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Long international flights can be tiring and quite uncomfortable. No matter how much we try to be calm and think about the upcoming vacation, there is no way we can feel good all the time. One of the most unpleasant moments is using the plane bathroom. 

It is small and narrow, and in combination with turbulence, it can become a not-so-pleasant experience. But since it is something you cannot avoid, good preparation is a must. In this regard, we share with you a few crucial rules to follow and things you should never do in the bathroom on an airplane. 

Don’t Make a Mess 

As for the airplane bathroom, we recommend you don’t make a mess. The most important rule to start with is: Always use the push flush button. While it may sound evident to most of you that it needs to be done, there are situations you can forget about. So always check. 

Also, when you are in the bathroom, place all the used paper towels or tissues in the trash, leave the toilet seat down, and wipe down the sink. However, if you use the last toilet paper roll, make sure to tell a flight attendant and warn the next person about to go.

No matter your habits at home, always be careful when using the bathroom on the plane. And let’s not forget – bring antibacterial wipes to use for frequently touched surfaces. As we know, the plane and the bathroom in it are one of the dirtiest places where various viruses and bacteria multiply.

Wait Your Turn

The next challenge is waiting to use the airplane bathroom. There are situations in which the bathroom line can be like a puzzle during long flights, especially after a meal. 

If you decide to wait in your place to reduce the line, the risk of more people appearing is high. That, in turn, can make you much more uncomfortable. 

We recommend that you go and if there is a person in front of you, ask him/her if he/she is the last to wait to use the bathroom. Some passengers hide in the galley with the flight attendants, confusing you. When you ask, you will know when it is your turn.

Wash Your Hands Thoroughly

When it comes to using the airplane bathroom, it is advisable to be quick not to keep the people in line behind you. But that doesn’t mean you don’t wash your hands or do it very quickly. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds – front and back. Don’t forget to use soap. 

Especially today, in times of pandemics, it is essential to maintain a high level of hygiene to prevent infection with bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, the use of hand sanitizer is an additional way to disinfect. 

Don’t Forget to Lock the Door

Make sure you lock the door correctly. You certainly don’t want another passenger to surprise you by opening the bathroom door while you’re inside. It will create inconvenience for both you and the other passenger. And such situations can make the flight even longer and more unpleasant for you. 

Don’t Be Rude While You Wait

As we said, long flights are tiring, but they can also be highly annoying. After all, in this flight, besides you, other people are also tired, impatient, and want to ensure maximum comfort until the moment of landing. So try to be calm. 

If other people wait for the toilet, don’t compound it by huffing and puffing in line. The flight itself is stressful enough to irritate yourself and other passengers. 

We even recommend you, if there are passengers that look like they are in an urgent, such as an elderly passenger, pregnant woman, or family with children, offer them to go first. It is a nice gesture with which you can improve the mood of one of the passengers.

Things You Should Never Do in an Airplane Bathroom

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Don’t Pick the Wrong Time to Go

The question is: Is there a right time to go? There is no way to tell when it is good to go, but there are certain moments in the flight when it is good to avoid going to the airplane bathrooms. 

If you are not urgent, do not go to the bathroom on the plane during boarding. At this time, passengers are looking for bins for stashing bags, and the traffic on the aisle is heavy.

In addition, avoid using the airplane bathroom before landing the flight and while taking drink and snack service. Pay attention when no people are waiting and use the right moment.

Don’t Forget Your Shoes

If you prefer to take off your shoes during long flights, always put them on again whenever you go to the airplane bathroom. Some passengers walk into an airport bathroom barefoot or in their socks. 

Then they go back and put their feet on the empty seat or tray table. Avoid such situations, mainly because you follow good hygiene habits.

Don’t Forget to Wear a Mask

In times of a pandemic, one of the mandatory rules that most airlines have is to wear masks throughout the flight. It is not just some kind of courtesy to your fellow passengers, but it is also one of the main ways to protect yourself from being infected with Covid-19. 

The right way to wear the mask is to cover your nose, mouth, and chin. It also applies when using the airplane bathroom.

Maintaining good hygiene during the flight, common sense, and being polite to other passengers is a mandatory rule for using the bathroom on the airplane. Above all, good hygiene habits will protect you from possible infections with various viruses and bacteria, including Covid-19. 

On the other hand, it will make your long international flight much more enjoyable. Therefore, we recommend that you follow these few simple rules and enjoy your upcoming vacation in the best possible way.

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Today, international travel is highly challenging due to the pandemic situation. But fortunately, travel is quite possible if you follow specific rules that different countries impose. 

In this regard, there is the issue of travel to the United States and the requirements for the COVID-19 Test. This article will share helpful information about the requirements before, during, and after a trip to the United States.

COVID-19 Testing Requirement for International Travel to the United States

In October this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for short the CDC, amended its order on COVID-19 Testing Requirements for international travelers to the United States. This update applies to air passengers aged 2 and over and entered into force on 6 December.

The amendment says that every passenger who will fly to the United States must present a document with a negative test result from a viral test for COVID-19. The Test needs to be taken no more than 1 day before travel. 

Another way to travel is by presenting documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. To verify that the information is correct, you must give it in the form of attestation.

What Do You Need to Know about traveling to the United States?

Knowing a few crucial things about your trip and staying in the United States is essential if you consider traveling to the United States or are about to fly. 

First of all, if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (this means you do not have citizenship, a legal residence permit, or an immigrant visa to travel to the United States), you must be fully vaccinated. 

Otherwise, you will not be admitted to the United States. There are a few limited exceptions where vaccination status is not required. 

These are: 

  • Diplomatic and other government officials officially considered to be traveling abroad
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Persons in whom vaccination against COVID-19 is contraindicated. To this end, it is necessary to provide an official medical document proving this
  • Participants in trials related to COVID-19 vaccines
  • Persons issued humanitarian and emergency exceptions
  • Persons who have been issued a type B1 or B2 visa and are nationals of a foreign country with limited availability of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Persons holding a C1 and D visa and being part of a sea crew
  • Persons who are members of the armed forces, as well as their children under the age of 18 and spouses
  • A person whose entry into the territory of the United States is in the interest of the country – this is determined by officials of the state, namely the Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Secretary of Transportation

Regardless of which column you belong to, i.e., vaccinated or unvaccinated, U.S.- citizens, non-U.S. citizens, U.S. immigrants, or non-U.S. immigrants, as well as those exempted from vaccines, must provide a negative COVID-19 test document, which must be taken no more than 1 day before the upcoming flight. 

You can also submit COVID-19 recovery documentation. It is a document for a positive test result of the COVID-19 Test, which must be done no later than 90 days before the upcoming flight.

Remember that wearing a mask over your nose and mouth in closed areas of public places, such as airplanes, airports, etc., is mandatory. Refusal to wear a mask is considered non-compliance with the rules and requirements.

In addition, you need to know that fully vaccinated travelers are those in whom: 

  • It has been 2 weeks since the single-dose vaccine.
  • It has been 2 weeks since the second dose of the vaccine.
  • It has been 2 weeks since receiving the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine in a clinical trial.
  • 2 weeks have passed since you received the complete series of a Novavax (or Covovax) COVID-19 vaccine in phase 3 clinical trial.
  • It has been 2 weeks since you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines.

