Come, Explore The Grandeur Of First Class (Leave Your Pretzels Behind)


Come, Explore The Grandeur Of First Class (Leave Your Pretzels Behind)

This picture reminds you of your last flight, right? Where’s the tray table jabbing your mid-section, you ask? Where’s the sleeping septuagenarian resting on your shoulder? Why don’t you see empty bags of pretzels lying about? This, my friends, is the world of first-class travel. Come my fellow plebians, let us explore this strange new world.

The SMH explores what you get when you pay that extra, oh, $20,200 to upgrade your economy-class ticket. At Qantas you can expect meals freshly prepared by a chef, like casareccia pasta with zucchini flowers, haloumi, chili and lemon (ooh, haloumi, how fancy). Singapore Airlines goes the hyper-hygienic route, offering in-flight showers to their coveted passengers (courtesy of their new A380s).

And in Qatar, first-class passengers are treated access to the new $US100 million business-class terminal at Doha International Airport where “services and features include ‘concierge-style’ seated check-in, a jacuzzi, sauna and day spa center, lounges, fine dining restaurants and a nursery with a kitchen where children can play, sleep and be fed.” And you were happy to get free headphones.



Published on January 12, 2010