It’s no mystery that airlines have been trying to include more seats in order to fly more customers and generate more revenue.
And while seats may be getting slimmer and the cabins getting more cramped in the economy section, the front of the plane is only getting better and better. While it may not be unusual for first-class cabins to feature lie-flat seats, large displays and noise-canceling headphones, nowadays the focus is on sleep pods, private suites, massage chairs, showers and even full-size bedrooms.
From British Airways to Lufthansa, it’s no surprise airlines are trying to stay competitive by offering more extravagant amenities and services available to their first class customers. After all, the opportunity is there for them to seize. A first class ticket can cost anywhere from as little as 897.75€ to over17,954.93€, with the most hefty price tag offered by Singapore Air Suite Class, which offers a trip from NYC to Singapore for the hefty price of 20,648.17€.
If you’re curious to find out what kind of luxury you can get on various airlines, read on to find out more information about some of our favorite airline cabins.
15. Lufthansa First Class
Kicking off this list is Lufthansa’s first class. It has been consistently rated as a 5-star experience by customers and industry alike. Thanks to their ergonomically shaped seats, flyers can relax in comfortable seats or extend these into comfortable beds to enjoy a comfortable sleep in their 6’6 long beds. Their passengers can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment options on personalized screens, or relax and enjoy an award winning chef meal in their first class lounge. This is the perfect airline for wine lovers, featuring the award-winning wine program, Vinothek, which is constantly being updated with newer and better options by famous Master of Wine, Markus Del Monego. Flyers can freshen up along the journey with the many luxurious and complementary toiletries and beauty products available both in the washrooms, as well as upon request.
14. British Airways First Class
Flying on British Airways provides first class passengers with many luxuries, including their own private and spacious suite, a comfortable adjustable seat that becomes a fully flat bed with a mattress, duvet and a complimentary pair of pajamas. Flyers can enjoy a facial or full body relaxation massage in any of British Airways’ first class lounges around the world, or a light massage on some unique flights. Their menu choices include three full meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), as well as the option to order additional choices.
13. Oman Air First Class
Oman Air offers its passengers an unmatched level of luxury, including lie-flat seats, direct aisle access and a la carte dining for every passenger flying first class. Their first class cabin area includes an elegant lounge, and only six seats, offering their passengers maximum privacy and the feel of an exclusive private jet. Their 25.5′ wide seats feature a built in massage system, allowing customers to relax, whether they’re enjoying any of a wide selection of movies, or to sleep on their reclined seats.
Their customers have the option of enjoy caviar appetizers, as well as a choice of Arabic inspired gourmet meals, or to choose a glass of champagne or wine from their extensive wine cellar.