If you have another dose of the vaccine or it hasn’t been 2 weeks since the last dose, it is considered that you have not been fully vaccinated and cannot enter the United States.

When Will the U.S. Drop COVID-19 Testing Requirements for International Flights?

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Before Traveling to the United States

Before traveling to the United States, make sure you meet all the requirements. It is advisable to check the current requirements for travel to the United States, whether or not you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. immigrant. 

For this purpose, we recommend that you visit the website of the CDC, where there is detailed information about all passengers.

What is currently required is:

  • Official document for complete vaccination is required for non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants. A little above in the article we shared which people are considered fully vaccinated.
  • Document of a negative result from the COVID-19 Test – all passengers who are about to travel by air, including U.S. citizens and U.S. immigrants, must provide an official document stating that the result of a COVID-19 test is negative. 

This test must be performed no later than 1 day before the flight date. That applies to all persons aged 2 years and over.

  • Providing contact information – every passenger traveling  to the United States must provide contact information. It is necessary for more accessible communication in case you have been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person or case of changes.
  • Prepare all the documentation for the trip to the United States – we recommend that you check before your flight if all the necessary documents are available. It includes a passport, visa, other documents related to your entry into the country, a vaccination document, and/or test.

Please note that you cannot travel to the United States if you have visited Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, or Zimbabwe in the last 14 days. 

Also, do not travel to the United States if you have not yet completed the entire course of COVID-19 vaccination, tested positive for COVID, and your isolation is not complete, awaiting COVID-19 test results, or not feeling well.

During Travel

Before the flight, you must prepare all the above documents required by the airline. During the flight itself, the only thing needed for each passenger is to wear a mask to cover the nose and mouth. These are the requirements on the plane and in all indoor public places located in the United States.

After Arrival in the United States

Upon arrival in the United States, you will need to take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after your arrival date. It is also advisable to watch for any symptoms. Last but not least, you need to follow all government recommendations and requirements that apply to air travelers arriving in the United States.

If you are not fully vaccinated, but for any of the above reasons, you have the right to travel, then in addition to taking a test, you will need to isolate yourself for 7 days. 

It does not apply to passengers who have a medical record and a test document for recovering from COVID-19 that has been taken no later than 90 days. And if you want to stay more than 60 days in the United States, the requirements are to be fully vaccinated.

If You Recovered from COVID-19 Recently

If you have an official document for a COVID-19 test in the last 90 days, the result was positive, and your quarantine has passed, you can travel with this document. 

In this case, self-isolation is not required, nor is it necessary to take a test within 3-5 days of your arrival in the United States.

Keep in mind that this is current information. Due to the constant increase or decrease in morbidity, travel requirements to the United States are changing. 

That’s why we encourage you to stay tuned for more information on the U.S. government website or contact your Travel Advisor, who will help you get up-to-date information to avoid possible unpleasant situations before, during, and after traveling to the United States.

Today, when flying is one of the main ways to travel from one country to another, many pregnant women ask themselves: Is air travel suitable for me, and are there any common pregnancy emergencies ?

According to most reports, air travel during pregnancy does not increase the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, leaking amniotic fluid, or other health problems. But, there is one necessary condition: the mother must stay healthy and have a normal pregnancy.

It is also essential to consult your obstetrician before the flight, who will monitor your pregnancy and assess whether there are potential risks to you and your baby in case you are flying.

In some cases, when there is frequent morning sickness, bloating, general fatigue, swelling of the legs, the presence of venous thrombosis, and other diseases, it may be an obstacle to your upcoming flight. Another example is severe anemia, which some pregnant women may suffer from. In this case, flying on a plane is completely contraindicated.

Despite all this, traveling by plane during your pregnancy or mid pregnancy is quite possible. And this article will try to give you more information about what period is the best to travel and whether there are risks for you and your baby. 

Of course, our recommendations are always to consult your health care provider for medical attention because each pregnancy is strictly individual.

Which trimester is safe for air travel?

Each trimester has its specifics regarding the general condition of the mother and the development of the fetus. That is why you should always consult a doctor who will give you the best possible recommendations.

Flight during the first trimester

Some women in the first trimester of pregnancy have to travel by plane because of work commitments. Among them, of course, some mothers want to take a long-awaited vacation.

However, most doctors advise not to fly on a plane during the first three months of pregnancy. During this period, the fetus is very underdeveloped and medical complications are certainly possible. 

The changes in atmospheric pressure felt during the taking off, and landing can affect the baby’s development. In some cases, there is even a risk of miscarriage.

Flight during the second trimester

The second trimester of pregnancy is considered the most appropriate period for air travel. The best period for this is between the 18th and 24th weeks of gestation. Then the baby’s organs are developed enough that changes in atmospheric pressure will not adversely affect the fetus.

In addition, some women have a larger abdomen from the beginning of pregnancy. If this is the case with you, we recommend that you bring a medical document describing the stage of your pregnancy. It will prevent any problems at the airport.

Flight during the third trimester

With the onset of the third trimester, you’re closer to your baby’s due date. It is essential to share that most airlines do not allow pregnant women to fly after the 34th week of gestation. 

That’s why it’s always a good idea to bring a medical certificate that proves which gestational week you are in to avoid the option of not being allowed on board.

In any case, during the third trimester, you should be extremely careful about your health and the baby. The seats in the plane are not comfortable, and prolonged sitting in one place disrupts blood circulation. That, in turn, can cause seizures and, in some cases, lead to premature birth.

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Can flying harm my unborn baby?

As we shared above, it is recommended to fly on a plane in the second trimester of pregnancy. There is a risk of harm to the fetus in the first trimester when the unborn baby’s organs are not yet well developed.

If you are completely healthy, your pregnancy is straightforward, and you do not have specific instructions from your doctor, you can fly. There is no conclusive evidence that changes in air pressure and a decrease in humidity can be harmful to your health and the health of your baby.

Are airport scanners safe during pregnancy?

Another essential question is whether the airport scanners are safe and should be passed through them during pregnancy. As for whether you have to go through an airport scanner while you are pregnant, we would say that this is part of the mandatory airport check.

But, if you are worried about yourself and your baby, you can refuse to step through one. In this case, it will be necessary to perform a thorough hand search in a private room. Keep in mind that this check will take much longer.

And in terms of safety, we can say that most obstetricians, radiologists, and other medical professionals say that the airport scanners are safe for pregnant air travelers.

The full-body scanner you have to go through uses a technology called millimetre wave imaging. Its purpose is to pick up dangerous objects that can endanger the travelers health and life. 

In addition, the level of radiation you are exposed to during this process is negligible. It is even less than what you are exposed to when using your phone.

The hand-held scanning wands, which are sometimes used, are also entirely safe for pregnant travelers. In short, we can say that all airport scanners are safe for you and your unborn baby, and there is no reason to worry.

Flight safety during pregnancy

When it comes to flying on a plane during pregnancy, there are many things to consider. The most important thing to do is to visit your obstetrician. He needs to examine you and see how your baby is developing.

If all goes well, you can continue preparing for the upcoming trip. In this regard, one of the things you need to do is check what the airline’s policy is. 

Do they have any specific requirements regarding flying on a plane during pregnancy? Also, find out more about your health insurance, including what it covers, especially outside your country.

