Flying on business class is a good way to ensure you arrive in your destination fully rested, ready to fight the jet lag and start your itinerary the minute you arrive.
However, not all business class cabins are built equal. Some offer amenity kits from brands such as Bric’s and Ferragamo or deck you out in sleeper suits made by luxury lifestyle names, while others provide menus specially-curated by the world’s top Michelin-starred chefs.
Sometimes, you just don’t feel like flying economy, especially if it’s a 10-hour red eye flight to the other side of the world. What better way to spend it than in a business class cabin?
Here, the best business class cabins from Singapore to splurge your money on for your next trip.
The award-winning QSuite from Qatar Airways finally debuts on all flights from Singapore. The cabin features the industry’s first-ever double-bed in business class, as well as a unique quad cabin configuration where sliding panels are able to transform individual seats into a social area for discussions or meetings. The suites include amenities from Castello Monte Vibiano amenities (presented in a Bric’s toiletry bag), an eye mask, ear plugs and socks.
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Air France’s new business class cabins can function as an office, restaurant, entertainment lounge, and bedroom on air. The cabins are outfitted in contemporary design, with comfortable seats featuring padded upholstery, footrests, leather armrests, topstitching on the headrest and metallic finishing touches. The beds boasts fully-flat bed, direct access to the aisle for every passenger, and a multipurpose area. Additionally, the airline has recently announced its specially-curated menu collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Julien Royer.
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Singapore Airlines’ new A380 Business Class is one of the most coveted ones available. The centre seats, decked in hand-stitched full grain leather by Poltrana Frau, come with a personal divider that spans the entire length of the seat. Passengers can raise it all the way up, bring it mid level or lower it — depending on the needs. The business class personalised dining offers a range of options from its Book the Cook meal options, served on the finest porcelain from Narumi, and paired with champagne and wines from the finest vineyards around the world.
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Etihad Airways’ The Business Studios on their A380 and 787 Dreamliner boast a unique dovetail design with forward and rear facing seats, offering passengers increased personal space with direct aisle access and convenient storage spaces. The seats recline into a fully-flat bed with direct aisle access, with full-size comforters and pillows, adjustable headrest, back support and cushion firmness. Its Dine Anytime menus are inspired by the best upmarket bistros around the world, complemented by a refreshing mocktail or glass of bubbly from the wine list.
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JAL’s award-winning Sky Suite III has been fully revamped with an improved seat layout, fully-flat seats, and other much-coveted features. The cabins are fitted with luxurious consoles that include a storage compartment, controller for in-flight entertainment (via a large 17-inch personal screen, no less) and a laptop power brick. It also boasts a prestigious in-flight dining menu, carefully curated by some of Japan’s world-renowned chefs such as Shinobu Namae and Sota Atsumi) and extensive wine and sake selection onboard.