Travelling on Business class for the first time

23 November 2016

If you’re accustomed to flying economy class and have the good fortune to be upgraded, or have booked yourself a business class ticket, you will no doubt be completely excited at the prospect of what lies in store. So what exactly do you have to look forward to when travelling business class for the first time?

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The basics of Business Class travel

It all depends on the airline you travel with when it comes to extra comforts and conveniences you will receive, but there are a few basic common elements you can expect when flying business class. Not only do you get preferential boarding and disembarkation, but your seats are longer and wider, your TV screen may be bigger, the food is generally better, and you will have more toilets and flight attendants per person in your class.

Business Class at the airport

When you arrive at the airport, and again, depending on your airline, if you have a business class ticket, you will have the pleasure of being able to wait in certain VIP suites for your flight. Another perk at the airport is that you can avoid the 2km long line of economy passengers waiting to board the flight, and simply head to the Business Class check in counter for ease and convenience.

Business Class on the plane

When you step on-board, and realise that you don’t have to keep walking past all those comfortable looking extra-large seats this time, you will undoubtedly feel a sense of excitement. You will find that the seats in Business class are a lot bigger, have more leg room, and may even come complete with a footrest outstretched in front of you. Your seat may also be divided from your neighbour, adding privacy and comfort for your flight. Generally, your TV screen will be larger, and you may have more entertainment options than in economy class, while also enjoying slightly better food and more attentive service due to the ratio of Flight Attendants in Business Class.

The opportunity to fly business class for the first time is a welcome experience, especially on a long haul flight. You may now be asking if a business class flight is actually worth the extra cost. And the answer to that is that it’s entirely up to you! So speak to your First and Business Class Expert today to find out more about Business Class seats, or ways of upgrading to Business class.

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