In terms of flight, think about the seat you will choose. An aisle seat will make the trip easier, so you can get in and out for walks and trips to the toilet. In addition, be careful with the food you eat before and during the flight. 

It’s good to avoid gassy foods, including beans, cabbage, and broccoli, and carbonated drinks. Drink bottled water to stay hydrated.

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Spontaneous abortion when traveling by plane

One of the biggest concerns of any expectant mother is whether traveling by plane can cause miscarriage. In this regard, when a pregnant traveler is completely healthy and has received confirmation from her doctor that she can travel by plane, the risk of miscarriage is minimal.

The greatest risk to the fetus is in the first three months when it is most dangerous for the mother and her baby. After this period, when the mother is in good health, and the fetus normally develops, travel is allowed.

But if you have a difficult pregnancy and have more serious ailments, it is better to avoid air travel. In these cases, the change in atmospheric pressure, prolonged standing, and lack of sufficient humidity in the aircraft can cause spontaneous abortion.

Тravel during pregnancy in the first class

Flying First Class during pregnancy is the best you can choose. Above all, in First Class, you will get the greatest possible comfort. One of the most significant advantages is that the seats can be turned into beds so you can relax in the best possible way.

Also, First Class offers you a wide selection of food and drinks. Some airlines provide pajamas, slippers, and the ability to take a shower. In addition, there is priority screening and priority boarding at the gate that makes the check-in faster.

Of course, the advantages will depend on the chosen airline, as well as the route. In this regard, First Class on international flights provides a sense of luxury, making you feel like traveling alone. And this, for a pregnant woman, would create more peace and comfort during long flights.

Today, flying is one of the most ordinary things people around the world do. It is the most convenient way to travel internationally. Many people travel not only for leisure but also for work. Business travelers who fly on a plane are a large percentage of all passengers.

Very often, these people are perceived as global elites. It would be pretty exciting to have breakfast in New York and dinner in Paris, for example. However, imagine this happening to you at least twice a month.

That may seem like an excellent opportunity for some people, as they can visit different countries and get to know their cultures. Yes, but have you ever wondered if these frequent airplane flights don’t harm your health?

If you are asking yourself this question for one reason or another, then in this article, we will discuss the possible risks that frequent air travel carries. Let’s look at which they are and how they affect the human body.

Air Travel Health Risks For Frequent Business Travelers

According to some scientific studies, international business travelers, flight crews, and diplomats are at high risk of developing certain diseases because of their lifestyles. The frequency of flying on a plane is extremely high, which leads to adverse consequences.

One of the main reasons for this is that you are exposed to a small amount of cosmic radiation and jet lag every time you fly on a plane. If you rarely have to travel, you do not need to worry about it. 

In these cases, radiation exposure is minimal, and you can overcome jet lag in a few days.

But, for other passengers who fly dozens of times per year, stress builds up in their bodies because of radiation exposure. That, in turn, increases cancer risk and other chronic diseases. In addition, jet lag influences aging and heightens the risk of having a heart attack. 

Moreover, frequent travel leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. 

These include :

  • fast food consumption
  • excess drinking of soft drinks and alcohol 
  • irregular water consumption 
  • lack of exercise
  • poor sleep schedule 

In addition, jet lag is the cause of mood swings, disorientation, sleep problems, gastrointestinal problems and affects productivity.

Business travelers who complain of these symptoms are over 70%. And although there is not enough evidence today to conclusively confirm the real risks of frequent air travel, this percentage is sufficient to understand that it certainly impacts business travelers’ physical, mental, and emotional health.

The radiation risks of air travel

As we know, the sun and stars emit cosmic rays, which are directed to the Earth. Fortunately, most of these particles do not reach us, as the atmosphere and magnetic field protect us. 

But if you’re on a plane about 30,000 feet up in the air, the atmosphere there is thinner, which means you’re exposed to more radiation.

Of course, this is not a cause for concern if you rarely travel. But, if you are a frequent flyer, these small doses of radiation that you are exposed to on each flight begin to accumulate. That is why pilots, flight attendants, and the rest of the crew on most airlines are considered the people who are at most health risk.

Another question that arises is whether an airport screening is harmful to our well being. In this regard, we must say that the exposure to radiation during the airport screening procedure is minimal, so you have nothing to worry about.

However, let’s return to the question: Is the additional radiation dose during the flight dangerous for health? Scientists are still looking for an answer to this question. But according to research, the crew is much more at risk of developing various types of cancer than business travelers.

Of course, it is difficult to say whether other factors cause cancer, but frequent exposure to cosmic radiation certainly contributes to this. However, there is no denying that frequent air travel is a health hazard even for business travelers.

Is flying on a plane bad for your health?

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Chronic jet lag

Radiation is not the only factor that can affect your health while flying on a plane. We all know how important sleep is for wellness and how its violation leads to body disorders.

Business travelers and the aircraft crew have a high risk of accumulation of radiation in the body, and most of them experience chronic jet lag. Every passenger experiences jet lag, but it passes very quickly for those who travel infrequently. However, this is not the case with passengers who fly too often.

Jet lag, also known as desynchronosis, disrupts the body’s rhythm when traveling long periods by plane. 

This violation is usually temporary, leading mainly to:

  • fatigue
  • drowsiness
  • lethargy
  • stomach problems

During frequent air travel, jet lag becomes chronic, associated with cognitive deficits, including memory impairment. In addition, according to some studies, chronic jet lag can switch off genes that are linked to the immune system. As a result, the risk of having a heart attack or stroke is raised.

Blood clots and getting sick

Last but not least, there is some risk for all passengers during long flights, no matter how often they travel. For example, blood clotting is a risk that can increase up to four times during long international flights.

In addition, enclosed spaces in air cabins in combination with a weakened immune system cause infectious diseases, including :

  • influenza 
  • measles 
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome 
  • tuberculosis 
  • food poisoning 
  • viral enteritis
  • smallpox

In this regard, most people  who are suffering from cardiac and pulmonary disorders, neurological disorders, recent surgery, pregnancy, pediatrics, and other forms of problems should be cautious about long-haul flights.

All this proves that it is vital to be more informed and careful about your wellness. And as convenient as air travel is, frequent long-haul flights certainly have an impact on your health. 

Today, flying is the most preferred and convenient way to travel, especially for international flights. If we go back in time when buying a flight ticket, it all ends with the choice of seat. Now things are much different.

The various airlines offer you a wide selection of classes, namely :

  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First Class 

These can range from basic services to complete comfort and the opportunity to take advantage of great extras such as food, drinks, and much more. That cannot seem very clear when choosing a class, especially if you rarely have to travel.

In this regard, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class are often confused and accepted as one type of class, but this is not true. There is a significant difference between them, so every passenger needs to get acquainted with their characteristics.

In short, we can say that Premium Economy Class is a combination of Economy and Business Class in terms of price, comfort, and convenience.

Certainly, Premium Economy Class is a much better choice than Economy. But how does Premium Economy exceed Economy Class, and what are the main differences between the two types? 

This article will look at just that, explaining what Premium Economy is, what the differences are, and how much more expensive it is than Economy Class.

What is Premium Economy?

