07 June 2016 by Anna Staford
Only a lucky few have had the experience of flying first class in the world’s most luxurious airlines. Here are the five most expensive airlines of them all.
This is probably the cream of the crop when it comes to the most luxurious first suite offered. To begin with, it is very personal and sophisticated. Passengers have their very own private and enclosed quarters with the best leather. It comes with a wardrobe, a cooler for beverages and enough space for two people. Passengers will also have their own sleepwear provided and linen to sleep on.
Prices in June 2016 (prices are set for one adult travelling first class on a return flight a week later): £3,502 for a closed-door privacy flight from London to Sydney and £26,208 for a private 3 room suite on the same flight.
On-board dining: Award winning airline chefs combine their efforts with food and beverage managers who have been brought in from some of the best fine dining restaurants in the world. These chefs go through rigorous training to meet the standards of the clientele.
Service: Enclosed apartments, beds, on board shower, lobby, in flight chef
Entertainment: Offers 750 hours of movies, games and TV shows
The newly installed shell designed seats provide total relaxation. They are 35 inches wide and 82 inches long when reclined, which makes for a totally rejuvenating sleep. A head rest with an ergonomic design adds more comfort.
Prices in June 2016 (prices are set for one adult travelling first class on a return flight a week later): £6,460 for a flight from London to Singapore.
On-board dining: This airline has a unique way of treating their first suite clients. They have the Book the Cook program where passengers place their food orders prior to their flight and a gourmet food experience awaits them on board. The choices are vast, over 60 cuisines to choose from, all of which are prepared by the best culinary experts in the world.
Service: Private space, huge seat and Book to Cook food program
Entertainment: 24-inch LCD TV with touch screen interface and Bose headsets
This cabin space is designed to offer ultimate comfort and privacy. High panel walls in wood motif provide complete seclusion. This is the ultimate cabin if you want to fly in your own little world.
Prices in June 2016 (prices are set for one adult travelling first class on a return flight a week later): $23,977 for a flight from New York to Tokyo.
On-board dining: All of the menus and ingredients have to pass the rigorous eyes of the culinary team which is comprised of some the best chefs in the region. Only the best beverages compliment the food prepared, including wine, coffee and other alcoholic drinks. The airline offers ‘kaiseki’, which is the Japanese tasting meal.
Service: Private space, refined dining and drinking, entertainment, duty free shopping Entertainment: Has a collection of rare films, audio books and TV shows
The exterior of the first class suite is painted with a shiny deep grey tone which contrasts beautifully with its earth-toned rich interiors. Leather surrounds the rest of the interiors which adds to its luxurious feel. Even the fabric on the seats is a specially chosen to be soft to the touch.
Prices in June 2016 (prices are set for one adult travelling first class on a return flight a week later): £33,914 for a round-trip fare from London to Los Angeles.
On-board dining: The best airline Chinese cuisine is made for Cathay Pacific passengers; food has that distinctive Chinese flavor dominant in Cantonese and Mandarin cooking. Hot bowls of jasmine rice accompanies all of the food served.
Service: Private Suite, Aesop Travel kit, sleep suit
Entertainment: 4.3 inch touch screen remote control and a full collection of movies, games, music and TV shows
This one has relaxation written all over it. Whether you want to work or to just totally relax, this first class suite allows you to do just that. Working is possible because it has a plug for a laptop, a USB port and a mobile device. If you just want to sit back and relax, you can enjoy the built-in entertainment system.
Prices in June 2016 (prices are set for one adult travelling first class on a return flight a week later): $12,907 for a flight from New York to Tokyo.
On-board dining: A top notch crew will serve you only the very best fine dining cuisine. All of the best dishes served are accompanied by an Armani amenity pouch.
Service: First class accommodations, airport lounge with food
Entertainment: Large LCD screens and one of the best speaker system of all airlines with games, movies, TV shows and music
All of these first suites offer the best features you can ask for. If you want luxury in the air with comfort and privacy, give any of these airlines a call. Be treated like a royal and make the most of your trip before you even land on your destination.
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