If youre looking to travel in complete luxury, then you want to fly in first class. For some of us its something we can only dream of, for others its a regular occurrence. Airlines throughout the world compete to capture this high-value, luxury market by providing exceptional quality, services and features. When flying first class you can be treated to an experience like no other, including fine dining restaurants, LCD TV screens, flat beds, Dom Perignon Champagne and exclusive terminal lounges. We all enjoy cheap flights but enjoying true luxury in the sky comes at a price. If this sounds like an experience you would like to indulge in, then Ive taken the hard work out of trying each airline and put together my list of top 5 first class airlines. 1. Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines provide an experience that can be crafted the way you like it. An option of Dom Perignon or Krug champagne is a great start and combined with food how and when I want it makes this the food-lovers perfect flight! All at once or in courses, you can treat yourself to the way you wish to be served. Combine this with a huge seat that flattens into a bed, oversized pillows and a Givenchy sleep suit and youve got yourself one pleasurable plane ride. 2. Qatar Airways The seats on Qatar Airways arent quite as long as Singapore Airlines, but nevertheless match them in quality and comfort. What makes the first class experience so enjoyable with this airline is the separate terminal that includes a Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as fine dining restaurants and a medical centre. Youll want to arrive ahead of schedule to enjoy what youve paid for. 3. Malaysia Airlines This airline comes in third due to the quality of service. If youre looking for the royal treatment, you will get it with Malaysia Airlines. Like the other airlines, seats become flat beds and you get a personal TV screen. Enjoy the luxury of some exceptional Malaysian cuisine thats served with a smile. 4. Cathay Pacific Theres two things that make this a luxurious experience outstanding food and massage chairs! Each seat sits behind panels that create a suite-like feel. The super long chairs not only feature built-in massagers, but also lay down as flat beds. The food on Cathay Pacific is exceptional and probably the best of the bunch. If youre looking for a good in-flight meal, add these guys to your consideration list. 5. Thai Airways While not as comfortable as some of the other airlines, Thai Airways gives you the complete experience, from personal concierges that checks you in and fast tracks you through customs and immigration to a choice of 22 entrees that can be pre-ordered for your flight. Once again they provide 180-degree flat beds and a spa in their exclusive first-class lounge. The experience of flying first-class changes your opinion of flying altogether. No longer are you sitting in cramped, economy-class seats but enjoying the luxury of a bed, exceptional service, exclusive lounges and exquisite meals. Once you go first-class, its hard to fly any other way. Richard Greenwood is the Marketing Director at Flight Centre Australia. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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