Updated: Sep 30, 2018
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Usually Emirates and Singapore Airlines are considered to offer the best business class seats, but these days competition has grown fierce. You’ll find that many airlines are stepping up to provide luxury services to attract business class travellers.
According to SkyTrax, the best business class airlines in 2018, the top ten was ranked as: Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Emirates, Etihad, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and EVA Air
Today we will just look at few airlines that operate flights to Thailand from Australia with direct flight or a short stopover.
1. Singapore Airlines
If you did some Google search ‘who has the best business class seats?’ and Singapore Airlines will pop up everytime. Singapore Airlines sets the bar for luxury flying and has kept it there. Known throughout the industry for its elegant service and facilities, you can count on their business class seats to be at the very pinnacle of comfortable flying.
Seats: The latest seats in the new business class on Singapore Airlines features handcrafted leather loungers that extend to two metres when laid flat. These come with all the bed-linen trimmings, too. Sleeping on a flight has never been so easy. If you’d prefer to remain awake, there’s plenty of space to work and relax, as the seats boast a width of about 85cm. There’s also the 45cm LCD screen and non-stop on-demand entertainment system which should help while away the hours.
Dining: On Singapore Airlines, you can ‘Book the Cook’. This allows you to peruse the menu up to 24 hours before you board – plenty of time to look through the wide selection of meals and wines created and selected by the airline’s international culinary panel. If that doesn’t impress, when you fly from Singapore you can choose from over 60 dishes!
Extra features: We can’t talk about Singapore Airlines without mentioning their award-winning service. This is a real hospitality airline, and you’ll notice that when you meet the excellent staff. On the ground, you can expect fast-track services and premier lounge access.
No list of best business class seats is complete without mentioning Emirates. Operating one of the super modern aircraft fleets in the world, Emirates focuses on providing top-rate passenger comfort.
Seats: Emirates business class seats come in an ergonomic and leather-bound package that stretch to almost two metres when laid fully flat. The generous 58cm entertainment screen offers a staggering 2,000 entertainment channels to choose from. This includes the very latest new releases along with breaking news to keep travellers updated in real time. Send an email or update social media, write up a business report, or kick back and choose a beverage from your personal minibar all from the comfort of your seating.
Dining: A gourmet menu inspired by regional and international dishes come served on Royal Doulton bone china with Robert Welch cutlery. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, you can match your meal with a Sommelier-selected wine list.
Extra features: The A380 onboard lounge is the place to unwind in the sky and is for the exclusive use of first and business class passengers. Canapés and cocktails, coffee and cake are all on offer in a convivial lounge area where guests can stretch their legs or socialise. Bulgari designed kit bags come with perfumes and skincare, one of the most luxurious amenities bag on the market. You will also have access to complimentary airport chauffer-driven car service as well as being fast-tracked through immigration.
Australia’s national carrier is frequently said to have some of the best business class seats in the world. You’ll find the pick of the bunch are the Skybeds found on the Qantas A380.
Seats: Qantas seats have won awards for their design, and it’s easy to see why. The cocoon design affords you privacy from your neighbour, and when you’re ready to sleep you can convert the seat into a two-metre-long bed (with an included turn-down service). Perhaps the most coveted feature of these loungers, however, is their multi-zone massage function. Personal telephones, USB and power outlets, as well as 30cm touchscreens complete the set.
Dining: An eight-course tasting menu created by Qantas chef Neil Perry is served by silver service trained cabin staff. Qantas Rockpool sommeliers and mixologists have been tasked with keeping travellers hydrated. As well as the drinks, these provide onboard tasting notes and recommendations.
Extra features: Amenities like soft pyjamas and skincare by ASPAR are provided, with the nifty bonus that the bags they come in are designed by Australian artists. There’s also an onboard lounge if you fancy stretching your legs, having a meeting, or watching a movie on the larger 58cm screen. Also, if you’re flying out of Sydney or Melbourne, you can access the Aurora Spa located in the First Lounges, and snap up a free signature 20-minute treatments focusing on muscle relaxation and skin hydration pre-flight.
Source: #SkyScanner, Top 10 - Business class in 2018