As we said above, Premium Economy is the bridge between Economy Class and Business Class. Also known as Economy Plus Class and Elite Economy Class, Premium Economy is undoubtedly something more and better than Economy Class. Still, fortunately for many people, it is not as expensive as Business and First Class.

The history of Premium Economy dates back to 1991, as EVA Air was the first to introduce Evergreen Class. A little later, it was renamed to Elite Class and later renamed to Premium Economy Class. From there, its popularity began to grow.

Interesting Facts About Premium Economy

There are some interesting facts about Premium Economy that present some of the advantages of this class and why we should choose it. 

These are: 

  • Premium Economy includes wider seats, more space to recline, and around 5-7 inches of extra legroom. This provides passengers with much more comfortable traveling than Economy Class.
  • In some cases, there is a separate food menu and entertainment.
  • And last but not least, the Premium Economy fare is about 65% less expensive than a Business Class fare. With Premium Economy, you are much closer to the experience of Business Class. 

You will certainly ensure a more comfortable trip than in Economy Class, but you do not pay the Business and First Class fare.

Economy vs. Premium Economy?

One of the main questions is: Which one to choose – Economy or Premium Economy and whether it is worth betting on Premium Economy? 

Our answer is a resounding yes. The benefits that the higher class can offer you are certainly worth it. Keep in mind, however, that the differences and what you could get from Premium Economy vary.

It depends on the airline you choose and the type of aircraft you will be flying. 

And yet, some of the most significant advantages of Premium Economy are :

  • wider seats
  • more legroom 
  • extra inches of seat recline 
  • a larger selection of premium meals 
  • greater privacy 
  • larger personal entertainment screens 
  • power outlets 
  • priority service from flight attendants during meal and drink service 
  • extra snacks and drinks 
  • upgraded blankets and pillow, and much more

What are Premium Economy seats like on Various Airlines?

As we shared, Premium Economy is different on each airline. Let’s look at some of the most famous airlines and find out more about what to expect from Premium Economy on each of them.

Delta Flights

Delta Flights is one of the top airlines which have the best Business Class. In addition, it provides an improved Delta Premium Select cabin on some of its international flights. 

Some of the best advantages of Premium Economy are:

  • More space for your legs
  • A slightly wider seat with a recline and an adjustable leg rest in some international flights
  • Dedicated flight attendant
  • Improved entertainment

Air Canada

Air Canada is also trying to offer affordable flights with great amenities. 

By choosing Air Canada and Premium Economy, the benefits you can take advantage of are:

  • Priority boarding check-in and baggage handling
  • Two-free checked bags
  • Premium onside boarding
  • Complimentary wine and spirits
  • Extra legroom
  • Modern entertainment system
  • USB port so you can charge your phone if you need

American Airlines

This airline is another one that tries to offer the best Premium Class. 

What you will get from Premium Class is:

  • Wider seats – more legroom and wider, adjustable leather seats with extendable foot and headrests
  • Chef-inspired meal with complimentary beer, wine, and spirit. Keep in mind that the number of drinks served may be limited
  • A pillow and blanket for more comfort
  • Wi-Fi, power outlets, and USB ports
  • Free, personal on-demand entertainment with larger monitors and noise canceling headphones.

United Airlines

Premium Economy on United Airlines is known as Economy Plus, and what you will get as advantages is:

  • Seat towards the front of the main cabin so that you can quickly get off the plane when landing.
  • Additional space to relax or work.
  • Extra legroom for your comfort.

How much more expensive is a Premium Economy ticket than economy?

It is difficult to say how much more expensive Premium Economy is than Economy. It depends on two factors: the chosen airline and the route that you’re flying. Usually, Premium Economy tickets can be increased between 30% and 100% of those for Economy Class.

There is no specific formula that can be used to calculate and estimate how much it would cost you if you choose Premium Economy. In addition, what the price will be is based on supply and demand.

When searching for Premium Economy flights, we recommend you compare what different airlines offer and the prices for each of them. Only then can you find the perfect flight and decide if it’s worth it. 

Is it better to fly Premium Economy or Economy?

There is no doubt that Premium Economy passengers have a better choice than Economy. But here comes the question: What is your budget, and what is the price you are willing to pay to get a better experience?

It is essential to take into account the duration of the flight and your needs and personal preferences. If you care about your comfort, we advise you during long haul flights to choose Premium Economy. Only then will you be sure that you will provide yourself with a little more convenience.

How to Get Upgraded from Economy to Premium?

When you book a standard economy ticket, you will have the opportunity to upgrade it. Most airlines will first try to get their customers to pay for premium seats before offering them free.

Still, we must say, there are many cases in which the airline will offer you specific discounts when you’re at the gate. In addition, some airlines have “informal rules” for deciding who to provide free premium seats too. For example, depending on your status, you may be able to upgrade.

In any case, always read and check the rules and requirements for upgrading from Economy to Premium, so as not to be unpleasantly surprised.

However, if you are going to travel and buy plane tickets, we advise you to consider Premium Economy Class. It would undoubtedly be a pleasant experience, and you will find out for yourself if it is worth spending more money on flight tickets.

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Traveling to different distant countries is more than great and always worth it. It brings incredible emotions and challenges and lets you know about other nations and their traditions, languages, ​and culture.

However, visiting a country unknown to you hides some obstacles. You can often encounter unfamiliar public transport, dubious taxis or super high transportation fees, lack of good internet, GPS failure, and much more.

It becomes even more complicated when it turns out that you do not know the official language, and on the other hand, the locals hardly speak English. In these cases, it becomes pretty confusing. 

And why cause this discomfort at all when there are appropriate flights with the transfer, which will save you huge headaches. The even better news is that you can find an airport transfer at excellent prices.

Airport transfer is a top-rated service that people from all over the world like and prefer. Using the transfer service ensures that you will have a pre-arranged car waiting for you in front of the airport at the time of your flight arrival. It is convenient and will save you an infinite amount of time, especially when you have a lot of luggage.

If you have not thought yet to choose a flight with a transfer, then below we give you 5 important reasons why to do so. 

Less stress and more time for fun

Your vacation begins with the landing of the plane. It means that you certainly do not have extra time to waste, especially in finding your hotel. When you choose a flight with a transfer, you save a lot of your time so that you can enjoy your vacation in the best way.

Especially when using public transport, it is unclear exactly how long it will take for the right bus to arrive and how long you will need to travel to the hotel.

In addition, unfamiliar circumstances and uncertainty about which bus to catch or whether to choose the right taxi company, as well as whether you will not get lost while trying to reach the endpoint, are factors that will only create unnecessary stress. And why do you need to do just that?

The easiest way to transport

Family vacations with children are a challenge in themselves. Imagine what it would be like if you were still at the airport and trying to find a convenient way to get to your hotel. It will undoubtedly be highly stressful for you.

Children are very impatient, and sometimes, they find it challenging to understand your situation. As a result, they may become restless, scream or cry, which is additional stress for you. The combination of luggage, crying children, and a foreign country is certainly not what you expected.

Public transportation is not the best solution in these cases, and taxi cars may be too small for your large family. That is why it is good to consider flights with the pre-booked transfer. We would even say that it is a must for a family with children.

When you book an airport transfer for a family in advance, you will know that there will be a car big enough to hold everyone together when you arrive. There will be a baby chair so that your child can travel most safely. It will surely guarantee you a happy start to your vacation. 

