In fact, according to a recent survey of the search engine for flights and hotels of Jetcost, a search engine for cheap prices of flights, hotels and car rentals, two Spaniards out of five (42%), if they had a good prize in the Lottery, a first wish would be fulfilled immediately: a vacation in a distant destination flying in executive class.
However, these expensive tickets are usually bought by companies and businessmen and women.
That is why now, the new trend of airlines is to abolish the “first class” completely and focus only on business class, making it even more attractive and exclusive.
Thus, Jetcost has selected a list of the ten best business class offered by airlines with the novelties for 2020, based on the opinions of travelers and experts and comparing the services offered.
Qatar Airways QSuite
The Qatar company in 2019 was awarded as the best business class in the world at the Skytrax World Awards and you just have to know some details to understand why.
It has seats almost 55 centimeters wide and 200 long in bed mode, with a variety of pillows, padded cushions, goose down comforter, sleepwear and slippers from The White Company.
In addition, the private space can be customized according to the needs of the traveler and his travel companions, the mobile panels transform the cabin into an area to work in, as if it were an office or a play area, in which to eat or have fun if you travel as a family, in an environment of total privacy.
Singapore Airlines – new Business Class A380
The seats are hand-stitched and very soft leather by Poltrona Frau and can fully recline to become a bed.
There are over a thousand entertainment options, powerful wi-fi and “Book the Cook” service to customize meals by choosing in advance from an excellent selection of food and drinks.
For passengers also slippers, mask and Penhaligon products in the bathroom. However, the routes to find this new business class are still limited.
Emirates – A380
A company that needs no introduction and has accustomed its customers to high standards. In this business class, the entertainment system is at the forefront, Bulgari products are offered and there is even a mini bar near the seat, as well as motorized blackout curtains and large personal spaces.
In addition, a free private car service with driver is offered to travel to and from the airport and there is a lounge on board where you can relax and chat while having a drink and enjoying some canapés.
Its Business Class perfectly embodies the Japanese culture and the typical hospitality of this country: spacious seats that become comfortable beds, fully lying, excellent bedding, tasty Japanese cuisine, ample space for the feet and a large monitor for entertainment.
In addition, a kit with excellent L’Occitane products and a first level service.
Its long-distance business offers many amenities: the seats are arranged in an inverted herringbone pattern, which guarantees privacy and each armchair is 66 centimeters wide and 198 beds long.
The Taiwanese company is also one of the few that also supplies pajamas, and those pajamas are from Apujan (London-based design brand), while the courtesy kit is Rimowa / Salvatore Ferragamo. Excellent catering service that covers culinary offers from around the world, but of course offers Taiwanese specialties such as Din Tai Fung pork dumplings.
Their business has been substantially the same for many years, but it guarantees the standards they like and have a level: comfortable and spacious armchairs, elegant finishes, Bamford courtesy kit, as well as the comforter and bedding and many entertainment options to board, including headphones with maximum sound insulation.
The food ranges from Hong Kong classics like dim sum, wonton noodles, chow mein to seafood, international and more western dishes. At airports, it has excellent and comfortable lounges, particularly the Cathay Pacific Lounge in Hong Kong.
The airline has achieved comfort even to fly from Europe and the United States to Australia without stopping.
The Comfort and XL dimensions of your personal space are, therefore, the password and the strong point. In addition, you can take advantage of a private business suite and a large luxury bed that becomes completely flat and a snack bar with healthy products.
The Australian company also supplies pajamas and for skin care, given the many hours in flight, there are specific Aspar / Aurora Spa products.
Among Europeans, Lufthansa has a Business class that has not been renewed for some time; It has good standards, but travelers especially complain that the seats are relatively narrow.
However, the mattress, mattress cover, comforter and pillow are soft and quality, the wi-fi is fast and the catering service is satisfactory. The good news is that in 2020 the new Business arrives with large and comfortable armchairs ready to offer greater comfort and privacy.
It will be released on board the Boeing 777X and then, within two years, it should also reach the company’s other long-haul aircraft.
He recently introduced the new executive class with spike-shaped seats, in a 1-2-1 configuration in a relatively small 30-seat cabin that makes the flying experience quiet and “private.”
Good food, many routes from China to the United States, courtesy kits with Bulgari personal hygiene products and Bose headphones complete the high altitude experience of the Chinese company.
British Airways Club World Suite
British Airways has launched the new Club World chairs for its Club World Suite.
The A350 is the first aircraft in the fleet that has been equipped with the new class that will also be used on other long-haul aircraft in the coming years (the company plans to complete the renovation by 2025).
More spacious and comfortable seats, all with sliding door for privacy, direct access to the hallway and elegant design. In addition, The White Company’s bedding, as well as the courtesy kit, personalized service and gourmet catering are served in elegant fine porcelain sets and luxurious champagne flutes. Finally, for Club World customers passing through London Heathrow or JFK in New York there is the possibility of relaxing at Elemis spa, a famous English brand of wellness centers and health care products.