When it comes to business class premium quality standards are maintained and airline companies are constantly trying to make their business class services better. So there is no wonder the competition in this sphere is big.
If you are thinking of buying a business class ticket, the choice of airline companies is rich. And one thing is constantly being improved right now-business class.
Traveling by air has never been more easy and convenient thanks to the big number of technologies and developments that are added to the airplanes.
More and more airline companies start investing in upgraded business seats and entire suits on their airplanes. Since there is an increased demand for this travel class, this is definitely a worthy investment. Now more people can enjoy traveling with premium quality flights affordably.
Business class traveling is getting more available to a large number of people with the drop in airfares and the addition of new and better services, technological advancements and extras on board.
Here are the leading world airline companies that offer the best business class flights:
All Nippon Airways
This Japanese company got their business cabins upgraded on a couple of their Boeing 777-300ERs airplanes thanks to the joint effort of architect Kengo Kuma and the British design firm Acumen. The other new addition of the company’s business class flights are suites called “The Room”.
Their design is inspired by the multifunctional living spaces in Japan. The suites are furnished with wood panels and feature wide seats that can be turned into double lie-flat beds with pillows by Nishikawa Sangyo on top.
The sense of privacy is further enhanced by sliding doors similar to those on Qatar Airways’ s business class suites. The airline company offers its business class passengers a mobile app that enables them to use their smartphone as a remote controller for their private suite. There is also a good supply of power outlets and USB ports in the suites.
This airline company really raised the bar in the air travel industry with the addition of extras like closing doors to their seats. On its business class flights the company introduced different technological gadgets to make the air journey more comfortable.
One of them is that customers have the option to control their built-in screens via smartphone apps or Bluetooth. So, you need only your phone to set your suite according to your preferences.
Fitted their planes with the latest suite model called “Club Suite” on some of their A350-1000s and also some Boeing 777 models. The new suites have closing doors and privacy screens making the flight a relaxing and cozy experience.
They have grey upholstery and the layout is in the shape of reversed herring bone. The suites on these airplanes are equipped with closable doors and privacy screens. The comfort level of the suites is more increased by ultra comfortable down bedding.
The seats inside the company’s suites are made wider than before(up to 27 inches) and they can be turned into a 79-inch fully flat bed. In the suites passengers will find also large tray tables The suites provide more personal space for storing luggage for the passengers now than their older version.
The company’s airplanes having these new additions will serve the routes Heathrow to Dubai, New York, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Seattle, Chicago, Boston.
Virgin Atlantic decided to install new seats in their fleet of Airbus A350-1000s carriers that fly between New York and London Heathrow. The new seats are called “Upper Class” and they come with sliding doors that can slide halfway to provide the passengers with privacy.
The business class seats are placed in 1-2-1 pattern and each seat is angled slightly outward facing the sides of the airplane offering a sense of private space to the passengers. Their colors are brighter than the seats on the other planes of the company. They have purple, off-white cream, coral colors on them which achieves the visual effect of more depth to the aircraft’s interior.
Being 20 inches wide these seats aren’t among the most wide but their 82 inches height makes them some of the longest seats.
Passengers have the option of controlling their screen with their phone through a Bluetooth Virgin Atlantic’s airplanes have also Loft – an in-flight stand up lounge bar, which is an upgraded version of the old famous Virgin Atlantic bar. Here every passenger have the opportunity to work in a quiet space at a standing desk or a while enjoying a glass of martini.
Together with Qantas the company became partners with wellness specialists in order to create special menus that decrease the effect of jet lag or even offer organized yoga classes on board.
The company upgraded the business class seats on their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners traveling to Istanbul, Bali, Indonesia. They now also included Washington and Atlanta in the list of destinations. The company is planning to get its Airbus A350s upgraded too by 2020. It will serve the routes between London, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai.
The business class cabin of the company’s airplanes includes 30 seats that resemble pods which are positioned in 1-2-1 pattern which is way better than the former 2-2-2 and 2-3-2 seat patterns.
