Since most of the times luxury defines the dynamics of any travel, how can airlines be left behind? Travelling by air is the most effective and comfortable means through which you can explore the other countries. And if these airlines are able to give you the kind of luxury that you must have ever heard of, what can be better than that? Come, let us define the standard of luxury and see which of the airlines befit this category. We present before you the top ten luxurious airlines in the world that cater perks to the business lounges.
10. Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia boasts of a Business Class guests experience second-to-none. With luxurious space and comfort, and exceptional inclusions, you to feel at home in its spacious Business Class cabin; where you can relax in (or work from) your luxurious leather seat, and enjoy premium food and beverages from their exclusive onboard Business Class menu designed by leading Australian chef, Luke Mangan.
9. ANA(All Nippon Airways)
ANA does not lag behind. With ultra luxurious leg space and seating space, this airlines has listed itself in the best category list. The business class seats are equipped with HD vision monitors and side tables. The side table is large enough to store all sort of books and magazines. At this airlines, you get the best Japanese cuisine to add to the luxury that unfolds.
8. Cathay Pacific
Operating mainly between Hong Kong and the surrounding areas, the Cathay Pacific airlines beats many to rank itself here. The luxury travel experts consider have always applauded the configuration of seats and luxurious items here. Thanks to the herringbone layout in a 1-2-1 alignment, all Business Class seats have direct aisle access and a significant amount of privacy. The Business Class seats on the sides are angled toward the window (about 2 windows per seat, offering great views), while the seats in the middle are angled towards each other.
7. Swiss International Airlines
The new SWISS Business seat is a spacious workplace that converts into a roomy 2-metre flat bed at the touch of a button. The seats integrated massage function will pamper you en route. Adding to the luxury part, they also serve SWISS Taste of Switzerland on flights departing from Zurich. Cuisine here is served with exquisite wine.
6. Air New Zealand
Ultimate luxury comes alive with Air New Zealand business class that has been redesigned to give the travellers unrivalled comfort and privacy. The seat is a luxurious 22 wide leather armchair, reclining to a fully flat 67 bed. For added comfort, Air New Zealand adds a fluffy duvet, extra thick mattress and two full size pillows. Theres a hard shell around the bed for extra privacy and all passengers have direct aisle access.
5. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways can boast of one of the industrys youngest fleet of ultra-long haul widebodies. With both the A350 and Boeings Dreamliner to choose from, business fliers get another bonus: The jets composite structure allows lower cabin pressure and higher humidity, which can lessen the effects of jet lag. Qatar is also one of just five airlines to receive 5-star ranking for service by Skytrax.
4. Virgin America
This San Francisco-based carrier is adding more business markets to its bucket this year. The luxury section of this airlines offers business travellers with new services like the Here on Biz app, which lets customers connect in-flight using their LinkedIn handles. Plentiful power outlets and a roomy premium economywith 38-inch seat pitch, plus free drinks and snacksare some of the features that embellish its services.
3. Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantics premium section has always been the favourite for the voters. Its business cabin is defined with fully reclining beds and an in-flight bar. Due to its modern infrastructure, Virgin Atlantic is keeping its edge among tech-savvy transatlantic fliers, getting high marks in the entertainment and website categories.
2. Singapore Airlines
Singapore is an evergreen favourite among travellers. This airlines gets highest marks in the categories of seat comfort, in-flight service, and reliability. In coming years you can expect more- a jazzed-up entertainment system with touch screens and social media features; new seating in business and first class that will add space and improved storage; and a brand-new premium economy cabin, a first for the airline, are all in line for future travel with this airlines.
As usual, Emirates beats all. This airlines has redefined the concept of luxury with its ultra luxury facilities for premium flierscocktail lounges, in-flight showershave given it the requisite buzz, but thats only part of the reason it nabbed first place among business travellers. Further, the airlines has the state-of-the-art seatback entertainment systems (with 1,800 channels), and Wi-Fi connectivity. This airlines truly represents the luxury of Dubai.
Truly an indulgence in luxury. Isnt it?