Flying business class is the preferred means of travel for most executives and professionals these days. It offers more amenities and comfort than economy class while still being cheaper than flying first class. Most airlines that offer long haul flights will have a dedicated business class and they are becoming more common on domestic and short haul flights as well.
There are a number of reasons flying business class is so popular and they start before the plane is even boarded. British Airways for example allows business class travellers to check in and choose their seat up to 24 hours before departure. Business class travellers also have the exclusive use of British Airways lounges in more than 70 airports around the world. Complimentary food and drink is provided and even spa and massage facilities at the JFK and Heathrow airports.
It is when the plane is actually boarded that the advantages of flying business class become really apparent. There are no worries about leg room or feeling a little cramped when you fly business class with any of the major airlines. Instead you will be able to relax, stretch out and enjoy a good night’s sleep if that’s what you want to do. Most seats offered on business class flights and now able to be fully reclined transforming them into comfortable beds. You will also have your own touchscreen TV with a good choice of films and facilities for using and charging your laptop.
The dining experience is one that can actually be looked forward to. There will be a good choice of meals and snacks available all through the flight and a choice of accompanying wines to go with them.
Some of the top rated business class airlines include Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways. They are regularly voted in the top 5 business airlines for service and all round experience.
However while there is no doubt about the benefits of flying business class it still does not quite match up to a private jet charter for business reasons. Chartering a private jet means that you can conduct business while in the air, eliminate time wasted at airport, schedule meetings in several countries in the same day and change your schedule at a moment’s notice. Private jet charter services are the ultimate in convenience and luxury and they are tax deductible as well.