Jetcost has selected the best Business Class for space, seat, services and novelties.
Traveling comfortably and getting rested to your destination is the dream of many people, even being still a luxury that not everyone can afford. In fact, according to a recent Jetcost survey, two Spaniards out of five, if they were to win the lottery, the first wish would be clear. A holiday in a distant destination flying in one of the best Business Class.
On the other hand, these expensive tickets are mainly bought, excluding the very rich, by companies and businessmen and women. In addition, the new trend of airlines is to abolish the “first class” completely and focus only on Business class. With this, what they get is to make it even more attractive and exclusive, with all kinds of services. The goal is to satisfy those who can afford to spend more money and want a customized trip.
The competition, therefore, is increasingly fierce, especially for the benefit of travelers. Jetcost has selected a list of the ten best business classes offered by airlines with the novelties for 2020. This list is based on the opinions of travelers and experts, comparing the services offered. In particular, given that those who buy an executive class seat are mainly interested in relaxing and resting during the flight, the main factors that were taken into account were: seat (for size, comfort, privacy, surrounding spaces, screen …), services on board, courtesy kit, passenger service, as well as access to classrooms and other extras:
The Qatar company speaks of “a new level of innovation.” In 2019 it was awarded as the best business class in the world at the Skytrax World Awards and you just have to know some details to understand why: seats of almost 55 cm. wide and 200 cm. long in bed mode, with a variety of pillows, padded cushions, goose down comforter, sleepwear and slippers from The White Company. In addition, the private space can be customized according to the needs of the traveler and his travel companions, the mobile panels transform the cabin into an area to work in, as if it were an office or a play area, in which to eat or have fun if you travel as a family, in an environment of total privacy. And for entertainment there are 4,000 options with which is impossible to get bored. It is, for all this, considered one of the best business class.
The seats are hand-stitched and very soft leather by Poltrona Frau and can fully recline to become a bed. The central units have a divider that can be lifted completely, in half or removed according to the privacy you want, also becoming a double bed. 18 ”screen, more than 1,000 entertainment options, powerful wi-fi and“ Book the Cook ”service to customize meals by choosing in advance from an excellent selection of food and drinks. For passengers also slippers, mask and Penhaligon products in the bathroom. However, the routes to find this new business class are still limited.
A company that needs no introduction and has accustomed its customers to one of the best Business Class. In this business class, the entertainment system is at the forefront, Bulgari products are offered and there is even a mini bar near the seat, as well as motorized blackout curtains and large personal spaces. In addition, there is a free private car service with driver to travel to and from the airport and there is a lounge on board where you can relax and chat while having a drink and enjoying some canapés.
Its Business Class perfectly embodies the Japanese culture and the typical hospitality of this country: spacious seats that become comfortable beds, fully lying, excellent bedding, tasty Japanese cuisine, ample space for the feet and a large monitor for entertainment. In addition, a kit with excellent L’Occitane products and a first level service.
5. Eva Air
Your long distance business is underestimated but offers many amenities. They offer seats arranged in an inverted spike pattern, which guarantees privacy; In addition, each armchair is 66 cm wide and 198 beds long. The Taiwanese company is also one of the few that also supplies pajamas, and those pajamas are from Apujan (London-based design brand), while the courtesy kit is Rimowa / Salvatore Ferragamo. Excellent catering service that covers culinary offers from around the world, but of course it offers Taiwanese specialties such as Din Tai Fung pork dumplings. It is also possible to book your meal in flight in advance with Eva Air’s Book The Cook service.
Your business has been substantially the same for many years, but it guarantees the standards you like and have a level. They offer comfortable and spacious armchairs, elegant finishes, courtesy kit by Bamford, as well as the comforter and bedding. They also offer many entertainment options on board, including headphones with maximum sound insulation. The food ranges from Hong Kong classics such as dim sum, wonton noodles, chow mein to seafood, international and more western dishes. At airports, it has excellent and comfortable lounges, particularly the Cathay Pacific Lounge in Hong Kong.
The goal of the Australian airline is to make you feel comfortable on a very long flight. Fly from Europe and the US UU. to Australia without making a stopover is what the 787-9 point to and the seats must be at height, in bed mode they reach 203 cm in length. The Comfort and XL dimensions of your personal space are, therefore, the password and the strong point. In addition, you can take advantage of a private business suite and a large luxury bed that becomes completely flat and a snack bar with healthy products. The Australian company also supplies pajamas and for skin care, given the many hours in flight, there are specific Aspar / Aurora Spa products.
Among Europeans, Lufthansa has a Business class that has not been renewed for some time. It has good standards, but travelers especially complain that the seats are relatively narrow (50 cm wide and 193 cm long in bed mode). However, the mattress, mattress cover, comforter and pillow are soft and quality, the wi-fi is fast and the catering service is satisfactory. The good news is that in 2020 the new Business arrives with large and comfortable armchairs ready to offer greater comfort and privacy. It will be released on board the Boeing 777X and then, within two years, it should also reach the company’s other long-haul aircraft.
He recently introduced the new executive class with seats arranged in a spike, in a configuration 121 in a 30-seat cabin. This makes the flight experience quiet and “private.” Good food, many routes from China to USA. In the US, courtesy kits with Bulgari personal hygiene products and Bose headphones complete the high altitude experience of the Chinese company.
After years of a commercial offer considered obsolete compared to the competition, British Airways has launched the new Club World chairs for its Club World Suite. Its objective is clear: to be one of the best Business Class in the world. The A350 is the first aircraft in the fleet that has been equipped with the new class that will also be used in other long-haul aircraft in the coming years (the company plans to complete the renovation by 2025). More spacious and comfortable seats, all with sliding door for privacy, direct access to the hallway and elegant design. In addition, The White Company’s bedding, as well as the courtesy kit, personalized service and gourmet catering are served in elegant fine porcelain sets and luxurious champagne flutes. Finally, for Club World customers passing through London Heathrow or JFK in New York there is the possibility of relaxing at Elemis spa, a famous English brand of wellness centers and health care products.