Added on: 15th Aug 2016
Expanded after the 2010 merger with Continental Airlines,
United Airlines takes the 25th spot on this list of the world$B!G(Js
most luxurious airlines. United$B!G(Js GlobalFirst with 6.5ft (2.0m)
long suites which recline into full beds (with duvet) and
multi-course meals (with cheese and after-dinner liqueurs)
earn it this spot, though we must say$B!D(Jit pales in
comparison to some of the more luxurious players on the list.
The flag carrier of China, Air China offers its Forbidden Pavilion
service in First Class. All passengers flying in First Class
are eligible for free ground transportation via limousine
and pyjamas and slippers for the flight. Passengers also
receive amenity kits from L$B!G(JOccitane including lotion
and a sleep mask.
One of the two major South Korean airlines, Asiana Airlines
offers five classes of service: one economy class, two business
classes, and two first classes, including a suite class. Sporting
the largest personal televisions on this list at 32$B!m(J, each
First Suite Class also comes with a personal mini bar and
a starry sky projection to help you fall to sleep.
Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia and one of the
most luxurious airlines in the world. Receiving the Skytrax
five-star airline rating, the airline is known for its on-board
immigration processing and its massive seat pitches in first
class of 82 inches (nearly 7ft, 2.1m). It also won
$B!H(JThe World$B!G(Js Best Cabin Crew$B!I(J in 2015 from Skytrax.
Reflecting the Japanese emphasis on high-quality service,
Japan Airlines features fully reclinable seats and even 23 inch
personal televisions in its Sky Suites. The second largest airline
in Japan, they have partnered with Chef Yamamoto to design
their menu which includes specialty meals which can be
pre-booked and delivered during flight.
DELTA AIR LINES
Delta$B!G(Js highest class, Delta One, is a delight for any flying
foodies. Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson has paired
gourmet meals with decadent wines throughout the flight.
Pillows with lumbar support and freshly-brewed Starbucks
coffee are also included, but the offerings still pale in
comparison to the top airlines on the list.
The Thai people are well-renowned for their hospitality and the
Thai Airlines in-cabin service proves the point. In Royal First,
guests start out with a champagne flute and caviar as they
move into semi-private suites. For a luxurious experience
before boarding, all Royal First flyers leaving from Bangkok$B!G(Js
Suvarnabhumi Airport are entitled to a full-body oil
or Thai massage.
Beat out by 10 for the $B!H(JWorld$B!G(Js Leading Airline – Business Class$B!I(J
award from the World Travel Awards, Kenya Airways still
thrills its guests on-board. Beyond the standard fully
reclining seats and fine dining and wine pairings in First Class,
even passengers in Economy Class can enjoy
complimentary spirit-based drinks.
The Seychelles (a group of islands off Africa$B!G(Js eastern coast
near Madagascar) is an expensive place to visit and its flagship
carrier reflects similar values. Some of the services offered to
passengers of Air Seychelles include luxury yacht rental
arrangements upon arriving in the islands.