You do not need to look for the way to your hotel

Whenever you go to a new place, you need to research how to get from the airport to your hotel. It is unnecessary time that you can spend in a more detailed search for exciting destinations to visit.

In addition, flights can be quite exhausting, especially when talking about long flights lasting more than 6 hours. After such a flight, one thing is for sure, you will hardly want to spend too much time looking for the way to your hotel.

That is why we recommend you choose a flight with a transfer. It will save you time to spend a break after the long flight or start the planned sightseeing tour. 

And when choosing an airport transfer, there is no need to look for ways to explain to the taxi driver exactly how and where you want to get, especially if you are in this place for the first time. 

Above all, safety

You would not want to get lost in a completely unfamiliar place trying to reach your hotel. We should avoid some areas and neighborhoods in every city globally due to the lack of security and high crime risk.

Well, trying to explain to the taxi driver where you want to go or using public transport, the chance of getting lost is relatively high. With the help of the transfer, you will feel comfortable and safe. 

There is nothing better than arriving in a foreign country and knowing that a car is waiting for you at the airport, which is special for you and will take you directly to the hotel. However, this is your time to rest, and you do not need to create unnecessary stress.

You will find out about great places that you never imagined

Last but not least, we can say that the locals know the most fantastic places to visit, starting with the restaurants with the most delicious food, the fantastic entertainment clubs and reaching all the cultural and historical monuments of the city.

Unfortunately, no matter how detailed we search, there are always some hidden places that we can find out only from the city’s residents.

And what better opportunity than a conversation with the driver who drives you from the airport to your hotel. He will surely tell you about some fantastic places to make a good vacation unforgettable. 

How to choose a transfer?

As we shared above, the flight with a transfer is convenient and the best possible way to get from the airport to your hotel. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you certainly want to have a pleasant experience as soon as you arrive at the airport.

In this regard, it is crucial to share that not all transfer companies are the same. That is why it is good to pay attention to some essential things.

Research the airport transfer companies

The company you choose is significant, as well as the service it offers you. Trust licensed companies that have an impeccable reputation in providing airport transfer service. Explore all the options you have, look for opinions, and choose the one that suits your needs.

As we said above, not all companies are the same. It means that the transfer, which is offered at lower prices, will not provide you with the comfort and extras that can give a more expensive and luxurious transfer.

Choose a vehicle

Today, the airport transfer service has developed tremendously. It means that companies can offer different types of cars to choose from. Most often, they offer limousines, sedans, vans, SUVs, and much more.

The most important thing is to choose a vehicle according to your needs. First of all, consider the amount of luggage you have and how many people you are. It also matters if you have small children and babies with you. In these cases, it is crucial to choose a car that has a child seat.

On the other hand, if you are traveling on business, you are most likely looking for more professional service and a car with extra luxury that fully meets your specific needs. You certainly have a wide choice so you can find what you need.

Choose drivers with the necessary experience and knowledge

There is nothing more unpleasant than to come across a driver who has no professional attitude, shows his character, and does not know how to get to your hotel. It certainly creates headaches and stress for you.

A company that offers an airport transfer must consist of a team of experienced professionals with excellent knowledge of local roads. Even if they do not know your hotel, they must prepare in advance and find the best route. It will guarantee you comfort and avoid the unnecessary stress that can be created.

Pay attention to whether the prices are fixed

Often, situations arise, such as a closed road due to an accident or repair, terrible traffic, and many others. Such factors can affect prices if they are not fixed and pre-arranged.

It is essential to check whether your chosen company has provided all the additional costs and fees and whether the offer is fixed. 

When the prices are set, you have nothing to worry about whether you will get into traffic or you will have to go around the city more. But if you don’t think about it, you risk paying a considerable amount that you certainly didn’t anticipate.

Investigate what the service includes

If you want high-class services, then explore what additional extras your chosen company can offer you. It will make your experience even more interesting and exciting. And what better start than that?

Once you know why it’s good to have an airport transfer, it’s up to you to find the perfect flight with a transfer to your desired destination and enjoy your vacation with your loved ones.

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We all know how overwhelming air travel can be. Sometimes flying  can be a stressful experience, especially if we don’t make the right choice of an air travel class.

Business class is suitable for those frequent flyers who want to have an enjoyable flight and use premium quality services. It provides you with ultimate comfort and a peaceful atmosphere that allows you to either rest or work during your flight.

China Southern Airline is one of those air companies that offer the world’s best business class product.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

About China Southern

China Southern Airlines Company Limited is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. The airline operates business class flights from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport which is the major airport of Guangzhou.

This airline was founded on 1 July 1988 as a result of the  restructuring of the CAAC Airlines that acquired and merged different domestic airlines. China Southern became one of China’s “Big Three” airlines together with Air China and China Eastern Airlines. 

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

 It’s the world’s sixth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia’s largest airline in fleet size, revenue, and passengers carried. 

The airline’s  main hubs are located at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport and it was a member of SkyTeam until 1 January 2019

China Southern operates more than 2,000 flights to over 200 destinations daily. The airline became a partner of American Airlines as part of a frequent flyer program  in March 2019. 

The airline’s slogan is “Fly into your dreams” and the logo of the airline consists of a kapok flower (the city flower of Guangzhou) on a blue tail fin.

China Southern has recently upgraded its business class cabin and now it offers even more airline services and amenities. The airline offers a business class cabin on Airbus A380 that has business class seats in a staggered configuration. The business class cabin has 70 seats.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

The seats have a 2-2-2 configuration and they  alternate between being closer to the aisle and closer to the window. 

Business class passengers can either choose from the seats close to the window that offer great views and privacy, those that are close to the aisle or the seats at the center section of the business class cabin also called “honeymoon seats”. That’s because they are suitable for couples who are flying together. 

Being far from the windows these seats don’t offer much of a sky view, but they provide passengers with easy aisle access and allow you to travel with a spouse or a colleague.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

China Southern’s business class seats have different convenient features that allow every business class passenger to travel in a comfortable and stress-free way.

Their design includes spacious footwell, wide armrests, comfortable headrests, and also the option for the seat to go into a bed mode, which is a great thing when it comes to traveling on a long-haul flight.

The seats have easy-to-use controls that allow passengers to easily adjust them according to their preferences  for comfort.

Another feature of China Southern’s A380 business class cabin design are seat lockers on the side of the upper deck plus overhead bins on the upper deck. This allows business class travelers to bring more items with them on the flight.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

The seats are equipped with comfortable bedding and mattress pads. And passengers can also get additional pillows and blankets, if they wish. 

They also feature : 

  • compact foldable tray tables suitable for either working or studying 
  • USB outlets for charging  laptops or devices 
  •  a console where you can place your drink 
  • special compartment with a water bottle 
  • TV monitors with touchscreens and headphones jacks where you can watch a movie during the flight 

You will also find multiple storage compartments where you can place your belongings.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

The built-in TV screens can be easily operated by an entertainment remote controller and offer a rich selection of movies and TV shows.

Passengers flying on China Southern’s business class cabin also get complimentary amenity kits that contain different  items- a pair of slippers, a shoehorn, a shoe bag, a comb, Q-tips, cotton pads,  an eye mask, earplugs, a toothpaste, moisturizing cream, lip balm.

