I almost called this post “Business Class Exotica.” Here’s a sampling of nine different business class seats from nine different airlines from around the world. Which one do you think looks cushiest? I’m leaning toward Virgin Atlantic and Jet Airways.
You’ll also see those big recliners from: American, Delta, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, V Australia and QANTAS.
I taped this at the recent National Business Travel Association trade show in San Diego where corporate travel buyers mix and mingle with travel suppliers showing off their wares….like these business class seats. Enjoy!
Better viewing tip: Double click on the video below to see it on the large screen!
Dan Webb says
That reminds me…I might have to whip out my VA Upper Class pajamas now that it’s getting cold!
Hey Ali: Lots of folks complain about the AA seat and slippage due to the tilt. When I think of “lie flat” seats, I think of the Virgin, Delta or the Jet Airways seats in this video. British Air has truly lie flat seats that I’ve tried and liked, too. I flew in business in QANTAS to Australia, and while that seat looks flat in the video, it too has a slight tilt and I found myself slipping a bit.
Interesting video about the business class seats. In the past couple of years, I flew Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Qantas in business class and British Airways in First Class. For me, the seats were all comfortable but the service is what really differentiates the carrier (in my
Cathay was hands down the best with Qantas in a close second. The service on the British carriers didn’t come close to CX and QF.
Next up, I want to fly NZ ….I am hearing they have some cool new features about to be unveiled.
I think Emirites probably beats them all though…..my friend took a shower in his suite on the way to Dubai.
Ali Aarts says
Very cool video. I have a question regarding the American airlines seats did they go completely flat or stay at an angle like your video shot? Reason I ask is every time I fly business on American I am never completely flat so I feel like I am sliding downwards. I can never feel like I am getting a good nights rest. It is very annoying!