Recently I was fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to experience flying coach all the way to Italy. Yes, the experience was less than memorable. No personal televisions paired with microwave dinners and an uncomfortable seat made the already long flight feel that much longer. Even first class seemed somewhat basic given the price tag, the seats reclined and there was personal service… but that’s about it. Given the circumstances and the 21st-century passion for privacy and luxury, you’d think accommodations would be made for such a journey. The majority of airlines, however, maintain a certain decent standard for their exclusive travelers. There are a few however who have realized the opportunity to stand out.
Case in Point, Emirates and their A380 First Class Private Suite. The dreadful 10+ hour transatlantic flight has finally been conquered. Guests can enjoy a fully equipped private suite with a sliding door, a personal mini-bar, and its own vanity table, mirror and wardrobe. Moreover, the seat reclines completely down into a bed. This, however, is not much different than any other luxury first-class accommodations. Emirates goes a step further…Guests can refresh mid-flight in the signature Shower Spa then head over to the Onboard Lounge where cocktails and conversation can help you forget that you’re thirty-thousand feet in the air. Simple but elegant improvements such as these can easily change the entirety of your vacation. No longer do you have to spend your first days recovering.
So, next time your ready to hop aboard any airliner and just bear the flight, remember there are a few options that can change dread to delight.
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