IFlyFirstClass’s travel experts announced the company’s selection of the top five business class cabins for 2017
“IFlyFirstClass built a reputation for providing travel excellence, and it’s important that we help our clients find the flights that best suit their needs,” said Julia Graft, public relations director for IFlyFirstClass. “To aid this process, we constantly evaluate the service our clients receive from the airlines and rate the luxuriousness of their first and business class cabins. The result of our evaluation is our annual list recognizing air carriers' best practices.”
IFlyFirstClass recognizes the five top business class cabins equally, with each airline offering its own special perks. “In the past, we have ranked these selections No. 1 through 5, but this year’s selections offer their own unique features,” said Graft. “They’re all equally superb in their own way, and we feel confident recommending them to our travelers based on their own individual travel needs.”
Perennial favorite Qatar Airlines continues to offer excellent business class cabins and service. Known for its attention to detail, Qatar’s business class travelers enjoy seats that recline to a fully flat position. On-demand dining accommodates all manner of personal schedules and nutrition needs, and the entertainment system is generous. Passengers can refresh with their amenity kits filled with Giorgio Armani toiletries and accessories.
Etihad’s business class cabins remain on IFlyFirstClass’ 2017 list, a testament to the enduring quality of the airlines’ business class service. The air carrier continues to elevate its service with each iteration of business class cabin. The newest design features a seat that lies fully flat and massages its occupants. The company also removes some of the isolation that can make travel difficult by providing an in-air business class lounge. The "Lobby" lounge is the perfect spot to socialize with other business class passengers while enjoying a drink or a snack.
American Airlines rounds out the list of top business class cabins with its latest design, the Super Diamond. When reclined flat, Super Diamond seats extend to 79 inches long so even tall passengers can enjoy comfortable rest on long flights. Its menu offerings are equally capacious, created by acclaimed chefs. In addition to comfort, special thought was given to entertainment on American’s new Super Diamond business class cabins. Passengers enjoy 18-inch entertainment screens with access to 300 movies.
“The business class passenger market is highly competitive, and we’re delighted that the airlines continue to innovate their provisions,” Graft said. “Passengers benefit with this increasing attention to service and accommodation.”