World’s most luxurious first-class cabin is more like being in a hotel than a plane

  • The world’s most luxurious first-class cabin is aboard Singapore Airlines Airbus A380
  • It’s more like a hotel room at 35,000 ft than a plane cabin
  • Featuring a bed, recliner, and plenty of space for activities – it’s the ultimate way to travel

Published on Jun 13, 2024 at 3:59 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jun 14, 2024 at 1:58 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

If you’re feeling homesick as you jet around the world, the world’s most luxurious first-class cabin by Singapore Airlines can offer you all the home comforts you’re missing.

More like a hotel room at 35,000ft than a plane cabin – it’s the ultimate way to travel.

Featuring a bed, recliner, and plenty of space for activities – it’s set to make the journey even better than your destination.

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The world’s most luxurious first-class cabin

Singapore Airlines was miles above the competition to receive numerous accolades.

It was named ‘best of the best’ first-class airline cabin by airline-ranking website, Skytrax.

Condé Nast Traveller, meanwhile, polled readers ahead of awarding the airline the title of ‘best first-class cabin’.

While the offering can differ from aircraft to aircraft, per Business Insider the Airbus A380 is the next level of air travel opulence.

So what fixtures and amenities can you expect in this first-class cabin?

What’s on board?

Your private suite is behind closed doors, far from crying babies, the great unwashed taking their shoes off, and other anti-social behavior you experience in the sky.

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Behind those doors, the suite is furnished with hand-tufted carpets, ultra-leather padded compartments, and even an ensuite wardrobe, so you can store your coat and cabin luggage outfit.

This means you can touch down in an increased outfit.

Allowing you to arrive at your destination rested, refreshed, and ready to go, it features a fully flat bed and premium bedding.

Passengers have the option of a single or double bed with both options also featuring a full-grain leather, 45-degree reclining chair. 

Meanwhile, the Airbus ACJ319 features a king-sized bed for its entrepreneur travelers.

Back to the Airbus A380, and the suite’s window blinds close at the touch of a button – meaning traveling between timezones is not an issue and you can give jetlag the swerve.

The service

But while this first-class cabin is all about privacy, the crew and their first-class service are on call at the touch of a button.

First-class cabin guests can choose from a mouth-watering array of dishes from the in-flight menu.

These are crafted by an acclaimed panel of chefs from around the world.

Check out what the one percent eat on their private jets.

If sleeping is off the menu, however, a 32-inch HD touchscreen monitor paired with Bang & Olufsen noise-canceling headphones can keep you entertained.

Those with a KrisFlyer account can save playlists and preferences for future flights.

Passengers can also catch up on work or pleasure or simply their loved ones with complimentary internet connectivity. 

Speaking of entertainment you can find out more about the technology behind Emirates’ in-flight entertainment system here.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.