Travelers expect a high quality experience with excellent attentive service, delicious food, spacious seats and the full-range of amenities (power outlets, comprehensive entertainment system, and more) on a Business Class flight. These expectations are not necessarily always met.
We’ve found extremely pleasant attendants when flying to Australia in business class on Qantas and Virgin Australia. Both airlines’ meal choices were top quality and substitutions – or even a bit extra from the desert and cheese trays – were no problem.
Our experience on an Emirates flight from Boston did include exceptional service – but the Boeing 777 aircraft had the old style angled lie-flat bed seat. The business class seating configuration on this airplane is 2-3-2, making it inconvenient for the person next to the window or in the middle of the center seats to get to the aisle when adjacent passengers are sleeping.
Can you get a good sleep on your business class flight?
The main difference in comfort and feeling human when arriving at a destination after a long overnight flight is being able to get a good sleep. The older style angled-flat business class seats, still found on some long-haul flights, and the “reclining” seats provided on many of the low-cost carriers are not conducive to a sound sleep.
Trying to sleep on an angled-flat bed seat can give the persistent feeling that you’re about to slide off the bed and tumble to the floor.
Anyone who has difficulty sleeping on an airplane or sleeping in a sitting position will find the reclining seats are definitely more spacious and comfortable than the cramped seating in economy class. But these seats are fairly comparable to Premium Economy seats on international full-service airlines. They are not similar to the Business Class seats on the full service airlines.
Despite stiff competition between airlines and the high cost of business-class seats, your experience on a business class flight may not always justify the price.
Fully lie-flat, 180 degree horizontal seats transform into a comfortable sleeping bed and typically allow ample space to stretch out and relax. Plus, when airlines refurbish the business class cabins on their older planes with new seats, the latest features – USB ports, power outlets, larger entertainment monitors and other amenities – are added.
Most full-service airlines are upgrading their business class seating to include fully flat seats and a much more convenient seating layout with aisle access for all business class travelers.
If a good sleep on a long-haul flight is your priority, contact AirBank at 1-888-825-4529 or through our short quote request form before purchasing your ticket.
We let you know if the business class flight we suggest is on a plane with the latest features or if it’s an older style plane that may not be quite up to snuff. We also offer highly competitive pricing and excellent service.
Unfortunately, the cost of a business class ticket is not adjusted for flights with older style seating, difficult aisle access, outdated entertainment systems – or poor service. Contact us to avoid disappointment with your business class flight.