With so much to see around the world, traveling in style has become a necessity. If you are going for a holiday in Bali from New York, for example, the trans-continental flight is a long fatiguing experience. Luckily, you can avoid this with luxurious travel in some of the best amenities available anywhere outside of a 6-star hotel. You will sleep on a flatbed with covered with Egyptian cotton sheets, dine on exotic delicacies by celebrity chefs and while away the time watching your favorite movies on 52 inch OLED displays. These are standard amenities on first-class travel, with different airlines working ever-harder to beat the competition. What are the top luxury tickets of today?
When it comes to luxury, Middle-East airlines don’t play. Etihad gives you a suite on an airplane. These suites are dubbed ‘Residences.’ In the suite are a leather sofa and two dining tables. There is a 32-inch flat screen TV. The suite has a private bedroom outfitted with a double bed. All Residence travelers can access the ‘Lobby’ which has open high-speed wifi and all-you-can-drink champagne. Freshen up in private ensuite shower before landing and spruce up with the finest toiletries from Bergamote 22. The price tag starts at $8,000.
If you are flying the New York-Singapore route, Singapore airlines will offer you a private suite designed by luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacque Coste. It comes with a leather armchair, private bed, and a 32 inch TV. Feast on delicacies by top-rated chefs with offers like seared filet mignon. For more particular tastes, pre-order a meal from a top chef. You get a bag of Ferragamo products to freshen up.
This Australian carrier is a pioneer of ultra-long-haul flights, so they know how to get people comfortable on airplanes really. You get a large suite dubbed ‘jumbo-pod.’ In it are an ottoman, a pullout table and a 17-inch TV. There is a pull out bed which comes with sheepskin mattress. You also get dedicated service with the choicest morsels like caviar and lobster.
Emirates could no miss on this list. Known for sheer opulence, Emirates offers a first class suite that features gold plating all around. On the Airbus A380, the suite has a shower spa which features a large shower, a marble sink, and the personal products from Bvlgari. The exotic menu has grilled aubergine, thyme scallops and mushroom soup among other delicacies.
Their first class suite is dubbed ‘La Premiere.’ It has four enclosed suites each with a seat cum bed of 6.5×3.5 feet. There are a 24 inch TV, high-speed wifi and a dining room where you can have delicacies from a menu by Michelin star chef Daniel Boulud.