Those flying suite class aboard Singapore Air score serious privacy. The 12 single and double seating Pullman train car style seats close off from one another. But at $18,000 a seat, more people opt for business class seats instead.
Both Singapore Air’s Changi Airport SilverKris and Heathrow’s Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge are heavenly respites from airport waiting chaos.
Dining in Style
Onboard Singapore Air, an international culinary panel of celebrity chefs is responsible for daily special menus.
Virgin Atlantic’s cabins nearly close off the world around the passenger. The cabin walls are high and those seated next door must peer over the wall for conversation. Those seated across are carefully staggered to avert private viewings
Singapore Air's leather sofa-style seating is sophisticated, and it’s absolutely cool to be seated in the upper level of an airplane.
Singapore Air's fold-down beds boast bedding, from sheets to duvet and down pillowcases designed by Givenchy.
Virgin Atlantic’s foldout flatbeds in their upper class suites/cabins are comfy. Besides a mattress pad and down comforter, passengers are offered complimentary sleep wear.
Upper Class Overhaul
Across the board, airlines have added luxurious concierge amenities, like chauffeur car service to the aircraft, onboard showers and heated floors.
The Singapore Girl
The service of the Singapore Girl sporting the sarong kebaya is legendary. It's excellent service has long been the recipient of awards from magazines, travel and tourism industries.
The Hippest Way to Fly
Virgin Atlantic assaults the passenger with its hip factor. Amy Winehouse croons over the speaker system. Seating up to 45 Upper Class passengers, flight attendants greet with an immediate flute of champagne.
Over the last five years the airline industry has gone to great innovative and financial lengths to reintroduce a Golden Age of air travel in business and first class.