I realize this post totally contradicts my previous claim that I don’t care about flying premium cabins anymore. While I won’t let a lack of business class award space stand in the way of travel, these five new business class seats totally have me wanting to organize trips just so I can experience these new seats. If you’re into flying business class over first, you’ll want to pay attention to these five business class seats that I personally can’t wait to try:
Qatar Airways QSuites
Technically, Qatar Airways QSuites aren’t “new” (they were unveiled a year ago) but since I haven’t experienced it I’m classifying it as new. This is the perfect business class seat to try with a group of friends or family. Four center seats can be configured to face each other, creating a private dining area for four. Beyond that, everything from the fully-enclosed seats to the meal service look incredible. With a business class cabin like this, who needs first class?
Eva Air Business Class
This past October, Eva Air took delivery of its new Dreamliner, featuring their brand new business class seats designed in collaboration with BMW. As you can imagine, that translates to some stylish yet comfortable seats, with extra privacy shields and direct aisle access all around.
Singapore Airlines Business Class
Singapore Airlines has always been killing it when it comes to providing a superior business class seat. Their new 787-10 Dreamliners are no exception. These gorgeous new lie-flat seats offer plenty of space, privacy, and entertainment. What’s especially impressive is that Singapore Airlines will operate the 787-10 on regional flights. So if you’re dreading the 2-hour flight between Singapore and Bali, know you’ll have over 1,000 hours of entertainment through the IFE.
British Airways Club World
British Airlines was the first airline to offer lie-flat business class seats – and the innovation stopped there. Now the airline is promising a new and improved business class seat onboard their A350’s in July 2019. These seats will offer more privacy, space, and “wow” factor altogether. The first time I flew business class was on British Airways, between London and Dubai. That was 2012. I’m looking forward to seeing how the new design stacks up against the old (and hoping it’s truly an improvement).
Lufthansa 777X Business Class
Lufthansa really upped its business class game with the 747-8 by making the seats lie-flat. Now they’re innovating their product further, with a brand new business class onboard their 777X. The renderings of the sleek black seats placed in a staggered 1-2-1 formation look absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, the new seats won’t be available until 2020 but it’s certainly something to look forward to.
Those are the new business class seats I’m most looking forward to flying. The destination is the end goal, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get there and try one of these awesome new business class seats. I’d love your take on this: Which new business class seat are you looking forward to trying out in the future?