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Perks of 1st Class Travel with Emirates, BA and Virgin

Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by in Other

For many travellers, the worst part of any holiday is the plane travel involved. Economy travel can sometimes feel cramped, meals can be lacking and you might not enjoy the level of service that you think you deserve. By flying on one of the top airlines and splurging on first class treatment, you can transform an unbearable part of the travel experience into one of the best aspects of a holiday. Read on to learn a little more about the perks of first class travel on airlines like Emirates, British Airways and Virgin.

Perks of First Class on Emirates

Emirates First Class - Elegant ResortsEven before you board the plane, you can enjoy incredible perks when you hold a first class ticket for an Emirates flight. The airline offers a chauffeur service to pick you up from your accommodation or office and head straight to the airport, and it is available in countless cities throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. First class passengers will also enjoy fast-track vouchers to speed up the process of boarding, checking in for the flight and moving through security. Executive lounges are also available if you have time to spare before your flight.

Once onboard, first class passengers enjoy a number of luxurious amenities. Instead of just a seat, you will get a suite. This individual suite for each passenger includes a sliding door for privacy, a wardrobe for storage, adjustable lighting and a seat that converts into a completely flat mattress. Instead of ordinary cramped airplane bathrooms, passengers can unwind with a shower in the incredible spa facilities on each plane. A spacious onboard lounge lets you have a drink with fellow passengers, stretch your legs or even enjoy a range of delicious snacks and hors d’oeuvres.

Perks of First Class on British Airways

British Airways recently renovated a number of their first class facilities on selected flights, to be even more luxurious and comfortable, so guests will enjoy the changes that have taken place over the last couple of years. If you are travelling with baggage, at an additional cost, you can let the airline pick it up from your home and put it right on the flight for you, leaving your hands free and making the airport journey much easier. Thanks to online booking, this also means that you won’t have to check in at all. If you do check in, special desks are reserved for first class passengers. Fast track lines through security are available at airports like JFK and Heathrow, and both the Concorde Lounges and the Elemis Travel Spas are open and free to ticket holders.

Large seats and a lighting system designed for sleep allow you to rest on the flight, but there are also plenty of entertainment options available. For meals, you can choose to order off the impressive menu, and a full afternoon tea is also served onboard. At your destination, the Quintessentially Lifestyle Concierge services are at your disposal for a full 14 days after your flight lands.British Airways - Elegant Resorts

Perks of Upper Class on Virgin

Although Virgin Atlantic has a reputation for being the more affordable and hip airline carrier, it also does upper class beautifully. Chauffeur services to the airport, speedy check in and security lines and a lavish lounge start the trip off well. Once on the plane, you can stretch out on the 33 inch wide flat beds, enjoy a drink in the upper class bar or enjoy incredible cuisine like Wagyu beef cheeseburgers and Fontina cheese ravioli.

Flying first class on any of these three amazing airlines can set a luxurious and enjoyable tone for the rest of your holiday abroad.

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