When it comes to choosing an airline for an upcoming long-distance business or leisure trip, the deciding factor for most of us is the comfort of the seats, rather than the menu or other services.
As with any other type of transportation, airplane travel requires us passengers to stay in a static position for a long time, so being comfortable on long flights, especially overnight flights, is crucial.
Instead of being squeezed into coach and arriving stressed out, cramped and sleepless, opting for a business class seat will turn your flight into a care-free, restful and pleasant experience.
Airlines compete for the best, most ergonomic comfortable seating and privacy for business class passengers.
Here are your top options from some top international airlines.
Top 5 Airlines With the Most Comfortable Business Class Seats
Did you know that the business class provided by Qatar Airways was a number one choice by the Skytrax consulting company in 2018?
It’s because their business class cabins are the ultimate of style and comfort. The chairs are commodious and ergonomic, with seats and backrests constructed according to the highest orthopedic furniture industry standards.
These chairs are also multi-functional, easy to turn into a full isolated bed or an efficient working area in a matter of seconds.
The backrests feature one or even two touch-sensitive panels that can be used either for work or leisure entertainment, provided by the Oryx One software.
Flying in these seats, it’s easy to forget that you are on an extended hours-long flight.
Swiss International Air Lines
Cabins of Swiss International Airlines are completely different from many other business class options, with an austere, conservative style.
/But looks can be deceiving.
The chairs are both functional and cozy, lengthening out to more than six feet (two meters) long when fully expanded, which is great for tall people.
The chairs are also extra wide, which is great for those traveling in pairs.
But if you want to be completely isolated from adjoining passengers, there’s a special sliding panel which will cover your personal space for privacy.
One of the largest Asian airline companies, Japan Airlines provides passengers with truly premium class service in business class.
JAL recently expanded the range of chair models, introducing even more spacious, comfy, modern solutions for several Boeings, with business-class cabins.
Passengers sit in fully adjustable chairs with state-of-the-art technology, including a 23-inch touch-sensitive screen, which can be integrated with the passenger’s personal device via HDMI cable.
As for the arrangement of seats, there are options with the standard, parallel, and ‘indirectly’-combined arrangement.
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines offers high-class cabins with elongated seats which especially comfortable for passengers of more than average height.
These also feature 11-inch screens with a touch-sensitive interface, with which you can work or watch movies and listen to the music.
Passengers also get several 110-volt sockets, for working with or charging multiple devices simultaneously.
And if you are traveling in pair, there are convenient combined seat options.
United Airlines Polaris
United Airlines Polaris offers passengers spacious, adjustable chairs arranged in the chess-board fashion, which allows you to fully isolate yourself from the rest of the cabin with the help of special automated doors and included headphones.
For additional ‘immersion’, there’s also a 16-inch HD screen built in the backrests of the seats.
If you are traveling with someone, there also are combined seating options.
All five of these top international airlines offer the option of purchasing last minute business class seating that provide impeccable comfort and coziness.
We hope this list helps you choose the airline and business class seating that best suits your needs and your schedule.
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