ing a post yesterday evening, something struck me. Lucky made the assertion that Qatar Airways’ Business Class was already the worlds best business class. This even before you factor in their new Qsuites. It occurred to me that I’ve been flying a bunch of business class lately, and Qatar wasn’t the top of the list for me.
Qatar Airways Business Class
While I haven’t flown on Qatar’s new A350, or A380, I have flown a bunch on their 777-300ERs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Qatar Airways, after all, they really do treat their business class passengers well. Just look at the amenities:
It is also one of the few business class products that include a mattress pad:
While I don’t have photos of it, I have flown the 787 with the new B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat. Its a great seat. The In Flight Entertainment (IFE) is also very good.
And the ground service isn’t bad, with pretty nice lounges.
But, I’m still not convinced that Qatar’s the best business class.
Cathay Pacific Business Class
Cathay Pacific’s food is wonderful, the IFE is above average — in fact, its how I keep up with Game of Thrones.
I also enjoy the lounges, including The Wing in Hong Kong; although in all fairness, my experiences with Cathay Pacific has primarily been the First Class lounges (which I gain entry via my Executive Platinum status). You can’t beat a champagne lounge after all!
The Best Business Class – EVA Air
While it wasn’t the Hello Kitty airplane, I flew EVA Air from Houston to Taipei, a 14+ hour flight. Onboard the experience was phenomenal.
The Seat is great; its nearly as good as the Cathay Pacific Seat.
There is of course the pajamas, First Class caliber champagne and Rimowa Amenity Kit:
The service was spectacular. The flight attendants were responsive with a touche of proactiveness, though not overbearing as some can be. I was impressed that when I requested my steak after I had a snooze, there was no problem, and the steak was still nicely prepared.
The bedding by the way is nice. The duvet was one of the best I’ve had in the air.
The IFE was more than sufficient for multiple 14 hour flights, and the headphones were great.
Overall, I think EVA Air is truly the best business class.
Who do you think has the Best Business Class?