Business Class – 8 airline reviews and videos

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If you have to fly then booking a business class seat is the way to go. We’re compiling a series of videos that will show you the experience on board. Here are some videos to get you started.

1Emirates Airline Business Class

Complimentary private transfers and dedicated business-class check in counters are the hallmark of Emirates Airline.

The lounge facilities in Dubai International Airport are impressive, offering plenty of buffet stations with tasty food and champagne while treatments can be booked at Timeless Spa.

Service on board can be somewhat inconsistent. The Ice entertainment system has a fantastic range of new-release movies and other entertainment to keep you busy during the flight.

2Cathay Pacific Business Class

There are plenty of good reasons why Cathay was named the world’s best airline in this year’s Skytrax World Airline awards.

In particular, when it comes to service, Cathay Pacific gets it so right.

Seats are comfortable and are some of the longest and widest beds on any commercial airline, with cosy bedding and lots of space for little things like headsets, glasses and gadgets.

If you have to spend time in transit, Hong Kong Airport has plenty of good food and shopping.

3Qantas Airways Business Class

Snuggle into a Qantas Skybed and enjoy restaurant quality inflight dining.

In seat mode the Skybed is comfortable and spacious and when you’re ready to sleep, a flight attendant will make up your bed for you.

Qantas has increased its flights between Australia and the USA. You might get the chance to fly aboard a new A380 aircraft or a B747 with A380-style interiors.

4Garuda Indonesia Business Class

Business Class surfers will love the checked baggage of 40 kilograms plus the additional allowance of up to 23kg for equipment offered by Garuda Indonesia.

The airline is the 20th member of global airline alliance SkyTeam, so you can earn frequent flyer points with airlines such as KLM, China Southern and Air France.

You can connect with Garuda Explore to discover remote destinations in Indonesia.

5Air Vanuatu Business Class

While not considered a top airline, Vanuatu’s national carrier is a no-frills business class with friendly service.

The crew are eager to please and do so with a smile. Seats were a little old, but comfortable. The food is actually quite delicious.

6Dragon Air Business Class

If you’re flying around China or from Hong Kong, chances are you’ll end up on a Dragonair flight somewhere.

Dragon Air is Cathay Pacific’s sister airline and has over 700 flights a week around the region. The airline was won the Skytrax award for World’s best Regional Airline in 2013.

7China Southern Airlines Business Class

China Southern’s powder-blue and white business cabin is not quite in the same class as some of the more established competitors.

Not all of China Southern’s flight attendants are proficient in English. But as Asia’s biggest airline, China Southern is an airline to watch.

8Malaysia Airlines Business Class

MAS has had its fair share of trouble in recent times but that hasn’t stopped the airline from packing out its Business Class seats.

There are many frequent flyers who are keen to express their solidarity and faith in the MAS Airlines brand.