When flying on China Southern’s business class cabin you also get a pre-fight drink such as champagne, wine or a fruit juice, if you don’t want alcohol. You can also choose from an in-flight menu that includes different full course meals, light snacks, desserts and drinks. 

The available meal options are dishes with : 

  • meat 
  • fish 
  • seafood 
  •  omelette 
  • Chinese-style dishes such as noodle soups

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

China Southern Airline Business class Lounge

China Southern Business class Lounge is located at Guangzhou Airport. At the airport terminal an escalator leads to the business class lounge which is located at the right side of the escalator.

The lounge consists of two levels. At the bottom level you will find a café with different seats and a large buffet area.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

The bottom level of the lounge has a staircase that leads to the upper level which features a large number of seats for passengers. Here you can find different types of seats that offer you a high level of comfort and privacy.

The seating area at the lounge’s upper level is divided into different sections. There is a main hallway that features rows of leather seats in beige and gold colors, coffee tables which are facing one another and restaurant-seats with tables.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

The lounge’s interior features walls with greenery on them, plenty of artificial lighting which gives the lounge space a cozy and modern vibe.

China Southern’s business class lounge offers a separate area with computers and printers where business class travelers can work in a private  and convenient way. This work area features individual cubicles with work chairs, desks, computers and printers.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

There is another seating zone at the lounge’s upper level which is spacious and features plenty of comfortable couches in beige and red with side tables. Here business class passengers will also find a selection of magazines and newspapers.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

One of the lounge’s sections feature comfortable daybeds and massage chairs at the back of the lounge which offer you a great opportunity to enjoy some relaxation time before your flight.

The lounge’s upper floor also offers a buffet area where you can get a pre-flight meal or a drink. Here you can choose from different light snacks and refreshing drinks – packaged snacks, cereal, nuts, candy bars, pastry, fresh fruit,  bottled water, soda, beer, coffee, tea. 

China Southern Business class Lounge (SkyTeam Lounge Beijing)

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

This China Southern Airline business class lounge is located at Beijing Capital International Airport at Terminal 2. The lounge is a large brightly lit space that has a capacity for a high number of passengers. Due to its convenient design the lounge never gets crowded.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

This business class lounge offers different seating areas that provide you with a rich choice of seat options. 

There are restaurant-style seats with chairs where you can enjoy fine dining, bar stools and high-top tables where you can enjoy your drink or get some laptop work done, soft armchairs with small side tables where you can unwind before your flight.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

The lounge’s dining area provides you with a rich choice of hot and cold meal options. The menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as desserts and light snacks.

Here you will find  different Western-style dishes such as :

  • scrambled eggs 
  • sausage patties 
  • crepes 
  • cold finger sandwiches 
  • bread 
  • croissants 
  • pasta 
  • salads 
  • mixed vegetables

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

Fans of good food should not miss to visit the lounge’s make-your-own pasta bar. And for those of you who want to try some authentic Asian food the lounge offers self-serve stations for noodle soups and dim sum where you can choose from different delicious options.

The lounge features a cocktail bar offering a variety of spirit drinks, liquor and a modern self-serve wine bar that has automatic wine dispensers for champagne, rose,  red and white wine.

Business class passengers can also get a drink from the mini fridges placed throughout the lounge. There you can find soda and fruit juices.

China Southern First class lounge (Sky Pearl Vip Lounge)

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

Some of China Southern’s first class lounges can be found at Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) and Baiyun International Airport at Terminal 2 (Domestic).

Sky Pearl Vip Lounge  is located at Beijing Capital Airport and it offers a beautifully designed elegant interior  featuring comfortable furniture, carpets in bold floral pattern, oversized lamps, lounge chairs, convenient portable small tables with power outlets.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

This first class lounge offers a wide range of premium quality services and amenities. It’s divided into separate seating areas, one of which is  a buffet area with café-style seats. 

There is also a staffed bar offering a large premium selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and also a special seating area where traditional  tea ceremonies are held. 

The lounge also offers  a hot buffet with fresh Chinese and Western cuisine dishes as well as a live cooking station and self-service stations with light snacks and drinks.

China Southern Airline Business and First lounge

In addition to these amenities, this first class lounge also offers  a business center, a relaxation area with comfortable leather lounge chairs, a cinema spot, a cozy library section with seats, special room for kids and babies, a nursing room. The business center features large desks with laptops, printers and power outlets.

At this lounge you will also find an area with spacious shower suites and massage rooms.

No matter if you are a business traveler, traveling with your family, colleagues or solo, business class flights will definitely guarantee you a memorable air travel experience

Business class offers you a high level of comfort, privacy and convenience. And it’s a wide choice for every frequent traveler, especially those who are flying on long-haul flights. 

Business class lounges are equipped with everything you need to rest, work or even have a nap before your flight

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

Those of you who are seeking comfort, privacy and exclusiveness won’t regret choosing business class flights as business class offers you everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable flight.

About EVA Air

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

EVA Airways Corporation is one of the world’s major airlines that operates business class flights. It’s a Taiwanese international airline based at Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei. EVA Air is headquartered in Luzhu, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The abbreviation “EVA” stands for Evergreen Airways

The airline operates passenger and dedicated cargo services to more than 40 international destinations around the world. The locations are in: 

  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America 

EVA Air is a privately owned airline and has a fully international route network (it’s the second largest Taiwanese airline after China Airlines). The air carrier’s slogan is “Sharing the World, Flying Together”.

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

The airline was founded as an affiliate of shipping conglomerate Evergreen Group in 1989 and since then it has expanded to include: 

  • air cargo
  • airline catering
  • ground handling
  • aviation engineering services

UNI Air, is a domestic and regional subsidiary of EVA Air. It operates a medium and short-haul network to destinations in Taiwan, Macau and China and its main hub is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In January 2018 EVA Air was rated the 15th safest airline in the world. The airline hasn’t had any accidents,  fatalities or hull losses since its establishment.  

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

EVA offers flights to a number of US destinations. 

These are: 

  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • New York-JFK
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)

The airline operates all of its US flights with its fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. 

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

EVA Air offers only a business class cabin that is divided into two sections with a total of 38 business class seats. Its business class lounges are located at different locations.

The airline’s business class cabin features comfortable seats in a standard reverse herringbone layout. They are designed in such a way to offer plenty of space for each passenger. These wide lie-flat seats with plenty of legroom and wide arm rests, which can be raised for getting more private space, definitely guarantee you a comfortable flight. 

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

The seats are equipped with many enclosed storage compartments and little cabinets with mirrors where each passenger can store their belongings in a convenient way during the flight. 

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

They also feature built-in TV monitors with touchscreens and remote controllers and you can use them to watch movies or listen to music. The privacy dividers on the seats give passengers extra privacy. 

Business class passengers will also find at their seats: 

  • headphones jacks
  • USB power outlets
  • reading lights
  • seat controls which allow you to adjust your seat in an easy and quick way

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

Another in-flight service offered by the airline is a rich drinks and foods menu that includes a variety of exquisite full course meals and premium quality drinks.

