The five-star board: five airlines with the best business class

These airlines can boast wine rack for $ 690 million, a personal butler, Wi-Fi, and mobile communications on board aircraft.

business-class standards in recent years have changed significantly: the level of service and comfort today they are not inferior to standards of the "golden age" of commercial aircraft of the 1960s. Folding chairs, personal entertainment and menus from top chefs are becoming the norm the industry. Forbes Life tells Airlines, first and business class which is not inferior in quality hotels.

The five-star board: five airlines with the best business class

Singapore Airlines

"Singapore Airlines" - it is literally a synonym for luxury and a flight attendant on board - the standard Asian hospitality (among them there are winners of beauty contests). business-class chairs, upholstered in high-grade leather, one of the most spacious in its segment. Being fixed at various positions, they adjust to the body ergonomics. If necessary, the seating area converts into a completely flat two-meter bed: you lower inner surface of the backrest down, and on the back side already have a mattress with linen sheets, duvet and pillow. Chair in Suite class on board the A380 even wider - they are located in private cabins, the interior of which was designed by French yacht designer Jean-Jacques bones. In addition, passengers waiting for premium class menus from nine Michelin-starred chefs. Dishes will bring on the dishes Wedgwood, created specifically for the "Singapore Airlines". Before take-off is offered a glass of champagne, and during the flight - the legendary cocktail "Singapore Sling" which is served in all classes of service.

The five-star board: five airlines with the best business class

Emirates Airlines

Emirates - the current holder of the status of "Best Airline in the World", the choice made by passengers. He led the airline and Forbes ranking of foreign airlines. Park Emirates aircraft consists entirely of wide-bodied Boeing 777 and Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft of today. In such a plane you can completely relax and forget that you are in heaven. Armchairs with a personal mini-bar in Business Class fully laid out on the bed, and behind closed doors, personalized cabins in first class there is a mirror and wardrobe. On the upper deck of the A380 - the general seating area for passengers premium classes. During the flight here serves cocktails and snacks, which you can enjoy on the comfortable sofas. For customers premium class airline serves lunch and dinner of five dishes, which are served on the finest porcelain Royal Doulton, and in their wine lists in the past decade, Emirates has invested over $ 690 million. In addition, the board has two spacious showers are provided, and Emirates multimedia system considered best in the world. It includes a two and a half thousands of channels with movies, TV shows and music. On board there is Wi-Fi and mobile telephony works.

The five-star board: five airlines with the best business class

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways - the only airline in the world with four classes of service: Economic, business class, first class and "residence". First class (on liners A330, A340, B777 and B787) airline - a stylish clothes for sleeping, down comforters and cotton sheets, personal wardrobe, a TV with a multimedia system with films, built in a chair massager and a personal chef. First Class on board the A380 is an individual apartment with a separate passage, in addition to the above, there is a leather armchair, a separate two-meter bed and a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. "Residence" - the world's only three-room suite in the sky (available on the A380), which consists of a living room, bedroom and bathroom. In addition to the chef and manager of food and drinks for guests' residence "fixed personal butler, trained in a London hotel Savoy. In the living room - double leather sofa, leather fold-out ottoman, huge TV and a minibar in the bedroom - a double bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menu, in the bathroom - shower, toilet, sink and full-length mirror.

The five-star board: five airlines with the best business class

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Qatar Airways

Business class "Qatar Airways" in 2016 recognized as the best in the world (the award Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016). A set of cosmetic products from Giorgio Armani, pajamas and bedding exclusive Italian company Frette. And that's not all. The airline serves restaurant level (finally not only delicious, but also beautifully decorated and elegantly served), freshly brewed tea in a porcelain service or cocktails from the best bartenders, innovative Entertainment Oryx system with movies and games for all tastes, and even wireless internet.

The five-star board: five airlines with the best business class

Cathay Pacific

Folding chairs, which are transformed into two-meter bed, built-in massagers and a large work area, and even a menu from international chefs and a large range of first-class wines. In addition, the board has access to the internet, and all the passengers handed sets of cosmetics and skin care products under the conditions of flight, in first class also issue pajamas made of natural cotton in the Chinese style. On long-haul flights, you can relax, stretched out on the bed watching the movie - for convenience listed in several languages. Another bonus for premium class passengers - access to the exclusive lounge areas airline, where you can comfortably spend time waiting for your flight. You can relax in the bar, enjoy the local cuisine, make a foot massage or take a bath in the lounge Cabanas - all services are free of charge. Arkady Guinness