Which is the best airline to fly from Europe to Asia in Business Class? I have picked Qatar Airlines for their new First style Business Class suite (pictured above), Etihad Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
Long Haul Business Class flights only represent 15% of long-haul seats globally, but this is the most lucrative cabin for airlines. Passengers usually fly Business Class for 3 reasons:
1. They are travelling on the company.
2. They are wealthy and successful like Mr Bitcoin who travels the world for “free”.
3. They are clever at earning and spending airline miles and credit card points on flights and upgrades.
The Middle Eastern carriers tend to offer the best Business Class and are my top choices. These include Qatar who have recently introduced a First Class on their A380 (with onboard shower!).
Singapore Airlines is exceptional and comes in 4th in my list. The airline offers the widest Business Class seats in the world with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 forward facing cabin layout and the food is restaurant-style and specially created by celebrated chefs.
If you are travelling into Japan, Japan Airlines is a good choice with their excellent JAL Sky Suites or pods and if you are travelling out of the UK, British Airways Club World is always convenient for the sheer number of flights that go to Asia from the UK and also for their excellent British Airways airport lounges.
I have flown with Qatar Airways a number of times and have reviewed their long haul flights in First and Business Class. My trip reports can be found below. Read More.
In this review I look at Etihad’s Business Class product on the A380 from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow. This was in fact the second leg of a two part Etihad journey which started in Hong Kong. You can also… Read More.
I have flown with Emirates in Business Class a number of times and have reviewed their long haul flights. My trip reports can be found below. Emirates Business Class offers comfy seats, excellent amenity kits, huge entertainment selection, delicious airline… Read More.
I have flown with Singapore Airlines many times and have reviewed their long haul Business Class flights. My trip reports can be found below. Read More.
I have flown with Cathay Pacific a number of times and have reviewed their long haul flights in First, Business Class and most recently, Premium Economy. My trip reports can be found below. Cathay Pacific also features in my top… Read More.
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