kit and comb options.

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Etihad A350 Business Class | Source: One Mile at a Time

Qantas Business Suite

The Qantas Business Suite on all A380 and Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft is the leader in luxury travel in Australia. You get a spacious seat in a modern setting with a 100 per cent cotton duvet and mattress, a European-style pillow and signature Qantas pyjamas.

On board, you’ll get an unrivalled dining experience from what Qantas calls its ‘sommeliers in the sky’. Enjoy Neil Perry-designed small and main plates paired alongside award-winning Australian wines and champagne and served on stylish tableware designed by David Caon.

You’re also treated to a sustainable amenity kit featuring terry cotton and jersey eyeshade, socks, earplugs, and an Australian botanical wellness set including Li-Tya lip balm, face cream and hand cream.

If you’re interested in the very finest flying experiences, then take a look at the best first-class flying options.

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