With flying becoming more of a need than a luxury, airlines have had to step up their game to provide the most coveted comforts for their passengers. In the race for becoming the most luxurious airline, several things like food options and quality, alcohol served, bedding comfort, in-flight entertainment and quality of the flight attendants all play a part. Some airlines go above and beyond providing facilities like spas and food made to order on their flights. Here is a list of the 10 most luxurious airlines in the world.
Most Luxurious Airlines In The World
1. Singapore Airlines
When it comes to in-flight comforts and privacy, Singapore Airlines steals the show with its suites that are offered for a price of $5500 to $23000. While part of the flight has normal seats, a part of it is closed off to make way for these luxury suites that are in enclosed cabins and have a single or double bed. Passengers of this class also get access to a fancy bar, spa facilities and food made to order. There are almost unlimited in-flight entertainment options but the internet needs to be paid for separately.
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This is one of the most luxurious airlines in the world and while the economy and business class seats offer more comfort than most other airlines with the same price, the Diamond First Class leaves no stone unturned to add to the luxuries of your travel experience. The fare of this class ranges from $600 to $1500 and all passengers are greeted by name, offered a complimentary box of Belgian chocolates and food choices are given directly to the chef. Also, please read greatest flying machines ever created.
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The First Class Suites by Emirates are some of the best for the price and so are among the most sought after in the luxurious airlines class. The suites are enclosed with a full bed, a welcome kit by Bulgari, a separate bathroom for first class passengers complete with shower facilities. The bar comes with an assortment of wines and liquors and attendants pay keen attention to all the requests of the travellers.
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4. All Nippon Airways
This Japanese Airlines may not have private cabins but the food and bedding arrangements make it one of the tip contenders for the tag of the most luxurious airline. The first class seats are very spacious with ample leg and walking room. The passengers also receive pyjamas and a cardigan for a comfortable sleep and can choose from a wide selection of items on the menu for a full course meal. The desserts are the main attraction and coupled with the Japanese reputation for hospitality make this airline the one to beat.
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5. Qatar Airways
As compared to other luxurious airlines on the list, the lack of privacy may put the Qatar Airways Business class back a little, but the food and wonderful service more than make up for it. The separator between the two seats and the full 180 degrees recline offers ultimate comfort. There is a wide range of in-flight entertainment and food options and the toilet facilities are also top of the line. The Bar is the main attraction in the flight.
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6. Air France
The First Class seats n Air France are less in number, with just 9 per flight but offer the ultimate comfort for long distance flights. There is a little lack of privacy since the seats are not enclosed, but the bedding is the show stealer. The seat reclines a full 180 degrees and has a large TV screen with Bose headphones to enjoy the in-flight entertainment. A kit with pyjamas and slippers is also offered to each passenger along with delicious food.
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7. Jet Blue
This American airline offers some of the most comfortable seats for domestic flights but the only drawback is that this First Class facility is only available for flights between four cities of New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The seats are large and comfortable but the best part according to most passengers is the food that seems too good to be available thirty thousand feet above the ground. There is a large selection to choose from and the attendants are always present to solve any problem you may have. The interior is well planned and elegant.
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8. Virgin Atlantic
The Upper Class of Virgin Atlantic (British Airline) is one of the best value for money first class experiences you can get on the market. The interiors are very tastefully designed and color coordinated and the seats are comfortable enough to spend the night in. The welcome kit seems to be a tad bit inferior as compared to other luxurious airlines but the food and quality of service are excellent. The seats also have many recline options that can easily be controlled for superior comfort and easy handling.
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9. Thai Airways
The Thai Royal First Class(Thailand) is one of the best among most luxurious airlines. It is only offered on some flights though the level of comfort is amazing. The spa facilities of the Royal Orchid Spa are available to all first class passengers as is the complimentary bar. The seats can fully recline with cozy bedding and a large variety of in-flight entertainment. The welcome kit and welcome drink, Champagne from Dom Perignon 2004 are one of the highlights of the flight.
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10. British Airways
The British Airways First Class is only available in flights that go from New York to London and is one of the best in for its price. The interiors of the first class section are modern and sleek with blue lighting and white paneling. All passengers are given comforts like a sleeping kit complete with pyjamas and slippers and the in-flight entertainment. The beds are not very comfortable but do have a full 180-degree recline. The food too is not very extravagant but is very delicious and filling with plenty of options.
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These most luxurious airlines are just waiting to spoil you during the flight but the only bad news is that the first class seats are very heavy in the pocket and first class seats are only offered on selected flights on a limited number of routes. So book your seats fast!