As flights get more and more crowded, the charm of flying is lost in congested economy class cabins where you have to fight for leg space and put up with mediocre service. Many travelers have started shifting to Business Class Airlines especially for long haul flights because this class is not as expensive as First Class and is yet much more comfortable than the economy class.
Many Business Class Airlines have recognized this trend and have come out with more facilities and better fares to attract these passengers. Here’s a rundown of Business Class deals and news from Business Class Airlines for 2012.
2012 heralds the launch of Lufthansa’s new Boeing 747-8I fleet with new Business Class cabins that are designed to offer much more comfort than what is offered at present. The new Business class will have comfortable flat beds called private beds and better facilities especially on long haul flights.
Delta Airlines has started remodeling their Boeing 747-400 fleet to introduce full flat bed seats in their business class cabin, better known as BusinessElite. Delta has announced that this modification will be completed on its entire fleet by October 2012.
Hong Kong Airlines has launched its new all-business class flights between Hong Kong and London Gatwick. With flat beds, fine dining and turn down service, not to mention high-definition screens and wi-fi, this new Business class airline is sure to set new heights in business travel.
United BusinessFirst, the newly branded business class of United Airlines is a new initiative to offer business travelers better food onboard, a wide choice of beverages, new amenity kits with branded skin care products, hot towels and duvets, larger storage space and on-demand entertainment starting from March 2012.
Emirates is expanding its fleet with Amsterdam as its new destination for its A380 Business Class airlines. Starting from limousine transfers to the airport to comfortable airport lounges, flat beds with seat controllers, mini-bars and laptop shelves, Emirates is all set to pamper its business class passengers. This airline also offers good business class deals from time to time with free companion fares; this makes it good value for money.
American Airlines is planning for upgraded Business Class airlines with its Boeing 777-300ER flights featuring a classy business class cabin with no middle seats, massage facilities and a new array of snacks and refreshments.
The future of airlines business class does seem bright with more and more people opting for comfortable travel as against cheap fares. Moreover, the availability of cheap business class airfares, especially through website partners like Fare Buzz makes it easier for travelers looking for business class deals. Facilities like complimentary airport transfers, convenient lounges in airport where you can relax as well as work, easier check-in facilities and upgraded inflight amenities make the new business class a good value-for-money product.