As a traveler you should remember that every row has different space size that separates the seats because of the way they are angled. So if you are traveling with another person the odd-numbered seat rows are a good idea. If you want more privacy instead, pick up even-numbered rows instead.
The seats of Turkish Airlines’ planes aren’t changed in terms of size. They are left the same size-22 inches wide and 76 inches long.
Another new addition to the seats is a special Alcantara microfiber upholstery with noise-reducing abilities. The seats also have do-not-disturb indicators and their 18-inch HD touchscreens offer a sophisticated airplane travel of a whole new level.
The Dubai based company enjoys great success thank to its Airbus A380 fleet with a business class that offers passengers both comfort and plenty of private space. The seats on the company’s business class flights on these airplanes are arranged in 1-2-2 configuration.
This type of pattern allows every passenger to have a direct aisle access and a high level of privacy. Those business class seats placed close to the windows are ideal option for solo travelers. The dual seats in the center of the cabin on the other hand are perfect for partners who share their travel.
The business class flights of the company offer also passenger kits with a big number of amenities. Moreover, the in-flight entertainment program and the upper deck bar makes the company’s business class flights a popular choice.
Besides business class flights with many improvements, the company also offers ground services that include direct shuttle transport to the airport and an enormous Dubai lounge offering everything a luxury traveler needs.
However, most of the company’s business class cabins on their Boeing 777s fleet are arranged in 2-3-2 pattern. In this way not all passengers have a direct access to the aisle which is why Airbus A380 fleet are preferred.
For those who don’t know LATAM is the largest airline company of South America. The company is now upgrading the business class seats on their Boeing 777s and 767. Those passengers that are going to sit at the right side row will enjoy the high comfort Thompson Aero Vantage XL seats provide. Similar seats are available on other famous airlines Qantas, SAS, and South African Airways.
With their 23-24 inches of width and the option of becoming lie-flat beds with a recline to 79 inches the beds will be dressed with full-size pillows and mattress pads with a special option that regulates the temperature according to the passenger’s preferences.
Other extras include 18-inch HD monitors, granite countertops, textured backboards adding a sense of luxury to the interior.The airplanes fitted with these luxury extras serve the routes to Sao Paulo, Miami, Brazil.
The company incorporated new business class suites to their A350s and Boeing 777s fleets, as well as A330-900neos traveling to Shanghai, Tokio Narita,Seattle to Seul. The company’s transatlantic and transpacific business class cabins offers sliding doors for all of the suites.
The business class suites offer an excellent level of privacy to the customers which is achieved by the added sliding doors offering the passengers personal space. The suites are also equipped with designated zones for personal baggage storage, new airplane entertainment systems. Every detail of the interior is polished to perfection to make every customer feel as if they are in an elegant apartment. The food and wine menu offered on this business class is of supreme quality.
Passengers can choose from a variety of meals made by a master chef and wines selected by a master sommelier. Every passenger is also offered a special amenity kit that include original skincare essentials and even loungewear on certain flights.
The company also offers special Delta One suite which can be found on some of the company’s A350s and some of their retrofitted B777s.They are currently planning to upgrade more of their airplanes.
The company has invested in a new business class design which is already available on their Boeing 787-9s , A330s fleets, as well as Airbus A380 superjumbos. These airplanes and other future refits will be used through the whole company network and not only just on certain routes. They will travel to London, Singapore, U.S.gateways.
The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates fitted its A380s and 787 Dreamliner airplanes with business studios that are designed to serve all of the quality and comfort requirements of the business class passengers. These business class suites combine simple stylish design and functionality. The business class cabin own one of its kind dovetail design.
As the seats are forward and rear facing and they offer direct aisle access, the customers get a feeling of more space and freedom. The separated concealed storage zones, two extendable tables for dining and working offer extra convenience.
The seats are 56 cm wide that can be turned into lie-flat beds extending up to 203cm. Other extras include connectivity ports, power supplies and there is a special lounge on the company’s A380 that can be used by six people.