All business class travelers can choose from a fine selection of: 

  • wine
  • champagne
  • cocktails
  • coffee
  • tea
  • freshly squeezed juice 

When it comes to meal options, EVA Airways offers business class passengers a variety of options:

  • meat dishes
  • fish
  • seafood
  • salads
  • breads
  • baked goods
  • fresh fruit
  • pastry
  • cakes
  • chocolate
  • ice cream

EVA Air offers its customers also in-flight amenity kits which include convenient travel essentials:

  • cosmetics (hand cream, body lotion)
  • pajamas
  • slippers
  • dental kit
  • comb
  • socks
  • eye mask
  • earplugs
  • noise-cancelling headphones

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

EVA Air Business class lounge (Taipei)

The airline’s business class lounge is located at Taoyuan Airport in Taipei one level above the main concourse in Terminal 2. It ’s right after security and immigration lines. The escalators leading to the lounge are just beyond the immigration checkpoint.

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

Business class passengers who are flying from this airport can also access The Club lounge and The Garden Lounge offered by EVA Air.

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

The Club lounge is located at the top of the escalators to the left side and The Garden is located just after The Club.

The entrance area close to the escalators leading towards the Garden lounge is decorated with greenery and decorative rocks as well as palms and different plants in glass pots arranged throughout the space. There is a robot butler greeting all guests of the lounge at the entrance.

EVA Airways offers its passengers two more lounges at Taoyuan Airport – The Infinity Lounge and The Star Lounge.

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

The Infinity Lounge

The Infinity lounge is located at the right side of reception and it features a modern interior design  and  comfortable furniture in a 70’s style. Different flashing lights are a part of the interior design. There is plenty of seating and large windows overlooking the airport. 

The lounge’s buffet area features dining tables where you can take a seat and enjoy a variety of delicious fresh meals and snacks. 

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

For all business travelers the lounge offers a business center with computers and a printer, comfortable chairs and desks.

The lounge also features private shower suites that are called  “Metro Forest”, “Smile Zone” and “Fantasy Flow”. Those lounge guests who want to use a shower suite should contact  an EVA Air receptionist.

And those of you who want to enjoy a full course meal before their flight should not miss to check the lounge’s buffet. It offers a rich buffet spread that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

Here you can choose from a variety of main dishes, side dishes and light snacks:

  • fresh vegetables
  • pasta
  • salads
  • sauces
  • boiled eggs
  • cereal
  • yogurt
  • milk
  • cheese selection
  • French toast
  • other foods

The buffet also offers you traditional dishes from Taiwan’s cuisine such as noodle dishes. The desserts menu includes different types of pastry, muffins, biscuits, ice cream.

The bar area offers a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks:

  • wine
  • beer
  • liquor

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

There are also self-service stations where each passenger can make their own cup of coffee or tea.

 The Star Lounge

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

This is another Star Alliance Gold Lounge for business class passengers that offers to its guests different great amenities and services. It’s located on the opposite side of reception at the entrance close to The Infinity Lounge.

This business class lounge offers plenty of lighting and its brightly lit atmosphere is achieved by a faux-sky ceiling with shining “stars” which adds up to the lounge’s elegant and cozy atmosphere.

The lounge offers a variety of seat designs:

  • spacious leather seats
  • standard lounge chairs
  • bar stools
  • other

You will find seats for solo travelers as well as seats arranged closely together that are suitable for groups of travelers.

The lounge’s dining area features restaurant-style dining tables set up in rows that offer maximum privacy for passengers. 

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

There you will find a buffet offering a wide variety of hot and cold dishes that will fuel you up before your flight. 

Passengers can choose from different breakfast, lunch and dinner options: 

  • traditional Taiwanese dishes
  • meat and sweet potato dishes
  • fried food
  • noodles
  • salads
  • steamed vegetable mixes
  • sauces
  • cheese
  • breads
  • fresh fruit
  • cereal
  • yogurt
  • pastry
  • muffins
  • ice cream

Those of you who are craving a refreshing drink before their flight will find a wide selection of drinks at the bar area. No matter if you need an energizing cup of coffee, a relaxing tea or fine wine – here you will find everything you need.

The lounge also offers a business center and a TV area where passengers will find comfortable chairs and a selection of free magazines and newspapers.

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

EVA Airways Business class Lounge (Taipei)

The interior of this business class lounge features bright fluorescent lighting which makes up for the lack of windows and natural light inside the lounge. 

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

There is plenty of seating in different designs at the main area of the lounge. The seats are designed in such a way so that all passengers feel comfortable and have a sense of privacy.

There are sheer partitions between the different seating sections which offer an increased level of privacy for every traveler. Some groups of seats have their own cubicles for extra privacy and comfort for the travelers.

Other amenities this business class lounge offers are special zones with TV sets where passengers can take a seat and watch their favourite shows. There is also a conference room which is suitable for use by business travelers

There you will find: 

  • comfortable work chairs
  • a desk
  • TV monitors
  • phone
  • free newspapers
  • power outlets for connecting your computer

EVA Airways Airline Business and First Class Lounge

A rich assortment of: 

  • sandwiches
  • meat dishes
  • rice and beans dishes
  • soups
  • fresh fruit selection
  • salads
  • light snacks such as chips. 
  • the desserts section includes muffins and pastries

The back of the lounge features a bar area where you will find a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that include: 

  • bottled water
  • soft drinks
  • coffee
  • tea
  • juices

The bar spot features high-top tables and bar stools where you can enjoy your drink or a light snack.

By booking a business class flight you can be sure that you are going to spend a relaxing and productive flight and arrive well-rested no matter which destination you are flying to.

China Eastern is another major airline that operates business and first class flights to a number of world destinations. It offers you premium quality in-flight and on-ground airline services. It offers you everything you need when flying abroad on business class. 

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

About China Eastern

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (also called China Eastern) is an airline headquartered in the China Eastern Airlines Building. It’s located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai.

China Eastern is one of the “Big Three” airlines (together with Air China and China Southern Airlines) of the People’s Republic of China. The airline operates international, domestic and regional routes. Its main hubs are located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers after China Southern Airlines. 

On 21 June 2011 China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines became the 14th member of SkyTeam.

China Eastern Airlines was founded on 25 June 1988 under the Civil Aviation Administration of China Huadong Administration. 

Yunnan Airlines and China Northwest Airlines merged into China Eastern Airlines in 2003. The company slogan is World-Class Hospitality with Eastern Charm.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern offers premium quality in-flight and on-ground airline services that will definitely make you feel special and pampered. Choosing to fly on the airline’s business class cabin guarantees you an enjoyable flight you won’t forget.

The main business class cabin available on China Eastern’s 777-300ER aircraft fleet and it has a total of 52 business class seats arranged across 11 rows in a 1-2-2 configuration. The business class cabin has also a forward mini-cabin that consists of two rows of business class seats.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The business class seats have a Cirrus-style reverse herringbone layout and feature a comfortable bedding and a number of convenient extras. 

The seats have 23.6 inches of width and 75 inches of seat pitch and feature spacious leg room and wide armrests that can be raised for achieving extra privacy. These business class seats can be turned into fully flat beds which is a convenient feature when it comes to long-haul flights.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

They are also equipped with storage compartments of different sizes where you can store your belongings in a convenient way during the flight. 

