Many businessmen and businesswomen believe that traveling for their job is more of a hassle than an opportunity. So, the next time you have to travel for business, try to make it on one of these airlines and you’ll enjoy superior staff service, great meals, expertly picked wines, and more.
Based out of: Doha, Qatar
Awards: Skytrax’s Airline of the Year; Skytrax’s Best Business Class Overall;
Perks: Not only will your complimentary products include fragrances by Salvatore Ferragamo Attimo, but your meals will be served whenever you want them – not when the airline schedules them. The wine is also handpicked by two Masters of Wine and the varieties vary often, so you won’t experience the same wine twice.
Based out of: Changi, Singapore
Awards: The world’s most awarded airport including Business Traveller USA’s Best Overall Inflight Experience in the World; Global Traveler’s Best Airline in the World
Perks: You’ll enjoy the world’s widest airline seats with direct access to the aisle from every seat. You’ll also enjoy meals with Givenchy tableware and can pre-order them before you board the plane. While you fly, you’ll have access to an LCD TV with full entertainment options.
Based out of: London, England
Awards: Skytrax’s Best Transatlantic Airline;
Perks: In the airline’s “Club” travel class, you’ll get access to private lounges, a seat that converts into a bed, Old World and New World wine selections, and the “Club Kitchen”, where you can help yourself to snacks between meals.
Based out of: Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
Awards: Skytrax’s World’s Best Cabin Staff; Skytrax’s World’s Best Business Class Airline
Perks: Enjoy a fully flat bed, privacy divider, 15-inch personal TV, extra storage room (including a shoe locker), freshly made espressos and cappuccinos, renowned meals (including regional noodle soups), and expertly picked wines.
Based out of: Sydney, Australia
Awards: Roy Morgan Research’s Domestic Airline of the Year; Business Traveller’s Best Cellar in the Sky
Perks: Complimentary products include those by Kate Spade and Jack Spade, while your meals are created by Sydney chef Neil Perry. You’ll also enjoy Marc Newson tableware and the ability to choose your meal before you board. On some international flights, you’ll also have access to luxury car transfer.
Based out of: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Awards: Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline; Skytrax’s Best Middle East Airline; Skytrax’s World’s Best Inflight Entertainment
Perks: You’ll have access to your own private mini-bar and your gourmet meals will be served on Royal Doulton fine bone china with Robert Welch cutlery. In some cities, you’ll also enjoy free chauffeur-driven rides to the airport and during your flight, you’ll be offered complimentary wine, champagne, and cocktails.