Nowadays, the air passengers not only have to face traffic, security procedures and lengthy check-in lines, but also more flight delays. According to the FAA-commissioned report, the total cost to US passengers, airlines and other parts of the economy is US$32.9 billion because of flight delays by US airlines. For business travelers, flight delays not only cause irritation but also result in hours of lost work or relaxation time if they arrive early at the airport and have to wait long hours due to delayed flights. However, several international airlines, particularly European, Asian and the Middle East carriers, have devised ways to ease the headaches of the passengers who frequently fly business class. In many of the airports an array of business class lounges featuring plush amenities have come up for the passengers traveling by business class flights. These lounges have given a whole new experience to the passengers making their business class travel
more pleasurable than before.
If you are planning to buy airline tickets at low fares for your travel abroad by cheap business class flights, you’ll feel happy to experience the amenities offered in the business class lounges when you arrive at the airport. “All of the top carriers really try to model (their lounges) around the five-star-hotel type of concept in terms of the service, the product, the design, and the layout,” says Edward Plaisted, chief executive of Skytrax, a London-based air transport research company, which annually ranks the 10 best business class lounges in the world. The rankings are based on customer surveys and business research group interviews, among other data.
Contact your travel agent to book business class seats on Virgin Atlantic for your next journey abroad as you are going to enjoy the world’s best business class lounge offered by the airlines. In 2010, Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse lounge at the Heathrow Airport has been voted as the best in the world. The Clubhouse includes a cocktail bar, video-projection system, hideaway mezzanine with loungers and daybeds, several dining options and a complete office and library. Besides, the spa ‘Cowshed’ at the Clubhouse offers a range of treatments for men and women such as facials, massages and tanning beds, while the Bumble and Bumble Hair Salon can perfect your 'do before you board.
Cathay Pacific’s lounge in the Hong Kong International Airport has been ranked second. Here the passengers who arrive to board business flights
can sit at the Noodle Bar and enjoy freshly prepared dishes and sandwiches. When you plan to buy business class tickets, you can as well opt to travel by Qatar Airways as it also offers one of the best business class lounge facilities in the world. With luxurious business class lounges being provided by many airlines, your business class travel experience will indeed be an exhilarating one!