Business class passengers flying with China Eastern get complimentary  amenities during their flight

They include: 

  • noise-canceling headphones
  • USB power outlets
  • built-in 16-inch TV sets with touchscreens
  • touchscreen IFE remote controllers
  • convenient trays where you can place your laptop, your drink or meal

The TV sets offer you different entertainment options such as a selection of shows and movies  to watch during your flight.

The airline’s business class cabin offers passengers a rich menu with delicious meals and refreshing dishes

The business class menu includes: 

  • appetizers
  • entrees
  • main meals with meat, fish, steamed rice and vegetables, seafood
  • salads
  • soups
  • breads
  • fruit selection
  • cheese
  • light snacks such as chips
  • pastry

China Eastern Airlines offers China Eastern Lounges in locations all across the territory of  China, with an emphasis on PVG and SHA.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The airline’s business class lounges can be accessed by all business and first class passengers flying with the airline and passengers who are members of Eastern Miles Gold and Platinum loyalty programs. All customers of China Eastern Airlines can also access SkyTeam partner operated lounges.

China Eastern is in a partnership with Qantas and for this reason passengers who have an elite flyer status within Qantas can also get access to all of China Eastern’s lounge locations.

China Eastern Business Class Lounge – VIP Lounge No.36

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern flights depart from Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong Airport. First- and business-class passengers on international flights (including to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) could access a dedicated check-in area separate from the rest of the terminal.

Business class passengers flying with this airline can access No.36 VIP Lounge. The lounge serves passengers flying on both regional and long-haul flights.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern VIP Lounge can be found at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Terminal 1. The airline’s VIP Lounge can also be accessed by Qantas passengers. And members of the Qantas Platinum program can access China Eastern’s first class lounge, which is located next to the entrance of the business class lounge.

This business class offers a large space with plenty of seating for the different types of passengers. You can choose from different comfortable leather seats which are equipped with convenient USB and  AC ports and individual lamps. There is  free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire lounge.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The lounge consists of two floors and it features floor-to-ceiling windows and it’s designed in such a way, so that all passengers have maximum privacy.

The main lounge space houses a dining area and there is an escalator close to the lounge’s reception that leads to the second floor of the lounge. The 2nd lounge floor is usually a less crowded spot than the 1st floor.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The dining area features comfortable soft leather chairs and tables where you can enjoy a pre-flight meal by choosing from a buffet spread with hot and cold meals.

The buffet zone offers dishes with meat and vegetarian dishes, meals containing: 

  • beans
  • potatoes
  • grilled meat and fish
  • rice
  • salads with dressing, soups
  • sandwiches
  • sweet and savoury buns

At the buffet you will also find a noodle bar where you can try traditional Chinese-style food.

There are self-service drinks counters where you can prepare your own drink. 

The available drinks options are: 

  • coffee
  • tea
  • fruit juices
  • spirit drinks
  • beer
  • red and white wine
  • bottled water

The self-serve counters also offer light snacks such as finger sandwiches, leisure food (dried fruit bars).

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern’s VIP lounge features a large conference room with a capacity of more than 60 seats as well as small meeting rooms. Business class passengers can choose to either use computer terminals or a working bench where you can place your own laptop.

Those business class passengers who don’t want to go to the conference room can use the working benches placed along the dining room’s wall instead.

The lounge offers its guests a variety of convenient amenities and premium quality services that guarantee you a pleasant stay during your layover. 

They include: 

  • fast Wi-Fi access
  • drinks and light snacks
  • full course meals
  • shower suites
  • TV sets
  • internet terminals

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The lounge’s ground level features a TV room with plenty of seats for business class travelers.

If you are one of those business class passengers who want to get some rest before boarding their next flight, the upper level of the lounge is the perfect place for you.

It offers plenty of space, a quiet atmosphere and comfortable lounge chairs arranged in rows that allow you to either rest or sleep in a comfortable way. You can also find  daybeds at the lounge’s upper level.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The lounge features massage chairs which offer each traveler a great option to unwind before their flight.

This business class lounge also has a buffet with different hot and cold dishes.

The meal options you will find at the buffet area include: 

  • noodle soups
  • steamed vegetables
  • salad bar
  • finger sandwiches
  • desserts such as pastries

The lounge’s bar area offers different drinks such as a selection of: 

  • wine
  • liquor
  • coffee
  • other drinks

You will find private shower suites at the lounge’s ground floor.

China Eastern First Class Lounge

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

China Eastern’s exclusive international first class lounge is located at Shanghai Airport on Terminal 1 and it’s the airline’s flagship lounge. 

This first class lounge has a separate first and business class section. The first class section is located at the right of the lounge’s reception desk.

The lounge features beautifully designed interior in an elegant and classic style and different types of seating arranged in a spacious area. A main highway goes through the length of the lounge and a robot butler stands by the entrance which is one of the interesting features of this lounge.

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

The lounge’s seats are arranged in different configurations- couches in an L shape, groups of chairs.

Another feature of the lounge are relaxation rooms where each first class traveler can unwind in a comfortable way. Each relaxation room features a reclining leather chair, a desk and a small table. Some of the rooms have massage chairs.

The lounge offers a spacious bar offering a wide selection of: 

  • wines
  • champagne
  • liquor and other alcoholic drinks
  • fruit juice
  • soft drinks
  • coffee
  • tea

China Eastern Business and First Class Lounge

At the lounge’s main dining area you can enjoy a rich menu of exquisite dishes and a rich buffet spread. This area consists of two main buffets and its tables are arranged along a booth.

The buffet spread includes main meals with: 

  • rice
  • noodles
  • meat
  • cheese
  • salads
  • fresh fruit
  • light snacks (finger sandwiches, nuts)
  • bread
  • pastry
  • muffins
  • chocolate rolls
  • cinnamon buns

This first class lounge also offers shower suites with shower essential products.

“Anything but business as usual” is exactly what you get with Etihad Airways.

Stretch out with extra space and privacy on long-haul flights, get ready to sleep on a fully flat bed. With space that you can customize for every stage of your journey, you may not want to leave!

Etihad Airways Business Class Seats

They know you want to work when you want, sleep when you need to and dine whenever you’re ready. They’ll welcome you on board with your choice of beverage – from a flute of Champagne to a fresh juice, they’d like you to relax and settle in. The choice is always yours.

Etihad Airways Business Class Seats

Your seat has an adjustable headrest, back support and cushion firmness functions: the height of comfort and space. If you’re flying long haul on one of their widebody aircraft, your seat reclines into a fully-flat bed. On shorter flights, your seat has a generous recline and lots of legroom, so you can switch off, sleep and arrive refreshed.Complimentary ACQUA DI PARMA amenity kits – available on long-haul flights – contain an eye mask, ear plugs, luxurious socks and a signature fresh fragrance. They can also provide a shaving kit and comb. Just ask.

Etihad Airways Business Class Seats

Put on your noise-cancelling headset and escape to a world of entertainment. Pick from hundreds of hours of on-demand movies or TV shows, or listen to their selection of playlists, podcasts and radio channels. If gaming is your thing, you won’t be disappointed with our interactive games on E-BOX!

Etihad Airways Business Class Seats

Keep up with work and the world with their onboard Wi-Fi. Connect via our onboard network to buy a Wi-Fi plan.

Etihad Airways Business Class Seats